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Jessica Howey received the Robert L. O’Connor Memorial Management Scholarship.
IOWA Iowa Sen. Brad Zaun has introduced a bill that would prohibit insurers from recommending a repair shop without informing the insured or claimant that they are not required to use the recommended shop. The bill also would prohibit insurers from requiring a shop to use a specific parts vendor or...
From left: Matt Atherton Sr. and sons, Nick and Matt Jr., continue the family tradition at Atherton Automotive Center. Family patriarch Erwin Atherton Sr. opened the business in 1928, now a NAPA AutoCare Center.
Council Bluffs, Iowa—You have to keep moving with technology — and sometimes past catastrophe — to stick around. That’s the story at Atherton Automotive Service Center, a Council Bluffs gas station and full-service preventative maintenance and repair shop since 1928. “You can’t stand still. You...
ASA-Midwest Affiliate President Jerry Holcom (left) congratulates Lincoln, Neb.’s inMOTION Auto Care owners Sherri Stock and Jared McPike for winning Service Facility of the Year.
Overland Park, Kan.—After 25 years, the Vision Hi-Tech Training & Expo continues to grow, attracting attendees from across the country and even around the world hungry for top-notch technical and management training. This year’s event, March 2-5, in Overland Park, Kan., continued to break...
Kent Dickson (left) and Brian Scott recently expanded from a 6,000-square-foot building to a 10,500-square-foot facility two blocks away, improving operations and customer service.
Newton, Kan.—As the automotive industry consolidates and corporate America moves in, independent paint distributer Brian Scott doesn’t blink. He’s been there before. “We see it coming, but we’ve been through it in the past, and so we know what to expect to be able to navigate through it,” said...
KANSAS CITY, Missouri  – The VISION awards committee announced and presented the annual VISION Facility of the Year award during the 2017 VISION HiTech Training & Expo in Overland Park, Kansas.     The award was established to honor a facility which conducts business in a manner which raises...
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – The VISION awards committee announced and presented the VISION Furthest Traveled award during the 2017 VISION HiTech Training & Expo in Overland Park, Kansas. The award was established to recognize an individual or company who has made extraordinary efforts to attend...
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – Dave DeCourcey’s peers announced and awarded the inaugural ASA-Midwest Dave DeCourcey Next Generation Scholarship during the 2017 VISION HiTech Training & Expo in Overland Park, Kansas.  The award was established in honor of Dave DeCourcey, a long-time automotive service...
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – The VISION awards committee announced and awarded the inaugural ASA-Midwest Robert L. O’Connor Memorial Scholarship during the 2017 VISION HiTech Training & Expo in Overland Park, Kansas.  The scholarship was established in 2011 to commemorate the life of Bob O’Connor...
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – The VISION awards committee announced and awarded the inaugural ASA-Midwest President’s Award during the 2017 VISION HiTech Training & Expo in Overland Park, Kansas.  The award was established to honor an individual or company who has made significant contributions to...
The MaxiSys MS906 features an eight-inch HD touch screen.
Overland Park, Kan.—Shop owners and technicians looking to try out the latest in automotive tools and equipment will have the opportunity at the upcoming ASA Vision Hi-Tech Training & Expo, March 2-5, at the Overland Park Convention Center in Overland Park, Kan. The 60,000 square-foot exhibit...

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