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ASA Colorado will hold its annual Summit training event, Saturday, Jan. 27, at Lincoln Tech, Denver. There will be more than 25 classes, including hands-on training at the school’s new facility for every level of technician, owner, service writer and manager, as well as an opportunity to network...
Washington D.C.—For the first quarter of the year, gas prices have been expensive. On average, motorists are paying a quarter more than at the same time last year. While pump prices have dipped in recent weeks, this is not a trend consumers should expect to linger. AAA forecasts the national gas...
Robert Grieve, Nylund’s Collision Center, in Englewood, Colo., is a guest panelist at the SCRS Repairer Roundtable.
Prosser, Wash.—The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) will be hosting the annual “Repairer Roundtable” from 9-11 a.m., on Wednesday, April 11, at the Westin in Westminster, Colo. The meeting is open to all industry participants, and is free of charge. SCRS requests that attendees pre-...
MOUNTAIN Northeastern Junior College, in Sterling, Colo., recently received a 2011 Freightliner Model 114SD Heavy Duty Truck donated by Daimler Trucks North America, Freightliner’s parent company, from its Portland, Ore., training facility, thanks to the NJC program’s sponsor, Floyd’s Truck Center...
“We want to share the vision of ASA Colorado and ASA National, and shine a spotlight on what we’re doing for the industry,” says Brad Pellman, ASA Colorado chairman.
Englewood, Colo.—ASA Colorado has renewed its focus on growing and creating awareness of its benefits to members and the industry, from training opportunities to important legislative concerns. The annual meeting has also returned, having had its first one late last year and another one scheduled...
Luke Walch, owner of Green Eyed Motors in Boulder, caters to customers in the market for previously owned hybrids and EVs. His independent dealership also conducts service and repairs.
Boulder, Colo.—When Luke Walch’s employer, Tesla, asked him to relocate from Boulder to Lone Tree or California he wasn’t thrilled with the prospect of either. The NorCal transplant instead decided to stay put in Colorado and follow his hunch that there was a market for a used EV and hybrid...
After six months of planning, Rowley’s Accident & Hail Repair opened earlier this year. Pictured, from left, are owners Bill Park, Tony Frasher and Ryan Hampton. The shop uses Symach’s spray booth and quick-drying technology for fast repairs.
Loveland, Colo.--The trio of owners at Rowley’s Accident & Hail Repair are acutely aware that many production collision repair shops are over capacity in Colorado. So when a catastrophic hailstorm hits the Front Range, like the one last May, the problem is exacerbated.        Filling the niche...
Prosser, Washington, March 19, 2018 - On Tuesday, April 10th, the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) will hold an open board meeting from 3:00 - 5:00pm in the Westminster 2 room at the Westin in Westminster, Colorado. Everyone wishing to learn more about the association's industry work...
Prosser, Washington, March 12, 2018 – The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) will be hosting the annual "Repairer Roundtable" from 9:00 - 11:00am on Wednesday, April 11th at the Westin in Westminster, Colorado. The meeting is open to all industry participants, and is free of charge....
A bill has been introduced to extend the emissions-inspection cycle from two years to four years for ’82-and-newer model-year vehicles. Emissions inspections are currently required when the vehicle is first registered and biennially thereafter. The bill has been referred to the Senate...

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