River Valley People & Places - June 2018


MEMA recently weighed in on Missouri House Bill 1444, which if enacted would eliminate the vehicle inspection program in that state. In a letter sent to all members of the Missouri House of Representatives, Bill Long, president and COO of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), stated, “As you know, neglecting routine maintenance and ignoring the replacement of vehicle safety components is dangerous for the motoring public. Annual inspection programs maintain the safety of vehicles by keeping vehicles that do not pass inspection and are unsafe off streets and highways.” Long concluded the letter by pointing out that safety inspections are becoming more important as consumers are keeping vehicles longer, and that AASA estimates there was $66 billion worth of vehicle maintenance underperformed in 2013.

The Metro Vo-Tech Assistance Program “MVTAP” annual golf outing will be Wednesday, June 13, at Meramec Lakes Golf Course, 321 Birdie Lane, St. Clair, Mo. All proceeds benefit the students in the collision programs at North & South Tech Schools, Lewis and Clark Career Center and Ranken Technical College. For more information email gene@automotivetechnology.com or call 314-422-7885.

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