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As ADAS technology eveloves, low speed impacts could be dramatically reduced, and higher speed impacts could be lowered to be classed as medium, says Stuart Pope at a recent AASP-MO Gateway Collision Chapter meeting.
St. Louis- Writing estimates to increase bottom lines, researching P-Pages and MOTOR operations, and other best practices were on the menu at Helen Fitzgerald’s Irish Grill & Pub during an AASP-MO Gateway Collision Chapter meeting that featured Stuart Pope of CCC. The main course was Pope’s...
Dill Western Regional Sales Manager Greg Buhr (center) presents Westesco’s Chris Deralas (left) and CEO Vic Harisis (right) with a Blue Pillar of recognition.
Chino-based Western Tire Equipment & Supply Co (Westesco) marked a record-breaking sales year for Dill Air Control products in 2018. Greg Buhr, Dill western sales manager, presented the company with a Blue Pillar award. Westesco is a full-service distributor for tire, wheel, and undercar...
From left: The management team at ACG Collision includes Thomas Vasquez, general manager, Monica Rico, HR manager, Jorge Rico, CEO, and Maria Valenzuela, office manager.
Whittier, Calif.—Jorge Rico opened ACG Auto Collision Group just two years ago, yet, the company already has three locations and has experienced 75 percent growth. All thanks to investing more than $1 million in equipment for all three shops, and a long-range plan that includes becoming a 20-shop...
NATIONAL Toyota Motor North America recently donated $100,000 to the NADA Foundation’s new Workforce Initiative, multi-faceted effort to spark interest in service technician careers at car and commercial truck dealerships is gaining financial support from across the entire industry. A new website,...
Todd Pease, first-place secondary Collision Technology, and Instructor Jim Porter of Warren Tech.
Colorado Springs, Colo.—Pikes Pike Community College was the stage for the 2019 Colorado SkillsUSA Contest in April where more than 40 automotive technology from six schools competed for first place in their disciplines and a ticket to the 55th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC...
ASA-CO Chairman Brad Pellman and Campus President Kelly Moore present scholarships to Kyle Martin (left, center) and Kevin Gayton (right, center).
Members of ASA Colorado recently presented two $2,000 scholarships to two students at Lincoln Tech as part of its Summit program. Receiving scholarships were Kevin Gayton, Automotive Service Management, who has a 4.0 grade and 96.7 percent attendance, and Kyle Martin, Automotive Technology with...
From left: Cathi Webb, Walt Commans, and Margaret Ragan get together at the World of Speed Museum, which donated event space.
Wilsonville, Ore.-The first Industry-Education Roundtable in the Northwest was held April 27, at the World of Speed Museum in Wilsonville. “Expect the unexpected,” said Walt Commans, ASE Education Founbdation manager, during opening comments as moderator. He later added, “What an exceptional...
ST. LOUIS, MO (May 28, 2019) -- The National Auto Body Council will host its third golf fundraising event of 2019 at Boone Valley Golf Club on Monday, June 3, 2019.  The Gateway Pars for Cars golf fundraiser presented by Enterprise will support the National Auto Body Council’s Recycled Rides™...
CHARLOTTE (May 29, 2019) Maaco Collision Repair and Auto Painting, the leader in the $43 billion automotive paint and collision industry, is proud to announce that franchise owner Jeff Schultz has opened a new center at 2101 1st Street NW, in Albuquerque NM. This is the second Maaco center to open...
ST. LOUIS (May 28, 2019) – On Monday, June 3, three deserving St. Louis residents will experience a life-changing event – the presentation of vehicles to provide them independence and the ability to work and take care of their families – thanks to the National Auto Body Council’s Recycled Rides™...

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