Giving refurbished vehicles to deserving people is an amazing philanthropy model that is ideal for the collision industry because it involves body shops, local charities and insurance companies as they work together to help others. 

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On Oct. 24, the North Carolina Association of Collision and Autobody Repair (NCACAR) held a board meeting via telephone call.

On Oct. 3 and 4, the Auto Care Association stormed Washington, D.C. for its first Legislative Summit in five years. 

Wednesday, 08 November 2017 23:50

ASA-CO Educated Members in October

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In October, ASA-CO hosted two educational seminars for industry professionals. 

Wednesday, 08 November 2017 22:03

Post-Repair Inspectors: Their Past and Possible Future

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Post repair inspectors (PRI) are a relatively new part of the industry being “officially” a little over 25 years old and still a niche part of the business.  

The John Eagle verdict that occurred back in October, and the $42M judgement for the plaintiffs, Matthew and Marcia Seebachan, who were severely injured in an incorrectly repaired Honda Fit, was, no doubt, the biggest collision industry story of the year---if not the decade.

On Wednesday, Oct. 25, ASA-MA/RI brought Las Vegas to Massachusetts when the association previewed the Technology and Telematics Forum 5.0 that was scheduled to be presented at SEMA on Nov. 2. 

Tuesday, 07 November 2017 22:29

In Reverse: Early Industry Pioneers Left Their Mark

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Even before there were cars on the road, a number of people created products, provided services or simply had inauspicious beginnings that, although may have seemed trivial at the time, had a profound and lasting effect on the industry. 

Before working in the collision repair business, Robert Castellano had a different career path—the United States Marine Corps. 

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On Oct. 24, the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey (AASP/NJ) hosted its 2017 Annual Meeting at the Gran Centurions Banquet Hall in Clark, NJ.

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