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Monday, 13 November 2017 19:57

ABAC Members Refuse to Lose!

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On Monday, Oct. 24, the Auto Body Association of Connecticut (ABAC) held its Refuse to Lose event at the Norwalk Inn and Conference Center in Norwalk, CT. 

On Oct. 25, leaders from the North Carolina Association of Collision and Autobody Repair (NCACAR) and Elite Sales and Marketing met with eight South Carolina body shop owners and the manager of a local MSO at Carabbas in Columbia, SC, to discuss founding a new association. 

Monday, 13 November 2017 19:44

NABR Introduces HABA to Variable Rate System

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On Thursday, Oct. 12, the Houston Auto Body Association (HABA) held a meeting at Mossy Nissan in Houston, featuring a presentation on the Variable Rate System (VRS) by Sam and Richard Valenzuela of National AutoBody Research (NABR). 

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Every year, the 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division makes a major impression at the SEMA Show. This year, it pushed the envelope even more with a busy schedule packed with activities and celebrity appearances.

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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.

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