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Tim Briggs, 44, and his wife, Ginger Briggs, are the owners of Collision Edge and the inventors of many products, including The Tape Thing, The Dent Viewer and The Estimating Kit. 

On July 17, ASA announced the addition of a new affiliate in MA and RI (ASA-MA/RI). The new affiliate’s Executive Director is Stephen Regan, who agreed to speak with Autobody News about his experience and plans for the group.

In July, AASP/NJ donated funds to support prostate cancer research for the second consecutive year, supporting Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in its efforts to combat the terrible disease.

Wednesday, 02 August 2017 18:00

NCACAR Plans to Return from Summer Break

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With summer quickly coming to an end, the North Carolina Association of Collision and Autobody Repair (NCACAR) is gearing up to resume its quarterly meetings, training seminars and efforts to improve the collision repair industry in its state.

On July 10, ASA-MI held its 32nd Annual Golf Outing at the Eagle Eye Golf Course in East Lansing, MI, with 84 industry professionals in attendance. The weather was less cooperative than preferable.

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On Thursday, June 29, the Competition Automotive Group hosted its Annual Car Show and BBQ in the parking lot of its BMW dealership in St. James, NY, to show appreciation for the group’s wholesale customers. Many industry professionals were in attendance, including members of the Long Island Auto Body Repairmen’s Association (LIABRA).

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ASA-AZ hosted its 2017 Automotive Training and Expo, "Don't Get Left Behind," from June 9-11 at the WeKoPa Resort and Conference Center in Scottsdale, AZ.

On July 10, members of the New York State Auto Collision Technicians Association (NYSACTA) wrote to the Department of Financial Services to outline their position on photo appraisals and certain insurers' positions on initial inspections.

Collision repair shops and associations often express frustration when trying to work with their state insurance regulators on issues related to steering, use of non-OEM parts or other insurance claims practices they consider unfair or illegal. But presentations and discussions at a recent Collision Industry Conference (CIC) on state or federal regulation of the insurance industry may offer an example of how to approach encouraging regulators to act.

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