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Connie Manjavinos, 25, started her career as a detailer at a CarMax in her hometown of Virginia Beach, VA, seven years ago. 

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On August 28, ASA-CO hosted an educational seminar on “Extreme Communication” with Maylan Newton of ESI, located at Kenz & Leslie BG Training Center in Wheat Ridge, CO. 

On August 23, ASE’s Western States Consultant, Walt Commans, taught a free workshop on ASE test taking for members of ASA Northwest’s Vancouver/Portland Chapter for the second consecutive year. 

Following the departure of Jose Costa as president of Driven Brands Paint & Collision Group in August, employees and industry professionals have been awaiting the news of his successor. 

20 Years ago in the Collision Repair Industry (October 1997)


In a meeting with the Automotive Service Association (ASA) earlier this year, Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA) Executive Director Jack Gillis outlined CAPA’s new standards and additional testing that will help ensure the quality of CAPA-certified crash parts. Gillis reviewed the plans with ASA in response to ASA’s dissatisfaction with CAPA’s performance.

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ASA Northwest held its 24th Annual Golf Tournament at the Eagles Pride Golf Course on August 9, attended by more than 130 golfers and sponsors.

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One of the many important steps in the claims handling process, according to Mike Cassata, owner of Hammer Insights, is proper photo and file documentation. 

Twenty-year-old Dylan Ahmdt took home gold at the 53rd annual National Leadership and Skills Conference (SkillsUSA) in Louisville, KY, which took place from June 19-23.

Estimating is often said to be one of the most important components of running a successful body shop.

This summer, Mitchell International announced two new developments to assist collision repairers run a more streamlined business. 

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