Midwestern Association News

An amendment proposed for the Ohio budget legislation would exempt insurers from providing notice to customers when non-OEM parts are used in a repair. If enacted, the repair shop would be held responsible for notifying the customer. As most auto insurers’ policies require the use of non-OEM or used parts during the repair of the vehicle, this measure would place the unfair burden of enforcing the insurer’s provisos on the repairer.

Thursday, 13 July 2017 00:04

AASP-MN to Host “Night Out with the St. Paul Saints”

Written by Rochelle Beckel

The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers - Minnesota (AASP-MN) is pleased to announce it will host “A Night Out with the Saints” again this year.


On June 9--10, the Iowa Automotive Recyclers (IAR) hosted its Annual Summer Outing at the Coralville Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Coralville, IA. According to Sue Schauls, Executive Director of IAR, "The Iowa Automotive Recyclers annual Summer Outing went well as usual. The IAR event draws a crowd of over 100 recyclers from 30+ salvage yards, some from out of state.”

In recent months, ASA Midwest has been busy pursuing their goal of advancing professionalism and excellence in the automotive repair industry. In June, the association held its Annual Tailgate event, after expanding its SOS program in May when they kicked off the first meeting for the Central MO chapter.

April marked the beginning of service for the 2017–18 Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Minnesota (AASP-MN) Board of Directors.

With the start of the New Year, the Indiana Auto Body Association (IABA) was presented with a large challenge: the Association's Executive Director, Tony Passwater, resigned after 12 years in the position.

ASA-MI has been very busy for the past couple years as, in addition to holding their normal programs, the association spent an exorbitant amount of time representing the collision and mechanical automotive repair industries in legislative battles.

The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Minnesota (AASP-MN) recently raised over $9,000 during its 2017 fundraising campaign to support the AASP-MN Automotive Education Fund.

Tony Passwater has stepped down from his position as the director of the Indiana Auto Body Association (IABA).

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 21:14

ASA Midwest Busy with Meetings and New Chapter Kickoff

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ASA Midwest has stayed busy for the past couple of months with chapter meetings, networking events and even a kickoff for their new chapter in Northwest Arkansas.

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