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The Women’s Industry Network (WIN) held an industry networking event in March at Pacific Elite Collision in Downey, California.

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In a letter submitted to President Trump, the Auto Care Association urged the administration to reconsider imposing tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum due to unintended negative consequences it may have on the U.S. economy and the auto care industry.

The following statement can be attributed to Bill Hanvey, President and CEO of the Auto Care Association:

The Auto Care Association has announced a new trade mission to Chile on August 21--22, 2018 as part of the Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP) award the association received from the U.S. Department of Commerce to support export promotion projects in Latin America.

The Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG), a community of the Auto Care Association, recently announced it is accepting speaker applications for its new “Five for Five” rapid-fire style presentations feature of the 2018 YANG Leadership Conference.

Women in Auto and Collision (WAC) is a new industry group formed this year, and while you may not have heard of it yet, the group is gaining momentum quickly as it seeks to spread awareness of the many industry opportunities available.

On Wednesday, Feb. 21, the Automotive Service Association (ASA) partnered with Bosch to present “In-House Money Makers,” the second webinar in its series about pre- and post-repair scans, at 1 p.m. EST.

The Auto Care Association has joined the national conversation taking place as the Trump administration and Congress moved to accomplish the President’s next agenda item of an infrastructure spending bill.

In January, the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) held an open board meeting in Palm Springs, CA, including a presentation from the SCRS Education Committee on "Kool Tools” that may provide assistance or convenience in collision repair tasks.

West Virginia Sen. Robert Karnes, R-11, recently introduced Senate Bill (SB) 90. If enacted, this legislation would repeal West Virginia’s vehicle safety inspection program, which requires an annual inspection.

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