AASP/NJ Opens Fall Slate of Meetings

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AASP/NJ Opens Fall Slate of Meetings

The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey (AASP/NJ) will open its Fall slate of meetings on Wednesday, September 15th in Totowa, NJ. “Drying Waterborne Paints: What YOU Need to Know” will kick off a four-meeting schedule that will culminate with the association’s annual meeting in Clark on October 29th.

Tom Beck of Future Cure will be presenting the waterborne seminar for the association’s Collision North Chapter (formerly known as Chapter 5). The presentation will take an in-depth look at the changes coming with waterborne paints. “It’s good to get back on track with our meetings,” AASP/NJ President Tom Elder says. “In these times, it’s more important than ever for association members to get together and learn new strategies and techniques so that they can survive during an economic crisis such as the one we’re all dealing with now. We’re doing our best to provide this kind of information to our members.”

AASP/NJ is loading up in October with three statewide meetings, including two “Estimology” seminars presented by former I-CAR Instructor, Larry Montanez of P&L Consultants, LLC. The first meeting will be held in the association’s Collision South (formerly known as Chapter 1) chapter at the Quality Inn in Toms River on October 13th, while AASP/NJ Collision North will host the same seminar two days later on October 15th at the Holiday Inn in Totowa. “These seminars are incredibly educational,” says Charles Bryant, AASP/NJ Executive Director. “Not only do our members get valuable information, but once they complete the seminar, they will receive a training certificate that will qualify for 2010 renewal of their New Jersey Auto Body License.”

The association’s annual meeting will close the busy month with a presentation from Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) Executive Director Aaron Schulenburg on October 29th at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Clark. The meeting will also feature updates on the Right To Repair Act, as well as all automotive repair-related issues in the state.

“It’s time to get busy again,” Elder added. “We are living in some very challenging times, and as an association, we need to do as much as we can for our membership. These meetings are just one way of showing AASP/NJ’s dedication to keeping our membership and our industry strong.”