The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey (AASP/NJ) has announced the scheduling of two regional meetings featuring Larry Montanez of P&L Consultants. Larry will be conducting an overview/training seminar covering metallurgy, new repair technologies and modern joining processes. All attendees who complete the training will receive a training certificate that will qualify for renewal of shops’ 2016 New Jersey Auto Body License. The northern seminar will take place June 30 at the Holiday Inn in Totowa; the southern July 7 meeting will be hosted at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in Toms River. Both meetings start at 7:00pm.
“Attendees can expect to come away with a better understanding of what is required to repair the modern vehicles on the roads today,” explains AASP/NJ Executive Director Charles Bryant. “With the current changes taking place in the collision industry, this is a must-attend meeting.”
Montanez is looking forward to the chance to continue his educating of the industry. “Hopefully, after the program, enough shops will be awoken to the rapidly changing vehicle design and construction changes utilized by the OEMs,” he says. “Not only because of the stringent safety regulations, but also the CAFE rules for gas mileage. Additionally, we will be seeing more mixed material (steel/aluminum/plastic) economical vehicles within the next few years. If you don’t participate in training like this, you’re really going to be left behind.”
Meetings are open to AASP/NJ members and non-members. AASP/NJ encourages all shops to take part in the training.
To register for the NORTHERN meeting
(Thursday, June 30, Holiday Inn of Totowa),
To register for the SOUTHERN meeting
(Thursday, July 7, Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, Toms River),
For more information on this seminar series or to learn more about AASP/NJ, please visit www.aaspnj.org or contact Charles Bryant at 732-922-8909.
For more information on the NORTHEAST® Automotive Services Show, please visit www.aaspnjnortheast.com.