SCRS, NASTF, AASP National Among Associations Gathering at NORTHEAST® 2015

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Several of the industry’s leading associations are coming together for the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey (AASP/NJ)’s NORTHEAST 2015 Automotive Services Show. The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS), the National Automotive Services Task Force (NASTF) and the leadership of the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers (AASP) will all be taking part in AASP/NJ’s 38th Annual flagship event March 20-22 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey. The show will also feature Ryan Friedlinghaus, CEO of West Coast Customs, Inc., courtesy of Platinum Sponsor BASF.

“We have been building this show for almost 40 years,” says AASP/NJ President Jeff McDowell. “A huge part of that has been expanding the event to include as many of our industry peers as possible. Having all of these associations come in, along with guests like Ryan Friedlinghaus, really shows how we are perceived and how far we have come on a national level. It is a show that has grown to be an event that if you want to be successful in our industry, you just have to be there.”

SCRS will be hosting their annual East Coast Resolution Forum and Leadership Meeting, an open meeting spotlighting the activities of several East Coast associations, moderated by Executive Director Aaron Schulenburg. The Forum takes place Friday, March 20 from 1pm-5pm.

NASTF will be getting a jump on the show on March 19, holding their Spring Board Meeting as well as their General Meeting at the MEC. “We had a meeting to decide how to promote our organization to technicians and the decision was made to partner up with some of the state associations,” says NASTF Executive Director Skip Potter. “The NORTHEAST show was mentioned in that discussion as one of the leading events in the country that NASTF wanted to align with and attend. We wanted to have our General Meeting in a place where technicians and independent repair shop owners were already going to be. NORTHEAST was an easy choice”

AASP National will once again bring their Spring Executive Board Meeting to NORTHEAST on Friday morning, March 20.

“NORTHEAST has something for everyone, including the opportunity to participate on a national level locally,” McDowell adds. “You can’t get that anywhere else. The industry is coming to our backyard. Everyone should find the time to take part.”

The 2015 NORTHEAST Automotive Services Show will be held March 20-22 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey. Registration is currently open at For more information, visit the website, the NORTHEAST Automotive Services Show on Facebook, The NORTHEAST Automotive Services Show on YouTube ( or follow the show on Twitter @AASPNJNORTHEAST.