AASP-MN Annual Meeting & Convention Announced

February 11th, 2013 by

The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Minnesota (AASP-MN) is pleased to announce its Annual Meeting and Convention will be held April 11 & 12, 2013, at the Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West, Plymouth. The 1 ½ day line-up will include programs for mechanical and collision repair shop owners, managers and technicians, as well as industry

AASP Denounces Insurer Meddling in Parts Procurement

February 11th, 2013 by

The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers (AASP) views State Farm’s newly- mandated bidding process for parts procurement as an unprecedented and uninvited intrusion into the business of collision repair. Despite posturing from the largest national insurance carrier on what it believes to be positive attributes of the program, collision repair facilities, parts suppliers, parts manufacturers

AASP-MN’s Automotive Scholarships Up For Grabs

February 10th, 2013 by

Thanks to another successful fundraising drive within the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Minnesota (AASP-MN) membership, the association will be awarding scholarships to select students enrolled in post-secondary automotive (mechanical or collision) programs. Scholarship awards will be $1,000 per student. Recipients must be entering the second year of a two-year NATEF-certified automotive program in

Collision Associations Call for End to Unwanted Sharing of Shop Data

February 8th, 2013 by

The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers (AASP), Automotive Service Association (ASA) and the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) recently issued a joint statement regarding the misuse of shop data in electronic systems that collect and redistribute that information. During the January Collision Industry Conference meeting, the associations released a public request to Audatex, CCC,

AASP-MN 11th Annual Race for Automotive Education a Winner!

February 7th, 2013 by

The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers, Minnesota (AASP-MN) recently raised over $7,000 in its 2013 fundraising campaign to support the AASP-MN Automotive Education Fund. The majority of that money was raised at the Association’s annual Race for Automotive Education, held January 15th & 16th at ProKart Indoors, Burnsville, and will fund scholarships for automotive students