ASAMARI member Justin Furko, owner of 290 Auto Body in Worcester MA recently launched a new business venture – Crash Point Systems – which developed hand held tools to expedite the estimate process. Here is Justin’s booth on the Lower Pavilion at the Northeast Trade Show last weekend. For more information visit CrashPointSystems.com.

 

 

2013 Honda Fit after crash test with aftermarket parts installed

2010 Honda Fit with original parts.

Larry Montunez (L) presents SCRS executive director Aaron Schulenburg the James Moy Memorial Award for Dedication to the Automotive Repair Industry. The award recognizes individuals who have shown outstanding service and commitment to the success of the automotive repair industry. The honor is in memory of James Moy, a dear friend and avid supporter of the industry who died last year in a motorcycle accident.

Attorney Todd Tracy gave a two hour riveting presentation on the John Eagle case and why it is so important for repairers not to stray from established OE Repair Procedures.

Chuck Olson of AirPro Diagnostics is joined by several dozen attendees listening intently to Attorney Todd Tracy.

Charles Dillard of Precision Body and Paint in Portland Oregon enjoys some time away from the trade show to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

Lot’s of Green in New York City for the annual St. Patricks Day Parade.

Great view of the Freedom Tower in New York City.

NORTHEAST 2018, the AASP/NJ sponsored trade show at the Meadowlands Exhibition Center  last weekend had a lot to offer.   As it does each year AASP/NJ and SCRS co- hosted the East Coast Resolution Forum & Leadership Meeting on Friday afternoon just prior to the show opening.  The meeting was moderated by Ed Kizenberger (LIABRA).  The meeting was open ONLY to collision repair Associations and thier members and is designed to allow a sharing of ideas and solutions for the industries most pressing problems.

Exhibitors increased their presence this year which required the show to open a new Pavilion and for the first time the show occupied both the upper and lower Pavilions.  Educational classes where offered by AAASP/NJ and WMABA’s Collision P.R.E.P. (Professional Repairer Education Program).  Some presentations were free and others required a fee.  The presentations included classes from industry veterans Mike Anderson – Collision Advice, Larry Montanez – P&L Consultants , Jake Rodenroth – asTech and many others.  Also presenting was attorney Todd Tracy, The Tracy Law Firm who colorfully discussed then litigation against John Eagle Collision that resulted in a $42 million dollar settlement for improper repair.  The goal of the presentation was to educate repairers about how to avoid repeating the mistakes of John Eagle and protect their repair shop from experiencing the same.

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