In response to member demand for more opportunities to connect and share knowledge and experiences with other collision members, the Alliance of automotive Service Providers of Minnesota (AASP-MN) has scheduled two learning and networking events this fall. Both sessions are open to anyone in the collision repair industry—membership in AASP-MN is not required.
The first, Collision Industry Issues & Trends: A Bird’s Eye View, on Tuesday, September 17, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., at Grumpy’s Bar & Grill in Roseville, Minn. will be presented by Aaron Schulenburg, Executive Director of the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS). Schulenburg will share information gleaned from a national-level vantage point that directly relates to opportunities and challenges faced by collision repairers.
Attendees will hear about:
- Notable legislation and litigation
- OEM procedures
- Protection of data
- ADAS and advanced technology; and more
The cost to attend is $25 per person, which includes lunch. This event is co-sponsored by C.H.E.S.S. and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.
On Thursday, October 17, AASP-MN will host GM Advanced Safety Systems: Post Collision Service & Repair, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., at EP Auto, Tire & Glass, Eden Prairie. The 3-hour clinic, sponsored by Suburban Chevrolet and presented by Jerry Tempel, Principal Tech Training Specialist with Raytheon Professional Services, will cover procedures to be followed while making collision repairs for safe operation of a vehicle post-accident.
In addition, the following topics will be covered:
- Side Blind Zone Alert
- Lane Departure
- Haptic Seats
- Rear Vision Camera
- Parking Assist
- Adaptive Cruise Control
The cost to attend this session is $40 per member and $55 for non-members and pre-registration is required.
AASP-MN will also be hosting a Mech XChange and a “Beyond Four Strokes” clinic for its automotive service members in October.