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ASA National announces changes for ASA Midwest

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 07:00
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NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TEXAS – The Automotive Service Association National announced changes to its regional affiliate ASA Midwest, which is comprised of six states (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Arkansas and Oklahoma). ASA Midwest affiliate will be restructured; Arkansas and Oklahoma will no longer be part of chapter.

In addition, ASA Midwest’s members will realize a reduction in their annual dues. The reduced administrative expense and a shift to a more virtual environment of meetings and member services is one of the many benefits resulting from these changes which will be effective October 1, 2018. 

ASA National will announce a new executive directive for ASA Midwest in the coming weeks. 

Dan Risley, ASA President stated, “The changes will allow us to better serve a broader base of members in these states and hopefully garner an increase in participation as we move to a more virtual means to communicate regularly amongst the board of directors, staff and membership.” 

Recent legislation in these areas surrounding safety inspection programs is a great example of the need for increased communication and representation. 

“One example of the need for increased activity is that state vehicle safety inspections are continually under attack at a state level. Our goal is to strengthen our foothold at the state level as we believe legislation will be introduced again in the coming year,” said Bob Redding, ASA Washington D.C. representative. “We look forward to working with the other associations in these states to better support the collision and mechanical repair industries.”

Shop owners in Oklahoma or Arkansas who are interested in participating and assisting with the formation of a state association can contact Tony Molla, ASA Vice President, by e-mail at tonym@asashop.org

“We recognize the need for a strong state association in these areas and we are committed to making that a reality. State associations are the building blocks and foundation of ASA,” said Roy Schnepper, ASA Chairman. 

If you would like additional information regarding the structural changes of ASA Midwest or have any other questions, please contact ASA President Dan Risley by e-mail at danr@asashop.org).

Automotive Service Association
The Automotive Service Association is the largest not-for-profit trade association of its kind dedicated to and governed by independent automotive service and collision repair professionals. ASA serves an international membership base that includes numerous state affiliate and chapter groups.

ASA advances professionalism and excellence in the automotive repair industry through education, representation and member services. To take advantage of the many benefits of membership in ASA, please visit ASAshop.org or call (817) 514-2900, ext. 2.

For additional information about ASA, including past news releases, go to www.ASAshop.org, or visit ASA’s legislative website at TakingTheHill.com.

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