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Monday November 8

AASP/NJ Offers Shop Management Courses

The Alliance of Automotive Service Professionals/New Jersey (AASP/NJ) is continuing their ongoing efforts to educate its membership. Later this month, AASP/NJ will be offering the shop management course, “Shop Efficiency and Establishing a Labor Rate,” presented by industry expert Vincent Waterhouse.

According to Waterhouse’s research, most repair shops have plenty of cars to work on but are not satisfied with the profits they currently earn. During the class students will learn how to pay their employees more money without working overtime to do it. Students will also learn how to measure shop and technician efficiency and receive tips on how to improve both. Attendance at this class will also earn students AMI credits toward the prestigious Accredited Automotive Manager (AAM) designation.

“We are always striving to teach our members to work smarter, not harder,” said AASP/NJ President Bob Everett. “Bringing in Vin Waterhouse with NAPA’s support is something we haven’t done before. I think our members will learn a great deal, and more importantly be more profitable by utilizing the tools they will learn from this course.”

“NAPA has recognized AASP/NJ’s growth and leadership for NJ’s automotive industry,” Everett added, “We look forward to working with them on this project and future efforts. It is important to note that this class is open to all repair shop owners. They do not have to be a NAPA customer.”

Waterhouse is the president and founder of Automotive Aftermarket Consulting Group (AACG), and The Waterhouse Group, Inc. (TWG), an automotive accounting company. He has over 20 years of experience in the automotive aftermarket and has written five manuals on asset management for jobbers, dealers and machine shops.

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