logo_sm.gif (4042 bytes)
Your Source for Up-To-Date News and Research on the Collision Repair Industry 

Subscribe to INSIGHT Editor's Desk News Alerts
click here to subscribe to the FREE INSIGHT Editor's Desk News Alert Email

lftspace.GIF (57 bytes)
Today's News
INSIGHT This Month
INSIGHT Archives
Survey Center
Letter to the Editor
Business Tools
Subscription Information
CSI Reporting
Financial Analysis
IRS Audit Guide
Technical Info

Market Watch Rates
INSIGHT Inside this month's issue...
Letter to the Editor
cntspace.GIF (53 bytes)
Tuesday November 23

AASP/NJ Adds Forum to Website

The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers/New Jersey (AASP/NJ) will be adding a forum message board to its ever-evolving website, www.aaspnj.org, in December.

The forum aims to give member shops (along with other industry professionals) a place to discuss issues regarding anything and everything affecting their businesses.

“This is just the next step in the process of making our website as important to our members as any tool or equipment in their shop,” AASP/NJ President Bob Everett said. “There is always a need for the people in this industry to express their views and ideas, particularly among other shops and the forum will be an excellent place for them to do that.”

The addition of the forum builds on a website that has already been acknowledged throughout the country for its content.

“Since we started up the website, we have been contacted by so many industry people from other states,” Everett added. “They’ll see a certain meeting that we have had, a bill that we were working on or a problem that we have solved or alerted our members to and want to know more about it. Frankly, the response has exceeded any expectations we initially had. One example is the recent problems the industry has had with ADP. We were able to respond and discuss the problem with other industry professionals throughout the country. A forum makes for a great place to have these types of discussions.”

The AASP/NJ website will continue to expand over the next several months.

“Right now, we are focusing the site on our trade show, NORTHEAST 2005,” Everett concluded. “We will have online registration for both the show and all of the seminars and classes to make it easier for those who plan on attending. Again, the site is a tool that we hope to make essential in every one of our member shops. I think by adding things like the forum, we are on our way to accomplishing that.”

©2004 Collision Repair Industry INSIGHT
All Rights Reserved


PPG Automotive Refinish

Akzo Nobel

Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes

DuPont Automotive Refinish

Spies-Hecker Automotive Refinish

National Auto Body Council
INSIGHT Supports the NABC!
Do You?