Staying up to date with the latest resources and information while also taking the time out to interact with peers can be key in staying successful in today’s collision repair world. This is the intent of the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey’s (AASP/NJ) Fall kickoff meeting, featuring Society of Collision Repair Specialists’ (SCRS) Executive Director Aaron Schulenburg, set for Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at Car Lofts – a high end vehicle storage facility and social club – located in Fairfield, NJ.
Schulenburg intends to arm repairers with the latest information on tools, such as SCRS’ Blueprint Optimization Tool (BOT), and how to utilize repair procedures and documentation. He will also talk about the value in the Database Enhancement Gateway (DEG), the employee benefits programs SCRS offers and more.
“This will be a great opportunity for repairers to learn about the various resources SCRS provides,” suggests Schulenburg. “We’ll review some specific examples of how utilizing the BOT, in combination with OEM procedures, can build more comprehensive and indisputable repair plans. We will also review some noteworthy reminders of the critical function the DEG plays in addressing missing information and discuss the importance of embracing these valuable tools as part of the shop process. Lastly, audience members will leave with a firm understanding of SCRS’ resources, including the Quick Tip video series, and member benefits including our 401(k).”
The educational portion of the evening will be followed by an afterparty on the upper level at Car Lofts where attendees can sit back with a cocktail, sample the hors d’oeuvres, take in the atmosphere, view the show floor of high end cars and interact with their peers. Pizza and soft drinks will be served during the meeting.
Car Lofts was founded on the concept that car enthusiasts should not only have to rely on “car season” to showcase their vehicle and socialize. Car Lofts provides space for those who don’t possess the proper storage all year while simultaneously opening the door to year-round social interaction. The facility provides the ideal location for an AASP/NJ meeting which strives to bring its membership together for the purpose of education and networking.
Registration for this meeting costs $35 per AASP/NJ member company in good standing and $75 per non-member attendee.
For more information or to become a member of AASP/NJ, visit aaspnj.org.
Featured image: Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey logo. (Courtesy AASP/NJ)