Hi everyone, it’s Barry from Barry’s Auto Body and Collision Repair agin, this time to discuss an auto body conference that we attended this month. We took a trip to the 42nd annual AASP/NJ Northeast conference in the Meadowlands Exposition Center, which showcases many of the largest vendors in all walks of the automotive industry.
The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers/New Jersey was founded in 1963 as the largest association of collision and mechanical repairers. Their dedication provides the resources, management, and expertise to educate beginners and help industry veterans succeed. AASP/NJ is constantly researching new technology, and working to understand regulations that influence trends in the automotive business. They also bring in top-notch business professionals to provide up-to-date, and in-depth educational programming and technical training.
The day started off at 10am with registration and the opportunity to meet and mingle with the thousands of attendees. In fact, we had the pleasure of meeting face-to-face, for the first time, with a vendor who has been helping Barry’s Auto Body for more than 10 years. Our phone and email conversations were always a pleasure but it was exciting to finally put a face to the name. Amazing classic cars were placed in various locations of the exhibit and got the attention of almost every car-lover passing by. We made our way toward the center of the exposition center and landed in a great conversation with a Prospot representative, who explained and demonstrated the newest advancements and benefits of the i4s Smart Spot Welder. Shortly after, we visited the Glasurit booth which featured the water-based, eco-friendly products that we are proud to use on many of our auto collision and repair jobs.
We are thankful for the opportunity to meet some great people, purchase new equipment and stay ahead of the curve in the automotive industry. Check out the conference video below and follow us on social media to see more pictures and videos of your local auto body shop!
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