COLLEYVILLE, Texas (Jan. 23, 2014) — The Automotive Service Association (ASA) added four companies to its associate members roster during the fourth quarter of 2013.
The Colleyville-based trade group's newest associate members include:
• The Colonial Label Co.;
• OE Connection;
• Performance Gateway; and
• Streamericas Inc.
ASA said the following associate members renewed their commitment to the association during the fourth quarter:
• Automotive Test Solutions Inc. ;
• Cornerstone Auto Parts;
• Disco Automotive Hardware;
• GE Capital;
• Interstate Battery System/America;
• Meadowbrook Insurance Group;
• Motor Information Systems;
• Motor Trade Association of South Australia;
• National Pronto Association;
• Performance Radiator;
• Sherwin-Williams Co. ;
• Ten Point Complete;
• TopTech Finder Inc. ;
• Warrantech; and
"The decision to become an associate member," the association said, "displays a strong commitment to ASA and its efforts to serve the automotive service and repair industry—including its many dedicated independent repair professionals."
The associate category of ASA membership is designed for companies or groups that supply goods, services or equipment to the automotive repair industry. Of the associate members listed above, ASA said that Alldata, GE Capital, Identifix, Meadowbrook Insurance Group and Motor Information Systems are also sponsored benefit providers offering special discounted pricing to ASA members.
Titan International and the United Steelworkers union have petitioned the U.S. International Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Commerce seeking relief from OTR tire imports from China, India and Sri Lanka. What’s your opinion?
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