Automotivation: June 2019

June 1st, 2019 by

  Blue Collar No More: Skilled Auto Technians are in High Demand Key Points The tight labor market can be a boon for blue-collar workers: They are more likely to find good-paying jobs and experience rapid wage growth. More employers are trying to tackle the aversion to manual labor jobs by offering workers higher salaries,

Automotivation: May 2019

May 19th, 2019 by

  We Fought a Strong Battle to Save the Missouri State Safety Inspection Program – It Survived But It’s Wounded May 17th, 2019 was the last day of session for 2019 in Jefferson City. THANK YOU to everyone that took the time to send emails, make calls and speak with your legislators. Thank you to

Automotivation: January 2019

January 15th, 2019 by

  Let’s Quit Brainwashing Kids That it’s a College Degree or Nothing! Too many young people are sold a bill of goods that the only road to success is a college education. In fact, vocational education — such as auto mechanics — can lead to goodpaying jobs. I had no inkling there was a problem.

Automotivation: December 2018

December 15th, 2018 by

  Freon R-1234yf – Are You Ready? Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you might have heard about the new regulations and requirements for R-1234yf usage. Not sure? Well, it’s time you crawled out from under that rock and get ready for some of these new regulations that will affect you and your profession.

Automotivation: November 2018

November 15th, 2018 by

  AASP-Missouri Participates in the Fall AASP-National Affiliate Meetings at SEMA! During the 2018 SEMA Show, October 31, 2018, Mike Moehlenkamp (Gary’s Auto Service), AASP-Missouri State President and Executive Director, Ron Reiling represented AASP-Missouri at the AASP Affiliate Fall meetings. Both Mike and Ron were honored for their participation on the AASP National BOD, Executive

Automotivation: October 2018

October 5th, 2018 by

  United Fire Group Announces AASP Dividend, Membership Pays – Literally! United Fire Group (UFG) Agents (Chapman & Hogan) will be out delivering dividend checks to AASP members in September for their participation in the association’s insurance program with UFG for the calendar year 2017. Over $509,000 will be distributed as a 7% dividend on

Automotivation: September 2018

September 28th, 2018 by

  Legislative Summit on Missouri State Safety Inspection Program We had a very successful summit with a great mix of incumbents, candidates, shop owners, educators, MSHP and citizens. Thank you to all that participated and in sharing information on vehicle repair trends that you see in your shops every day. We were able to educate

Automotivation: August 2018

August 25th, 2018 by

New Missouri Law Requires Drivers to Turn In Temporary License Tags When Getting Plates For years, Missouri drivers have complained about other motorists behind the wheel of vehicles with expired temporary license tags — those paper license plates issued by auto dealers to car buyers. The sponsor of a new state law taking effect Aug.

Automotivation: July 2018

August 15th, 2018 by

  Lewis and Clark Career Center Scores at SkillsUSA Nationals Lewis and Clark Career Centers Jeff Davis, who competed this at the Nationals SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference in Electrical Construction Wiring, got to meet Mike Rowe as he was honored with one of Rowe’s scholarships for the conference. We are so proud of all

Automotivation: June 2018

July 18th, 2018 by

  Metro Vo-Tech Assistance Program (MVTAP) The MVTAP Annual Golf Tournament was held at Meramec Lakes Golf Course, St. Clair on June 13th, 2018 and was a huge success. Thanks to all who participated. The golf tournament went extremely well with the pick day of the week weather wise. It was sunny and warm with