NORTHEAST: Celebrating 40 years of auto repair education, technology, equipment and innovation!
NORTHEAST functions to complement whatever strides you are currently taking in your business. Whether you are looking to gain industry knowledge, information on the latest procedures or processes, or want to browse through some of the hottest products, services and equipment, NORTHEAST provides you with the best of the best. Just minutes from New York City, NORTHEAST provides you with seminars, presentations, product demos and a wide array of shopping and networking opportunities, all in an environment packed with activities and attractions!
NORTHEAST attendees are afforded the best of all worlds: For those who want to hone their techniques and sharpen their minds, automotive industry training is available throughout the weekend from a variety of providers including I-CAR, MEA, AMI and ASE. In addition to the numerous tuition-based technical classes, many free courses will also be available. For those who prefer to walk the show floor, the Meadowlands Exposition Center provides 60,000 square feet of uninterrupted floor space where attendees can meet hundreds of vendors face-to-face and view today’s latest products and information up close.
For those who would like to know what’s happening around the country in the world of automotive repair, the annual AASP/NJ and SCRS-sponsored East Coast Resolution Forum provides an open-air discussion between industry representatives. For those who prefer to bring family and friends to the event, the Meadowlands offers an array of options for those who want to experience more than the show itself, from outlet shopping opportunities to restaurants and movie theaters to the Meadowlands Racetrack and sporting complexes, to the Big Apple itself. As these industries continue to change and grow, so too must our ideas and perceptions of what needs to be done to remain successful and stay at the head of the class. NORTHEAST is the only regional show of its kind designed to provide YOU with an opportunity to attain a higher level of professionalism and success.
If you are looking to grow your business and maximize your potential for success, look no further than NORTHEAST!
Founded in 1963, the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers/New Jersey (AASP/NJ), the state’s largest association of collision and mechanical repairers, is dedicated to the success of New Jersey’s automotive repairers. AASP/NJ provides the technical expertise, management information and resources necessary to help repairers succeed in today’s competitive automotive industry.
AASP/NJ understands the trends that affect our industry. We work with today’s rapidly changing technology, tougher regulatory environment and increasingly savvy competition to help repairers understand how these issues affect the success of their business as well as the industry at-large. We see both the large and small pictures.
AASP/NJ sets the standard for quality, relevant educational programming for the automotive service industry; by “quality,” we mean bringing in top professionals – the best and brightest from across the country – to deliver a full calendar of management and technical training programs.
Our programs are “relevant” as well, speaking not only to issues of an independent shop owner, but also tackling much larger industry trends that will shape and influence day-to-day operations. The depth and breadth of AASP/NJ’s educational programs are unparalleled and designed to help our members improve the success of their businesses.
Independent shop owners face many challenges, but lose the opportunity to influence important policies affecting the entire industry when they don’t speak at all. However, as a united voice through AASP/NJ, hundreds of independent operators extend their reach, express their views and shape their own destinies.
The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers/New Jersey has an ongoing presence at the state capital, before regulatory agencies, and within the entire automotive service industry. We help ensure the future health of our industry by developing and maintaining relationships with those who influence policy that affects us all. We keep an eye on legislation as it moves through the complicated process of becoming law, and alert our members to changes and regulations that affect their businesses. The AASP/NJ Legislative Committee works actively on behalf of the association’s members, both collision and mechanical.
We constantly disseminate educational material and hold seminars for the benefit of the industry as it may relate to technical, management, or legal information. It is the goal of AASP/NJ to provide a forum for members of the industry to exchange ideas, learn new techniques and improve the quality of service provided to the public and the quality of life of those engaged in this industry.
As an advocate for the independent automotive service industry, we take a stand, consistently producing direct and positive results affecting the day-to-day operations of the repairer’s business. We make it easier for their voice to be heard.
AASP/NJ Industry activities include:
- Student scholarships
- SkillsUSA participation and sponsorship
- Secondary and post-secondary outreach programs
- I-CAR, ASE and AMI involvement
- Relationships with insurers, suppliers and educators
- Ongoing communication with auto manufacturers and new car dealers
- AAIA, ASA, MEA and SCRS participation
It means something to be a member of AASP/NJ. It means being committed to higher standards and a level of pride and professionalism found only in those shops that are “a cut above.” Through their involvement in the association, our members demonstrate their commitment to the principles of the AASP/NJ. AASP/NJ represents the best independent operators in the automotive service industry; it’s where proven shops belong.