‘The current environment has made virtual training and communication more acceptable to the shops in our industry,’ says Tim Davison, MWACA president
Gladstone, Mo.—In response to requests from independent repair facilities from across the country, the Midwest Auto Care Alliance (MWACA), announced last week that it will begin accepting virtual members beyond their original six state territory, effective immediately. Virtual members will have access to the same training and benefits that current MWACA shop members receive.
MWACA’s leadership voted unanimously for the expansion at a recent MWACA Leadership Summit on Aug.29. MWACA had initially offered membership within Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Arkansas, which was the association’s original territory.
“This change in membership came as a result of numerous inquiries from shops that didn’t have training and chapter meetings locally. They knew what MWACA had to offer but they were outside our area. The current environment has made virtual training and communication more acceptable to the shops in our industry,” said Tim Davison, MWACA president and owner of Chumbley’s Auto Care in Indianola, Iowa.
Membership benefits include auto parts rebate programs, health insurance, early VISION registration, and a free ACT Auto Staffing account. Virtual members will also have access to the MWACA Training Portal, free online training provided through the MWACA eXchange events, and other virtual training and roundtables for members only.
“As MWACA approaches its second anniversary operating under the MWACA banner, we look forward to expanding our offering of benefits and programs which have made our association so popular and successful,” said Sheri Hamilton, MWACA executive director.