About Jill Tuggle

Jill Tuggle is the Executive Director of the Auto Body Association of Texas

Auto Body Association of Texas to hold Skeet Shoot

By |2017-06-01T20:23:06+00:00April 10th, 2017|Featured, News, Spotlight|

The Auto Body Association of Texas is holding its First Annual Skeet Shoot, May 25th at Elm Fork Shooting Sports in Dallas, Texas. The event was originally scheduled for May 3rd but had to be canceled due to inclement weather. Shotgun rental, training, and safety orientation are available at Elm Fork. All guns must meet Elm

Legislative Action Alert: Texas HB 3804

By |2017-06-08T14:43:13+00:00April 5th, 2017|News|

Texas HB 3804 has been moved into the Insurance Committee.   Attached is their contact information, PLEASE Read the instructions below and call these legislators and let them know you support this bill. THE TIME IS NOW  We’ve gotten it this far -  it will take all of us to move this forward!!! NOW IS THE

Auto Body Association of Texas Names Executive Director

By |2017-04-16T20:40:31+00:00February 16th, 2017|News|

The Auto Body Association of Texas (ABAT), formed in 2014, announced that it has named Jill Tuggle as their full-time executive director. “We are very excited to welcome Jill as the Auto Body Association of Texas Executive Director,” said ABAT President Burl Richards. “We knew we had reached a point where we needed someone to

Texas association meeting targets shop challenges

By |2017-04-16T22:18:52+00:00January 11th, 2017|News|

The Auto Body Association of Texas (ABAT) held an informational membership meeting in Waxahachie, Texas on Jan. 11 at the Waxahachie Civic Center. The meeting was held to bring awareness to the issues body shops face and the benefits of ABAT membership. ABAT held the meeting as a response to overwhelming interest in the association

Auto Body Association of Texas Regional Meetings a Success

By |2017-04-16T20:58:55+00:00May 16th, 2016|News|

The Auto Body Association of Texas 2nd quarter regional meetings were held May 4th in Plano, and May 5th in Tyler. The well-attended meetings brought three highly respected industry leaders to Texas. Ken Boylan, Global Training Manager, Chief Industries, Carl Dumele, Aeromotive and Jake Rodenroth, Collision Diagnostic Services, all focused on the ‘new’ future of

Auto Body Association of Texas Bringing Education to Collision Industry

By |2017-04-15T18:22:47+00:00February 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|

The beginning of 2016 has been busy for the Auto Body Association of Texas (ABAT), which consistently works to bring education to the Texas collision industry. Two meetings in January brought industry speaker, Tim Ronak, AKZO Nobel, from California. Ronak’s presentations were tools for profitability and business management. They included ‘Getting Paid For Investing in

Some area body shops fighting insurance companies over repairs

By |2017-04-16T20:40:59+00:00March 16th, 2015|News|

By Terry Box, Dallas News March 2015 Most of the body shop techs at Park Place Dealerships cringe when they see the word after-market in a repair order. Too often, after-market parts — any part not made by the original manufacturer — “just don’t fit,” said Eric McKenzie, director of body shop operations for the

Auto Body Association of Texas Teams Up with National AutoBody Research

By |2017-04-15T18:23:27+00:00November 13th, 2014|News|

National AutoBody Research (NABR) announced that it has teamed up with the Auto Body Association of Texas (ABAT) to launch its Ray Gunder Real-Time Labor Rate Survey in the state of Texas. This survey measures the current range of market prices for shop labor and material rates in the collision repair industry based on factors

Auto Body Association of Texas is newest SCRS member

By |2017-04-15T18:22:37+00:00September 13th, 2014|News|

The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) is pleased to announce the affiliation of the Auto Body Association of Texas (ABAT), a brand new association dedicated to levelling the playing field for collision repairers across the state. Currently headquartered in Henderson, Texas, and in existence since June of this year, ABAT was formed by a

Auto Body Association of Texas to Hold its First Meeting

By |2017-04-15T18:22:57+00:00June 10th, 2014|News|

June 10, 2014—The newly formed Auto Body Association of Texas (ABAT) will hold its first meeting on June 18 in West Henderson. The inaugural meeting will be held in the Henderson Civic Center at 1005 Hwy 64 from 11:30 a.m to 2 p.m. It will feature speaker Barrett Smith, founder of Auto Damage Experts Inc.