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May 15, 2012—Organizers of Automotive Service & Repair Week (ASRW) 2012 recently announced its second annual MSO Symposium has been scheduled for Oct. 12.

The MSO Symposium, which debuted at ASRW in 2011, provides discussion, educational content and networking opportunities specifically designed for multi-shop operators with two or more locations, organizers of ASRW said.

Matthew Ohrnstein of Symphony Advisors will facilitate the event. ASRW organizers said additional details regarding the MSO Symposium will be release_notesd in the near future, including the schedule of events, content and speakers.

Registration for the MSO Symposium will open in June, and will cost $100 for qualified attendees.

"While NACE will always be 'home' to all independent repairers, we recognized MSOs had specific needs as well and we created the MSO Symposium to make ASRW the place for even more industry professionals to learn and network," said Ron Pyle, president and chief staff executive of the Automotive Service Association (ASA). "We're grateful for the outpouring of support we've received from our MSO Symposium sponsors thus far."

ASRW organizers said eight companies have been confirmed as sponsors for this year’s MSO Symposium: Enterprise Rent-A-Car, UniCure Spraybooths, Nissan, Garmat USA, BASF, DuPont Performance Coatings, CCC Information Services and Car-O-Liner.

ASRW 2012, which is comprised of the NACE and CARS events, is scheduled for Oct. 10-13 at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. For more information, visit

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