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D&M Auto Body Wins Spanesi Welder at NORTHEAST 2022


6.6.22 - The NORTHEAST® 2022  Automotive Services Show boasted three days of excitement for collision and automotive repair professionals as they perused aisles filled with the industry’s latest and greatest tools and equipment, but as the winner of a Q5.2 three-torch MIG/MAG welder from Prize Sponsor Spanesi Americas, Dave Rush (D&M Auto Body; Rockaway) will continue to reap the benefits of participating in the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey’s (AASP/NJ) flagship event for years to come.

“I was really surprised – not only that I won but that Spanesi would give away such an expensive piece of equipment at the show!” exclaims Rush.

“Spanesi Americas was excited to give away our Q5.2 three-torch MIG/MAG welder during the 2022 NORTHEAST Trade Show,” explains Timothy W. Morgan, COO of Spanesi Americas, Inc. “Spanesi is dedicated to giving back to the collision repair industry and supporting local trade associations across the United States and Canada. Along with the educational portion of the event, this was another incredible opportunity to interact with the show attendees and local businesses.” 

Valued at $8,000, Spanesi’s Q5.2 is a multi-function welding machine with three torches: steel, silicon bronze and aluminum. Combined with full digital controls, the product provides premium welding quality on all materials in both MIG/MAG and pulsed/dual-pulsed MIG welds.

“When NORTHEAST event management approached us with this opportunity, we knew that it would make an impact…not only for the AASP/NJ trade association, but also for the event in a very positive way,” adds Karl Kirschenman, director of corporate communication and technology for Spanesi Americas, Inc. “Spanesi understands the need for collision repair facilities to have the proper tools and equipment to perform OEM specified repairs. The Q5.2 is a ‘must-have’ welder in the shop with its ability to join silicon bronze, steel and aluminum substrates.”

Although Rush invested in an equivalent welder three months before NORTHEAST, he sees the Spanesi welder as a great way to increase throughput, and he looks forward to putting the new Q5.2 welder through its paces. 

“Having a second welder of this type will help our productivity by being able to have two techs welding at the same time, plus it will eliminate a tech waiting for the welder to free up,” he says. “With our shop being Tesla and Ford Aluminum certified, this welder will definitely get a workout!”

Plans are underway for NORTHEAST 2023, scheduled for March 17-19, 2023 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ.

Visit aaspnjnortheast.com for updates on next year’s event as they become available.

For more information on AASP/NJ, visit aaspnj.org.

Photo caption: (L-R): Dave Rush & Ronnie Brooks of D&M Auto Body pose with their new Spanesi Q5.2 welder

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