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Northwest Automotive Trades Association (NATA)

The ever-growing Northwest Automotive Trades Association (NATA) continues an Oregon automotive industry tradition that harkens back to 1914.

In that year, just a decade after Henry Ford used $100,000 in capital to establish the Ford Motor Company, ten Portland automotive aftermarket entrepreneurs banded together to create an organization designed to strengthen their businesses without interfering with each other’s competitive independence.

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For a NATA member near you please call the NATA office at 503-253-9898.

News

INDUSTRY UPDATE

News resource is designed to be timely and informative. If you have an industry-related
news topic you would like to share, contact NATA.

Testimonials

Russ Jones, Department Chair

NATA has always provided a vital link between automotive businesses in our community and the automotive program here at Portland Community College. Through NATA we gather support for our program and our students seeking opportunities in the automotive industry. They also do a great job of presenting educational opportunities for business owners, working technicians, instructors, and students to keep up with the ever changing advancements in automotive technology.

Sincerely,
Russ Jones, Department Chair
Automotive Service Technology
Portland Community College- Sylvania

MT. Hood Community College

The experience with NATA, personnel, web site, and meetings the Ford ASSET program at MT. Hood Community College has had is outstandingly exceptional.
The information on the web site has always been superior when researching High Schools, Instructors, TEO information.
Several of the articles posted have been very enlightening.
Thanks for all you do for the automotive industry.

Jerry Lyons, M.ED.
Hood Community College
Ford ASSET Instructor/Coordinator
26000 SE Stark St.

Gresham, OR 97030
[email protected]
(503) 491-7203 Office
(503) 491-7654 Fax
(503) 9272030 Cell

Peter Craemer, Automotive Instructor, Sandy High School

I like being involved with NATA as it keeps me up to date with trends and training in the automotive industry. It also gives me the opportunity to talk with other instructors.

Peter Craemer, Automotive Instructor, Sandy High School

Joshua Boes, Automotive Instructor, Timberlake Job Corps

NATA has been a huge help to the Automotive program at Timberlake Job Corps. Margaret helped connect me with PCC and I was able to get several much needed training vehicles.

Joshua Boes, Automotive Instructor, Timberlake Job Corps

Wryann Van Riper

NATA has created a very important networking connection between professional automotive technicians, automotive repair shops and technical educators.

Wryann Van Riper
Instructor: Automotive
Clackamas Community College

19600 Molalla Ave, Oregon City, OR 97045
Phone: 503-594-1690
[email protected]

Glenn Campbell, Automotive Instructor, Hillsboro High School

NATA has helped to bridge the gap between automotive education and industry for both High school programs and community college programs.

Glenn Campbell, Automotive Instructor, Hillsboro High School

Steve Michener

NATA is a great advocate and source of information for the automotive trades.  They are a clearing house connecting needs and resources.

Steve Michener
Instructor/Coordinator
Chrysler MCAP/IMPORT/Subaru-U
Automotive programs
Mt.Hood Community College

Cathy Noles

Being involved with NATA and the Round Table encourage our school to put together an event called Auto Blast. Students visit local auto shops and local colleges to increase interest and create a smooth transition for the next step into the auto industry. It was informational for staff and students and looked forward to doing it again.

Cathy Noles
YTP Transition Specialist
Corbett High School

Michael Melting, Teacher

I value the relationship between NATA and Salem-Keizer Public Schools Automotive Technology programs as we have opportunities for continuing education and have been able to link up with local industry that have supported equipment needs.

Thanks-

Michael Melting, Teacher
Automotive Technology, McNary HS
595 Chemawa Rd N.
Keizer, OR 97303

Mike, ‘Mr.’H’, Herdrich

NATA brings it all together. Educators, students, techs, management, training, and much, much more in a true industry partnership In my 50 year career in this industry, I have yet to find an association that works harder for it’s members!

Mike, ‘Mr.’H’, Herdrich
Instructor, (retired ;~)
Automotive Technology, St. Helens High School

Brian McLearn, Department Chair

Having NATA as a connection is a great benefit to our program.
Their support goes above and beyond!

Brian McLearn, Department Chair
Automotive Service Technology
Chemeketa Community College

Andrew Long

Northwest Automotive Trades Association has been invaluable when it comes to connecting business and industry partners with our program. NATAs desire for the growth and longevity of this industry is apparent and appreciated!

Andrew Long
Automotive Technology Instructor
Reynolds High School
(503) 667-3186 ext. 1099

Nancy Scheewe

NATA is the best. If you are not using them for your group SAIF, it is a big mistake. Every year we get back a rebate and an annual discount off the SAIF premium. Yes it does vary but the lowest we have received it $906. Your yearly dues with NATA are reasonable. You will come out ahead.
NATA has our service industry’s best interest at heart. They have a great group health insurance. Don’t tell Cathi, but when I need help ( I hate insurance) I call her. She always figures it out

Nancy Scheewe
DuFresne’s Auto Service, Inc for the last 51 years

Scott LaPlante

I am so grateful for NATA!
Our family owned automotive repair shop has been in business in the Portland area since 1986. When we joined NATA it grew our world. We have enjoyed the relationships we have formed along with access to education and and great member benefits such as health insurance! I urge anyone in the automotive industry to join Northwest Automotive Trades Association and experience the benefits that membership offers!

Scott LaPlante
Sherwood Auto Repair Inc.

Margaret Ellenson, Owner

NATA is an incredible automotive resource. As an owner of three automotive shops I have reached out to them many times over the years and they are always responsive and knowledgeable. We have been with NATA for many years and I would highly recommend checking them out if you are a new or even older automotive business. They provide good content on their webinars that are monthly, share any new news and news in general that can help you in many ways. From the newsletters to the website and their folks reaching out to us really makes a difference! They not only care about the industry as whole, but care about their members. We will continue with NATA and love the value that they bring to all of us.

Sincerely,
Margaret Ellenson, Owner
Tyler’s Automotive

Bill Erickson

NATA is a great asset to the automotive industry in the Pacific Northwest. Every year our savings on workmans comp insurance through NATA/SAIF alone pays for more than the annual NATA dues.
As a bonus we have been receiving refund dividend checks most years from SAIF because NATA members run safe shops resulting in very few claims.
There are also many other vendors that give us discounts because we are an NATA member.
NATA educational opportunities are invaluable. Thank you NATA, keep up the good work!

Bill Erickson
Erickson’s Automotive, Lake Oswego, OR