December 17, 2019

Transportation Leaders Organize Effort to Address Workforce Woes

Peter Beard, Senior Vice President, Regional Workforce Development, Greater Houston Partnership The National Auto Dealers Association Foundation projects there’ll be a shortage of 370,000 auto service technicians through 2026. Though this is a national estimate, local and regional employers expect a significant shortfall in the number of qualified technicians and mechanics to fill projected […]
September 24, 2019

Chairman’s Corner: Tariffs, Trade Still Top Policy Issues

In my last column I wrote about the importance of making our voices heard at this year’s legislative session in Austin. Now I want to stress how important it is to carry our message to our lawmakers in Washington DC – call it “Making our Voices Heard, Chapter II.” Every September HADA teams up […]
August 13, 2019

HADA & Community Leaders Donate Custom Trucks to Houston Fire Department

With the support of generous community partners, the Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association Charitable Foundation presented the Houston Fire Department Arson Division with two new trucks customized for the K-9 teams. A significant donation from the Houston Auto Dealers Association, along with additional support from The Cockrell Foundation, Nancy Williams and members of the […]
April 22, 2019

Chairman’s Corner: Making Our Voices Heard

Springtime 2019 means it’s time to head to Austin to make sure the views and concerns of franchised auto dealers are heard at the current Texas Legislative Session, which runs through May. Spearheading that effort are HADA President Wyatt Wainwright, TADA Chairman Donnie Buckalew, and TADA Legislative Chairman Joe Chastang, as well as many […]
February 18, 2019

CHAIRMAN’S CORNER: Another Great Auto Show Builds Momentum for 2019

What better way to start the New Year – and my term as your new HADA Chairman – than with another record-breaking Houston Auto Show. Attendance at this year’s show was up four of the five days over last year’s show and up about three percent overall. I’m particularly pleased to report that, for […]
October 18, 2018

Chairman’s Corner – Dealers Rally Against New Auto Tariffs

Every September HADA joins with a strong contingent of Texas dealers and TADA officials that participate with nearly 500 new-car dealers, and dealer association executives, from across the country for NADA’s annual two-day Washington Conference. It is a prime example of participatory democracy as dealers get the opportunity to hear from top congressional speakers […]
July 25, 2018

Chairman’s Corner – Tariffs set off Alarm Bells

I sell three Japanese brands in what has become a much globalized industry. Some of my lines are assembled in the U.S., others in Japan. The origin and percentage of parts content varies, but there is no doubt all would be affected by possible new tariffs on imports of autos and auto parts. The […]
June 29, 2018

Houston Students Take Home $348,000 in Scholarships

HADA Awards Scholarships to Dealer Employees and Dependents HOUSTON (July 2, 2018) – The Houston Automobile Dealers Association (HADA), representing new car and truck dealers across greater Houston, financially support dealership employees, their dependents and students enrolled in technician high schools through an annual scholarship program. In 2018, the organization proudly issued $348,000 in […]
February 15, 2018

Auto Show Bodes Well for 2018 Sales

Talk about starting the year off with a bang! Already the largest auto show in the South, HADA’s 2018 Houston Auto Show was a smashing success with attendance up an estimated 40 percent over last year. Show-goers jammed the freeway and waited in long lines to get into NRG Center to enjoy special attractions, […]
January 2, 2018

35th Annual Houston Auto Show Brings Biggest Vehicle Names to Clutch City

35th Annual Houston Auto Show Brings Biggest Vehicle Names to Clutch City Jan. 24-28, 2018 at NRG Center   HOUSTON (Jan. 3, 2018) – Texans don’t play it small, and neither is the Houston Auto Show in celebrating its 35th anniversary. More than 700 of the latest model year imports and domestic vehicles will […]
September 1, 2017

World’s Largest BBQ Pit to Serve Meals at NRG Center

Media Contact: RoShelle Salinas 281-509-1682   World’s Largest BBQ Pit to Serve Meals at NRG Center Auto Dealers and sponsors come together to serve evacuees and volunteers 50,000 meals.   HOUSTON (September 1, 2017) – Hurricane Harvey evacuees, first responders, and volunteers can expect the welcoming sight of a 75-foot BBQ pit arriving tonight […]
September 1, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Update

Our hearts, positive thoughts and prayers are with our dealers, their employees, and the Houston community during this time of disaster. Our HADA staff members are thankfully safe, along with their immediate families. The HADA offices have not incurred any damage and we are up and running at this time. We’ve also confirmed that 90 […]