Welcome to the Automobile Dealers Association of North Dakota! ADAND is the trade association for approximately 100 franchised automobile and truck dealers across the state of North Dakota. We invite you to browse through our site to find out more about ADAND and how membership in our association can benefit you.

Christian Kostelecky, Dickinson, ND, was elected Chairman of the Automobile Dealers Association of North Dakota (ADAND) during the organizationís annual conference held recently in Fargo. He is the Dealer Principal of Sax Motor Co., a Chevrolet, Cadillac, and Chevrolet Business Elite dealership in Dickinson, and has served on the ADAND Board since 2011. Click HERE to read more about Christian. Kathleen Gaddie, Minot, ND, has been voted ADAND's Chairman-Elect. She and her husband Michael Gaddie are Dealer/Operators of Ryan Family Dealerships, with locations in Minot (Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Honda, Nissan), Williston (Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, RAM, Honda), and Watford City (pre-owned). Elyse Puklich, Bismarck, ND, is the newest member of the ADAND Board of Directors. Elyse is Dealer/President of Puklich Chevrolet, Inc. in Bismarck, and Puklich Chevrolet, Buick, GMC in Valley City, ND. Watch for more information in the next ADAND Online newsletter!

ADAND Members and Associates: Click "Newsletters" on the sidebar to access the ADAND Online monthly publication!

A major farm equipment dealer protection bill introduced by ADANDís sister organization, the North Dakota Implement Dealers Association (NDIDA), during the stateís 2017 Legislative Session has become law. SB 2289, which was inspired in part by auto industry challenges, was signed by ND Governor Doug Burgum on March 16, 2017, and will take effect August 1, 2017. NDIDA Legislative Committee Chairman Dan Butler, Fargo, says the bill was introduced by members in response to a fundamental shift in the requirements that are placed upon dealers by farm equipment manufacturers. The bill addresses several manufacturer contract issues that he says would create numerous challenges for dealers. The legislation also enhances existing law in other areas. Click HERE to read moreÖ

ADAND to Award $1,500 Training Scholarships for 2017-18 School Year

May 31, 2017 is the deadline to apply for ADANDís $1,500 training scholarships. ADAND will provide $1,000 in scholarship funds to train potential employees when a dealer provides the first $500, for a total of $1,500. Scholarships may be renewed annually. Eligibility requirements apply. For more information, contact Megan at: megan@adand.com

OSHA Local Emphasis Program Focusing on Automotive Services

ADAND members should be aware that OSHA has implemented a local emphasis program (LEP) to identify and reduce or eliminate the workplace incidence of health and physical hazards associated with automotive services. North Dakota dealers may be scheduled for an OSHA inspection. These inspections will be conducted to determine if safe work practices and procedures have been implemented for the employees in the workplace. Enforcement inspections initiated under this program began as of January 1, 2017, however inspections can be initiated at any time as a result of a complaint or referral related to an incident. Contact ADAND for resources that may be helpful regarding OSHA inspections.

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ADAND is proud to announce that Joel Sirek, Smith Motors, Inc., Wahpeton, has been recog-nized as a nominee for the 2017 TIME Dealer of the Year award. Joel is one of a select group of nominees from over 16,000 dealers nationwide who were honored at the 100th annual National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Conven-tion & Exposition in New Orleans, January 26-29, 2017. Each year TIME, along with NADA and Ally Financial Inc., team up to celebrate the extraordin-ary contributions of automobile dealers within their communities. TIME Dealer of the Year is an annual celebration of the finest representatives of our industry Ė those who continuously embody a steadfast charitable spirit. As a sponsor of the TIME Dealer of the Year program, Ally Financial provides grants to eligible 501c3 charitable organizations selected by the nominees, finalists and winner. Click HERE to read more about Joel and the TIME Dealer of the Year Award. Congratulations, Joel!

Dan Wilson, Fargo, has been elected to represent North Dakotaís franchised new car and truck dealers on the National Automobile Dealers Associationís Board of Directors. His term commenced in late January at the 2017 NADA Convention in New Orleans, LA. He succeeds Donovan Bertsch, Bottineau, who has served as NADA Director since 2008. Dan is the Chief Financial Officer, Vice President and partner of Corwin Automotive Group, which includes Corwin Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, Corwin Honda, and Corwin Toyota in Fargo, as well as dealerships in Springfield, MO, Nampa, ID, Pasco, WA, Bellevue, NE, and Kalispell, MT. He has been a member of the ADAND Board of Directors since 2007 and served as Chairman in 2015. ADAND extends its sincere thanks to Donovan for his many years of dedicated service at the national level, and to Dan for accepting the responsibility of representing our North Dakota dealers. Click HERE to read more about Dan.