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Monday, 15 July 2019 15:40

SCRS and the March Taylor Memorial Fund Partner With SkillsUSA

Written by Alexis Wilson

While the topic of workforce development and skilled technician shortages has been a mainstay in industry headlines, the SkillsUSA National Championships continue to highlight the remarkable talent preparing to enter our industry through competition amongst high school and post-secondary level competitors.

Two years ago, the Mississippi Collision Repair Association (MSCRA) asked Dr. Ricki Garrett, Ph.D., to assume the role of executive director so the current director, John Morgan Hughes, could focus on lobbying efforts for the association.

On June 6-9, the Automotive Aftermarket Association of the Southeast (AAAS) held its 2019 Conference and Trade Show at the Sandestin Village of Baytowne Wharf in Destin, FL.

Wednesday, 26 June 2019 16:50

Tesla Wins Legal Battle to Sell Vehicles in Virginia

Written by David A. Wood,

Tesla now has the legal right to operate a dealership in Virginia after a fight with the Virginia Automobile Dealers Association (VADA) over the issue of an auto manufacturer not selling its cars through independent dealerships.

The Automotive Aftermarket Association Southeast (AAAS) and the Alabama Tire Dealers Association (ATDA) announced the recipients of their 2019 scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year.

On May 17-19, the North Carolina Association of Collision and Autobody Repair (NCACAR) and the South Carolina Association of Collision and Autobody Repair (SCACAR) hosted the first-ever Carolina’s Educational Collision Conference (CECC) at the Cabarrus Arena in Concord, NC.

Georgia Insurance Commissioner Jim Beck (R) was indicted in May on 38 counts of defrauding a former employer, the Georgia Underwriting Association (GUA), for a total of more than $2 million over a five-year period.

On May 4, the Independent Garage Owners of North Carolina (IGONC) held a training session on “Selling With Confidence,” presented by Rick White of 180BIZ at the LaQuinta Inn & Suites in Durham, NC.

Tuesday, 07 May 2019 14:02

First Responders Learn New Rescue Skills Through National Auto Body Council Program

Written by National Auto Body Council

More than 100 first responders from across the Mid-Atlantic region gathered on April 26, 27 and 28 for information on accident scene first responder safety awareness.

During the week of March 25--28, the Independent Garage Owners of North Carolina (IGONC) held regional meetings in Charlotte, Hickory, Greensboro and Durham, NC.

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