On February 25, shop owners in North Carolina gathered at Dave & Busters in Concord for the inaugural meeting of a new association, the North Carolina Association of Collision and Auto Repair (NCACAR).
On Thursday, March 24, the Georgia Collision Industry Association (GCIA) hosted a member meeting at the Wyndham Hotel in Atlanta, GA. Over 25 attendees learned about OSHA and EPA regulations from Lori Matthews, Risk Management Consultant III for KPA, who was assisted in her presentation by Chuck Elliott, KPA District Manager, and Richard Baldwin, KPA Senior Sales Associate.
In January, Virginia Senate Bill 193 was presented to allow photos of collision damage to be used during the appraisal process, creating a stir among industry advocates who feared its passage could pose potential risks to consumers and collision repair professionals in VA. The Washington Metropolitan Auto Body Association (WMABA) quickly went to work to negotiate a compromise.
Shop owners in North Carolina have decided that it’s time to form a new association to represent the industry’s interests in their state.
The Automotive Aftermarket Association Southeast (AAAS) recently published their Fall newsletter which provides many important updates for members. These updates included workman's comp dividends, employee benefit fund rates and benefit options, education foundation announcements, and upcoming events.
On Wednesday, October 7, the Georgia Collision Industry Association (GCIA) hosted their 19th Annual Golf Tournament at the Trophy Club of Atlanta in Alpharetta, GA. Registration for the four-man scramble began at 9am with tee-off at 10AM and lunch served at noon. Howard Batchelor, Executive Director of GCIA, said it was a beautiful day of golf for over 80 attendees.
On Monday, August 24, the Georgia Collision Industry Association (GCIA) hosted their monthly member meeting with guest speaker Mike Anderson of CollisionAdvice.
The rising Florida Auto Body Collision Association (FACA) has joined forces with Ray Gunder to sponsor the Ray Gunder Real-Time Labor Rate Survey in Florida.
On Friday, June 12, the Automotive Aftermarket Association Southeast (AAAS) elected officers at their Board meeting, conducted during their 2015 Annual Conference and Trade Show. Randal Ward, President of the association, said, "AAAS is indeed fortunate to enjoy the volunteer leadership of this great group of automotive aftermarket professionals. Congratulations to each of these officers and directors!"
During the weekend if June 11-14, the Automotive Aftermarket Association Southeast (AAAS) held their 2015 Annual Conference and Trade Show at the Sandestin Village of Baytowne Wharf in Destin, FL. The yearly event marks an opportunity for industry professionals to enjoy a long weekend filled with educational and networking ventures, and this year posed no exception.
On Thursday, March 19, the Georgia Collision Industry Association (GCIA) held their bi-monthly member meeting at Maxwell High School. Refreshments were provided for the attendees by the school.