Southeastern Association News

On Tuesday, September 27, the North Carolina Association of Collision and Autobody Repair (NCACAR) held its second meeting at the Deep River Event Center in Greensboro, NC.

This summer, the Triangle Chapter of the Independent Garage Owners of North Carolina (IGONC) met twice in less than two weeks. First, the chapter enjoyed a baseball game on July 29, and then, on August 9, they got down to business with their standard monthly meeting, filled with important industry information. 

WMABA’s Golf Tournament Benefits Jerry Dalton Memorial Education Fund and Association Initiatives SE
Mark Schaech and employees from Mark’s Auto Body pose on the golf course.

On June 22, the Washington Metropolitan Auto Body Association (WMABA) held its annual golf tournament at the Virginia Oaks Golf Course in Gainesville, VA.

The Independent Automotive Damage Appraisers Association (IADA) hosted its 47th Vehicle Repair Conference on June 15-17 at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel in Charlotte, NC.

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NCACAR Gains Momentum with Chock-Full Meeting

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NCACAR Gains Momentum with July Meeting

Mike Causey addresses meeting attendees.


On July 27, the North Carolina Association of Collision and Auto Repair (NCACAR) held a meeting at the new Hendrick Motors Corporate training facility in Charlotte, NC.

On June 14, the Independent Garage Owners of North Carolina (IGONC) held its June Triangle Chapter Meeting at Logan’s Roadhouse in Garner, NC.

The Automotive Aftermarket Association Southeast (AAAS) recently awarded 20 scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year.

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.