Southeastern Association News

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.

Monday, 11 May 2015 00:00

AAAS Announces 2015 Scholarship Winners

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Since 2005, the AAAS Education Foundation's (AAASEF) Scholarship Program has provided deserving students with financial assistance.

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.

Friday, 13 February 2015 00:00

AAAS GA and MS Capitol Days Deemed Successful

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The Automotive Aftermarket Association Southeast (AAAS) recently held their annual Capitol Day events in MS and GA.

AAAS President Randal Ward says, “Capitol Day is an annual event facilitated by AAAS for its members.  The event allows AAAS to advocate for a strong, free and competitive automotive aftermarket industry to legislators that make decisions affecting the industry.”

Wednesday, 04 February 2015 00:00

ARA Applauds Dismissal of Lawsuit Against West Virginia Body Shop

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The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) applauded the recent ruling by a West Virginia judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed in December 2011 by then-Attorney General Darrell McGraw. The case attacked a collision repair facility's utilization of recycled OEM parts. The ruling in Kanawha County follows the June 2014 ruling by the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals that also affirmed the use of salvage/recycled OEM crash parts in vehicle repairs.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015 00:00

GCIA Donates $2,000 to Maxwell High Auto Collision Repair Program

Written by Keith Farner, gwinnettdailypost.com

It’s difficult to measure the cost and affect a quality collision shop can make.

At Maxwell High School of Technology, students are learning the skills needed, and costs associated with running an auto collision operation. On January 22, those students and their instructors received an infusion of support.