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Wednesday, 30 January 2019 22:19

SCACAR Hosts Its 1st Meeting of 2019 in Greeneville, SC

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On Jan. 10, the South Carolina Association of Collision and Autobody Repair (SCACAR) hosted its first meeting of 2019 at the McKinney Automotive Center in Greeneville, SC. On Jan. 10, the South Carolina Association of Collision and Autobody Repair (SCACAR) hosted its first meeting of 2019 at the McKinney Automotive Center in Greeneville, SC.

On Jan. 10, the South Carolina Association of Collision and Autobody Repair (SCACAR) hosted its first meeting of 2019 at the McKinney Automotive Center in Greeneville, SC.

 

The meeting featured a presentation by Mike Choma of Mitchell and a discussion on supplemental restraint systems with Keith Glasgow of GM.

 

According to Josh Kent, SCACAR director of membership, “We had about 35 people at our meeting in upstate South Carolina. This meeting was our third meeting since we began, and it was great to see some new faces, whether it was a vendor or a new shop. As long as the people who come take some new information home with them, then we have succeeded.”

 

After Kent welcomed attendees to the meeting, he showed video clips of Mike Anderson’s panel on scanning at NACE. He then introduced vendor members and the association’s board before turning the stage over to SCACAR President Sarah Daniels, who provided an update on the association.

 

Next, Choma presented “The Future Starts Now! General Motors Collision Repair Network – Proper and Safe Repairs.”

 

Kent recalled, “[Choma] briefly showed the new Mitchell Estimating software and answered questions. He then showed its scanner and [explained] its capabilities, and he also spoke about the new GM certification program.”

 

Glasgow then presented “Supplement Restraint: Service and Repair.”

 

Kent concluded, “Our main purpose is to help bring shops together so they can make new friends and have someone to call on when they run into something they cannot figure out or just want to ask an opinion on something. I would like to see us get some new members, as we need to increase our numbers. We just want everyone to understand that we are NOT anti-DRP or anti-insurance company. We just want to help educate shops on the new trends [and] better business practices to help them succeed and help to make sure they are fixing vehicles safely. The collision industry goal is to repair vehicles to pre-existing condition and make them safe.”

 

For more information on SCACAR, visit scacar.com.

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