NCACAR’s third-quarter meeting was held on Thursday, Sept.19 at Carolina Collision Equipment in Mooresville, NC. In addition to a state of the association address delivered by NCACAR President Brian Davies and NCACAR Vice President Brian Shaw, the meeting featured “Developing and Implementing Standard Operating Procedures” with ATI’s Keith Manich. The meeting was sponsored by PPG Industries and Carolina Collision Equipment.
SCACAR’s third-quarter meeting was held on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at Enterprise’s corporate offices in Columbia, SC, and it was sponsored by Enterprise Holdings. According to SCACAR President Sarah Myers Daniels, “The new members at the meeting were very impressed with the information they received along with everyone else. This was one of our best meetings to date.”
Josh Kent, executive director for both associations, welcomed around 50 attendees and introduced vendors and new members. He also encouraged everyone to visit LaborRateSurvey.com, complete the five-minute survey and request a free demo on the Billable Genie, stating, “It could be a great benefit to all shops, and it’s worth your time to take a look.”
Myers Daniels was joined by Vice President Paul Geisell to deliver a state of the association address, and then they introduced the evening’s guest speaker, Mark Olson of VECO Experts, who discussed the importance of quality repairs, the cost of comebacks and supplements, and how to create a bulletproof file to protect shops against liability. Myers Daniels said, “Mark really brought to light how huge our potential liability could be in the collision industry in today’s world especially with the new technology and future technology. The importance of this is to protect your shop and to make sure vehicles are repaired properly and safely which is our goal in the collision repair industry.”