The Carolinas Collision Association (CCA) held its monthly meeting Feb. 20 at MobileTech in Wilmington, NC.
CCA President Brian Davies said a sizable turnout of more than 50 people, including members and business partners, attended in spite of a little snowy weather in the south.
The meeting featured an educational seminar on the future of ADAS in the collision repair industry, presented by BASF’s John Shoemaker, including examples of how to accurately identify, diagnose and calibrate modern vehicles.
“(Shoemaker) provided a fantastic presentation about improving shops’ efficiency by steamlining and simplifying production planning," said CCA Executive Director Josh Kent. "His straightforward approach for planning repair procedures helps shops avoid headaches and complications throughout the repair process.
“CCA was ecstatic to see many new faces, and we were impressed by the turnout and the industry’s passion,” Kent continued. “The Wilmington locals seemed very excited to have an event hosted in their part of the state, and many made enthusiastic remarks about the future of CCA in the area; we hope to establish a chapter in this area soon.”
CCA’s meeting in Wilmington served to demonstrate the association’s dedication to serving all areas of North and South Carolina.
“We are trying to gain insight from all markets so that we can improve the collision repair industry as a whole,” Davies said. “By hosting events in different areas, we expand the capabilities, perspective and resources of the CCA. The hospitality and excitement in Wilmington was an encouraging milestone as we look to future expansions.”
Davies said the February meeting exceeded CCA’s expectations, as the speakers offered pertinent industry insight, provided solutions to common repair shop complications and showed first-time attendees what CCA is all about.
“We sincerely hope everybody who attended the event left feeling confident and excited about the future of the collision repair industry in our states," Davies said. "We would like to thank Wilmington and the surrounding area shops again for their enthusiastic reception, and CCA looks forward to creating a deeper relationship and visiting again!”
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