During its last meeting before social distancing became the buzzword of 2020, the Carolinas Collision Association gathered March 5 at Carolina Collision Equipment in Mooresville, NC.
According to CCA President Brian Davies, the meeting "continued the association’s success in assembling as a group, utilizing the training and resources of the members and advancing the knowledge in the industry as a whole. Several terrific presentations were given that evening.”
“The purpose of this event was to offer members and vendors an opportunity to share the projects and tools they have been working on and using, in hopes of providing resources for the rest of the association to utilize for their benefit,” Davies said. “With this in mind, CCA provided Podium, K&M Collision and Snap-On a platform to introduce and explain their software to members and potential customers.”
Davies began the meeting by discussing the past year in review as well as the association’s plans for this upcoming year. Then, Podium’s Ryan Palmer provided an informative demonstration of Podium’s application and services.
Next, Michael Bradshaw of K&M Collision shared information on SCRS’s Blueprint Optimization Tool.
Davies said the tool provides collision repair shops with an easy-to-use estimate analysis tool.
"The application aids in the repair planning process, and scans estimates for potential overlooked labor operations, line items and customizable charges; Michael delved deeper into the purpose, background and practical use of the tool,” Davies said.
The last presentation of the Mooresville meeting, sponsored by Larry Brolsma of Carolina Collision Equipment, featured Ray Racine from Snap-On.