On Thursday, Sept. 21, the North Carolina Association of Collision and Autobody Repair (NCACAR) held a membership meeting at the Burlington Shrine Club. 

A Kentucky car dealership has been accused of engaging in “unfair and deceptive practices that harmed Kentucky consumers,” according to a lawsuit filed in early August by the state’s Attorney General, Andy Beshear

On Sept. 26, the Auto Body Association of Connecticut (ABAC) kicked off its 2017-18 session with a 3M Industry Night at the U.S.S. Chowder Pot IV in Hartford, CT. 

Friday, 13 October 2017 20:54

AASP-PA Shops Survive 2017 Summit

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AASP-PA hosted its 2017 Shop Survival Summit at the Wyndham Hotel in Gettysburg, PA, during the weekend of Sept. 22--24. 

Friday, 13 October 2017 17:00

IGONC’s Revived ASTE Yields Great Responses

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The Independent Garage Owners of North Carolina (IGONC) hosted its 2017 Automotive Service and Technology Expo (ASTE) on Sept. 29--30 at the Embassy Suites and Convention Center in Cary, NC. 

The Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG) held a Regional Meet-Up at the Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor, MD, on Sept. 13.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017 16:48

Texas Shops Speak Out Against Photo Estimating

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Since insurance companies began utilizing cell phone apps for photo estimating a few years ago, it has become a topic of great concern among many collision repair professionals.

The city of Vallejo, CA, is known for being the home of the Six Flags Discovery Kingdom theme park, the now-defunct Mare Island Naval Shipyard, the regional office for Region 5 of the United States Forest Service and the birthplace of racing legend Jeff Gordon. 

A few years ago, I spoke at a collision trade association meeting about marketing and advertising in the body shop world.

Monday, 09 October 2017 17:53

OR Association Conducting Labor Rate Survey

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The Oregon-based Northwest Automotive Trades Association (NATA) is conducting a collision repair labor rate survey this fall.

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