The Carolinas Collision Association (CCA), in partnership with the Tennessee Collision Repairers Association (TCRA) and Gulf States Collision Association (GSCA), will be holding its first combined annual Southeast Collision Conference June 24-25, 2022 in Richburg, S.C., at the Gateway Conference Center.
Prior to the conference kickoff, Collision Hub’s Kristen Felder and Larry Montanez (P&L Consultants) will be holding an event on June 23 on total loss processes and employee pay plans. This event will also feature Rachel James (Northwestern Mutual).
There will also be an industry mixer and awards show exclusive to participating members and vendors on the evening of the 23rd to celebrate industry professionals from the local area. At the event, a vehicle provided by North Carolina Farm Bureau and repaired by K&M Collision of Hickory, N.C., will be donated via the National Auto Body Council’s Recycled Rides program to a deserving person selected by Safe Harbor, a Christ-centered community for rebuilding, renewing and recovery.
On June 24-25, Assured Performance will kick off the conference with a workshop featuring Mike Anderson, followed by classes with speakers Rachel James (Northwestern Mutual); David Luehr (Elite Body Shop Solutions); Kristen Felder (Collision Hub); Larry Montanez (P&L Consultants); Bruce Schronce (StrongLead); Michael Bradshaw (K&M Collision); David Willett (Spark Underwriters); Richard and Sam Valenzuela (NABR); Alex Whittit (Intrepid Direct); and Mark Olson (Veco Experts).
Over $1,000 in prizes will be up for grabs for attendees and members of CCA, TCRA and GSCA who participate in diverse skills challenges judged by special guests and other industry professionals. There will also be an “open mic” session with industry leaders Mike Anderson, Mark Olson, Michael Bradshaw and Kristen Felder.
Also featured will be live demonstrations on equipment from Lombard Equipment, Pro Spot, Autotality, Keco and Betag, plus training classes for every skill level. Finally, the John Eagle vehicle will be on site thanks to Intrepid Direct Insurance.
Sponsors making this event possible include:
- Lombard Equipment
- Calibrators of the Carolinas
- Shop Fix
Gold Level Sponsors
- Betag North America
- Assured Performance