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Refinish Distributors Alliance hosts spring conference

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 07:00
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The Refinish Distributors Alliance held its Spring Membership Meeting March 29-31 at the Omni Downtown Austin Hotel in Texas. They had record turn out with over one hundred members and manufacturers in attendance. This event was another exceptional RDA experience intended to impact attendees in very positive ways, both personally and professionally!

The three days included roundtable discussions about today’s version of a “Lean” Delivery Schedule and Alternate Revenue Streams. They had a rodeo, which included one-on-one meetings with manufacturers and members with great raffle prizes given away throughout the event.

The keynote speaker was Matt Tenney, a social entrepreneur and the author of Serve to Be Great. Matt works to develop highly effective leaders who achieve lasting success by focusing on serving and inspiring greatness in the people around them. Everyone received one of Matt’s personally signed books. Later the excitement of the casino night, which ended with some awesome raffle prizes, was enjoyed by everyone.

Executive Director Robert McKenzie Jr. said,” We appreciate the support of our members and manufacturers. We would like to thank all of our manufacturers who sponsored this event making it such a success. We strive to find ways to elevate the content with relevant information and take aways that everyone can benefit from.”

RDA/IMPACT is the largest national group of refinish jobbers dedicated to providing quality services and products to their collision shops.  RDA has 18 members, representing over 200 locations. Members service over 4000 collision centers throughout the United States. It represent a cross-section of all major refinish brands and does over $485 million in sales as a group, comprising around 16% of the refinish business nationwide. 

Those interested in joining RDA/IMPACT should contact Robert McKenzie, Jr. directly at 731-217-9081 or via email at robertemckenzie@me.com. For more information on RDA/IMPACT visit their web site at www.rda-impact.com  or contact Melisa Jolls at 908-251-5713 or email: meljolls@earthlink.net.

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