During this year’s NACE Automechanika show in Atlanta, CARSTAR, North America’s largest multi-store operator network of independently-owned collision repair facilities, will host a series of informative, educational seminars at its CARSTAR Networking Lounge. Participating partners include 3M, AsTech, Axalta, BASF and Sherwin Williams.
NACE Automechanika is one of the leading tradeshows for the automotive industry. It will be held August 8 – 10, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.
At the CARSTAR Networking Lounge, guests can learn more about the benefits of the CARSTAR network, participate in education programs with industry partners, and simply relax from a hectic day on the show floor. The CARSTAR education program schedule includes:
Wednesday, August 8
11 a.m. - AsTech – Pre- and Post-Repair Scanning: Understand the need for pre- and post-repair scanning, how to conduct effective scans and the liability for failure to scan vehicles and incorrect calibration
Thursday, August 9
11 a.m. - BASF – Effective Estimating: Learn the seven KPIs for estimating profitability and get tips for writing more effective and profitable estimates
1 p.m. - 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division – Clean Shop Technology: Put advanced technology and best practices to work in your facility. Learn how some technologies can help reduce dust, enhance efficiency and improve employee productivity and satisfaction
3 p.m. - Axalta – Scheduling to Reduce Cycle Time: Master the scheduling process to improve vehicle flow, balance staff time and resources, improve touch time and profitability and reduce stress
Friday, August 10
11 a.m. - Sherwin Williams – Visually Managed Collision Repair: Gain insight on reducing over-all process drift, increasing compliancy, driving production predictability, and improving employee satisfaction with visual management
All sessions are free and open to NACE Automechanika attendees. Session participants will have an opportunity to win great prizes from the participating vendor partners.
CARSTAR -- a part of the Driven Brands, Inc. family of automotive aftermarket franchise brands -- is North America’s largest Multi-Shop Operator Network of independently owned collision repair facilities with 600 locations in 34 states and 10 Canadian provinces. CARSTARin the U.S. and CARSTAR in Canada deliver national scale, consistently high-quality vehicle repairs, repeatable outcomes and the industry’s highest customer satisfaction ratings; all repairs are backed by a national warranty and service guarantee. Through a variety of fundraising initiatives, CARSTAR, its franchisees, partners and employees have raised over $3 million for Cystic Fibrosis Canada, and has made fighting cystic fibrosis its cause, North American wide. For more information visit www.carstar.comand www.carstar.caand follow on Facebook and twitter. CARSTAR is actively seeking new franchisees. Interested parties should contact 844-906-9764.