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CARSTAR North America kicks off MSO network event in Charlotte

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 06:00
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CARSTAR North America will gather this week as one - CARSTAR North America - with the collision repair industry’s largest Multi-Shop Owner (MSO) network event – the 1NE CARSTAR North America Conference held Aug. 23 to 25 in Charlotte, NC.
CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts joined Driven Brands, Inc., in 2015, and in 2016 integrated with CARSTAR Canada to become CARSTAR North America.  Driven Brands is headquartered in Charlotte, and the CARSTAR conference will showcase the Queen City and all it has to offer as well as the racing environment Charlotte is known for throughout the country.
Themed the “1NE CARSTAR,” this year’s CARSTAR Conference will be held at the Westin Hotel in Charlotte as well as the Charlotte Motor Speedway.  More than 1,500 CARSTAR franchisees from across North America, corporate team members, vendors and industry leaders will participate in the event.
It will open with a dinner and awards presentation Wednesday night to recognize several of the top-performing franchisees, then cap off the evening with a special appearance by NASCAR legend Jeff Gordon, courtesy of Axalta Coatings Systems, and a visit to the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
CARSTAR will then shift gears to focus on strategic planning, management and technical education sessions, panel discussions, motivational speakers and an insurance industry forum.   The guests will visit Charlotte Motor Speedway for a vendor expo and an opportunity to take some laps on the 1.5-mile speedway.
“Over the past year, CARSTAR has expanded its presence as the most dynamic company in the collision industry.  Our conference will reflect this with an event where store owners, business leaders, vendor partners and insurance companies come together to help build the collective industry for the future,” said Michael Macaluso, President, CARSTAR North America.  “This is the largest MSO network event of the year, with an incredible lineup of speakers, educational events and networking opportunities exclusively for the CARSTAR store owners.  This is just one of the many resources we provide store owners in the CARSTAR family, and a powerful tool for them to help them gain the edge, grow their business and improve their operations.
CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts-- 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 more than 500 locations in 32 states and 10 Canadian provinces. CARSTAR delivers 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.   It was ranked 106th on Franchise Times® annual Top 200™ ranking of the largest franchise systems in North America and was named 18th on the Kansas City Business Journal’s Top 150 Private Companies list.  The Romans Group LLC ranked CARSTAR the No. 1 largest MSO in North America.  For more information visit www.carstar.com and follow us on Facebook and twitter.  CARSTAR is actively seeking new franchisees.

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