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IGONC’s 2018 ASTE Large Success, Industry Leaders Recognized During Awards Ceremony

IGONC’s 2018 ASTE Large Success, Industry Leaders Recognized During Awards Ceremony By Chasidy Rae Sisk as printed in Autobody News   On September 28-29, the Independent Garage Owners of North Carolina (IGONC) hosted its 2018 Automotive Service and Technology Expo (ASTE) at the Embassy Suites and Convention Center in Cary, NC. According to IGONC Executive

Lucas Underwood Honored by IGONC

Lucas Underwood Honored by IGONC Raleigh, NC September 2018 – The Independent Garage Owners of North Carolina recently held its annual awards banquet at the Embassy Suites Convention Center in Cary, North Carolina. The focus of the annual event is to recognize industry leaders that have demonstrated above average contributions to the automotive service industry

Jimmie Robertson Inducted to the IGO Hall of Fame

Jimmie Robertson Inducted to the IGO Hall of Fame Jimmie Robertson who served as the CEO of the IGO Insurance Agency and later purchased the Agency was honored at the IGONC Annual Awards Banquet. Touching comments were made by Tim Lasley, Moe Stanley, Bob Pulverenti, Dean Bailey, Gary Summerfield & Randy Lisk. While all the

Advance/CARQUEST Takes Multiple Awards at ASTE

Advance/CARQUEST Takes Multiple Awards at ASTE    Advance/CARQUEST took several awards at ASTE this year. The first went to Chris Chesney for his efforts in working to elevate the automotive aftermarket and working to solve the technician crisis. The next award was for being a major sponsor of ASTE, David Henderson accepted the award. The

Give Away Winners

Tool Give Away Quick Trick Alignment donated two of their tools to be given at ASTE, the winners were Dave Felton of Dave’s Automotive in Red Springs, NC & Robert Crawford of R & N Motors in Sanford. Congratulations to both winners and a big thank you to Quick Trick for being generous. Cash Winners

IGO Presidents Award

  The IGO Presidents Award for 2018 went to Kayo Jenkins of Hubert NC.  Kayo was selected for his work with his local IGO Chapter, working to attract several vendors to ASTE and volunteering at ASTE. Efforts like Kayo’s do not go unnoticed! Thank you, Kayo & CONGRATULATIONS! The Jacksonville IGO Chapter also won the

Town Hall Forum at ASTE

Town Hall Forum at ASTE Carm Capriotto of Remarkable Results Radio was at ASTE to moderate a Town Hall Meeting discussing the Technician Crisis. Panelists were Chris Chesney of CAQUEST, Amy Mattinat of Craftsman Auto, Jim Lasley of Wilson’s Garage and Lucas Underwood of L & N Performance. The Town Hall took place in front

Hurricane Disaster Relief Fund

IGONC Creates Disaster Relief Fund, RepairPal and AutoShop Solutions Match Funds By Chasidy Rae Sisk at printed in Autobody News In response to the devastation seen along the eastern shore of North Carolina and South Carolina following Hurricane Florence, the Independent Garage Owners of North Carolina (IGONC) created a disaster relief fund to help the

2018 ASTE Sponsors and Vendors

Booth # Company 21 ACDC 31,32,33,34 Advance Auto Parts 35 American First Finance 29 AmeriTrust 13 Amsoil 38 ATI 23 AutoTextMe 5,6 Auto Vitals 9 Auto Zone 28 Auto Shop Solutions 16 BTS 22 Campbell Oil 15 Capital 1 4 Carolina BG 47 Clean Burn 3 CB Charge 43 Factory Motor Parts 46 Foothills Wholesale

Estimating Tips from The DEG

Audatex – Frame Replacement Estimate Tips Audatex users having to perform repairs where fluid lines need to be replaced or r/I complete must consider a manual labor time for this operations. Section 4-2 of the DBRM States • Complete R&I of brake line, transmission line, or fuel line is NOT INCLUDED. Section 4-3 Replacement and