Independent Garage Owners
Of North Carolina
Supporting North Carolina Independent
Garage Owners Since 1959
Vendor of the Month
Shop-Ware
Shop-Ware is an innovative shop software company that has supported IGO for years. We are proud to partner with Shop-Ware, congratulations!
Member of the Month
Hudson Autoworks
Hudson Autoworks specializes in collision repair, automotive detailing, and used car sales. Located in Greensboro, Hudson Autoworks joined IGO in January. Congrats Hudson Autoworks!
February Collision News
Caliber Collision Location in Charlotte, NC, Sells for $7 Million

Marcus & Millichap, a commercial real estate brokerage firm, announced Jan. 29 the sale of Caliber Collision South Tryon, a 31,500-square foot property located in Charlotte, NC, according to Justin W. West, regional manager of the firm’s Orlando, FL, office.
COVID-19 Vaccinations in the Workplace: What to Consider for Your Collision Repair Facility

As COVID-19 vaccines roll out across the U.S., employers must determine whether they will require vaccinations in the workplace and if they should set up a program to administer them.
California to License Driverless Cars Operated by Artificial Intelligence

The California Department of Motor Vehicles has officially issued a permit to Baidu USA to begin testing driverless vehicles on public roads in Sunnyvale, CA.
Estimating Tip: Mitchell – Masking within refinished panel perimeter NOT INCLUDED

Recent DEG Inquiry 17278 response from Mitchell states “Perimeter masking is included up to 36 inches, areas requiring masking within the perimeter have not been factored into the refinish allowance.”
IGONC Membership comes with many perks such as chapter meetings, free access to the apprenticeship program, certifications, in-person and online trainings, the annual ASTE show, and TONS of savings from our partner vendors. See our full benefits below!
Upcoming Events
ADAS Training Series: Part 5
February 10, 6:30-8:30PM EST

Join us for our bi-monthly ADAS Training with George Lesniak of Autel. This 7-part series will This class will discuss ADAS Best Practices. Free and open to all.
S Piedmont Chapter Meeting
February 11, 6:00-7:00PM EST
This month we will be discussing credit card processors and payment solutions systems for shops. Which system do you use? What are the perks and what are the cons? What are the other options out there? Join us to discuss what we use and get the inside scoop on the ones you don't. Open to all.
Chris Cotton Lunch & Learn
February 16, 12-1PM EST
Join us and Chris Cotton of AutoFixSOS for this FREE Lunch and Learn webinar! All Numbers Go Back to Happiness! What 2 Groups of People Must You Keep Happy to be Successful? What KPI's are a must for tracking? Join us for free!
Missed some events? Recap on our website!
Tireside Chat: Marketing Best Practices
February 18, 7-8PM EST
Join us for our monthly Tireside Chat! This month our moderator is Margaret Palango, Executive Vice President of Autoshop Solutions. She will be leading discussion on Marketing Best Practices.
Kim Walker Next Door
February 23, 12-1PM EST
If you're like many other shops out there you're wondering how you can benefit from using the "Next Door" app. We hear you! Shop Marketing Pros has done the research, used the app and is ready to answer your questions. Hosted by Kim Walker of ShopMarketingPros, this is a free webinar!
ADAS Training Series: Part 6
February 24, 6:30-7:30PM EST
Join us for our bi-monthly ADAS Training with George Lesniak of Autel. This 7-part series will This class will discuss ADAS Myths and Misconceptions. Free and open to all.
For a full list of our upcoming events, visit our website!
We would like to thank our Preferred Vendor Tekmetric for sponsoring this newsletter! Tekmetric is an excellent auto repair management software. Looking to keep digital vehicle inspections, estimates, repair orders, inventory, job progress, customer communication, invoices & more in one spot? Tekmetric is your one stop shop!