NACE 2007 Highlights
NACE 2007 Highlights
Chris Gardner, author and philanthropist, shared his very personal story of overcoming great adversity to become a successful stockbroker during his hour-long keynote address held during Thursday morning's general session at the 25th annual NACE.
The decrease in the number of claims incresse thentotal losses, salvage parts and changing technologies are some of the challenges facing collision repairers that NACE chairman Darrell Amberson, AAM, outlined during Thursday morning's opening general session, which officially kicked off the 25th annual International Autobody Congress and Exposition (NACE).
The NCAE Exhibitor Show floor opened Thursday with a bang, offering attendees overwhelming opportunities for networking, purchasing and demonstrations.
Many NACE exhibitors have on-site demonstrations as a way to draw attendees to their booths.
The discussion of lean processing took on a creative twist during Friday morning's general session at NACE. The session, which was sponsored by Akzo Nobel, featured a skit titled "Ray's Bar," reminiscent of the old "Cheers" show.
This year, NACE offered 54 sessions - 34 of them on brand new topics - in seven specialized tracks. Attendees were able to take part in a variety of classes that catered to their specialty and interest.
Dave Ludwig, owner of Prestige Auto Body in Manchester, N.H., received the Automotive Service Association (ASA)/National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Top Score Award from Darrell Amberson, NACE chairman, during Friday's generall session. The award recognizes the ASA Collision Division member who recived the highest score on the ASE master collision repair/refinish certification test.
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