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Southern Automotive Repair Conference


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The Southern Automotive Repair Conference is an annual event that began in 2012 as a platform to showcase the collision repair industry and address issues unique to body shops. Five years later, SARC has become the premiere industry event for the Southeastern United States.

The enduring purpose of SARC is to provide an annual forum for collision repair professionals in the region – where attendees can visit exhibits, receive important industry information and training, stay abreast of new vehicle technologies, learn the best methods for marketplace success, and stay focused on consumer safety.

SARC is hosted by the state body shop associations of Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. The conference organizers are Steve Plier with ALARISE (AL) autosteve716@gmail.com, and Georgia Thorson of TCRA (TN) georgia.thorson@gmail.com. Both organizers also work full time in the collision repair industry.