Category: ASTE

Charity Car Lives On

April 15th, 2020 by

I got a call from a gentleman named Bill in Mount Vernon, Va.  the other day who recently purchased a TR6. He found a MORROBUILT engine plaque #24 in the glove box and tracked me down thanks to Google.   Bill shared his Triumph history with me and said he purchased a new British Racing […]

ASTE April 2020 Update

April 15th, 2020 by

ASTE will be held September 24-26, 2020 at the recently renovated Embassy Suites Convention Center in Cary, NC. This is the largest show of its kind on the east coast with nationally known speakers. We have added all day seminars on Thursday with a total seminar selection of over 50 technical and management choices. Speaker […]

ASTE 2020 Update

March 17th, 2020 by

ASTE will be held September 24-26, 2020 at the recently renovated Embassy Suites Convention Center in Cary, NC. This is the largest show of its kind on the east coast with nationally known speakers. We have added all day seminars on Thursday with a total seminar selection of nearly 50 technical and management choices. Speaker […]

ASTE 2020 Update

February 17th, 2020 by

ASTE will be held September 24-26, 2020 at the recently renovated Embassy Suites Convention Center in Cary, NC. This is the largest show of its kind on the east coast with nationally known speakers. We have added all day seminars on Thursday with a total seminar selection of nearly 50 technical and management choices. Speaker […]

ASTE Continues to Grow

December 17th, 2019 by

The Independent Garage Owners of North Carolina are pleased to announce expanded training opportunities at ASTE 2020. Beginning in 2020 the event will feature 3 full days of technical, management and service advisor training. The addition of Thursday will feature seminars lasting 7 hours which will provide attendees more intense training. ASTE 2019 drew attendees […]

Time for your Apprentice? by IGONC President John Hill

October 21st, 2019 by

Hopefully you were able to attend ASTE and gain from the experience. What a great event! It is always so exciting  to see all of your industry friends and terrific instructors gathered in one place, all for the goal of improving  businesses and lives. Thanks to the entire team of staff (Bob & Tricia) and […]

IGONC Elects New Board of Directors

October 21st, 2019 by

IGONC Elects New Board of Directors The Independent Garage Owners of North Carolina recently installed new officers at its annual banquet in conjunction with ASTE. The new Board includes: John Hill, Autotrends, Greensboro – President Stan Creech, Creech Import Repair, Raleigh – Vice-President Todd Compton, Compton’s Automotive, Charlotte -Treasurer Kayo Jenkins, Kayo’s Auto Service, Hubert […]

ASTE 2019 Expected to be IGONC’s Largest Show Yet

September 10th, 2019 by

Raleigh, NC (September 10, 2019) – As part of its efforts to help ensure independent automotive service professionals are properly educated in order to safely repair customers’ vehicles, the Independent Garage Owners of North Carolina (IGONC) will host its 2019 Automotive Service and Technology Expo (ASTE) on September 27th through 29th at the Embassy Suites […]

August Regional Meetings

July 16th, 2019 by

IGO is once again doing a series of regional meetings in August. Rick White of 180 BIZ & Jimmy Lea of Kukui will be the speakers.  Rick White will have two topics that will be alternated in the various cities, “Filling the Service Bays” & the “Top Ten Sales Mistakes and How to Avoid Them”. […]

ASTE 2019 Is Growing Near

July 16th, 2019 by

ASTE continues to grow and improve every year and this year is no different.  The event is scheduled for September 27 & 28, 2019 in the completely renovated Embassy Suites Convention Center in Cary. The event will kick off on Thursday evening with a pre-party at Rally Point located just across the street. Attendees will […]