Southern States Automotive Contractors Association


Auto Focus 2023 Attracts Diverse Group for Two Days of Collaboration

A diverse group of industry leaders, including contractors, automotive decision-makers, industry experts and elected officials helped make Auto Focus 2023 a success!

Auto Focus is the Southern automotive industry's annual summit to address key issues and create solutions via discussion and collaboration with auto makers, automotive project directors, experts, and industry leaders. Topics addressed include environmental impact, safety, maintenance and reliability, economic development and establishing the next generation of construction and maintenance workers.

Over two days in Charlotte, North Carolina, the Southern States Automotive Contractors Association presented Auto Focus 2023 at the Southeastern Carpenters Training Program's Joint Employer Training Center - a new, ultra-modern facility that trains carpenters and millwrights for employers throughout the region. The event featured both speaking presentations and hands-on demonstrations around the Center. 

Many thanks to industry guest speakers: Nucor’s Tim Hill, Faithful & Gould’s Steve Willcock, Dutch Resources’ Darrin Vander Toorn, Toyota’s Craig Cansler, SIMMCO II’s Bob Frawley, Haztek’s Herb Strong, and Consultant Sally Love. We also were honored to have North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein and NC Department of Commerce Secretary Machelle Baker Sanders offer insightful comments and answer audience questions.

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