More repairers have joined industry efforts to execute a “responsible pushback” against insurance companies, namely the Oregon Collision Repair Specialists (OCRS). Executive Director Edward Dahm said the newly formed statewide shop association will be offering support to those Oregon shops interested in fighting back against questionable insurer business practices.
“Our state has a long history of being at the forefront of industry trends, and for being progressive in addressing industry issues,” said Dahm. “The Oregon Collision Repair Specialists will continue that tradition by being a strong voice for repairer rights, consumer education and free market practices in our industry.”
Dahm said the OCRS will offer legislative and educational assistance to Oregon shops that desire to oppose trends they feel could lead to diminished repair standards or service for Oregon consumers.
“Leaders in our industry around the state see this new organization as an important step in helping our trade create fair and equitable business practices in the collision industry to benefit our customer, the driving public,” Dahm said.
Dahm has been a collision repairer for 40 years and is a former executive director of the Oregon Autobody Craftsman Association and the Northwest Automotive Trades Association. He has also served on the national boards of the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) and the National Auto Body Council.
The OCRS has become the latest affiliate of the national SCRS.
For more information about the OCRS, call (503) 250-1134 or e-mail [email protected].