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SCRS Aligns with SEMA Show

The 2010 SEMA Show Paint & Body Equipment (PBE) area is growing through a new affiliation between SEMA and the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS). SCRS will be collaborating with SEMA as the host of “Repairer Driven Education,” which will premier this year in a prominent location within the show – slated for Nov. 2-5 in Las Vegas during Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week – resulting in a much larger footprint dedicated to the collision repair industry.

"We look forward to working with the SCRS to develop a valuable and relevant educational program," said SEMA VP of Marketing and Member Services Tom Myroniak.

Typically featuring 50-60 sessions throughout the week, the educational program is one of the cornerstones of the annual trade-only event. SCRS’ Repairer Driven Education at SEMA will feature an array of topics
and course selections covering issues that impact collision repairers
across the nation.

"As more and more attendees at the SEMA Show become interested in the paint and body market, it is becoming increasingly more important to incorporate seminars targeted specifically to this audience," said Myroniak. "Working with the SCRS will be instrumental in helping us deliver value to this growing group."

In addition to the educational offerings and collaborative work in the PBE wing of the show, SCRS will hold its fall board meeting at the SCRS headquarters hotel, the Las Vegas Hilton. These meetings will be held in conjunction with other industry events, such as the Collision Industry Conference (CIC), to be held at the same location. Previously, SCRS and CIC held their meetings in conjunction with NACE, which has been rescheduled for Oct. 10-13 as part of the Automotive Service Association’s Automotive Service & Repair Week.

"Responding to our membership’s needs and desired direction has always been one of the strong traits of SCRS," added SCRS Chairman Barry Dorn. "Through ongoing discussions with our membership, it is obvious that there is a strong desire to participate, and have representation, in this event. Partnering with SEMA to significantly enhance the offerings available to our industry makes a lot of sense, and we are ecstatic to build upon what is shaping out to be a very strong foundation between SCRS and the SEMA Show."
"We’re constantly adapting to changes in the industry," said Chris Kersting, SEMA president and CEO. "We challenge ourselves to deliver high value to both exhibitors and attendees, all with the goal of providing them with a show that is current and relevant."

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