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For the second consecutive year, PPG Automotive Refinish is supporting the Repairer Driven Education (RDE) series hosted by the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) during the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. In addition to contributing course content with a program led by Jim Berkey and Mark Mueller, "Load Leveling – The Hidden Enabler for Shop Performance," PPG is the first company to support the program at the Doctorate Level, marking the company as a valued "partner" in the education series, according to SCRS.
"All of us at PPG are excited about helping promote education to the collision repair community with SCRS this fall," said John Parran, director, marketing, PPG Automotive Refinish. "Education is a key part of the value-added services we deliver to our customer base, and it is an honor to be a part of the growing and unique opportunity SCRS has put together with RDE. Last year, we saw great value for the industry from our involvement, and it was an easy decision to continue our support in 2011."
Complementing the education held each day of the SEMA Show, PPG will also co-host the Afterburner evening event with SCRS in the Las Vegas Hilton Sky Villas, immediately following the headline presentation on Thursday, Nov. 3. This evening function will deliver an opportunity to take in some of the most amazing sights of the city from one of the most luxurious suites on the strip, while networking with other shop owners and industry representatives from around the country, SCRS says.
"Education and networking are easily two of the priorities for shops attending industry events such as this," said Domenic Brusco, senior manager, industry relations, PPG Automotive Refinish. "We believe that SCRS as an organization is really connecting with the collision repair community in their ongoing efforts, and the events and information they have put together for the RDE program are great examples of how in tune they are with their membership. This is an exciting opportunity for any shop."
"We couldn’t be more thrilled to have such enthusiastic support and involvement from a company like PPG," added SCRS Chairman Aaron Clark. "This year, RDE and the Collision Repair and Refinish section at the SEMA Show have just grown by leaps and bounds, and it is an honor to see the support we are receiving from the industry via their participation. I know that the education and the evening event are both going to be huge successes that no one will want to miss, and both SCRS and PPG have a few additional special activities in discussion to make this year’s experience at the SEMA Show an even more compelling proposition for collision repairers. All I can say is keep your eyes out for more information, and make sure to register for the education classes early!"
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