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SEMA Show 2010: SCRS Repairer Driven Education to be offered at future SEMA shows

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Nov. 8, 2010—The Society of Collision Repair Specialists’ (SCRS) Repairer Driven Education will continue to be offered at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in future years after the success of last week’s inaugural session at SEMA.

“We’ve built a tremendous foundational relationship with SEMA,” said Aaron Schulenburg, executive director of the SCRS. “This is a long-standing relationship from our perspective, and SEMA has indicated the same back to us.”

The SCRS Repairer Driven Education debuted at SEMA 2010 last week in Las Vegas. Schulenburg says 21 educational seminars were offered, lead by more than 20 course instructors. Registrants were able to attend six different courses.

“We offered courses on what we felt were the most relevant industry topics that got to the core of what repairers need the most today,” Schulenburg said. The SCRS wanted to make sure the courses offered would inspire people to look at their organizations from a different perspective, and advance the way that shop owners run their businesses.

Attendance numbers for the Repairer Driven Education have not yet been release_notesd.

“Overall, this was a tremendous success,” Schulenburg said, “and one that will carry us strongly into next year’s event.”

Schulenburg says the SEMA management has invited the SCRS to be more involved with the Paint, Body and Equipment (PB&E) sector of the show in 2011 to “make sure that the show and the education offered delivers exactly what the industry is looking for.”

“The PB&E section was large this year, with everything you could have wanted in the collision section,” Schulenburg said. “Next year is going to be significantly larger. The industry will be blown away by what they see.”

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