SCRS to host National Industry Issues Forum in April

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March 23, 2012—The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) on Thursday announced it will host the National Industry Issues Forum (NIIF) April 25 at the Renaissance Hotel in Oklahoma City, Okla., in conjunction with the organization’s quarterly board meeting.

The NIIF, which the SCRS developed in 1992, is a forum designed to allow collision repair shop operators to exchange ideas on pressing issues facing their businesses and examine potential resolutions. The NIIF is open to all collision repair shop owners and managers, regardless of whether they are SCRS members, the organization said.

"There are still so many issues that are facing our industry today, where repair facilities feel apprehensive about openly discussing the problems they face, for fear that it might impact their current sources of business," said Aaron Clark, chairman of the SCRS. "It is very common for repairers to rely on associations to advocate their message for them, but it is critical that they also hear from each other, and gain an appreciation for the fact that they are not alone in the pressures they feel within their business."

The SCRS said the NIIF will help to calibrate its message and positioning for future industry-related efforts, and ensure that the organization’s perspective reflects the varying viewpoints of the members it serves.

Pre-registration is required to attend the NIIF event. Registration forms can be obtained by emailing the SCRS’ administrative office at For more information about the event, visit

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