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SCRS to Hold Open Board Meeting Jan. 23

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Jan. 9, 2013—On Jan. 23rd, the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) will hold an open board meeting from 8–10 a.m. in Palm Springs, Calif.

The meeting will precede the National Auto Body Council (NABC) golf tournament and be held in the Plaza A & B rooms of the Palm Springs Hilton.

On the agenda are updates from the SCRS staff and committees, outlining current and future work initiatives the association has undertaken on behalf of its membership.

The meeting will include a detailed presentation from the SCRS Education Committee, led by committee member Toby Chess. The topic will focus on areas of friction between repair facilities and insurance companies surrounding proper frame and structural repair approaches; including specific misunderstandings that exist in the marketplace and the proper methodology to address welding, pulling, repairing or replacing frames on today's modern fleet.

"Understanding the highly specific requirements that automobile manufacturers expect of repair facilities, should foster an appreciation for the level of complexity involved in these types of repairs," SCRS Education Committee chairman Paul Val said in a statement. "Toby and the committee have done a great job compiling information that exists in the marketplace, and sculpting it into a presentation that should hopefully eliminate some of the tension that exists in this area by broadening the understanding of necessary procedures and equipment."

This meeting is open to any member of the industry who wishes to attend, and there is no registration fee.

SCRS also encourages collision repair professionals to attend the Repairer-Only Forum being held at the Palm Springs Hilton from 5–7 p.m. Jan. 24. This meeting will be a continuation of the previous Repairer-Only Forum held at the SEMA Show in November.

The Forum will enable repairers to receive timely updates on current industry topics and trends discussed at the last meeting, or at the Collision Industry Conference meeting earlier in the day.

Additionally, the January meeting will serve to determine the structure, function, time, date and locations for future meetings in 2013. This event is limited to collision repairers and direct representatives of collision repair businesses. Attendees must present a business card to gain access at the meeting.

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