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SCRS Expands Resources in Pacific Northwest

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Sept. 23, 2013—The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) recently announce a new affiliation with the Northwest Automotive Trades Association (NATA), an Oregon-based organization that provides a variety of services to automotive professionals in the Pacific Northwest.

"Any time you have the opportunity to affiliate with the expertise and information found in a national association like SCRS, you do it because of the benefits it ultimately provides to members locally," said NATA executive director Barbara Crest. "SCRS brings us an informed national perspective. They have proven time and again to be a valuable resource that contributes to the success of the industry—the exact kind of partnership that can help collision repairers get up to speed on the issues affecting their businesses.”

"NATA and SCRS share a passion for industry improvement," said SCRS chairman Ron Reichen. "Training and education have become more critical than ever in reaching that goal given the growing sophistication of collision repair. Smart resource planning and mastering new technologies is more important than ever, as is motivating qualified men and women to enter our workforce by compensating them appropriately, creating more professional working conditions and improving trade school curricula and apprenticeship programs. NATA has made outstanding efforts to date in addressing these needs in their region. Working with them to find solutions on a regional and national basis is an exciting prospect, and we look forward to it."

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