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Record growth reported for SEMA collision repair section

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Oct. 18, 2011—The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) on Monday announced the Collision Repair and Refinish section of the 2011 SEMA Show has experienced record-setting levels of growth.

The SCRS reported the following statistics that reveal increased collision industry participation at the SEMA Show:

• Registered attendees who hold positions in the collision repair industry increased 44 percent compared to 2010.
• The exhibitor count in the collision repair section increased 26 percent compared to 2010.
• More than 60 first-time exhibitors will be present at this year’s show.
• Registration for SCRS’ Repairer Driven Education (RDE) series increased 300 percent compared to 2010.

"We are thrilled with how the 2011 Show has shaped up in terms of both content and overall attendance,” said Aaron Schulenburg, executive director of the SCRS. "Working with SEMA and show management to heighten the focus and experience for collision repairers has certainly helped grow the repairer's footprint in the show. The pre-registration numbers alone substantiate the collision repair industry's desire to have repairers, vendors, educators and industry groups under one roof, while retaining the ability to capitalize on the ample opportunities for repairers that are generated by SCRS and the SEMA Show."

"In many ways the show is a direct reflection of the industry,” said Peter MacGillivray, vice president of events and communications for SEMA. "The confidence that the collision industry has in the 2011 SEMA Show has really been demonstrated by the reaction and the unprecedented growth in participation. We couldn't be more pleased to embrace the influx of collision repairers, and the caliber of content SCRS and others have brought to our show on their behalf."

The 2011 SEMA Show is scheduled for Nov. 1-4 in Las Vegas.

For more information about the 2011 SEMA Show, visit

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