SCRS Open Meeting to Feature National and Local Highlights Plus Technical Presentation

Prosser, Washington, March 31, 2015 -  On Tuesday, April 7th, the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) will hold an open board meeting from 3:00-5:00pm at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia, Maplewood room, in Atlanta, Georgia.  The meeting is open to everyone wishing to learn more about the current state of the association's activities and pressing industry topics. Attendees are not required to be a member of SCRS to participate, and pre-registration is not required.


The meeting will include updates and presentations from SCRS staff and committees outlining current and future work initiatives undertaken on behalf of the membership. SCRS will also welcome Howard Batchelor, Executive Director of Georgia Collision Industry Association (GCIA), a SCRS affiliate association, who will provide insights into current projects and initiatives taking place at the regional level as well. 


The agenda will also feature a technical presentation by the SCRS Education Committee which will present a step-by-step analysis of the OEM recommended procedures for replacing a quarter panel on a 3 Series BMW. The committee presenters will highlight the unique operational steps, as well as the ramifications both repairers and consumers need to consider if the recommended procedures are not followed. "The 48 slide depiction of this panel replacement is a tremendous example of how important it is for collision repairers to establish standard operating procedures that include obtaining and studying the OEM documented procedures," shared SCRS Education Committee member Toby Chess. "It will be eye opening information for anyone interested in documenting the importance of conducting proper repairs, and the unsettling results when they are not adhered to."

SCRS' annual election will be held immediately after the open meeting and will conclude by 5:30pm. Participants must be a current member of SCRS to cast a vote in the election.


On Wednesday, April 8th, SCRS will host a Repairer Roundtable from 8:30am - 11:00am, and the SCRS Corporate Member & Industry Awards Lunch from 11:15am - 12:45pm. There is no fee to attend any of the SCRS events. However, pre-registration is mandatory for either or both events on the 8th. Please take the time to register now for the Repairer Roundtable and/or the Awards Luncheon by clicking herePlease register no later than Friday, April 3rd, 2015.


SCRS events in a snapshot:


Tuesday, April 7th

3:00pm - 5:00pm      SCRS Open Meeting

5:15 - 5:30pm           SCRS Annual Election


Wednesday, April 8th

8:30am - 11:00am    Repairer Roundtable*

11:15am - 12:45pm  SCRS Corporate Member & Industry Awards Lunch*


*RSVP now by clicking here or email

For more information about SCRS, or to join as a member, please visit, call toll free 1-877-841-0660 or email us at

About SCRS: 
Through its direct members and 46 affiliate associations, SCRS is comprised of 6,000 collision repair businesses and 58,500 specialized professionals who work with consumers and insurance companies to repair collision-damaged vehicles. Additional information about SCRS including other news releases is available at the SCRS website: . You can e-mail SCRS at the following address: .

SCRS Admin Office


877.851.0660 Fax



Aaron Schulenburg

Executive Director | Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS)



877.435.6028 Fax