SCRS to Hold Repairer Roundtable in Atlanta, GA

Prosser, Washington, March 17, 2015 - On Wednesday, April 8th, the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) will hold the newest Repairer Roundtable gathering from 8:30 - 11:00am in Atlanta, Georgia.


The morning meeting will feature a panel and live audience discussion. The topic will focus on safety and preventative measures collision repairers should be taking as the materials we work with - and our knowledge of them - evolve in the vehicles we see entering our shops. This can range from cleanliness habits to understanding metallurgical reactions different materials demonstrate to things such as heat, pulling, contamination or other environmental factors. The conversation will touch on considerations in preparing for future tools, fire suppression, dust and debris containment, protective equipment, and why certain practices and procedures aren't optional. 


The panelist will discuss a variety of recommendations for preparation and preventative measures every shop should be looking at, whether they are diving into OEM aluminum certifications or working on ultra-high strength steels.


The panel will feature industry veterans Steve Marks, Industry Technical Support Manager at the I-CAR Tech Center; Ken Boylan, Global Training Manager for Chief Automotive Technologies; and Dave Gruskos, President of Reliable Automotive Equipment.


Audience members are encouraged to come prepared to pose questions and share experiences as well, transitioning the panel discussion presentation into a true roundtable discussion amongst those present. The event is open to all industry members that wish to learn from and support initiatives that foster a better informed industry, but we do request an RSVP to accommodate for space. Click here to indicate your participation.


Following the roundtable at 11:15am, SCRS will host the annual Corporate Member & Industry Awards and Recognition Luncheon. Collision Industry Conference (CIC) will start after that at 1:00pm.


There is no fee to attend any of the SCRS events. However, pre-registration is mandatory for either or both events. Please take the time to register now for the Repairer Roundtable and/or the Awards Luncheon by clicking here
Please register no later than Friday, April 3rd, 2015.


SCRS events in a snapshot:


Tuesday, April 7th

3:00 - 5:00pm      SCRS Open Meeting

5:15 - 5:30pm      SCRS Annual Election


Wednesday, April 8th

8:30 - 11:00am    Repairer Roundtable*

11:15 - 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 45 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