SCRS Welcomes KPA as its Newest Corporate Member

Prosser, Washington, October 15, 2015 The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) has proudly welcomed Lafayette, Colorado-based KPA, a service provider for collision repairers and dealerships, as its newest corporate member.
The Inc. 5000 member is latest to join an esteemed group of companies supporting SCRS' mission to educate, inform and represent the collision repair professional throughout all segments of the industry.
"KPA is honored to join the Society of Collision Repair Specialists and looks forward to working with their other members in the months ahead," said Vane Clayton, president and CEO of KPA. "This membership is especially exciting for our team as KPA continues to grow our collision services and expand our software offerings and consultation services to support our collision clients' needs."
The SCRS mission to educate, inform and represent is matched by KPA's own; the company helps clients achieve regulatory compliance, control risk, protect assets and effectively manage employees in areas such as environmental health, safety, and HR management.
"Our Environmental Health & Safety solutions help over 800 collision centers manage waste and air quality issues, protect their employees from respiratory hazards, save money on workers' compensation premiums and decrease the time typically required by managers to train employees in the areas of safety and compliance," said Eric Schmitz, KPA Environmental Health & Safety Product vice president.
KPA and the National Automobile Dealers Association also supported the collision repair industry this year with a joint silica dust study. That research, showing that body shop workers aren't in significant danger from fine silica particles, might persuade federal officials that the industry deserves an exemption from expanded federal scrutiny.
"KPA helps makes collision repair shops safer and better through its environmental and HR consulting and software, and its very business centers on the concepts of education and fostering knowledge which are central to SCRS' mission," SCRS Chairman Andy Dingman said. "We are very excited to have them on board, and look forward to a long and fruitful partnership."

About KPA: KPA delivers Environmental Health & Safety, HR Management and Sales & Finance Compliance programs that help our clients achieve regulatory compliance, control risk, protect their assets, and effectively manage people through a combination of innovative software, award-winning training and onsite consulting. More than 5,200 clients, including eight out of 10 of the largest dealership groups in the country, count on KPA for its program offerings. KPA has been endorsed by 26 dealer associations at both the national and state level and is a founding member of the Clean Auto Alliance. For more information, visit

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:

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