WIN $10,000 Rivet Gun from SCRS Booth at SEMA!

Prosser, Washington, October 29, 2015 The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) has made it a priority over the past five years to arrange opportunities for SEMA Show attendees to win some of the most sought-after tools in the industry. This year's prize has been provided exclusively by Reliable Automotive Equipment, Inc. (RAE), and features the highly lauded XPress 800 pneumatic-hydraulic universal rivet gun (MSRP $10,900).
The XPress 800 is specifically approved for use in the Mercedes-Benz and TESLA certified repair programs, and is now approved by GM for use on Cadillac CT6.
"This is the ultimate riveting tool," shared Dave Gruskos, President of Reliable Automotive Equipment, Inc. "It can be upgraded with options to handle most all of todays and tomorrows fasteners, making this the tool of the future for any shop looking to repair the more advanced structural elements on modern day vehicles."
The set will include the XPress 800 powerpack, short stroke cylinder, C-arm, and a tool box that includes a punch out die for self-piercing rivets, 3mm and 5mm dies to install self-piercing rivets and a distance adaptor.
The drawing will be held from the SCRS booth (North Hall #11173) at 1:00pm on Friday, November 6th.
To be entered into the drawing, attendees who visit the SCRS booth will be provided with a report card that features the locations of companies which have generously supported the SCRS Repairer Driven Education series at the SEMA Show. Attendees who visit each sponsor listed and ask about their products and services will receive a stamp on the card from the company. Once a stamp from each sponsor company has been collected, the completed card can be returned to the SCRS booth to be entered into the drawing. All cards must be returned by 11:59am on Friday, November 6th to be eligible.
"The architecture of the current and future fleet is developing at such a rapid rate, and it is critical for repair facilities to have the equipment necessary to tackle the evolving approaches automakers are using to join their vehicle components together," states SCRS Chairman Andy Dingman. "We are really fortunate to have the support and involvement of a company like RAE that shares our vision, and understands the value in giving back to the industry and those investing into the future of the trade by acquiring knowledge at a venue like SEMA.  We certainly feel fortunate to offer such a highly sought after piece of equipment, and wish all our attendees great luck in getting selected!"
Repair businesses who are interested in winning these tools and other valuable collision repair related items should come to SCRS' booth #11173 to learn more.
SCRS would also like to encourage attendees to register for SCRS' Repairer Driven Education (RDE) series on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, and the OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit on Thursday at the SEMA Show. Both programs will focus on delivering information to your business relative to maintaining pace with the rapid advancement of vehicle technology and offer solution-oriented ways to address other marketplace challenges. To stay ahead of the curve and join the thousands of repairers who have already registered to attend these market-leading education programs, visit, or registration will be available onsite outside the classrooms found in the upper level of North Hall, in rooms N231-N241.
The 2015 Repairer Driven Education series is made possible with the support of PPG Refinish Products; Toyota Motor Sales, USA; CCC Information Services; BASF; Ford Motor Co.; Global Finishing Solutions; General Motors Company: Customer Care & Aftersales; AkzoNobel Automotive & Aerospace Coatings; AudaExplore, a Solera Company; LKQ Corporation; Spanesi Americas Inc; Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes, Inc; Pro Spot; Paint Body & Equipment Specialists (a division of the Auto Care Association), Alliance of Automotive Service Providers (AASP) and Reliable Automotive Equipment, Inc.

About SEMA and the SEMA Show: The SEMA Show is a trade show produced by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), a nonprofit trade association founded in 1963. Since the first SEMA Show debuted in 1967, the annual event has served as the leading venue bringing together manufacturers and buyers within the automotive specialty equipment industry. Products featured at the SEMA Show include those that enhance the styling, functionality, comfort, convenience and safety of cars and trucks. Additional details available at or, (909) 396-0289.
About SCRS' RDE Series: REPAIRER DRIVEN EDUCATION (RDE) series will feature 4 days of seminar offerings, many of which are uniquely designed and being offered only at the 2015 SEMA Show. Each of the courses has been individually selected or crafted by SCRS because the content specifically focuses on information that is relevant to the diverse array of marketplace perspectives within the collision repair industry. More information is available 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:

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