SCRS Releases Aluminum and Steel Presentations From 2015 OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit at SEMA

Prosser, Washington, December 22, 2015 On Tuesday, December 22nd, the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) announced the availability of feature presentations that were delivered during the second annual OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit (Summit). The event, hosted by SCRS during the 2015 SEMA Show and held on Thursday November 5th, 2015, featured a program designed to put Show attendees in a room with innovators in automotive structural design and technology to focus on emerging trends in vehicle construction and technology.
The day-long agenda featured two pivotal presentations delivered by Doug Richman, Vice President of Engineering and Technology for Kaiser Aluminum and Dr. Blake Zuidema, Director, Automotive Product Applications for ArcelorMittal that highlighted the evolution and future of aluminum and steel substrates (respectively) in advanced vehicle design.
The 2015 OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit was made possible with support from PPG Automotive Refinish; Toyota Motor Sales, USA; CCC Information Services; BASF; Ford Motor Co.; Global Finishing Solutions; General Motors Company: Customer Care & Aftersales and AkzoNobel Automotive & Aerospace Coatings.
For more information on joining as a member of SCRS, and other resources available to the industry, contact our offices via email at, or visit our website at

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:

SCRS Admin Office


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Aaron Schulenburg

Executive Director | Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS)



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