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Friday, 11 May 2018 16:54

SCRS Meeting Includes Election, Awards, Info Related to DEG

Written by Autobody News Staff
Matthew McDonnell of Big Sky Collision in Montana Matthew McDonnell of Big Sky Collision in Montana

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During an awards luncheon following the meeting, SCRS recognized the “Who Pays for What?” surveys with an “Industry Service Award.” SCRS Board Member Amber Alley, who presented the award, said the surveys have “helped reshape the conversation that so many of us have on a daily basis.”


“It has provided the industry with a tool that has made negotiations more transparent, and for many of us has made this complicated industry feel a little more manageable,” said Alley, who manages Barsotti’s Body & Fender, an OEM-certified shop in San Rafael, CA. “As a shop operator, I find this resource to be valuable beyond words. It has given me and my shop the confidence to say, ‘I know I’m not the only one.’”


Yoswick accepted the award, noting that Anderson regretted that he couldn’t be there as well.


“But he is out on the road doing what he does 300-plus days of the year, which is helping improve this industry,” Yoswick said. “Mike and his team at Collision Advice, and Chuck Cogan and I at CRASH Network, while we’re grateful to receive this, feel it’s actually the 3,237 shops that have taken at least one of the surveys over the three years … that are the ones who make possible what we have done with the surveys.”


SCRS Board Member Brett Bailey, who chaired the association’s awards committee, said the award is not presented every year but recognizes organizations that “provide the industry and its members with a critical resource.” Past recipients include I-CAR, the National Auto Body Council and the Collision Repair Education Foundation.


He said the “Who Pays” surveys are well-deserving of the award because “the tool that they have put in place is delivering information to shops that aren’t able to be in this room, information that is invaluable to shops … across the country.”


PPG Director of Business Development Bill Shaw was also honored at the luncheon, receiving the SCRS “Humanitarian Award” for his work as president of the Collision Industry Foundation (http://collisionindustryfoundation.org). The nonprofit organization assists members of the industry impacted by natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy. Most recently, the Foundation helped 78 families with ties to the industry in Texas and Florida after hurricanes Harvey and Irma.


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