On Friday, Nov. 2, the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) conducted its annual prize raffle from its booth at the 2018 SEMA Show.
Adam Podell of AMP Custom Paint and Collision in New Carlisle, IN, watched in person as his wife Stephanie’s name was drawn as the winner of a Spanesi 14500A inverter spot welder, valued at over $28,000.
“First off, thank you for the opportunity to win such a great prize,” Adam shared. “We are a small, family-owned, younger shop, which we started without a lot of money but with a ton of hard work. Investing in equipment is important, and you need to be able to afford the proper tools to do the job to expand the type of work you take in. This is something we could not have afforded for a few more years. It will be a great addition to our business, and I believe it will be part of what starts to set us apart from other shops in and around our area. We want to be a leader in newer repair technologies, and this is a great step toward that goal.”
To become eligible for the drawing, Adam and other SCRS booth visitors had to pick up a "report card" listing all the exhibiting sponsors of Repairer Driven Education and visit their booth locations within the Show. They then returned the completed card to the SCRS booth for entry in the drawing.
“I’ve been attending SEMA for about 12 years now, and it’s an amazing display of cars, products and tools that are used in our industry,” Adam added. “It is a motivating experience. Every time I go, I get inspired. I’m really looking forward to gaining more information in the collision repair industry from joining SCRS while at the show. I want to build a company that is successful, respected by its customers and community, and build on our already great reputation. I’m really excited about all of this.”
AMP Custom Paint and Collision joined SCRS as a General Member during the SEMA Show on the suggestion of another veteran association member.