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Thursday, 10 March 2011 22:39

AASP of Pennsylvania Announced as Newest SCRS Affiliate


The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) proudly announces the addition of its newest Affiliate Association, the Alliance of Auto Service Providers of Pennsylvania (AASP-PA).

Based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, AASP-PA is a collision repair association with chapters across Pennsylvania. They are aligned with, as are a number of other SCRS affiliates, the national Alliance of Automotive Service Providers (AASP).Right-click here to download pictures. To help protect your privacy, Outlook prevented automatic download of this picture from the Internet.

AASP-PA consists of three divisions-collision repair, mechanical and towing. The collision repair division gravitated toward SCRS as part of their ongoing efforts to find ways to add value to membership, as well as being driven by their mandate to forge strategic alliances to strengthen the industry.

"SCRS has a national point of view containing many useful insights into the issues affecting collision repairers, and they have a record of being very active on behalf of the industry," explains AASP-PA Executive Director Jerry Schantz. "Our decision to affiliate was based on the fact that our two organizations are looking for the same changes to help our collision members and make our profession stronger. By working more closely with SCRS it will be easier for our members to stay in touch with what's happening in the industry, which in turn will help them adapt to what's coming down the road."

AASP-PA is a long-standing institution in the state of Pennsylvania, with roots dating back to the mid-1950s. "Their collective experience, historical perspective and influence are characteristics we can certainly leverage to the benefit of our members," says SCRS Chairman Barry Dorn. "In addition, our partnership will help us extend the voice, size and scope of the industry in the areas they serve."

"AASP-PA is a leader in local legislative representation for our industry and is very adept at securing technical and other important training for its members, so we are looking forward to sharing thoughts and ideas with them," states SCRS Executive Director Aaron Schulenburg. "They will also provide us an opportunity to solidify our already strong relationship with AASP National. It is a pleasure to welcome them aboard."

About AASP-PA: Centrally located in the state capital of Harrisburg, the Alliance of Auto Service Providers of Pennsylvania supports automotive service providers throughout Pennsylvania. Membership in AASP-PA offers a range of benefits, from health insurance to legislative representation at a state and national level. Centrally located in the state capital of Harrisburg, AASP-PA provides personal support and contact to members via its statewide network of field directors and our chapters. Their website is:

About SCRS: Through its direct members and 39 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 Web site: You can e-mail SCRS at the following address:

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