SAAR in Canada Becomes Newest Association to Affiliate with SCRS

Prosser, Washington, January 10, 2019 – The Saskatchewan Association of Automotive Repairers (SAAR) , closed out 2018 as the most recent collision repair association to affiliate with the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS), and the third such association in Canada.

The Saskatchewan Association of Automotive Repairers is a non-profit organization of automotive repairers and associated firms whose concerns are the promotion and development of their industry in all its aspects. The association also represents the collision repair industry to the Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) and the public, while also providing programs, training and membership meetings and conferences.

“Our industry is going through disruptive changes,” shared Tom Bissonnette, SAAR Executive Director, “and SAAR is looking to provide its members with as much information & training as we possibly can to help them make the necessary changes in their business in order to survive and thrive.”

“After being associated with SCRS through events like CIC and SEMA,” Bissonette continued, “we have concluded that connecting with our counterparts in the States, and Affiliating with SCRS will give our members a great conduit to information that will help them meet the demands of the fast changing collision industry. It is our hope that the relationship will promote a collaborative exchange of ideas and solutions to our mutual challenges in both countries, and that we can use some of the really spectacular work SCRS has put together, with resources like Repairer Driven News, to share with our membership.”

“It’s always a tremendous honor to have the ability to formally grow our network of groups interested in advancing the collision repair profession,” added Kye Yeung, SCRS Chairman. “The fact that the work developed by our organization has international appeal, to associations and across our borders, further reinforces the global challenges that face our industry and the hope that lies in addressing those challenges through collaboration and communication. As that network of communication grows, both through added Affiliate Associations and through the addition of individual locations, the stronger the industry becomes as a result. On behalf of the SCRS Board of Directors, we welcome our colleagues in Saskatchewan, and look forward to the good work we can do with one another.

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