Billie Estes of Estes Collision & Towing LLC in Miami, Oklahoma won a Spanesi Q5.2 welder that was raffled from the Society of Collision Repair Specialists booth on the closing day of the SEMA Show.

“We have been researching and looking into a new multi metal welder, and this will be a perfect fit for our growing business,” shared Billie Estes of Estes Collision & Towing. “Seeing all the latest tools and equipment, and getting to witness them being used, was absolutely one of our favorite parts of the Show. Just being there was amazing and we definitely look forward to going to more in the future.”

“We actually didn’t realize exactly how many companies sold similar products,” added Amanda Estes. “It really opened our eyes to research each product further. We really feel like this Spanesi Q5.2 in particular is a great fit to exactly what we were looking for; and it will help us continue to grow and expand the services we can offer.”

The Spanesi Q5.2 welder, valued at more than $8,500, is a Synergic welding machine that sports aluminum, silicon bronze and steel torches, along with the accompanying wire. The package included spools of steel, silicon bronze and aluminum wire, as well as an additional spool of “Honda wire” – a reference to the 980-megapascal MAG welding wire Honda has required since 2009.

SCRS wishes to thank Spanesi Americas for its ongoing support, and congratulates Billie Estes for winning a premier, state-of-the-art piece of collision repair technology.

“We really look at the prize experience at SEMA as a way to further give back to those who are making a commitment to invest in their business by seeking out current ideas, information, equipment, and opportunities. We are fortunate to have people like Tim Morgan and the Spanesi family that place as much value in encouraging those at the forefront of the industry as well,” said SCRS Chairman Kye Yeung. “The SEMA Show has always proven that the future is full of promise for collision repairers, and it’s rewarding to see the energy surrounding the education platform right now. It’s an exciting industry, and we are pleased to help lead the way for those looking to the future.”

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