Mechanicsville, Virginia, November 19, 2020 – On Friday, November 6th, the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) concluded accepting entries for their annual raffle. Traditionally held at the SEMA Show, the 2020 raffle was a part of the association’s Repairer Driven Education and SEMA360 experience.
On Monday, November 9th James Rodis, Process, Procedure and Training Manager at Woodhouse Auto Family in Omaha, Nebraska was randomly selected and notified as the winner of a prize package, donated by Reliable Automotive Equipment (RAE) valued at over $19,500!
The package includes one (1) New X-Pac Riveting System with X-press tool box, one (1) Wieländer+Schill work station WS60 steel dent puller with airpuller (AP95), one (1) Vario Drill (WS90), one (1) Flexi Therm Multi-heating pad-System and one (1) Body Saw (WPS 4000). “I am SUPER EXCITED to win this year’s great prize,” shared Rodis. “Woodhouse has always allowed me to do pretty much any training I have wanted and I was pretty happy to be able to win this for our company. The tools in this package would make any leading-edge repair facility proud to own, and I can’t believe my name was selected for them.
To be entered into the drawing, participants had to register for Repairer Driven Education sessions (https://rde.scrs.com) and attend the sessions. SCRS issues certificates of completion once the viewer has watched 90% of the session, and attendees received an entry into the drawing for each course they successfully completed by 5:00pm EDT on Friday, November 6th. Rodis successfully completed 14 sessions during the week of SEMA360.
“The training this year was top notch,” he added. “The sessions are something I will watch multiple times through the year just to burn it into memory. I hope the attendance was high, because too many shop’s get caught up in the day to day of running a business but these sessions are very clearly designed to help grow your business. I just want to thank all the great presenters for their time and dedication to the industry. I learned a lot, and have already started sharing the content within our business.”
“James is right, we all owe a great deal of thanks to the speakers in the program this year,” added SCRS Chairman Brett Bailey. “2020 has been a challenging year for everyone, but these folks all went extra lengths to help us develop material that can live up to the industry’s needs and that will continue to deliver value throughout the year.”
Bailey continued, “It’s also awesome to see one of our members really embracing the material, and dedicating their time to be a student in their business. This was exactly what we hoped would occur with the new online delivery mechanism, and this generous donation from RAE, Inc couldn’t have found a more deserving home. We appreciate Dave and his company stepping up to provide opportunities like this and the immediate value in ROI this prize package creates for the industry by encouraging education.”
“We are always looking for ways to give back to an industry and an organization that we are very passionate about,” added Dave Gruskos, President of RAE, Inc. “This program was a special one to be a part of this year. To me it showed the resilience of the industry and its leadership, in finding way to circumvent the challenges that presented themselves, and continue to produce content that I was personally very proud to be included in. I’m thrilled to see stories like James’ who put a lot of effort into being a part of the event as a consumer, and I’m just honored for the chance to give back.”
The SCRS Repairer Driven Education series will remain available to enroll in and attend through August 2021. To access the education sessions, visit https://rde.scrs.com.
For more information about SCRS, or to join as a member, please visit www.scrs.com, call 1-877-841-0660 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.