SCRS Announces Winner of Annual Prize from the 2019 SEMA Show
Mechanicsville, Virginia, November 19, 2019 – On Friday, November 8th, the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) conducted their annual prize raffle from their booth at the 2019 SEMA Show.
The winner of the 2019 prize – a Spanesi Touch Electronic Measuring System, including one year of Spanesi Touch Electronic Measuring System vehicle data – was Josh Shaw of Shannon’s Auto Body in Brainerd, Minn. The collision center was started by Shannon Christian in 1996 and has grown into a 17,000 sq. ft. facility with 20 employees who seek to utilize the latest in auto repair technology. The shop staff features ASE Certified technicians, is proud to be an I-CAR Gold Class facility and one of the proud new Platinum Members of SCRS after joining in the booth at the SEMA Show earlier in the week.
To become eligible for the drawing, Shaw, Christian and other visitors to the SCRS booth had to pick up a “report card” listing all the exhibiting sponsors of SCRS’ Repairer Driven Education, visit each of their booth locations within the Show, and returned the completed card to the SCRS booth for entry into the drawing.
“I was blown away when I got the call that we won,” shared Shannon Christian. “The number one thing that I wanted to purchase at the SEMA Show this year was that Touch system We spent a lot of time Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday shopping on the Show floor, and planning out equipment needs for a shop expansion I’m working on; I’ve actually been researching that specific system for 2 years now. We want to use it for blueprinting, increasing production and pre and post repair inspections. Winning it frees me up to invest in some of the other equipment I’ve had my eye on as well.”
When asked about his experience this year versus others, Christian had a lot to share. “I’ve been to SEMA every year for the past 10 years, and this year I brought four of my employees. It’s also the first year I took classes, and I was blown away by what we gained from that experience. I was also really excited to spend time in the SCRS booth and demo the new Blueprinting Optimization Tool that SCRS released. I’m even more excited after seeing the demo in person. Honestly, this was simply an amazing Show; such a good experience.”
“We really want to thank Tim Morgan and Spanesi Americas, as well as Cristina, Orazio and the entire Spanesi family for their continued generosity and support over the years,” added SCRS Chairman Brett Bailey. “It’s also really nice to see one of our new members enjoy such good fortune while participating in the SEMA Show. It was also really exciting for all of us to see so many collision repair businesses in the booth on Friday, just waiting to see if they were the winner. It’s a testament to the excitement surrounding the Touch Measuring System, and the value it brings to our audience. We’ve always focused on creating positive impact for those in the industry around us, and this year was special for many reasons; namely that it marked 10 years of SCRS working with SEMA to deliver positive impact at the Show. It’s moments like these when we see members benefit that I’m reminded of how lucky we are to do the work we do, who we get to do it with, and most importantly who we get to do it for.”
“Being involved with SCRS in a capacity of offering this prize experience is something we always see as an opportunity to give back to an industry that continue to be very good to our company,” added Timothy W. Morgan, Chief Operating Officer of Spanesi Americas, Inc. “We have enjoyed a tremendous amount of success during the SEMA Show every year, and it’s exciting to us to see a company like Shannon’s Auto Body win our equipment. Shannon has been a great customer, and we were fortunate to have done business with him earlier in the week as well, and I know this is just a phenomenal way for him to close out his Show. It’s very rewarding to know we are able to help support good people, working to do great things for consumers by investing in their industry, in their business and in acquiring knowledge. We couldn’t be more proud of how this turned out.”
About SCRS’ Repairer Driven Education: The 2019 RDE series marks the 10th delivery of collision repair education programs produced by SCRS for the SEMA Show. The series will feature 5 days of seminar offerings, many of which are uniquely designed and being offered only at the 2019 SEMA Show. Repairer Driven Education includes general sessions Monday – Wednesday, the OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit on Thursday, and the IDEAS Collide Showcase on Friday. Better your business by registering today at www.scrs.com/rde.
About SCRS: Through its direct members and 38 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: www.scrs.com. You can e-mail SCRS at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org.