SCRS Welcomes SCACAR as the newest Affiliate Association

Mechanicsville, Virginia, August 26, 2019 – The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) announces the South Carolina Association of Collision & Autobody Repair as the newest state association to join as an Affiliate Association.

The South Carolina Association of Collision & Auto Body (SCACAR) was established to continually improve the professionalism and business practices of those engaged in the collision repair industry. SCACAR’s main focus is making sure our industry is repairing vehicles back to OEM specifications.

“The technology, equipment, and procedures continue to change at record pace in our industry, making it hard for collision shops and insurance companies to stay up to date,” shared SCACAR President Sarah Myers-Daniels. “We are striving to use the association as a way to help our members keep up with all these changes in our industry. We’ve already found the relationship with SCRS provides access to more information and resources, and we believe the Affiliation helps strengthen that connection in a meaningful way that can be shared with our members.”

In May, representatives of SCRS joined SCACAR and their sister association, the North Carolina Association of Collision & Autobody Repair, at the kickoff dinner for the Carolina’s Educational Collision Conference in Charlotte, NC. The dinner served as a way for tenured association leaders to share lessons learned in association development and the development and utilization of a strong volunteer base.

“It’s great to see members from all over the country who fight the same issues, and how they overcome them,” added Josh Kent, Executive Director of both SCACAR and NCACAR. “From the content we receive from the association on a weekly basis, to the interactions both here locally and at the national meetings that we’ve attended, being able to pass on this type of information is extremely valuable, as is the sense of connection we get from the Affiliation.”

“It’s such an honor for us to be able to work with organizations like SCACAR and to be able to collaborate with them as an Affiliate in bringing change to their local market,” added SCRS Chairman, Brett Bailey. “New groups like this one bring such enthusiasm, and energy, and it’s exactly what the industry needs more of. The Affiliate program was really designed to help newer associations gain from interactions and lessons-learned with some of our more tenured state associations, while building a more unified industry that connects others within the industry working on many of the same issues and toward the same goals. We couldn’t be more pleased to have our colleagues in the Carolinas as a part of SCRS, and anticipate great things coming from the group.”

For other state and regional associations interested in joining the largest national trade association dedicated to representing the collision repair professional, please contact our offices at For more information about SCRS, visit our website at

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: You can e-mail SCRS at the following address: