The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) hosted the Repairer Roundtable meeting on April 9, 2014, in Portland, OR. Held in different locations across the country with rotating hosts, the intent is to create a forum for collision repair professionals with conversational agendas that promote healthy dialog surrounding important issues.
Dave Gruskos, of RAE Inc., began the discussion by focusing on the growing use of alternative materials and repair designs found in today's modern fleet, and how those design changes influence the way repair professionals need to approach collision repair.
"It is our belief that starting this discussion on a strong foundation of information will create some really substantial dialog around the issues our industry is facing in this area," shared SCRS executive director Aaron Schulenburg. "Dave is an excellent resource to expose our members and guests to the current technology boom we are seeing, and to underscore the requirements associated with preparation as these advanced high-production models enter our repair businesses. There is a great deal of commitment and investment involved in the pursuit of capability; and understanding what is, and will be, expected of repairers will help in the development of individualized strategy to serve the market."