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Monday, 11 April 2011 15:59

Houston Auto Body Association Named SCRS Association of the Year

On March 16, 2011 the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) held its Annual Awards Banquet at the Crowne Plaza Meadowlands in Secaucus, New Jersey. As always, the highlight of the event was the presentation of the SCRS Industry Awards, through which the Society recognizes those that demonstrate outstanding service and achievement within the collision repair industry.

The Houston Autobody Association (HABA) was honored with the Affiliate Association Award.

The Affiliate Association Award recognizes an SCRS affiliate that exhibits exemplary actions on behalf of the collision repair professional.

The recipient of this year's award was selected based on the volume of feedback from SCRS' other affiliate associations as the Houston Auto Body Association mixed their vigor for advancing their market with some out-of-the-box thinking to achieve greater transparency in their state's claims settlement practices. Working with the Texas Insurance Department, and solicited participation from the entire market, they facilitated a documented survey of carrier practices and made them available to the public. The initiative's success sparked interest from our other associations interested in creating greater transparency in their own areas toward the ultimate goal of improved understanding of the carriers' processes in a non-legislativeway that brought benefit to all repairers.

HABA President James Brown had this to say, "It is such an honor to receive this Award from such a great organization such as SCRS. I am amazed that even though we are relatively few in number that we have been able to accomplish a great deal. I am so thankfull for all those who have worked so hard in the Association to bring about success in our efforts that has sparked national attention. This recognition should serve as a source of encouragement to all of us and spur other Collision Shops who have not joined in our cause, to do so."

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