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Valspar Automotive Shows Support of Industry by Stepping Up as SCRS Corporate Member

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The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) is proud to announce Valspar Automotive as its newest Corporate Member, the latest in a distinguished group of outstanding companies actively supporting SCRS’ mission to represent and inform all segments of the collision repair industry.

valsparValspar Automotive is a leading global manufacturer of automotive paints and refinish products, and has placed great emphasis on finding ways to provide support initiatives and training that produce better market conditions for their customers. In addition to providing the latest in refinishing technology to its users, Valspar Automotive makes available instructional videos and user documentation to compliment the ongoing training classes it holds on every facet of finish applications in its five state-of-the-art training centers worldwide.

Valspar Automotive’s focus on training and informing the industry aligns squarely with SCRS’ own values and the work SCRS undertakes to ensure the professional well-being of the collision repair industry remains healthy and successful.

“We want to support the industry that supports us, and we find a lot of value in engaging with an organization like SCRS who represents the leading businesses in the industry,” said Valspar North American Automotive Marketing Manager Gina Mahan. “SCRS is a proven and effective voice for body shops, and an advocate that helps strengthen the industry as a whole. A healthy, successful collision repair industry is best for everyone, and SCRS makes a significant and noticeable contribution to ensure this is the case; we want to be aligned with organizations like that.”

Valspar Automotive recently responded to an SCRS questionnaire surrounding automotive refinish suppliers’ positions on clearcoat blending; representing the first of many ways the two companies can collaborate to ensure the industry has the reference material necessary to document proper repairs.

“We deeply appreciate Valspar Automotive’s desire to make a positive impact on the collision repair industry through partnering with organizations like SCRS that can make the most difference in the industry,” stated SCRS Executive Director Aaron Schulenburg. “SCRS Corporate Membership has come to be synonymous with the difference-makers in the industry, and it’s so exciting when businesses like Valspar Automotive seek out opportunities to connect for the betterment of all in the field. Our conversations have outlined a lot of parallel objectives, and we look forward to enjoying a long and effective collaboration with them.”

About Valspar Automotive: Valspar Automotive is one of the largest global coatings manufacturers in the world, providing coatings and coating intermediates to a wide variety of customers. Since 1806, Valspar has been dedicated to bringing customers the latest innovations, the finest quality, and the best customer service in the coatings industry. With more than 9,500 employees in over 25 countries, Valspar is in a truly unique position to supply customers with the coating solutions they need.

About SCRS: Through its direct members and 44 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 website: You can e-mail SCRS at the following address: