SEMA News—October 2020


By Juan Torres

Fixing It Up

Although the SEMA Show has been cancelled for 2020, the annual event continues to have unique value propositions. Collision-repair professionals attend the SEMA Show every year to learn about new tools and products coming into the auto-body repair market. They also attend the SEMA Show to participate in niche-specific educational seminars and network opportunities focused on their market. Below are media outlets that have recently reported on the 2019 SEMA Show and collision-repair technology.

Below are some of the publications that have reported on the successes that companies have experienced with the SDC program.

Body Shop BusinessBody Shop Business

Body Shop Business editors attended the 2019 SEMA Show to find new collision-repair products being introduced into the market. Among those products was Mirka’s AROS-B—a cordless sander that won a 2019 Global Media Award.


Collision Repair

Collision Repair

Collision Repair magazine readers who could not attend the 2019 SEMA Show were given a visual recounting that highlighted the Show’s many exhibitors and products. The editors compiled a comprehensive photo gallery that featured more than 130 images.


Repairer Driven News


The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) offers SEMA Show attendees collision-repair seminars throughout the week of the Show. Repairer Driven News Editor John Huetter highlighted three different SCRS events that were held at the 2019 SEMA Show, including video of all seminars.



Heard on Social Media

“Matt Murphy, chief technology officer for the Material Sciences Corporation, demonstrates ‘quiet steel’ during the Society of Collision Repair Specialists’ 2019 OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit at the SEMA Show.”—Greco Publishing, via Twitter

“Attending SEMA this year??? Don’t forget to register for classes!”—Collision Advice, via Facebook

“Registration for the Society of Collision Repair Specialists’ (SCRS) Repairer Driven Education (RDE) series at the 2019 SEMA Show is open”Autobody News, via Facebook

“SCRS announces details for 2019 OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit at SEMA Show.”—Auto Repair Tech, via Twitter


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