SEMA eNews Vol. 18, No. 4, January 22, 2015

Society of Collision Repair Specialists Launches Repairer Driven News

By SEMA Editors

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The Society of Collision Repair Specialists has launched Repairer Driven News (RDN)—an online news portal for headlines, analysis and in-depth reports on current events from the collision-repair vantage point.
   

The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) has announced the launch of Repairer Driven News (RDN)—an online news portal for headlines, analysis and in-depth reports on current events from the collision-repair vantage point. Currently available in desktop and mobile optimized browsers, RDN was formed to offer fresh perspective on issues that matter most to those in the collision-repair business, according to SCRS.

"A well-informed industry is a more viable industry, and we want to empower those in our trade through better awareness," advised SCRS Chairman Ron Reichen. "It is our belief that collision repairers will identify with Repairer Driven News as their own, and that our exploration of business, regulatory and technology issues from the vantage point of the repairer will provide understanding and assistance to business owners and operators we serve."

The website is free of charge and provides a streamlined approach to delivery of news and information for those wishing to browse content. Registered users will be able to receive custom notifications through a daily, weekly or monthly e-mail digest. SCRS has also worked to develop a soon-to-be-released iOS mobile app that will be able to receive alerts as news breaks, with an Android version slated for later in 2015.

John Huetter will serve as RDN's editorial content director. “I'm excited to bring my background in business and online journalism to Repairer Driven News,” he said. “I'm looking forward to giving the industry—from fledgling auto technicians to tenured shop owners—an easy-to-use news portal with fresh insight that gets right to the stories and analysis they need. We want to be timely and responsive in getting information in the hands of the industry, and are really excited about the potential we have to focus attention on news and stories that matter most.”

Sign up for RDN's daily, weekly, or monthly e-mail newsletter by visiting www.repairerdrivennews.com.

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