By CRM staff
Toronto, Ontario -- September 27, 2018 -- As the collision industry takes a shift, it’s important for experts to be prepared for the changes they might have to deal with. This year at the SEMA show, you can expect the BASF Refinish Automotive Coatings to present two educational sessions.
The educational sessions are part of the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) Repairer Driven Education (RDE) series, where seminar leaders will discuss how shops can prepare for a future of collision with OEM procedures at the forefront of repairs and how to ensure a maximum reimbursement from insurers.
“When shops are informed through events like the SCRS RDE series, everyone is better off – shops, dealers, suppliers, manufacturers and drivers,” said Marvin Gillfillan, BASF vice-president business management automotive refinish.
The SEMA show is to take place at Las Vegas Convention Center from October 30 to November 2.
The seminars that are lined up for this event include:
Leading the OEM Transition (Session RD15) – Wednesday, October, 31, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – BASF’s Jeff Wildman and Industry Expert Steve Feltovich explore new vehicle technology and the impact on collision repair. They will explain what the influence of OEMs means for shops and how to lead the change in the market.
Damage Assessment Documentation: Key Steps for Maximum Reimbursement (Session RD18) – Wednesday, October, 31, 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – BASF’s John Shoemaker will follow his Effective Estimating and Basic Blueprinting courses to cover step-by-step documentation tips to help shops gain maximum reimbursement on scanning, related damage, measuring and structure repair time, adhesives and corrosion protection, mechanical repairs, tire documentation requirements, and refinish operations like four-stage paint. Shoemaker will offer successful reimbursement processes for frequently challenged guidelines such as OEM repair procedures, recognized SOPs from 3M, information from DEG inquiries and missed operations identified in the SCRS Guide to Complete Repair Planning.
For more information, visit the BASF booth #20353 at SEMA 2018 in the Central Hall and check out basfrefinish.com.