Van Tuyl Group joins NABC

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Aug. 24, 2012—The Van Tuyl Group Inc. has become the newest diamond-level member of the National Auto Body Council (NABC), the highest level of NABC corporate sponsorship.

The Van Tuyl Group provides management consulting services to 70 automotive dealerships nationwide. The company also operates multiple dealership locations with 36 collision repair facilities throughout Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico and Texas.

The NABC said the Van Tuyl Group brings a unique perspective and skill set to the organization as a national dealership MSO.

“The ownership model may be different than those found in the independent collision repair market, but our focus is common—facilitating quality repairs that bring the damaged vehicle back to its pre-crash safety and integrity,” said Chuck Sulkala, executive director of the NABC. “We are pleased to have such a prestigious group lend a hand to our efforts and welcome the thoughts and opportunities they will provide to support and promote the good work our industry achieves both on the job and away from it.”

The NABC said the Van Tuyl Group will be highly involved with the 2012 Recycled Rides program, an initiative through which NABC members refurbish vehicles for donation to families and organizations in need. The Van Tuyl Group will donate 36 vehicles for this year’s effort—one vehicle from each of its collision center locations.

“Our goal is to help NABC reach its long-term goal of 500 simultaneous vehicle donations in 2012,” said Rafael Hinojos, director of collision business development for the Van Tuyl Group.

The Van Tuyl Group said its Recycled Rides donations will be a collaborative effort with the company’s collision center managers and technicians, insurance partners, rental car partners, PPG Automotive Coatings and 3M.

“Van Tuyl Group Inc. and our dealer partners are committed to the industry and the communities in which we operate, so we want to partner with an organization like NABC,” said Darren Huggins, the Van Tuyl Group’s national collision director. “We are honored and humbled for the opportunity to contribute Recycled Rides to families who need a safe and reliable means of transportation.” 

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