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CCAR recognizes 100th green shop

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Feb. 23, 2011 — An eco-friendly body shop in Schaumburg, Ill., recently became the 100th to achieve the Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair’s (CCAR) GreenLink Shop status.

Nationwide Auto Body was recognized with the certification, introduced in January 2010 to promote shops that maintain high standards of excellence in environmental, health and safety practices.

“My 18-year-old daughter Colleen has pushed me to make Nationwide Auto Body eco-friendly since she was 12,” said Michael Gleason, president of the company. “My family is very outdoors-oriented, and we are trying to do our part.”

GreenLink status is an extension of the CCAR-Green Link Environmental Compliance Assistance Center and S/P2 Safety and Pollution Prevention E-learning Program. To achieve GreenLink status, shops need to meet standards in business operations, employee training, safety compliance and environmental management.

“Repair facilities’ strong interest in industry recognition of their shared commitment to workplace safety and environmental best practices has been at the heart of the GreenLink Shop program since its introduction,” said Daren Fristoe, CCAR president and CEO.

For more information about GreenLink, go to or call 888.476.5465.

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