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NABC’s Recycled Rides, First Responders to Demonstrate at NACE

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July 16, 2015—The National Auto Body Council’s (NABC) announced on Wednesday that it will hold demonstrations for its Recycled Rides and First Responder Emergency Extrication (FREE) programs at the 2015 NACE/CARS Expo & Conference.

Each day of NACE, held July 23-25 at the COBO Center in Detroit, two vehicles will be presented to local individuals and nonprofit organizations that are in need of reliable transportation. The Recycled Rides program is a collaborative effort by NABC members in the collision industry to repair and donate vehicles to those in need.

Members of the NABCl have donated vehicles for live demonstrations on the floor by Detroit-area first responders as they practice extrication techniques on late-model vehicles. The FREE program provides hands-on exposure to advanced vehicle technology, including high strength steels, sophisticated electronics and multiple airbag system.

”These program presentations at NACE showcase the professionalism, integrity, and impact of the collision industry,” said Chuck Sulkala, NABC executive director. “We are proud of the impact National Auto Body Council members make in local communities nationally through our Recycled Rides and First Responder Emergency Extrication programs. We urge NACE attendees to carve time out in their busy show schedules to personally witness these inspiring programs first-hand, and talk to us about how to implement these same programs in your own community.”

All Recycled Rides presentations will take place on the main stage of the NACE show floor. The FREE demonstrations will be at Demo Zone 5. The NABC booth number is No. 1100.

The full schedule is as follows:

Thursday, July 23

2:30 pm          Recycled Rides

                       Presented by Gerber Collision & Glass, Allstate and GEICO:

                       Recipients – Gold Star mother and veteran from Michigan Veterans Foundation

3:30 pm          First Responder Emergency Extrication (FREE)

                       Vehicles donated by Farmers Insurance, Hanover Insurance

Friday, July 24

12:30 pm        Recycled Rides

                       Presented by Gerber Collision & Glass, Butler's Collision, Hertz, State Farm

                       Recipient from United Way for Southeastern Michigan and Leader Dogs for the Blind

2:45 pm          First Responder Emergency Extrication (FREE)

                       Vehicles donated by State Farm

Saturday, July 25

10:00 am         First Responder Emergency Extrication (FREE)

                        Vehicles donated by State Farm

2:00 pm           Recycled Rides

                        Presented by Suburban Collision, Service King, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Allstate

                        Recipient from Autism Society of Oakland County Michigan and the Alternative for Girls

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