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NABC to Present Recycled Rides Showcase at NACE/CARS

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July 14, 2016—The National Auto Body Council (NABC) announced Wednesday that it will present several opportunities at the 2016 NACE/CARS Conference & Expo for repairers and others in the collision industry to experience the effect of the Recycled Rides program initiatives. 

NABC members will partner with local Orange County, Calif., nonprofit organizations and fire departments to showcase Recycled Rides and First Responder Emergency Extrication (FREE) programs. Those in the collision repair industry will learn how they can collaborate with business partners to bring these community service programs to their communities. 

“All of us in the collision industry benefit when these life-changing programs are implemented across the country. They are inspiring and rewarding and they exemplify the professionalism and integrity of collision professionals. We encourage NACE attendees to schedule time to attend these presentations and talk to us about how to become involved and make a difference for their businesses and in their communities,” said NABC chairman Domenic Brusco.

Through the Recycled Rides program, newly refurbished cars will be presented to five local area veterans and families in need. The vehicles were donated by Hertz, Insurance Auto Auctions, State Farm, GEICO and Allstate. The vehicles were repaired by MAACO-Lake Forest, Pacific Elite Collision, Platinum Collision Center, Fix Auto Tustin and Service King-Placentia. 

The FREE program will stage accident scenes to provide first responders from the Anaheim Fire Department with hands-on training of extrication techniques, highlighting the intricacies of new materials and technology in modern vehicles, with late model vehicles being donated by State Farm. 

“We appreciate the contributions and collaborative efforts of so many in our industry who have stepped up to help advance our mission,” said Chuck Sulkala, NABC executive director.   “We look forward to more opportunities at NACE to meet, chat and share with even more individuals and organizations how they can introduce NABC program initiatives into their company and community programs.”

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