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AkzoNobel Acoat Selected Titanium NPG Champions DEG and March Taylor Educational Fund

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AkzoNobel Acoat selected Titanium NPG is sponsoring two special initiatives designed to impact two crucial needs within the collision repair industry, database integrity and industry training. A total of $3,000 will be donated as “seed investments” to spur others to follow.

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The first initiative salutes the improvements that the Database Enhancement Gateway (DEG) has made in securing the integrity and accuracy between the industry’s three database providers. The combined efforts of those individuals working with the DEG have resulted in significant billable hours for shops as gaps in databases have been addressed.
 
This initiative is scoped to provide a one-time $1,000 grant that will be allocated between three individuals submitting the best ideas for further database improvements during the 2011 calendar year. Criteria and the measurement of contribution for each award will be determined by DEG and the Titanium Group members through analysis of improvement logs. Concepts can be submitted directly to DEG at www.DEGWEB.org. In addition, the Titanium Group will donate $1,000 in matching funds to DEG in support of their ongoing efforts and the collision industry at large.
 
The second initiative honors March Taylor and the educational fund established in his name. A $1,000 donation was made to support the fund and challenges the industry to recognize the need for growing qualified staff through ongoing training. Additional donations can be made to the March Taylor Memorial Fund by calling (509) 543-7773.

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“It is our industry, and it will only improve if everyone take steps to support key initiatives,” says AkzoNobel Manager of North American Services Mike Sillay. “We encourage all members of the industry to follow the lead and support these two key initiatives.”
 
Contributing Acoat selected Titanium Group Members include: Collision Solutions in Indianapolis (5 Locations), Ind.; Elite Collision of Tempe, Ariz.; Pearl Autobody of Denver (3 locations), Colo.; SD Collision Centers of Miramar in San Diego (2 locations), Calif.; Senn’s Collision Centers of Louisville (3 Locations), Ky.; Tony’s Bodyshop of Oxnard, Calif.; Davis-Green Paint and Body of Tyler, Texas; Westmont Body Werks in Westmont, Ill.; Brandywine Coach Works of Exton and Westchester, Pa. (2 locations) and Pride Collision Centers of Southern California (6 locations).

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