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AkzoNobel Opens Nominations for 2012 FIT Sustainability Award

AkzoNobel Automotive & Aerospace Coatings Americas is now accepting nominations for the FIT Sustainability Award, the first recognition of its type in the collision repair industry; FIT brings visibility to businesses, organizations and other entities that are delivering sustainable and environmentally focused solutions to the collision repair industry.

FIT is an acronym for the three key measurement criteria of the award: Focus, Innovation and Talent. Introduced in 2009, the award was launched to complement the advancement of waterborne technology and promote the many contributions that the collision repair industry is making to generate a sustainable future.

"Whether a business or organization is large or small, it’s so important to consider how today’s practices and processes will impact the future of our industry and our environment," said Mark Milacic, Mark’s Auto Body, Ltd., a FIT winner in 2011. The family-owned business has two locations in Burnaby and Port Coquitlam, British Columbia. "Each of us has a responsibility to incorporate sustainable practices; by working together we have the ability to make a positive impact on the world we leave for generations yet to come."

Honourees for the 2012 program will be announced on July 19, 2012 in San Antonio, Texas, in conjunction with the Most Influential Women in the Collision Repair Industry. This year’s award recipients will also participate in AkzoNobel’s second Sustainability Leadership Symposium on July 20, 2012. These symposiums are being established in an effort to bring greater industry focus, understanding and action regarding the subject of sustainability.  

Nominations can be placed at www.sikkens.net.  They will be accepted through February 28, 2012.

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