The National Auto Body Council (NABC) announced it has scheduled multiple opportunities at the NACE | CARS Conference & Expo for repairers and others in the collision industry to personally experience the impact of its program initiatives and learn how they can collaborate with business partners to bring these community service programs into their local communities.
NABC members will be teaming up with local Orange County, Calif., nonprofit organizations and fire departments to showcase the Recycled Rides and First Responder Emergency Extrication (FREE) programs.
“All of us in the collision industry benefit when these life-changing programs are implemented across the country,” said NABC Chairman Domenic Brusco. “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.”
Recycled Rides – NACE Center Stage
Thursday, August 11th at 11:30 a.m.
Friday, August 12th at 1 p.m.
Newly refurbished cars will be presented to five local area veterans and families in need. Vehicles were donated by Hertz, Insurance Auto Auctions, State Farm, GEICO and Allstate, and repaired by MAACO-Lake Forest, Pacific Elite Collision, Platinum Collision Center, Fix Auto Tustin and Service King-Placentia.
First Responder Emergency Extrication (FREE) – Back Area of Expo Floor
Thursday, August 11th at 10 a.m.
Friday, August 12th at 3 p.m.
Accident scenes will be staged to provide first responders from the Anaheim Fire Department with hands-on training of extrication techniques specifically suited for the intricacies of new materials and technology used in today’s vehicles. Late-model cars for the extrication demos will be 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.”
NABC will be located at booth no. 374 at the NACE | CARS Conference & Expo.
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