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Collision repair is about people helping people

who find themselves in a difficult situation, often through no fault of their own. It’s not just about putting cars back together — it’s about making people whole again. The collision repair community — including body shops, paint, parts, equipment and insurance companies — has been doing this for a long time.

And sometimes, the collision industry goes above and beyond the call of duty to make things a little bit brighter for those less fortunate. This section honors the shops and suppliers that take that additional step.

These items are offered as informational only, and do not necessarily represent the position or opinion of American Honda.


Wednesday, October 9, 2013

NABC Features Recycled Rides, First Responders and Distracted Driving Simulator at NACE

The National Auto Body Council (NABC) announced a schedule of activities at the upcoming NACE Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, October 16-18, that includes Recycled Rides vehicle giveaways, live first responder extrication demos, and a texting-and-driving simulator. Chuck Sulkala, NABC Executive Director, invites all NACE attendees to visit the NABC Booth #634 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

Scheduled highlights at the NABC booth include:

  • First Responder Emergency Extrication (FREE), Thursday, Oct. 17, at 1:00 pm.  First Responders from the Clark County Fire Department in Henderson, Nevada, will be practicing live emergency extrication techniques on late-model vehicles.

  • Recycled Rides presentation, Thursday, Oct. 17, at 3:00 pm. Keys to a specially equipped, handicap-accessible van, donated by State Farm and refurbished by Gerber Collision, will be presented to the Foundation for Positively Kids.

  • Recycled Rides presentation, Friday, Oct. 18, at 10:30 am. Two vehicles, donated by Allstate and repaired by Caliber Collision and the Van Tuyl Group, will be presented to the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youths.

  • Distracted driving simulator test drives throughout show hours. The NABC has teamed up with AT&T to provide NACE show attendees with the opportunity to experience first-hand the dangers of texting-and-driving.

“Giving back to our communities is a common goal of our membership. We invite show attendees to see our community service programs in action and to learn more about how they can share these programs back home to help make a difference in their own local communities,” said Sulkala.

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