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The lives of six deserving families in Phoenix, AZ, will be changed with the gift of a refurbished car through the National Auto Body Council (NABC) and its Recycled Rides program.
The vehicles were donated by six Phoenix area collision centers affiliated with the Van Tuyl Group, Inc.
The families received their new vehicles during an event held Dec. 17 at Camelback Toyota, one of six local area dealership collision centers affiliated with the Van Tuyl Group, Inc.
As chapter president of the California Auto Body Association Glendale/Foothill-Pasadena chapter, we can look back upon our chapter meetings and know that we have had some very educational and informative meetings. We were one of the three chapters chosen in the state of California to host the LETF-Labor Enforcement Task Force auto body compliance presentations. This enabled our chapter members to prepare for LETF visits and what to expect and how to properly comply.
We also tackled the issue of the Bureau of Automotive Repairs Ethics and Integrity.
The California Autobody Association had another successful year in 2012, reports David McClune, CAA’s Executive Director.
CAA President Dave Picton implemented an aggressive marketing campaign for the association in 2012, which brought in over 75 new members. In addition, the president and the board made improvements in the CAA website to further educate the association members.
As Caliber Collision grew from 94 locations to 112 during 2012, its associates also helped many families and communities in need throughout California, Arizona, Nevada, Texas and Oklahoma.
Valley Motor Center proudly announces the continuation of its annual participation in “Recycled Rides 2012,” to be held December 10, 2012. For years, Valley Motor Centers has been a part of a nationwide project of the National Auto Body Council (NABC) to donate vehicles to needy charities in local communities. Valley Motor Center, supported by selected auto insurers, paint and parts vendors, and other collision repair industry partners, are all donating resources to make this possible.
Three San Diego charities and one needy family were the recipients of an early holiday gift.
On Nov. 19, several San Diego collision centers teamed up with Progressive Insurance to gift two PT Cruisers, a Toyota Sienna and a Dodge Caravan at a special Recycled Rides event held at Progressive San Diego Service Center.
Capitol Collision Repair, an auto body shop located in Phoenix AZ, is collecting toys for the local fire department to give to underprivileged children.
Capitol Collision Repair is collecting unused toys to try and make a child’s Christmas a little bit merrier.
Mike Rose’s Auto Body recently announced the opening of their 10th location in Napa, CA.
According to Brennan Rose, Vice President, “Our Fairfield acquisition made it very easy to expand into the Napa County, which is a community we have wanted to be a part of for several years now. When the opportunity to acquire an existing business in downtown Napa came available, we opened discussions immediately.”
The Boyd Group Inc. recently announced the opening of a new collision repair center in Las Vegas, NV. The new repair center is approximately 10,000 square feet and previously operated as Coachworks Collision Center. It now operates under the Gerber Collision & Glass trade name. With this addition, the Boyd Group owns and operates four repair centers in Nevada, which brings the total number of U.S. locations to 166.
Toyota's Predictive Estimating System to be Showcased at Glendale/Foothill CAA Chapter Meeting Jan. 30Written by CAA staff
Members of the CAA Glendale/Foothill Chapter will meet Jan. 30 to learn about Toyota's new ‘Predictive Estimating’ system. The system, which debuted at SEMA last month, begins with a complete estimate and allows the user to omit items as appropriate, rather than having an estimator start from scratch and add line items based on what they know or can located about OEM procedures.