The National Auto Body Council (NABC) has announced that Van Tuyl Group Inc. is supporting the organization at diamond-level membership and will also participate extensively in this year’s Recycled Rides initiative. Diamond is the highest level of NABC corporate sponsorship.
“Van Tuyl Group Inc. and our dealer partners are committed to the industry and the communities in which we operate, so we want to partner with an organization like NABC,” said Van Tuyl National Collision Director Darren Huggins. “We are honored and humbled for the opportunity to contribute Recycled Rides to families who need a safe and reliable means of transportation.”
Van Tuyl Group provides management consulting services to 70 independently-owned large automotive dealerships, including 36 dealership collision repair facilities. Partly because of its large collision industry footprint, the Van Tuyl Group has built, over time, an appreciation for the work performed by the National Auto Body Council and the recognition it brings to the industry.
Van Tuyl is very supportive of Recycled Rides, the NABC-sponsored initiative through which members update donated vehicles and give them to needy families and charitable organizations.
The Van Tuyl Group has committed to donate one vehicle from each of its locations, a total of 36 vehicles this year. “We’ll be donating one vehicle from each of our collision center locations,” explained Van Tuyl Director of Collision Business Development Rafael Hinojos, who will be managing the project on behalf of the group. “Our goal is to help NABC reach its long-term goal of 500 simultaneous vehicle donations in 2012.”
The project will be a collaborative effort by Van Tuyl Group stakeholders, including its collision center managers and technicians, its insurance partners, rental car partners, PPG Automotive Coatings and 3M.