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National Auto Body Council™ Elects New Board Members, Confirms Current Board Members at 2019 SEMA Show November 11, 2019 - National Auto Body Council™ Elects New Board Members, Confirms Current Board Members at 2019 SEMA Show LAS VEGAS (November 11, 2019) – At the 2019 SEMA Show, the National Auto Body Council™ held its annual meeting and board elections.  In… Read Full
Six Deserving Families Receive Refurbished Vehicles at SEMA through NABC Recycled Rides® Program November 7, 2019 - Six Deserving Families Receive Refurbished Vehicles at SEMA through NABC™ Recycled Rides® Program Emotional Car Presentation to Recipients Took Place Wednesday, November 6, at the 2019 SEMA Show LAS VEGAS (November 6, 2019) – The confetti streamed and so did… Read Full
National Auto Body Council™ Announces 2019 NABC Award Winners November 4, 2019 - Branning Collision Takes NABC™ Body Shop Image Honors, April Lausch of Faulkner Collision Center Receives NABC™ Award of Distinction At the 2019 SEMA Show, the National Auto Body Council™ will join the Collision Industry Red Carpet Awards event to present… Read Full
Faulkner Collison Center of Lancaster Joins State Farm in Donating Refurbished Vehicle to a Deserving Lancaster Veteran in Need of Reliable Transportation October 11, 2019 - Faulkner Collison Center of Lancaster Joins State Farm in Donating Refurbished Vehicles to a Deserving Lancaster Veteran in Need of Reliable Transportation LANCASTER, PA  – On Thursday, October 10, a deserving Lancaster veteran experienced a life-changing event – the presentation… Read Full
Vermont First Responders Learn New Rescue Skills through National Auto Body Council™ First Responder Emergency Extrication (F.R.E.E.™) Program October 3, 2019 - NABC™ F.R.E.E.™ Program, Darlings Auto Repair Hosted Education and Guidance Program to Demonstrate  How to Extricate People from Today’s Advanced Vehicles on September 14, 2019 South Ryegate, VT -- In crashes where minutes can spell the difference between life and… Read Full
Local First Responders Learn New Rescue Skills through National Auto Body Council First Responder Emergency Extrication™ Program September 27, 2019 - Local First Responders Learn New Rescue Skills through National Auto Body Council First Responder Emergency Extrication™ Program NABC™ F.R.E.E.™ Program, Hurst Jaws of Life, Interstate Rescue, State Farm and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Hosted Event for Virginia and West… Read Full
National Auto Body Council Hosts Veterans In Drive Fore Courage Program September 5, 2019 - National Auto Body Council Hosts Veterans In Drive Fore Courage Program Deserving Local Veterans Honored as Part of NABC Garden State Pars for Cars Golf Fundraiser Presented by Enterprise At Mountain View Golf Club in Ewing Township, NJ PRINCETON, NJ… Read Full
Local First Responders Learn New Rescue Skills through National Auto Body Council First Responder Emergency Extrication (F.R.E.E.™) Program September 3, 2019 - Local First Responders Learn New Rescue Skills through National Auto Body Council First Responder Emergency Extrication (F.R.E.E.™) Program NABC F.R.E.E.™ Program, Tuck’s Collision Provide Education and Guidance for Local First Responders on How to Extricate People from Today’s Advanced Vehicles… Read Full
NASCAR Star Bubba Wallace Renews Pledge with the National Auto Body Council to Put the Brakes on Distracted Driving August 28, 2019 - NASCAR Star Bubba Wallace Renews Pledge with the National Auto Body Council to Put the Brakes on Distracted Driving Take the Pledge to End Distracted Driving at https://www.itcanwait.com/pledge CHARLOTTE (August 28, 2019) – NASCAR star Bubba Wallace, who drives the… Read Full
National Auto Body Council Names Kristle Bollans from Hertz as New Board Member to Help Guide Collision Repair Industry’s Premier Philanthropic Organization August 16, 2019 - National Auto Body Council Names Kristle Bollans from Hertz as New Board Member to Help Guide Collision Repair Industry’s Premier Philanthropic Organization CHARLOTTE (August 16, 2019) – The National Auto Body Council has named a new member to the National… Read Full
NABC Recycled Rides® Program Joins Insurance Partners, Collision Repair Companies Donate Four Refurbished Vehicles to Four Deserving Area Veterans August 14, 2019 - NABC Recycled Rides® Program Joins Insurance Partners, Collision Repair Companies Donate Four Refurbished Vehicles to Four Deserving Area Veterans in Need of Reliable Transportation Car Presentation to Recipients Held on Wednesday, August 14, at the NABC Garden State Pars for… Read Full
National Auto Body Council Names Two New Board Members to Help Guide Collision Repair Industry’s Premier Philanthropic Organization March 15, 2019 - National Auto Body Council Names Two New Board Members to Help Guide Collision Repair Industry’s Premier Philanthropic Organization CHARLOTTE (March 15, 2019) – The National Auto Body Council has named two new members to the National Auto Body Council Board,… Read Full
National Auto Body Council Elects New Board Members, Confirms Current Board Members at 2018 SEMA Show November 13, 2018 - LAS VEGAS (November 7, 2018) – At the 2018 SEMA Show, the National Auto Body Council held its annual meeting and board elections.  In addition to re-electing three board members whose terms were expiring, it also welcomed four new members… Read Full
Bubba Wallace Press Release October 2, 2018 - NASCAR Star Bubba Wallace and Richard Petty Motorsports Partners BASF and 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division Teams Up with the National Auto Body Council to Put the Brakes on Distracted Driving Take the Pledge to End Distracted Driving -- Text NABC… Read Full
NABC Recycled Rides® Changes Lives for Veterans May 15, 2018 - NABC Recycled Rides® Changes Lives for Veterans May is National Military Appreciation Month   (OAK CREEK, WI – May 14, 2018) -- Four years ago this May, which is designated as National Military Appreciation Month, U.S. Air Force veteran Diana… Read Full
Nominations Now Open for National Auto Body Council Awards April 27, 2018 - Nominations Now Open for National Auto Body Council Awards OAK CREEK, WI (April 26, 2018) – The National Auto Body Council (NABC) announces online nominations are now open for its Annual Awards Program which recognizes individuals and businesses whose actions… Read Full
National Auto Body Council Members Team Up to Promote Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April March 29, 2018 - National Auto Body Council Members Team Up to Promote Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April Oak Creek, WI – March 27, 2018) - Auto collision repairers are all too aware of the consequences of distracted driving,  an important reason why… Read Full
Registration Under Way for Collision Industry Golf Fundraiser in Dallas to Support National Auto Body Council Programs March 29, 2018 - Registration Under Way for Collision Industry Golf Fundraiser in Dallas to Support National Auto Body Council Programs (OAK CREEK, WI – March 13, 2018) – Registration is under way for sponsors and golfers for the National Auto Body Council’s Collision… Read Full
Chuck Sulkala Scholarship Fund to Honor Founder of National Auto Body Council January 24, 2018 - Chuck Sulkala Scholarship Fund to Honor Founder of National Auto Body Council OAK CREEK, WI (January 23, 2018) –  The Chuck Sulkala NABC Appreciation Scholarship Fund has been established to honor the 50-year career and legacy of the retiring Founder… Read Full
Bill Garoutte Selected To Take Helm at National Auto Body Council January 24, 2018 - Bill Garoutte Selected To Take Helm at National Auto Body Council (OAK CREEK, WI – January 24, 2018) -- The National Auto Body Council (NABC) is pleased to announce that Bill Garoutte, a veteran business development, marketing and collision industry… Read Full
Mother of 6 Receives Life-Changing Car Donation at National Auto Body Council’s Annual Golf Fundraiser January 24, 2018 - Mother of 6 Receives Life-Changing Car Donation at  National Auto Body Council’s Annual Golf Fundraiser (PALM SPRINGS, CA - January 22, 2018) – National Auto Body Council members gave a Palm Springs single mother of six much to look forward… Read Full
National Auto Body Council Elects 2018 Board & Officers November 13, 2017 - National Auto Body Council Elects 2018 Board & Officers OAK CREEK, WI (November 10, 2017) – The National Auto Body Council (NABC) announces new Officers and Board members for its 2018 Board of Directors. Executive Committee officers elected at NABC’s… Read Full
Progressive and National Auto Body Council Members Team Up to Donate 500 Cars in Five Years November 6, 2017 - Progressive and National Auto Body Council Members  Team Up to Donate 500 Cars in Five Years Over 100 Military Veterans to Receive Keys at 68 Events Nationwide on November 9 (0AK CREE, WI – November 6, 2017) -  Over 100… Read Full
2017 Keys to Progress NABC Member Shop Participants November 6, 2017 - Click here to open the PDF with the 2017 Key To Progress NABC Body Shop Participants listing. Read Full
National Auto Body Council Receives Prestigious National “Power of A Summit Award” October 20, 2017 - National Auto Body Council Receives Prestigious National “Power of A Summit Award”    OAK CREEK, WI (October 19, 2017) -- The National Auto Body Council (NABC) was honored by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) with its highest award,… Read Full
National Auto Body Council Launches New Website with Enhanced Features Including Member Shop Locator and Industry Calendar October 9, 2017 - OAK CREEK, WI (October 9, 2017) -- The National Auto Body Council announces the launch of its newly revamped website www.NationalAutoBodyCouncil.org, designed to provide members and visitors with additional functionality, easier navigation to sign up and find resources to implement… Read Full
NABC’s “FREE” Program Provides Firefighters with Crash Course on How to October 6, 2017 - NABC’s “FREE” Program Provides Firefighters with Crash Course on How to Cut Up Complex Vehicles OAK CREEK, WI (October 3, 2017) –   The National Auto Body Council (NABC), Caliber Collision and State Farm teamed up with the Insurance Institute for… Read Full
Deadline for Nominations Extended to Friday, September 22 September 15, 2017 - OAK CREEK, WI (September 15, 2017) – The National Auto Body Council has extended the deadline for nominations for its Award of Distinction and Body Shop Image Award to Friday, September 22, 2017. Nominations can be submitted online at www.NationalAutoBodyCouncil.org… Read Full
NABC Gears Up for Golf Fundraiser in Northeast August 23, 2017 - OAK CREEK, WI (August 23, 2017) – The National Auto Body Council (NABC) and presenting sponsors Enterprise Rent--a-Car and ABRA Auto Body & Glass invite industry professionals to sign up for the Northeast Regional Golf Fundraiser Tuesday, September 26 in… Read Full
Last Call for NABC Industry Recognition Awards August 17, 2017 - MEDIA CONTACT: Kim Kimbriel – 520-548-2000 Kim@KimbrielMarketing.com Last Call for NABC Industry Recognition Awards OAK CREEK, WI (August 17, 2017) – The National Auto Body Council is encouraging industry professionals to nominate for its annual awards program individuals or groups… Read Full
National Auto Body Council Opens Nominations for 2018 Board of Directors August 10, 2017 - Deadline for Nominations is Friday, September 1 Oak Creek, WI (August 10, 2017) — The National Auto Body Council (NABC) announces it is now accepting nominations for seven open seats for its Board of Directors. Deadline for nominations is Friday,… Read Full
NABC Recycled Rides® at NACE Automechanika Highlights Generosity and Collaboration of Collision Industry July 11, 2017 - Thursday, July 27 at 12 noon Center Stage at NACE Automechanika McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago Oak Creek, WI (July 11, 2017) – The National Auto Body Council (NABC) invites attendees at NACE Automechanika Chicago to stop by center stage… Read Full
Single Mother Gets Lift with Car Donation From NABC Members at URG Conference April 27, 2017 - MEDIA CONTACT: Kim Kimbriel – 520-548-2000 Kim@KimbrielMarketing.com Single Mother Gets Lift with Car Donation From NABC Members at URG Conference SAN ANTONIO, TX (April 11, 2017) – Members of the National Auto Body Council and the United Recyclers Group gave a… Read Full
Four North Texas Families Selected to Receive Car Donations April 4, 2017 - Recycled Rides® Vehicle Reveal on: Thursday, April 6 at 3:00 pm Texas Star Golf Course 1400 Texas Star Pkwy, Euless, TX DALLAS, TX (April 4, 2017) – Most young families know all too well the daily challenges of getting kids… Read Full
NABC Opens Nominations for Awards to Recognize Professionalism and Integrity in the Collision Industry April 1, 2017 - NABC Opens Nominations for Awards to Recognize Professionalism and Integrity in the Collision Industry OAK CREEK, WI (April 1, 2017) – The National Auto Body Council announces online nominations are now open for its Annual Awards Program which recognize individuals… Read Full
National Auto Body Council Announces New Toolkit For Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April March 8, 2017 - MEDIA CONTACT: Kim Kimbriel – 520-548-2000 Kim@KimbrielMarketing.com   National Auto Body Council Announces New Toolkit For Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April OAK CREEK, WI (March 8, 2017) – With April designated as Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the National Auto… Read Full
Golfers at NABC Golf Fundraiser Support Programs That Change and Save Lives January 27, 2017 - Palm Springs Single Mom Receives Recycled Rides® at NABC Golf Fundraiser PALM SPRINGS, CA (January 18, 2017) -- Golfers at the National Auto Body Council’s Golf Fundraiser in Palm Springs last week witnessed first-hand the impact of their support when… Read Full
National Auto Body Council Launches Search Campaign For New Executive Director January 5, 2017 - OAK CREEK, WI (January 5, 2017) – The National Auto Body Council (NABC) is launching a search campaign for a new Executive Director, following the recent announcement by NABC founder and current Executive Director Chuck Sulkala of his intention to… Read Full
National Auto Body Council Executive Director Announces Retirement January 3, 2017 - OAK CREEK, WI (January 3, 2017) – Chuck Sulkala, Founder, First President, and Executive Director of the National Auto Body Council, (NABC) announced his retirement today, effective the end of 2017. During Sulkala’s tenure over the past 22 years, the… Read Full
National Auto Body Council Awards Recognize Individuals Who Exemplify Professionalism and Integrity of Collision Industry November 18, 2016 - OAK CREEK, WI (November 18, 2016) – Three industry professionals whose exemplary efforts and actions in 2016 best illustrate the vision and mission of the National Auto Body Council (NABC), were recognized recently at SEMA with the organization’s prestigious Award… Read Full
National Auto Body Council Elects 2017 Board & Officers November 8, 2016 - OAK CREEK, WI (November 8, 2016) – The National Auto Body Council (NABC) announces new Officers and Board members for its 2017 Board of Directors. Executive Committee officers elected at NABC’s recent Annual Meeting in Las Vegas are; • Domenic… Read Full
NABC Donates 6 cars at SEMA 2016 November 7, 2016 - LAS VEGAS, NV (November 7, 2016) — There were plenty of smiles and tears of happiness as six Las Vegas residents who have been struggling with lack of reliable transportation received keys to practically brand new cars from members of… Read Full
September 2 Deadline for Nominations to 2017 National Auto Body Council Board of Directors August 22, 2016 - Oak Creek, WI (August 22, 2016) — Friday, September 2nd is the deadline for nominations for seven open seats on the National Auto Body Council's (NABC) 2017 Board of Directors. NABC's mission – to develop, implement and promote community initiatives… Read Full
ANAHEIM FIRE & RESCUE DEMO LIFE-SAVING AUTO EXTRICATION DRILLS AT NACE Cars 2016 August 18, 2016 - ANAHEIM, CA (August 18, 2016) - First responders from Anaheim Fire & Rescue cut up four cars in front of a live audience at NACE | CARS Expo and Conference last week in a unique, hands-on program designed to help… Read Full
Five Families Receive Keys to Recycled Rides® From National Auto Body Council Members At NACE | CARS 2016 August 18, 2016 - ANAHEIM, CA (August 18 2016) –The professionalism, integrity and generosity of the collision industry took center stage last week at NACE | Cars Expo & Conference as three military veterans and two single parents received keys to newly refurbished cars… Read Full
National Auto Body Council Opens Nominations for 2017 Board of Directors August 3, 2016 - Oak Creek, WI (August 3, 2016) — The National Auto Body Council (NABC) announces it is now accepting nominations for seven open seats for its Board of Directors. Deadline for nominations is Friday, September 2. Board candidates may be self-nominated… Read Full
Copart Joins National Auto Body Council as Top Level Diamond Member August 3, 2016 - OAK CREEK, WI (August 3, 2016) – The National Auto Body Council (NABC) is pleased to welcome Copart, a leading provider of remarketing services to process and sell salvage and clean title vehicles, as a top level Diamond Member. As… Read Full
Transportation Relief in Sight for Three Dallas-Ft. Worth Families Selected to Receive Car Donations April 7, 2016 - DALLAS, TX (April 7, 2016) – A single mother battling cancer. An Army veteran and his wife juggling two jobs and medical appointments for a special needs child. A formerly homeless mother and son successfully transitioning to stable housing and… Read Full
National Auto Body Council Hosts Recycled Rides & Collision Industry Golf Event in Dallas March 8, 2016 - OAK CREEK, WI (March 8, 2016) –The National Auto Body Council (NABC) is taking its show on the road, hosting the Collision Industry Regional Golf Fundraiser in Dallas, Texas on April 7, 2016 at the Texas Star Golf Course. The… Read Full
Collision Repair Students Learn Craft and Charity Through Recycled Rides® for Schools February 15, 2016 - OAK CREEK, WI (February 15, 2016) – The National Auto Body Council announces that a total of 13 technical schools across the country are now enrolled in its Recycled Rides for Schools program, enabling a new generation of collision repair… Read Full