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National Auto Body Council announces new recognition awards for 25th anniversary

Nominations open on June 25, and will run through Aug. 15. Entry forms are available here.

The National Auto Body Council Body has recognized leaders and philanthropists in the collision repair industry for the past two decades. Now, in celebration of its 25th anniversary, it is revamping the NABC Awards program to formally recognize leadership of and commitment to improving the collision repair industry.

“As our organization has grown and evolved, so should our awards program to recognize the industry’s leaders,” said Bill Garoutte, president and CEO of the National Auto Body Council. “We have honored nearly 50 deserving individuals and collision repair organizations over the years for their contributions through the NABC Body Shop Image Award and the NABC Award of Distinction, and many of these recipients continue to champion the goal of building the positive image of the collision repair industry.”

For the 25th anniversary NABC Awards program, the organization is introducing two new awards in place of the previous ones – the NABC President’s Award and the NABC Changing and Saving Lives Award.

The NABC President’s Award is designed to honor the NABC member company that supports the vision of the National Auto Body Council through donation of their time and resources. Companies will be nominated by the NABC Board of Directors, and members at all levels of NABC membership are eligible. The winner will be named during the annual SEMA Show in Las Vegas, and will be recognized on a new lifetime traveling trophy. In addition, the NABC will make contributions to two organizations in the recipient’s honor – one sanctioned by NABC and one by the recipient.

The NABC Changing and Saving Lives Award recognizes the individual in the collision repair industry that has delivered exemplary service in the NABC mission of Changing and Saving Lives Every Day, far beyond their role in the industry. Individuals may be nominated by a member of the NABC Board of Directors or by the public. This award will also be presented during the annual SEMA Show in Las Vegas, and they will receive an engraved trophy to signify their accomplishments. In addition, the NABC will make contributions to two organizations in the recipient’s honor – one sanctioned by NABC and one chosen by the recipient.

For more information, contact the NABC Awards Committee Co-Chairs Kevin Creegan or Debbie Teter at NABCAwards@nationalautobodycouncil.org.

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