Safelite Joins National Auto Body Council
May 24, 2011

Safelite AutoGlass® has signed up to become a diamond-level member of the National Auto Body Council (NABC), according to a release from the association.

According to NABC, Safelite already has been participating in the group’s Recycled Rides® program—a nationwide community service project where members of NABC repair and donate recycled vehicles to families and service organizations in need in their own communities.

”We are happy to donate vehicle glass as part of NABC’s Recycled Rides program,” says Pete Pearson, senior vice president of client sales and support at Safelite. “It is a win-win program for participating repairers who are building their repair skills, and for those families and charitable institutions that receive the refurbished cars.”

NABC executive director Chuck Sulkala says Safelite officials have advised him further that the company hopes to become more involved in the autobody industry.

“I was very grateful when I was initially informed that Safelite was interested in helping out on Recycled Rides,” says NABC executive director Chuck Sulkala. “Then I ended up being blown away by the fact that they expressed a major interest in NABC’s total effort and direction to improving the image of the industry. It was a very pleasant surprise. We are happy to welcome them to our prestigious Diamond Level family of committed industry partners, and I am excited about our future journey together.”

NABC offers several levels of membership, ranging in fees from $100 to $5,000, according to the group’s website. Diamond members pay $5,000 and, in return, are permitted unlimited participation in the Recycled Rides program; a 12-month free web banner ad; a listing on NABC letterhead, its sustaining members website, and its newsletters; and four complimentary entries into the group’s annual golf outing.

Pearson adds, “We are honored to be among a prestigious group of other Diamond Sponsors such as, AutoZone, Hertz, Progressive, Allstate and State Farm. We look forward to growing this partnership with the [NABC].”

NABC describes itself as a “non-profit organization representing all segments of the collision repair industry … dedicated to enhancing the image of the collision industry.”

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