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AkzoNobel Sikkens Acoat selected® shops grow despite challenging economy

AkzoNobel Sikkens Acoat selected® shops grow despite challenging economy

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

akzonobel announces the top performing sikkens acoat selected shops for 2011.  formal recognition ceremonies were conducted at the recently held 18th annual summer conference in minneapolis, minnesota.

the acoat selected program, with members throughout europe and the americas, is one the longest running and most prestigious business services programs in the aftermarket sector.   members represent many of the largest and most progressive collision repair centers in the north american market. recognition for advancement is given in three areas.  these areas are growth, pride and the coveted business of the year.

“our acoat selected members continue to do well despite the challenging economy,” noted barry rinehart, services manager for akzonobel car refinishes americas.  “these businesses have shown significant growth over the prior twelve month period. through training and collaborative preparation they created a firm foundation which has given them the ability to be able to maneuver and grow in the most demanding of economic environments.”  

growth awards:
moody’s collision centers – springvale, maine
moody’s collision centers – portland, maine
collision plus inc. – glen carbon, illinois
pearl auto body – morrison, colorado
pro collision - apple valley, minnesota
carstar calgary downtown – calgary, alberta
white auto body – florissant, missouri
holmes body shop – pasadena, california
elite collision center – tempe, arizona

the acoat selected pride award went to zara’s collision center of springfield, illinois

this award is presented to those businesses that aggressively seek ways to promote the acoat selected program.  consideration for receiving this honor includes positive community involvement, improving the image of the collision repair industry and demonstrated excellence in attracting, developing and retaining employees.

the business of the year award went to….collision solutions of indianapolis, indiana (5 locations)

this is the most prestigious of all acoat selected awards.  it is presented to the business which has proven to be a true leader in the industry.  candidates for this award must demonstrate exceptional financial performance, customer service excellence and entrepreneurial flair.