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California Autobody Association Sanctions Green Certification

January 29, 2009 - Press Release

SACRAMENTO, CA  – David McClune, Executive Director of the California Autobody Association (CAA) announced an agreement with GRC-Pirk Management for members to acquire Certified Green Investment (CGI) qualifications.

"CAA has always led the nation in efforts to keep shops eco-friendly and environmentally responsible, and now we have the means to validate our venture," said David McClune. "Our shops can now exhibit evidence that they care for the environment and the community they serve."

Qualified CAA members receive a certification poster imprinted with official EPA, State and municipal "green" partnership seals of recognition for public display.

"With accredited certification, shops have an effective way to attract consumers in an eco-friendly way. But no matter if they invest in equipment or trees, eco-consciousness has become an established movement. Attracting customers with evidence of green investment confirms shop credibility," said Steven Schillinger, President of GRC-Pirk Management. "Licensed professionals certify that CAA members have attained an environmental assessment sufficient to display recognition of accredited "green" government partnerships and programs."

David McClune stated, "Part of our mission is to provide integrity to our members. We want our members to be properly certified so their employees and customers are aware of the shop’s commitment to the environment when it comes to repairing cars. Ecological excellence for our concerned members is top priority. We will work to expand environmental reliability in the state of California."

The California Autobody Association is a non-profit trade association comprised of over 1,000 collision repair businesses and associated professionals. The mission of the California Autobody Association is to enable the auto body industry to survive and prosper by helping its members produce a quality repair for the consumer at a fair price for a fair profit.

For further information visit or contact David McClune at 800/454-3368, Sacramento, CA.

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