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Titanium 20 group donates $3,000 to DEG

Andrew Johnson March 18, 2011, SECAUCUS, N.J.—Akzo Nobel’s Titanium 20 Group, a group of 10 shop owners within the Akzo Nobel Acoat Selected Performance Groups program, donated $3,000 to the Database Enhancement Gateway (DEG), said Aaron Clark, president of Collision Solutions, during the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) board meeting Friday. The money will be used for three purposes: • $1,000 will be given to the March Taylor Education Foundation. • $1,000 will be used for the DEG’s operating budget. • $1,000 will be distributed as prize money among the top three submitters of inquiries to the DEG. “This is an initiative that the Titanium group started in an attempt to get other trade associations and groups to follow suit,” said Clark, who is also chairman of the SCRS. “We need to raise more funds for the DEG.” This donation is extremely valuable to the DEG, said Aaron Schulenburg,…

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DEG Surpasses 1600 Inquiries

Tue, 15 Sep 2009 DEG Surpasses 1600 Inquiries ©2009 by CollisionWeek. The Database Enhancement Gateway (DEG) announced that it has now processed more than 1600 inquiries- an indication of its early success as it nears its second full year in existence. “The DEG has proven to be an invaluable asset to the collision repair industry as a whole,” commented Barry Dorn DEG Joint Operating Committee member. “The DEG continues to prove its ability to successfully assist collision repair estimating end users in their quest for accurate collision repair data. The DEG provides a standardized, quick and easy forum for the collision repair industry to communicate with each of the three major information providers to process data related inquiries.” “When the three major collision repair trade associations, ASA, AASP, and SCRS joined together to create the DEG, which was an extension of March Taylor’s efforts prior to the creation of the…

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DEG Selects New Administrator

The Database Enhancement Gateway (DEG) Joint Operating Committee (JOC) has named Bud Center Jr. as the new DEG administrator. Bringing more than 24 years of automotive industry experience to the organization, Center has been hired as an independent contractor to administer the DEG project and the operations of its Web site, which will include the review and correspondence to all inquiries submitted to the DEG. The JOC, which Center will report to, is comprised of members of the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers (AASP), the Automotive Service Association (ASA) and the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS). “It will be an exciting challenge to continue building on the exceptional history of the DEG built on the hard work and dedication of individuals like March Taylor, Aaron Schulenburg and the Joint Operating Committee,” Center said. “While I plan to continue to be actively involved in other industry projects and organizations, my…