Press Release

DEG Welcomes ABAT as Newest Gold Level Sponsor

For Immediate Release



For Additional Information Contact:

Danny Gredinberg

(302) 423-0207


DEG Welcomes ABAT as Newest Gold Level Sponsor


1/5/2021, Colorado Springs, Colorado – The Database Enhancement Gateway (DEG) introduces the newest Gold level sponsor, the Auto Body Association of Texas (ABAT).

DEG users are able to use the free online resource to help identify, address and resolve omitted and inaccurate information found in the estimating programs through a standardized inquiry process for all three estimating systems. The database can also be utilized to verify and document necessary operations that have been addressed by other users, and confirmed by the information provider.

“We are all really proud to recognize ABAT for sponsoring with a generous contribution to help invest in industry resources that are having a positive impact on their membership. ABAT’s support of our program helps to maintain the DEG as a free resource for the Collision Repair Industry, and is a true testament to the commitment the ABAT board of directors has made to their member base.” states DEG Administrator Danny Gredinberg.




ABAT Chairman Burl Richards added, “ABAT is excited to be a Gold Sponsor of the DEG. Many of us on the board have been active users and have spent a great deal of energy educating our member shops about the value of the DEG and what it provides to our industry for a long time now. We are excited to formally partner with the organization and give back in a meaningful way.”


DEG is funded by member dollars from the Society of Collision Repair Specialist (SCRS) and the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers (AASP) as well as corporate sponsorships from groups such as PPG, Collision Advice, ASA, Spanesi Americas. WMABA, ALLDATA, Redwood City Auto body, Nylunds Collision Center, Auto Body Hawaii and now ABAT.


DEG- About the Database Enhancement Gateway (DEG): The DEG is an initiative designed to help improve the information in collision repair estimates through proactive feedback about vehicle-specific errors, omissions and inaccuracies in the database and labor times. With support and funding from the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers (AASP), Society of Collision Repairs (SCRS) and other industry organizations, the DEG can provide its services free of charge to the industry. For more information on the DEG please visit or email .