National Auto Body Council® Announces Wesco as New Level One Partner for 2022

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CHARLOTTE (September 8, 2022) — The National Auto Body Council Body® is proud to announce that Wesco has joined the collision repair industry’s premier philanthropic organization as a level one partner. As a level one partner, Wesco will work alongside an elite consortium of collision repair facilities, rental car companies, parts and materials providers, insurance companies, automotive recyclers, salvage companies, towing companies, industry consultants and more to serve communities across the country with programs that help change and save lives every day.

“We are honored to welcome Wesco to the National Auto Body Council® at our highest level of partnership,” said Bill Garoutte, president and CEO of NABC®. “Wesco is known throughout the industry for leadership in distribution solutions for the collision repair industry. We look forward to having them engaged in our NABC Recycled Rides® program, NABC First Responder Emergency Extrication™ initiative and NABC® Drive Out Distraction project, as well as our NABC® golf fundraisers and annual NABC® awards programs.”

Wesco is the premier paint and equipment supplier for the automotive refinish, industrial, commercial, aerospace and marine markets, serving coast to coast with a huge presence on both coasts and more than 140 stores and distribution centers. In business for more than 45 years, Wesco is proud to provide exceptional service and the best value top quality products in the industry. We value our business relationships, taking pride in evaluating and distributing products, services and know how, all key components of our customer’s success.

“Wesco group is excited to support the NABC and their mission. We share the same vision of supporting the community and being leaders in the in the automotive industry from coast to coast,” said Josh Cox, VP of sales for Wesco. “With 50 years of being in business on the horizon, Wesco is committed to the success of our industry and we look forward to a long partnership with NABC.”

The level one partners of the NABC® enjoy a portfolio of benefits, including

  • Company logo featured on home page and with a dedicated landing page on the National Auto Body Council® website
  • Logo on National Auto Body Council® marketing communication materials
  • Company logo inclusion on all promotional materials for NABC Recycled Rides®, NABC F.R.E.E.™ and NABC Drive Out Distraction events hosted by NABC
  • Logo and verbal acknowledgement at all National Auto Body Council®-hosted events
  • Company logo showcased on signage at all National Auto Body Council®-attended national and
  • regional industry events
  • Company name on signage at all National Auto Body Council®- attended national and regional
  • industry events
  • Priority opportunity and choice of sponsorships at National Auto Body Council® Events
  • Reserved seating at National Auto Body Council® hosted events
  • Press release announcement upon joining or renewal
  • Press access when available at National Auto Body Council®-hosted events
  • Priority opportunity to participate in National Auto Body Council®-hosted events
  • One foursome at the Palm Springs Annual Golf Fundraiser
  • Events featured on all National Auto Body Council® media platforms
  • Inclusion in National Auto Body Council® Member Directory
  • Annual access to four NABC Recycled Rides® vehicles and one NABC First Responder Emergency
  • Extrication (F.R.E.E.™) event
  • Access to a NABC® Drive Out Distraction Tool Kit
  • Access to a national database of non-profits for NABC Recycled Rides®
  • Free marketing and publicity materials, PR consulting, local media contacts


The National Auto Body Council® is the premier organization of collision industry partners dedicated to strategic networking opportunities that positively change lives in the communities we serve. The collaborative membership of the National Auto Body Council® has gifted nearly 3,000 vehicles, provided extrication opportunities for nearly 5,000 First Responders and is helping educate students and adult drivers in communities around the country through NABC Recycled Rides®, NABC First Responder Emergency Extrication (F.R.E.E.™) and the NABC® Drive Out Distraction program. That effort equates to a 4:1 ROI in dollar value delivered from NABC® membership dollars. The National Auto Body Council® is changing the paradigm of how the collision industry works and is viewed. For more information, visit