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There was a fantastic turn out at this year’s Big Boy of Grandville & Auto Body Xperts Car Show! There were lots of great cars for the car show and beautiful ladies at the Pin Up Contest!

On July 20 and August 17, the fun continues with the Big Boy and Auto Body Xperts Cruise at the Big Boy in Grandville. For more details, please visit http://www.bigboyabx.com. We would also love to send a big thank you to Grand Rapids Classics, Musical Seamstress, Citrine, Audrey Lane Consignment, Audrey Lane Consignment, Chiropractor, ProTXS, State Farm, Crown Motors, Lipsense, Mystic Mehndi, and Lularoe (Tasha DeJong)!

Congratulations to our Car Show winners! Jack Voss (Custom Car), Bob Eikhoff (Custom Car), Ken Veenstra (Muscle Car), Mike Gaunt (Hot Rod), Tom Carter (Street Rod), Mike Modzeleski (Truck), Bob Horton (Motorcycle), Glenn VanderLaan (Historical), Mike Gaunt Jr (Race Car Drag), Charlie Dejons (Race Car Circle Track), Frank Gaunt (Sponsors Choice), and Jerry Van Eeowen (Judges Favorite).

Congratulations to Bob V., Sherry S., Paul Z., Isaiah S., Jodie T., Ron D., and Donna Z., our Door Prize Winners!

If you would like to see more photos, please see https://hd–photo.smugmug.com.

Show your Mother Earth and yourself some love, by being conscious of the paint and other common items you use.

Did you know? The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) classifies paint as one of its top five most hazardous substances.

Effects On The Environment:
When VOC’s react with oxygen, they can form ‘bad’ ozone in the presence of sunlight. This is a contributory factor to the greenhouse effect and a cause of global warming. One study by C.E.P.E. attributes paints and varnishes to causing as much as five percent of all VOC emissions. – M Howard, J Miemczyk

A Long List of Health Concerns:
Solvent based automotive paints contain not just problematic VOCs, but also other air pollutants that decrease air quality and may pose a risk to painters and workers. Skin and eye irritation are only the beginning of the health problems that painters and workers could face when using solvent based automotive paints.Other health risks include central nervous system effects. The organic compounds found in VOCs can also damage internal organs, such as the liver and kidneys. Alarmingly, organic compounds found in solvent based automotive paint have been linked to cancer and reproductive health issues. By contrast, waterborne paints have lower levels of organic solvents are thus much less toxic. http://ellisandsalazar.com/auto-painting/why-is-waterborne-car-paint-better-for-the-environment/

The solution:
Eco-friendly paint for cars is waterborne, which means water is the main ingredient in the paint instead of the dangerous solvents. These paints emit up to 80 per cent less of the VOCs than traditional car paint. They have 70 per cent water, 20 per cent pigment, pearlescent and metallic particles and 10 per cent organic solvents. http://gearheads.org/eco-friendly-paint-for-cars-best-options/
Auto body Xperts uses waterborne paint, to insure we aren’t harming the environment or the health of our staff and neighbors. http://autobodyxperts.com/auto-body-paint-shop/earth month reusable grocery bag

To help you remember to be kind to your Mother Earth we are offering free reusable grocery bags at any of our locations. Stop in during business hours for your bag during the week of April 20,2017 until April 27, 2017.

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My name is Mandy and I am with Auto Body Xperts, we are local family owned business for over 68years and are so grateful for the communities that we are part of.   Auto Body Xperts has an annual open house every year at our Holland and Hudsonville locations.  This open house is a FREE community event with a pig roast, kid games and so much more.  We want to send this invitation for your organization to join us this year.  We have several different groups that join us such as: Ottawa County 911, Pine rest, local chambers, Fire Dept. and local hospitals with information that is available in our community.  We do not open this up to businesses, we want this to focus more all the great resources we have around us.  This will be our 9th year, and it keeps growing every year. Last year we had over 700 adults at one event plus many kids.  We would love if you can join us this year and letting the community know about you!  Please feel free to check out our website or face book for more pictures of just how huge this event is.   If you would like to reserve you FREE spot at this years events please contact Mandy at 616-669-6692 or aberoza@hudsonvillebodyshop.com (spaces are limited)

 

Holland‘s August 9th 11am-2pm

Hudsonville August 23 11am-2pm

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 open house collage

This year Auto Body Xperts teamed up with Shields for Hope for Christmas. Shields of hope is a local non profit West Michigan organization. Comprised of local public servants, who volunteer their time, to spread hope, love, and encouragement to those in their community affected by cancer and hardships.Through fundraising and other supportive measures.

Families were  secretly nominated by others in the community. We then had wish lists for each person in the family. The wishes ranged anywhere from toiletries like toilet paper and soap. To a child’s dream of a new bike or snow board or simply a warm winter coat. It was you and the people in the community who took the time to go shopping and generously purchase something for these families, they sometimes did not even know. Auto body Xperts and Shields of Hope had several volunteers who helped wrap and deliver these gifts to the families.

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To say we he had success with the collaboration would be an understatement. We were able to help give so much love and wonderful memories to  these families, who are struggling with unfortunate circumstances. To see the joy that a community who comes together can bring is monumental and powerful. A true sense of “unity” could be felt and these families could feel that they are not alone they have support from those who merely live close to them. From All of us at Auto Body Xperts Thank you!!

If your looking for a way to help in your community Shields for Hope is always taking donations and volunteers.

“What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.” -Albert Pike (1809-1891)

The Zeeland 8K Turkey Trot is coming up again this year on Thanksgiving morning. Lace up your running shoes and get a workout in before you spend the day eating, while also raising money for a great cause. Not only are we sponsoring this wonderful race again this year, but the money raised is going to another organization that we have partnered with over the years. Shields of Hope will receive the proceeds from this year’s Turkey Trot, the just under 5 mile race that gives back to a great cause. You can even volunteer to be a part of the event if you don’t wish to run.

More information can be found by visiting the Facebook page for the race, or you can sign up for the race here . Cost to register is $30 until November 11, so get signed up soon! Registration goes up to $35 after the 11th. Also if you sign up before the 11th, you are guaranteed a race shirt with the great logo as seen below. Support the community whether you are running to beat your time, walking with a group for fun, or cheering racers on along the way!
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