Issue Date: Service Manager Apr 15, 2009, Posted On: 4/15/2009
Maine Toyota dealership, service department wins kudos for green initiative Berlin City Toyota Scion Lexus in Portland, Maine, decided to celebrate its expansion by giving back to the environment and the community. The dealership partnered with Habitat for Humanity to recycle the three buildings and garage located on the land they recently acquired as part of their upcoming expansion program.
Earlier this month (April) Habitat sent volunteers to the site to disassemble the structures of all recyclable materials and housing elements. Habitat has been involved in similar projects in Portland for several years.
"It made sense to us, from both a business and environmental perspective, to partner with Habitat for Humanity," says General Manager Eric Johnson. "This idea is a great solution for all the parties involved."
It's also gotten some nice local media attention and customer feedback.
With ID theft on the rise, Tri-pac targets dealership market The number of Identity Theft cases increased nationwide by about 22 percent in 2008, a recent survey found. On top of that, 44 states require retail vehicle dealerships to have a formal incident response plan above and beyond federal mandates.
Into that climate, Tri-PAC announced earlier this month that it will provide restoration and recovery services to automotive dealers and their customers if they become victims of ID Theft. Tri-PAC's solution is designed to provide expedited response services to the dealerships client base in the event of a data compromise. It can also help the dealership remain compliant with federal and tougher state requirements.