Gates Corporation Receives Friends of NACAT Award for Supporting and Promoting Automotive Education

The automotive manufacturer was recognized by the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT) for its educational contributions to the organization.

Denver, CO, August 17, 2012 --( Gates Corporation, a global, diversified manufacturer of industrial and automotive products, was presented with the Friends of NACAT award by the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT) at the organization’s July conference in Tyler, Tex.

The annual award is given to a company that is active in supporting NACAT in its mission to promote, update, and improve automotive service education.

Citing Gates strong educational offerings, tools, and online resources, Patrick Brown Harrison, president of NACAT, presented the award to Gates North America Training Manager Bobby Bassett.

“Gates appreciates NACAT’s educational efforts and is happy to support the organization,” said Bassett. “We know that providing automotive educators with resources and learning platforms like Tools for Schools is extremely important for improving and advancing our industry.”

In addition to Tools for Schools, Gates offers several other automotive education resources, including Gates Performance Center, which features self-directed online courses.

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For more information about Gates Corporation, please contact Mari Jane Panek at 303.744.4533.

About Gates Corporation
Gates Corporation is a global, diversified industrial company that provides advanced power transmission and fluid transfer solutions by engineering products and services that reduce the total cost of ownership for a wide variety of applications. Our products and services serve customers in five key end market segments: Energy/Exploration/Extraction, Infrastructure & Agriculture, Transportation, Automotive, and Process & Specialty.

As an engineering leader with a strong foundation in research and development, Gates is committed to advancing the science of motion performance by developing safe, forward-thinking products, services, systems, and solutions, as well as fostering long-term customer and employee relationships. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Gates employs over 14,000 people across 106 locations in 30 countries.

If it moves you, there’s a good chance Gates has a part in it. Gates. Powering Progress.
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