SOURCE: Mitchell International

Mitchell International

March 16, 2011 06:00 ET

Mitchell to Partner With GRC-Pirk to Offer Energy Reduction and Pollution Prevention Reporting Tools

Software Helps Collision Repairers Meet Compliance Requirements and Eliminate Manual Record-Keeping Processes

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - March 16, 2011) - Mitchell International, Inc., a leading provider of information, workflow and performance management solutions to the Property & Casualty claims and Collision Repair industries, today announced a partnership with GRC-Pirk that will provide environmental sustainability software to Mitchell RepairCenter™ customers.

The integration with Mitchell RepairCenter -- expected to roll out early in 2nd quarter 2011 -- provides collision repair facilities with tools to easily track their pollution prevention and energy reduction efforts. The solution eliminates the need for shops to document their results manually and helps reduce the risk of non-compliance with regulatory requirements. The GRC-Pirk GreenYield™ program extracts monthly repair order performance patterns from Mitchell's RepairCenter application and compares equivalent engineering conversion units to previous corresponding periods on a continuous basis.

"Our relationship with GRC-Pirk allows us to offer accounting and sustainability solutions that operate in one package. In turn, our customers can feel secure that they have the necessary data to validate their green business achievements," said Jason Bertellotti, Vice President of Repair Solutions of Mitchell International. "Technology tools from a company like GRC-Pirk let our customers focus on repairing cars, not managing regulatory reports. We're making it easier to help shops help the environment and comply with the regulatory requirements."

Steven E. Schillinger, President of GRC-Pirk, said, "the launch of our GreenYield application provides the technical mechanism for independent reporting of insurance discounts, utility rebates and tax credits. These scientifically derived datasets were developed in cooperation with the U.S. EPA as the foundation for GreenSWEEP™ monitoring, an award-winning, web-based tool that provides an official record of sustainable waste, emissions and energy performance through dynamic, detailed tabular reports."

"GRC-Pirk Management has become the 'go-to' compliance company for collision repair shops and paint manufacturers alike," said Cassandra Azzam, CFO of GRC-Pirk. "Our online services enable shop owners and managers to better educate their customers and insurance providers on the value of going green."

Collision repair facilities interested in learning more about the GreenYield module in Mitchell's RepairCenter may call 888-374-7475 or visit http://www.recomply.com for details.

About GRC-Pirk
GRC-Pirk (Government Regulatory Compliance, LLC) is a registered private environmental assessment company for hazardous materials management that partners with companies and associations nationwide to develop and implement cost-effective pollution prevention and energy efficiency records management. The company focuses on integrating compliance recordkeeping into business operation processes through "paperless" digital automation. GRC-Pirk offers federal, state and local compliance services in the U.S. and Canada.

About Mitchell International, Inc.
Mitchell International, Inc. empowers clients to achieve measurably better outcomes. Providing unparalleled breadth of technology, connectivity and information solutions to the Property & Casualty claims and Collision Repair industries, Mitchell is uniquely able to simplify and accelerate the claims management and collision repair processes. 

As North America's leading provider of Property & Casualty claims technology solutions, Mitchell processes over 50 million transactions annually for over 300 insurance companies/claims payers and over 30,000 collision repair facilities. Founded in 1946, Mitchell is headquartered in San Diego, California, and has 1,700 employees throughout the U.S. and Canada. The company is privately held and owned primarily by the Aurora Capital Group, a Los Angeles-based investment group. For more information about Mitchell, visit www.mitchell.com.