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This week's edition of Business Beat, Steve D'Agostino welcomes Craig Van Batenburg as they discuss hybrid vehicles.
Craig Van Batenburg started the Automotive Career Development Center in 1998 while he was running his Worcester auto-repair shop, which was across the street. ACDC held Massachusetts State Emission classes there as well as many other technical and management courses. Craig taught there and hired many other local trainers to teach there, and ACDC grew quickly. In 2004 Craig closed the ACDC training-center building as hybrid technology had found its place. He was off and running around the globe, enlightening those who needed a hybrid education.
Today, Craig uses two local shops, Bravo Motors and Wayside Automotive, for classes near home. Ninety-five percent of ACDC training is held out of state. The offices are located at 40 Boyd St. in Worcester, upstairs in his old New England, inner-city home. The place is easy to spot -- look for lots of hybrids in the driveway! Ten houses away is, another old New England home owned by Craig, which houses more office space and room for all the hybrids, parts and associated training materials.
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