Hoffman Estates, IL – November 16, 2010 – ALLDATA has donated over $12,000 to the Collision Repair Education Foundation (formerly the I-CAR Education Foundation) in 2010. The funds will go towards the Education Foundation’s Collision Repair Education Campaign (CREC) fund, which allows the organization to provide its annual grants, scholarships, and the Ultimate Collision Education Makeover school grant. ALLDATA makes a contribution to the Education Foundation for each sale of ALLDATA® CollisionSM to facilities that have achieved the I CAR® Gold Class Professionals training designation.
“I thank ALLDATA for their continued support of the Education Foundation through this program. To see that it has almost doubled since last year is incredible,” said Scott Kruger, Executive Director of the Education Foundation. “ALLDATA’s support will greatly assist our efforts in providing support to secondary and post-secondary collision students, the future of the industry.”
“The Education Foundation plays a critical role in maintaining a high level of professionalism in the collision industry,” said ALLDATA Director of Sales and Operations, Wayne Mitchell. “ALLDATA has a stake in helping to educate collision professionals who understand the value of OE collision information. We are proud to assist the Foundation in its mission.”
ALLDATA, founded in 1986, with more than 70,000 repair shops as subscribers, is the leading provider of manufacturers’ service and repair information, shop management software and customer relations tools for the automotive repair and collision industries. Professional automotive repair shops across North America depend on ALLDATA for their automotive repair information needs.