Hoffman Estates, IL– July 28, 2011 – 3M has come to the aid of 500 secondary and post-secondary collision programs across the country by donating Perfect-It Denibbing System Kits through the Collision Repair Education Foundation. This product donation, valued at $280,000, will ease collision department budgets by providing students with the opportunity to work with up-to-date supplies.
3M Automotive Aftermarket Division Business Development Manager Mark Algie said, “3M continues to be committed to all segments of the collision repair industry and through the help of the Collision Repair Education Foundation we are able to help a lot of great schools, instructors and students. We value what these schools are all about and what they do to prepare the next generation of techs, estimators and I’m sure some owners for our industry. We will continue to provide resources that will give these schools the ability to enhance their individual programs and prepare their students for a career in our industry.”
Collision Repair Education Foundation Executive Director Scott Kruger commented, “Since 2009, 3M has donated over $1.8 million in products to collision school programs through the Collision Repair Education Foundation. These products, whether they are new and exciting technologies or basic everyday materials, make a significant difference to schools and students as instructors can make the most of their annual budgets. We invite other industry organizations to join 3M and our other donors in helping supply and equip our collision repair schools and show our students that their education is highly valued by the industry.”
Weber State University Collision Repair Instructor Justin Tate noted, “On behalf of students, faculty, staff, and administration I would like to thank 3M and the Collision Repair Education Foundation for the donated kits. Your continued support is a huge factor in the continuation of our programs and we would like to express our thanks! You help to keep us on the leading edge and provide the best of the best!”
For additional information about 3M visit http://3mcollision.com/. Inter-industry organizations and individuals who are interested in supporting the Education Foundation and increasing the amount of assistance provided to collision schools and students should contact Education Foundation Associate Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode at Brandon.Eckenrode@ed foundation.org.