Hoffman Estates, IL – September 4, 2012 – Copart has displayed its commitment to the future of the collision industry by contributing $15,000 to the Collision Repair Education Foundation. The $15,000 contribution from Copart will support the Education Foundation’s Collision Repair Education Campaign fund which allows the Foundation to provide its annual student scholarships, school grants, and the annual Ultimate Collision Education Makeover $50,000 school grant.
“Copart is proud to support the efforts of the Collision Repair Education Foundation as this organization continues its on-going educational work. It is critical that there be investments in collision school programs and most importantly, investments in the next generation of collision repair industry professionals. We are happy to do our part to ensure the industry thrives and grows,” noted Copart CEO Jay Adair.
Clark Plucinski, Collision Repair Education Foundation Executive Director stated, “On behalf of the Collision Repair Education Foundation staff, Board of Trustees, and the collision students that we support nationwide, thank you to Copart for joining in our efforts to support the future of the industry. Secondary and post-secondary collision school programs, instructors, and students are facing a difficult crossroad. The advance technologies and materials for today’s (and future) vehicles will require a well-trained, skilled workforce to repair them safely and efficiently. While all of these advanced skill-sets and higher technical education will be needed by tomorrows repair technicians, there has never been a time in history when school budgets have been under such exceptional pressure. Programs like collision repair bear the brunt of funding cuts. The industry supporters, such as Copart, allow the Education Foundation to assist these schools with needed tools, equipment, and supplies for their collision programs.”
Copart, founded in 1982, provides vehicle sellers with a full range of remarketing services to process and sell salvage and clean title vehicles to dealers, dismantlers, rebuilders, exporters and, in some states, to end users. Copart remarkets the vehicles through Internet sales utilizing its patented VB2 technology. Copart sells vehicles on behalf of insurance companies, banks, finance companies, fleet operators, dealers, car dealerships and others as well as cars source from the general public. The company currently operates 155 facilities in the United State, Canada and United Kingdom. Salvage vehicles are either damaged vehicles deemed a total loss for insurance or business purposes or are recovered stolen vehicles for which an insurance settlement with the vehicle owner has already been made. For more information, or to become a member, visit www.copart.com.
For additional information about Copart, visit www.Copart.com. Industry organizations interested in joining the Collision Repair Education Foundation’s efforts to support secondary and post-secondary collision school programs should contact Education Foundation’s Associate Director of Development, Brandon Eckenrode at Brandon.Eckenrode@ed-foundation.org or 847.463.5244.