Hoffman Estates, IL – September 25, 2012 – ALLDATA has donated over $12,000 to the Collision Repair Education Foundation. The funds will go towards the Education Foundation’s Collision Repair Education Campaign (CREC) fund, which allows the organization to provide its 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 would like to thank ALLDATA for their continued support of the Education Foundation through this contribution,” said Clark Plucinski, Executive Director of the Collision Repair Education Foundation. “ALLDATA’s support allows the Education Foundation the ability to provide even more support to secondary and post-secondary collision programs nationwide as their school budgets are being reduced year after year.”
“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 80,000 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.
Industry members looking to learn more about the Collision Repair Education Foundation’s efforts to support secondary and post-secondary collision school programs, instructors, and students can visit www.CollisionEducationFoundation.org or contact Associate Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode at 847.463.5244.