Hoffman Estates, IL- October 18, 2012 – P.B.E. Jobbers Warehouse has donated $65,000 in products to three schools through the Collision Repair Education Foundation. The donation of these products greatly assist the collision instructors who are continuing to have their collision budgets reduced and allows collision students to practice with current materials on vehicle repairs. The three schools provided with the product donations, who were also 2011 Ultimate Collision Education Makeover grant applicant schools, include: Freedom High School (Freedom, WI), Kishwaukee College (Malta, IL), and Thornton Fractional Center for Science and Technology (Calumet City, IL).
P.B.E. Jobbers Warehouse President Paul Monroe noted, “We’re very happy to be able to contribute to the future of our industry with this donation. Hearing back from the schools about how much it was appreciated and how much it will help their programs made our donation even more worthwhile. We will continue to support the Collision Repair Education Foundation and help to educate more students to become a part of our industry!”
Kishwaukee College Collision Instructor Greg Brink said, “We would like to thank P.B.E. Jobbers Warehouse for their great donation of paint products. There are many times that I would like to have my students spend more time practicing a task before we have them do it on a live vehicle. However, the budget doesn’t always allow the student to do that. With this donation, I will be able to have my students spray their practice front ends many times, so they can better develop their painting skills. It is so important that companies like yours do this. It will help the future of this industry.”
Collision Repair Education Foundation Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode said, “This first time donation from P.B.E. Jobbers Warehouse to the Education Foundation will make an incredible difference with the recipient schools and their collision programs. It cannot be stressed enough that collision schools nationwide are in great need of assistance and I would invite collision industry companies to follow P.B.E. Jobbers Warehouse’s lead in getting actively involved by making product and/or monetary donations that will directly assist collision school programs, instructors, and students. Only together can we make an active difference with the future professionals of the collision industry and their technical education.”
For additional information about P.B.E. Jobbers Warehouse visit www.PBEjobbers.com. Industry members and companies interested in supporting secondary and post-secondary school’s collision programs through monetary and/or in-kind product donations should contact Collision Repair Education Foundation Director of Development, Brandon Eckenrode at Brandon.Eckenrode@ed-foundation.org or 847-463-5244.