Hoffman Estates, IL– December 20, 2012 – 3M has come to the aid of 19 secondary and post-secondary collision programs across the country by donating their Hookit II sets through the Collision Repair Education Foundation. This product donation, valued at $160,000, will ease collision department budgets by providing students with the opportunity to work with up-to-date supplies.
3M Marketing Manager Dale Ross said, “3M is honored and pleased to continue our support of the Collision Repair Education Foundation and the many career and technical schools around the country. We are keenly aware that providing state of the art products to these students during their education is vital to ensuring their future and the future of our industry.”
Collision Repair Education Foundation Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode said, “According to the survey’s and information we receive back from instructors, secondary and post-secondary collision school programs on average have a budget of $6000 to run their program each year. Through our industry supporters, such as 3M, we are able to assist instructors with this minimal budgetary amount to instruct proper collision repair training to the future professionals of the industry. 3M has lead the way in providing product donations to collision school programs the past several years and their commitment to the industry.”
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 Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode at Brandon.Eckenrode@ed foundation.org or 847-463-5244.