Hoffman Estates, IL—June 10, 2013—Cumberland Products, Inc. has come to the aid of 37 secondary and post-secondary collision school programs across the country by donating paint through the Collision Repair Education Foundation. The donation consisted of single stage 2K urethane paint with UV absorbers and had a monetary value of $43,000. This donation saves schools from spending their own minimized budgets on these materials.
Bruce Barlow, Senior Vice President of Cumberland Products, Inc. notes, “We understand the tremendous burden these Training Institutions are under working within their budgets. We see it as a privilege to invest in these students the materials they need to further their education in our industry.”
Collision program instructor James Erdahl of North Dakota State College of Science notes, “We would like to thank the Collision Repair Education Foundation and Cumberland Products for the generous paint donation. With the increasing cost of paint and materials as well as increasing student training costs, it is great to see a company like Cumberland investing in the future technicians of our industry.”
Collision Repair Education Foundation Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode noted, “We highly welcome and appreciate this first time donation from Cumberland Products and coming to the aid of these collision instructors with needed in-kind product donations. I encourage and invite other industry companies to follow Cumberland Product’s lead in considering the donation of in-kind products they might have available for secondary and post-secondary collision programs and join in our efforts to support the future professionals of the industry.”
For additional information on Cumberland Products, visit www.CumberlandProductsInc.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.