Hoffman Estates, IL – January 28, 2015 – The Collision Repair Education Foundation will be hosting an open house event at Maxwell High School of Technology (Lawrenceville, GA) the morning of Wednesday April 8th, 2015 from 9am-10:30am in recognition of their 2013 Makeover school grant that was provided by the I-CAR Atlanta Volunteer Committee. This event will be taking place in conjunction with the Collision Industry Conference (CIC) meetings being held at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia that week. Hertz Corp will be providing transportation for CIC attendees to and from the hotel and the school so that industry members can see how the grant has transformed Maxwell’s collision program. Industry guests will be transported back to the Crowne Plaza in time for the CIC meetings that begin that afternoon.
Atlanta I-CAR Chairman Gerry Poirier and Farmers Insurance National APD Manager noted, “The Atlanta I CAR Committee is made up from all aspects of the collision industry. The ability to accomplish our successful fundraising is due to the dedication of each and every member. This dedication has resulted in our ability to give back to this great industry by providing the 2013 Makeover grant to Maxwell High School of Technology, scholarships for collision school students along with materials and tools. This will help replenish our dwindling shortage of people coming into the collision repair field. I encourage all industry members to come out and see what can be done to promote the collision industry starting in our local schools.”
Collision Repair Education Foundation Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode noted, “The Atlanta I CAR Volunteer Committee has organized several annual fundraisers through the Education Foundation and has raised nearly $100,000 that is re-invested into Atlanta area collision school programs and students. As the industry is gathering in Atlanta for the CIC events, we wanted to be able to recognize this group for their support and how they have been able to completely transform Maxwell’s collision school program in an effort to help ensure that their students have a quality technical education. We invite all visiting and local industry members to join us for this event.”
Collision industry members are asked to RSVP for this event by emailing Brandon Eckenrode at Brandon.Eckenrode@ed-foundation.org by March 27th.