HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL (April 27, 2018) – FinishMaster has donated $50,000 to the Collision Repair Education Foundation in celebration of the company’s 50th Anniversary. The contribution from FinishMaster provides crucial support for the Education Foundation and its ability to support high school and college collision programs, instructors, and students nationwide and help connect graduates with employers
“FinishMaster is grateful for the opportunity to support the Collision Repair Education Foundation and the work it does to connect students with training and career opportunities. Teaming up with the organization is a unique way to help our future industry leaders get their start in our industry,” said Steve Arndt, President & Chief Operating Officer of FinishMaster. “Our commitment to help our community has remained constant since 1968, and there is no better way than to help than to support our youth.”
Collision Repair Education Foundation Executive Director Clark Plucinski said, “I would like to congratulate FinishMaster on their 50th Anniversary and the Foundation would like to thank the entire FinishMaster team for their support of the Education Foundation’s work improving high school and college collision school programs. By providing students with the training they need to succeed, and connecting those students with the array of career opportunities in our industry, they are better prepared to enter the industry as productive, efficient entry-level employees.”
Industry members interested in joining the Collision Repair Education Foundation’s roster of supporters to assist high school and post-secondary collision school programs and students should contact Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode at 847.463.5245 or Brandon.Eckenrode@ed-foundation.org
Uni-Select is a leader in the distribution of automotive refinish and industrial paint and related products in North America, as well as a leader in the automotive aftermarket parts business in Canada and in the UK. Uni Select is headquartered in Boucherville, Québec, Canada, and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the symbol UNS.
In the United States, Uni-Select, through its wholly-owned subsidiary FinishMaster, Inc., operates a national network of over 210 automotive refinish corporate stores under the FINISHMASTER banner which services a network of over 30,000 customers annually, of which it is the primary supplier to over 6,000 collision repair centre customers.
About the Collision Repair Education Foundation:
The Collision Repair Education Foundation, founded in 1991, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting collision repair educational programs, schools, and students to create qualified, entry-level employees and connect them with an array of career opportunities. For information on how to donate to programs supported by the Education Foundation visit us online at: www.CollisionEducationFoundation.org.