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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. read more
HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL – December 19, 2012 – The Collision Repair Education Foundation today announced that Alcoa Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Alcoa, the world’s leading aluminum company, awarded the Collision Repair Education Foundation a $40,000 grant that will provide educational and aluminum repair training to post-secondary collision instructors and students. Collision instructors and students will have the opportunity to apply for the aluminum repair training grant as part of the Collision Repair Education Foundation’s spring 2013 student scholarship/tool grant opportunities. Seventeen collision instructor/student pairs will be selected to attend aluminum repair technical training at the I-CAR Tech Centre in Appleton, WI during the summer of 2013. read more
Hoffman Estates, Ill – December 13, 2012 – Allstate Insurance Company has displayed its commitment to the future of the collision industry by contributing $95,000 to the Collision Repair Education Foundation. Allstate’s contribution enhances the Education Foundation’s ability to offer grants and scholarships to career and technical schools and colleges and the students attending these schools. By increasing educational opportunities for these students, who are tomorrow’s industry professionals, the future will be brighter for all segments. read more
HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL – December 10, 2012 – Mitchell International has donated their estimating software to over 400 collision school programs through the Collision Repair Education Foundation. This in-kind donation, valued at roughly $140,000, provides collision instructors with up-to-date industry software when most would not have been able to purchase this product due to their limited collision budgets. In addition to the product donation, Mitchell International also donated $5,000 to the organization’s Collision Repair Education Campaign fund which helps to provide annual scholarships, school grants, and the Ultimate Collision Education Makeover $50,000 grant. read more
HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL – December 4, 2012- Registration and event sponsorship is now available for the Collision Repair Education Foundation’s 12th annual golf fundraiser event taking place Thursday, July 25, 2013 in Boston, MA. Golfers will enjoy a round of golf at the South Shore Country Club, a championship par 72 golf course designed in 1922 by Wayne Stiles and features rolling topography, elevated approaches, and pristine conditions. As the Education Foundation’s 2012 golf fundraiser sold-out 6 months in advance, industry professionals are encouraged to register for this year’s golf fundraiser early as it is anticipated to be sold-out by early 2013. This fundraiser takes place in conjunction with the Collision Industry Conference (CIC) and I-CAR industry meetings being held that week in Boston, and funds raised through this event assist the Education Foundation in providing support to collision repair students and their school’s collision programs. read more
(Cary, NC – Nov. 6, 2012) – LORD Corporation, maker of Fusor Automotive Repair Adhesives, the leading metal and plastic bonding solution for the automotive collision repair market, has announced a contribution to the Collision Repair Education Foundation.
Working to benefit collision schools, students and instructors, the Collision Repair Education Foundation is a traditional philanthropic organization, partnering with industry donors to fill the funding gap that hinders the collision industry.
“We are honored to support such a great cause that benefits industry schools, students and teachers,” said Brett Luketic, Director, Marketing and Sales for Automotive and Electronics. “The Foundation’s educational efforts help shape our future collision industry professionals and we are proud to be a part of this.”
LORD Corporation has made a $2,500 monetary donation, which sponsored the purchase of technician shirts for collision repair students, and nearly $30,000 in donated products and demonstration classes. The free products include LORD Fusor® 804 Seam Sealer, Fusor® 805 Wheel House Coating and Sound Deadener and Fusor® 312 Sprayable Seam Sealer and Dispenser Guns. The products will be distributed by the Foundation to eighteen secondary and post-secondary collision career and technical schools and colleges, instructors and/or students.
Fusor 804 seam sealer can be sprayed on any scuffed primed surface, including metal, SMC and Fiberglas®, to create flexible textured seams including floor pan seams, trunk pan seams, strut tower seams and exterior and truck box seams. LORD Fusor 805 wheel house coating and sound deadener can be sprayed on scuffed primed surfaces, including metal and SMC and Fiberglas®. Used to coat rear wheel houses, under floor panels and other automotive applications, it can also be used to duplicate OEM sound deadening material on interior surfaces of floor pans. Additionally, Fusor 805 can be used to replace OEM poly vinyl chloride (PVC) underbody coatings on Chrysler vehicles as stated in Collision Repair Bulletin 31-008-12, published Oct. 24, 2012. When used in conjunction with Fusor 312 sprayable seam sealer and coating dispenser gun, it matches all OEM seam sealers, textured coatings and sound deadening applications.
Collision Repair Education Foundation Executive Director Clark Plucinski noted, “LORD Corporation’s product donation helps provide collision instructors with the latest in collision repair supplies that their school’s budget may not allow them to gain access to, which are vital to assisting in the technical education of their collision students. I thank LORD for their continued support of the Collision Repair Education Foundation through both monetary and product donations and invite other industry companies to consider following LORD’s example in supporting future professionals of the collision industry.”
For more information about the Collision Repair Education Foundation, visit www.collisioneducationfoundation.org.
About Collision Repair Education Foundation
Formed in 1991, the Collision Repair Education Foundation’s mission is to secure donations that support philanthropic and collision repair education activities that promote and enhance career opportunities in the industry. The Foundation is a traditional philanthropic organization that partners with industry donors to fill the funding gap that hinders the collision industry. Since 2008, they have provided more than $8 million in product donations, scholarships, and grants for collision education. The Education Foundation is committed to continuing to award substantial annual support, both to students and to collision training programs.
With global reach and extensive technical capabilities, LORD has the ability to work on complex formulations, balancing contradictory property and process requirements to deliver the solutions that meet customer and market demands. LORD builds on its more than 85 year history with a track record of successful long-term partnerships with technology leaders in industries ranging from aerospace to automotive, electronics to industrial heavy equipment.
Founded in 1924, LORD Corporation is a privately-held company that designs, manufactures and markets mechanical devices and electromechanical systems to control vibration, motion and noise; formulates, produces and sells general purpose and specialty adhesives, coatings and electronic materials; and develops products and systems utilizing magnetically responsive technologies. With global headquarters in Cary, N.C., and sales in excess of $789MM, LORD has manufacturing facilities in eight countries and more than 90 sales and support centers. LORD Corporation employs more than 2,800 worldwide. Visit www.lord.com for more information.