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3M Donates More Than 10,000 Rolls of Tape to 260 Collision Programs

This donation is just one of many from 3M that have been made to the Collision Repair Education Foundation.

Freedom High School students receive free masking tape from the 3M donation to the Collision Repair Education Foundation.HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL3M has come to the aid of 260 secondary and post-secondary collision programs across the country by donating over 10,000 rolls of masking tape through the Collision Repair Education Foundation (formerly the I-CAR Education Foundation).

More than 3,000 rolls of ¾’’ masking tape and 7,000 rolls of 3’’ masking tape were distributed to collision programs in total equaling a $140,000 product donation that will ease collision department budgets by providing students with the opportunity to work with up-to-date supplies.  

“This donation is just one of many from 3M that have been made to the Collision Repair Education Foundation, which have been in turn provided to collision school programs,” stated Collision Repair Education Foundation Executive Director, Scott Kruger.

“Over the past 2 years, 3M has provided over $1.5 million in product donations to the Foundation and instructors have been overwhelmed with gratitude as these types of gifts assist in their efforts to instruct the future professionals of our industry. On behalf of collision repair students and instructors nationwide, we thank 3M for their continued support.”

Mid Florida Technical Institute (Orlando, FL) Collision Instructor James Huston said, “I want to thank 3M and the Collision Repair Education Foundation for the in-kind tape donation. Our school budgets have been cut drastically so help from companies like 3M is the only way we can survive these hard times. We need to continue training new people to replace the aging workforce in the auto collision industry and really appreciate the help.”

“3M is a strong believer in supporting education and we are glad to partner with the Collision Repair Education Foundation to provide students and instructors with needed collision repair material,” stated 3M Global Masking Business Manager Amy McLaughlin. “We know masking tape is used in almost every repair and it is nice to be able to offer them a good quality tape to do their jobs.”
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