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Meguiar’s makes $600,000 product donation through CREF

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Dec. 22, 2011—The Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) on Wednesday announced that Meguiar’s Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of 3M, donated sets of its Unigrit Fine Grade Blending and Finishing discs to 676 collision school programs across the country.

The CREF said the donation, which has a retail value of $600,000, provided assistance to the largest number of schools through one donation in the organization’s history.

“Being able to assist in the development of our nation’s young professionals is an extremely gratifying feeling, and one that our company is proud to be able to take part in,” said John Dillon, global vice president of Meguiar’s Professional and Marine Division. “We are excited at the ability of collision repair students that are supported by this foundation to have the opportunity to have first hand experience with our product and to learn the proper techniques to use them. It is a complete win-win opportunity for everyone involved.”

“Since 2008, 3M has provided over $2 million in product donations to the Collision Repair Education Foundation, and these have greatly impacted instructors’ abilities to properly instruct collision students,” said Scott Kruger, executive director of the CREF. “On behalf of collision students and instructors nationwide, we thank Meguiar’s and 3M for their continued support and invite additional collision industry businesses to follow 3M’s lead in providing product donations to secondary and post-secondary collision school programs.”

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