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Sherwin-Williams Donates $60,000 in Products

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Feb. 5, 2013—Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes announced the donation of more than $60,000 in products to several schools involved with the Collision Repair Education Foundation’s 2012 Ultimate Collision Education Makeover school grant program.

“Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes believes in supporting secondary and post secondary educational facilities so that they can better their programs which help to make well educated students into employees in our industry,” said Rodney Habel, director of training operations for Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes.

The schools that requested Sherwin-Williams products as part of their application include: Sarasota County Technical Institute in Sarasota, Fla., Freedom High School in Freedom, Wis., and Applied Technology Center in Rock Hill, S.C.

Sherwin-Williams also donated paint for the collision shop walls of the 2012 grant winners, Nichols Career Center in Jefferson City, Mo. and Manhattan Area Technical College of Manhattan, Kan.

“The Ultimate Collision Education Makeover school grant program has been a great success only through the generosity of our industry supporters as we are able to fulfill the specific requests from the applicant schools. Sherwin-Williams has donated products to Makeover applicant schools every year since the Makeover program’s inception in 2009," said Clark Plucinski, executive director of the Education Foundation. "Whether it’s the winning school or other applicant schools that specifically asked for Sherwin-Williams items as part of their application, the company has come to their aid year after year. It’s through our supporters, such as Sherwin-Williams, that collision instructors are able to work toward providing a proper, current technical education to the repair students.”

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