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Mac Tools Makes $10,000 Tool Donation Through Education Foundation

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June 5, 2013—Westerville, Ohio–based Mac Tools has donated $10,000 worth of tools to six collision repair school programs through the Collision Repair Education Foundation.

The Education Foundation said the school programs that received the product donations had applied for its 2012 Ultimate Collision Education Makeover grant and noted their specific need for tools on their grant applications. The six schools that received the Mac Tools donations include:

– Manhattan Area Technical College in Manhattan, Kan.
– Tennessee Technology Center at Shelbyville in Shelbyville, Tenn.
– Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES at Ellicottville in Ellicottville, N.Y.
– Tuscola Technology Center in Caro, Mich.
– Madison Area Technical School in Madison, Wis.
– Lake Washington Tech College in Kirkland, Wash.

“The Tennessee Technology Center at Shelbyville deeply appreciates the generous donation of tools from Mac Tools. With the continued decrease in state appropriations to higher education institutions, this donation allows the TTCS to utilize scarce resources more efficiently,” said Ivan Jones, director of the school. “With the additional tools, the learning pace and hands-on learning increases since students do not waste valuable project time waiting for tools to become available. This donation directly helps the quality of the Collision Repair Technology program.”

“I would like to thank Mac Tools for their annual donation of $10,000 of tools to the Collision Repair Education Foundation and joining in our efforts to support the future professionals of the collision industry,” said Brandon Eckenrode, director of development for the Education Foundation. “Through the collision school programs participating with our Ultimate Collision Education Makeover school grant we were able to match their specific request for Mac Tools products and fulfill the requests due to the company’s generosity.”

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