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Open House Scheduled for Atlanta Makeover Collision School Program

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Jan. 28, 2015—The Collision Repair Education Foundation announced that it will host an open house event at Maxwell High School of Technology in Lawrenceville, Ga., on April 8 from 9–10:30 a.m. in recognition of its 2013 Makeover school grant that was provided by the I-CAR Atlanta Volunteer Committee.

The event will take place in conjunction with the Collision Industry Conference (CIC) meetings held at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia that week. Hertz Corp. will provide transportation for CIC attendees to and from the hotel and the school so that industry members can see how the grant has transformed Maxwell’s collision program. Industry guests will be transported back to the Crowne Plaza in time for the CIC meetings that begin that afternoon.

“I-CAR and the Education Foundation continue to be one of Maxwell's biggest supporters. They continually provide tools and equipment that enhances our industry-certified program in teaching students how to perform automotive vehicle body repair and refinishing skills,” Maxwell High School of Technology principal Dr. Jeff Hall said in a release. “As you know, these skills lead to excellent jobs as an estimator, body repair technician, refinishing technician, or employment in a shop office or insurance claims office. Our instructor’s aptitude and desire to produce quality student work, in and out of the classroom, can only be enhanced with the industry’s support of our program. With the industry’s continued support and the hard work of our instructors, Mr. Butch Luther and Mr. Sam Melaragno, I believe our program is in the top cadre of Auto Collision programs nationwide. We sincerely thank I-CAR and the Education Foundation for its belief in a strong education program for our students.”

“The Atlanta ICAR Volunteer Committee has organized several annual fundraisers through the Education Foundation and has raised nearly $100,000 that is re-invested into Atlanta area collision school programs and students,” Collision Repair Education Foundation director of development Brandon Eckenrode said in a release. “As the industry is gathering in Atlanta for the CIC events, we wanted to be able to recognize this group for their support and how they have been able to completely transform Maxwell’s collision school program in an effort to help ensure that their students have a quality technical education. We invite all visiting and local industry members to join us for this event.”

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