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3M donates denibbing kits to 500 collision repair programs

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Aug. 3, 2012—3M has donated denibbing kits to 500 collision repair education programs, totaling a retail value of $170,000.

The donation was made to secondary and post-secondary collision programs nationwide through the Collision Repair Education Foundation.

“3M has stepped up once again to help the future professionals of the collision industry by providing 500 schools with a donated denibbing kit,” said Collision Repair Education Foundation Executive Director Clark Plucinski. “The numerous pictures and thank-you notes that we receive from instructors help illustrate what an impact 3M’s support is making to the collision instructors who struggle to purchase even just the basics in collision supplies for their students.”

“It is a great honor for 3M to be able to help these schools, students, instructors and the Collision Repair Education Foundation with these types of donations,” said Mark Algie, 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division Business Development Manager. “It's a wonderful feeling to know we are having a positive impact on so many lives. We'd like to thank the folks at the Collision Repair Education Foundation for providing this vehicle for 3M to support these schools. It's a true testimony to the fact that working together we can all make a difference.”

The schools that can use the denibbing kits are grateful for the gifts.

“Thank you, 3M, for the denibbing system kit,” said Bellingham Technical College Auto Collision Repair Technology Instructor Bruce Evenstad. “The students and I greatly appreciate the donation, as it is real helpful for the students to learn how to use this type of equipment in school, prior to entering the industry. It also helps us at the schools to have new up-to-date equipment to use in our classes so that we can use other budgeted funds for other types of equipment and tools.”

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