3M Automotive Aftermarket Division kicks off fourth year of 3M Hire our Heroes Program

Jan. 4, 2016
In partnership with the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF), 3M has donated more than $500,000 since 2013 to be used toward scholarships and tool grants for over 150 military veterans and their families through the 3M Hire Our Heroes program.
3M Automotive Aftermarket Division has had a long standing commitment to helping our nation’s veterans. In partnership with the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF), 3M has donated more than $500,000 since 2013 to be used toward scholarships and tool grants for over 150 military veterans and their families through the 3M Hire Our Heroes program.

In 2016, 3M AAD will mark the fourth year of the program, and is introducing a new way for shops to get involved -- the 2016 3M Hire Our Heroes Calendar.  With a $200 donation to the CREF, shops will not only be giving to a worthy cause, they will also receive the commemorative calendar which contains a total of approximately $1,800 worth of monthly deals on 3M products, along with a window decal to showcase their support.

“The calendar is a tremendous salute to both the military members serving our country and the veterans who have served,” said Dale Ross, U.S. Marketing Operations Manager at 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division.  “I think shops will be proud to have this on display, knowing that they have contributed to helping our veterans’ transition to careers in the automotive industry.  The added bonus will come in the form of coupons for free 3M goods, which they can redeem throughout the year.”

Those who make a $200 donation will be able to take advantage of exclusive free product offers on a wide array of 3M products, such as the 3M™ Accuspray™ System, 3M™ DA Sander, 3M™ Flexible Abrasive Discs, 3M™ Sound Deadening Pads, 3M™ Pneumatic Sealer Gun, 3M™ PPS™ Color Match Film Starter Kit, 3M Spreaders, 3M™ Trim Masking Tape Kit, 3M™ Cubitron II™ File Belts and 3M Hire Our Heroes merchandise such as patriotic hats and a decorative hood designed by Chip Foose.

Each month, shops will receive an email with the information they need to redeem the coupon for the free products, based on their qualifying purchases, made on one invoice, and entered online at www.3MCollision.com/promo

To make a donation and get a 2016 3M Hire Our Heroes calendar, shops can visit www.CollisionRepairEducationFoundation.org/Hire-Our-Heroes.

About Hire Our Heroes

The 3M Hire Our Heroes grants are available for qualifying returning veterans and family members.  Grants may be used for tuition, school fees, tools, textbooks and equipment at qualifying technical schools. For additional information and to apply, visit www.CollisionEducationFoundation.org. 

The ultimate goal of the 3M Hire Our Heroes campaign is to support the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in raising awareness for hiring America’s heroes and help drive employment in the collision repair industry for these deserving veterans and their families. In addition, 3M is a national board member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Hiring Our Heroes program. 

For more information on the 3M Hire Our Heroes campaign, contact Dale Ross, 3M Automotive Aftermarket, at [email protected] or visit www.3mcollision.com/hire.

About 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division

3M automotive products keep the world on the move, with innovative solutions for building, repairing and maintaining vehicles.  From the collision repair professional to the individual vehicle enthusiast, people around the world trust 3M products to protect, repair and keep their vehicles looking showroom new.  And our commitment to this industry extends beyond product performance to a careful stewardship of the world’s resources and environment. Serving the needs of our customers has made 3M a trusted leader in vehicle care and repair, and we are dedicated to earning that trust each and every day.

For more information, contact 1-877-MMM-CARS, contact your local 3M Distributor or 3M Sales Representative or visit the website at www.3Mcollision.com.  Follow 3M AAD on Facebook at www.facebook.com/3MCollision and on twitter @3M_Collision and Instagram @3MCollision.

About 3M

3M is a science-based company with a culture of creative collaboration that inspires powerful technologies, making life better. With $32 billion in sales, 3M employs 90,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 70 countries. For more information, visit www.3M.com or follow @3MNewsroom on Twitter.

3M is a trademark of 3M Company.

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