Pro Spot donates more than $115,000 in welders to CREF

March 11, 2014
Pro Spot International Inc. donates spot welders to eight high school and college collision school programs through CREF.
Pro Spot International Inc. has come to the aid of eight high school and college collision school programs through the Collision Repair Education Foundation. Schools received either the Pro Spot PR-2000 Inverter Resistance Spot Welder or the i4 Inverter Resistance Spot Welder, which will aid in the students technical education. The collision school programs were eligible to receive these welders by applying for the Education Foundation’s 2013 Ultimate Collision Education Makeover school grant.

The schools that received the donated Pro Spot welders include:

  • Herndon Career Center (Raytown, MO)
  • Maxwell High School of Technology (Lawrenceville, GA)
  • West Side Career and Technology Center (Kingston, PA)
  • Assabet Valley Tech High (Marlboro, MA)
  • South Central Technical College-Mankato (North Mankato, MN)
  • Washtenaw Community College (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • Linn State Technical College (Linn, MO)
  • Ranken Technical College (St. Louis, MO)

Ron Olsson, President of Pro Spot International, noted, “We are thankful for what the Collision Repair Education Foundation does to help recruit kids into the collision repair industry. There is a shortage of qualified collision repair technicians and we are proud to be a part of something that benefits all parties by educating students on updated equipment that they will ultimately be using in the field.”

Collision Repair Education Foundation Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode noted, “We cannot thank Pro Spot International enough for this incredible welder donation to collision school programs across the country. Collision instructors are facing reduced and limited budgets every year and in order to produce the well-trained and entry-level graduates the industry demands, they need the industry’s help. Pro Spot’s generosity will help current and future collision students within these collision school programs.”

For additional information about the Collision Repair Education Foundation, visit Inter-industry organizations and individuals who are interested in supporting the Collision Repair Education Foundation in 2014 and increase the amount of assistance provided to collision schools and students should contact Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode at Brandon.Eckenrode@ed‑ / 847.463.5244.

The Collision Repair Education Foundation, founded in 1991, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to securing donations that support philanthropic and collision repair education activities that promote and enhance career opportunities in the industry. For information on how to donate to programs supported by the Education Foundation visit us online at:

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