Feb. 23, 2017—LORD Corporation has donated products and equipment to 13 schools in support of the Collision Repair Education Foundation’s (CREF) Gift-in-Kind program.
LORD Corporation donated 660 tubes of its 123SL Non-Sag Seam Sealer, along with Fusor Model 13-301 manual applicator guns. The donation will help with hands-on training, allowing students to use advanced materials and up-to-date equipment. To supplement the donation, LORD manufacturer’s representatives will train students on how to use the products.
The Gift-in-Kind program accepts donations from industry partners to benefit collision schools, students and instructors. Donations of tools, equipment, technology, and materials are distributed to qualified collision programs.
“Through in-kind and monetary donations from the industry, the support helps instructors provide a quality technical education to the future professionals that will be repairing vehicles after an accident," Brandon Eckenrode, CREF director of development, said of the program.
The schools that will be beneficiaries of LORD’s donation include: LHS High School, Livermore, CA; Eden Career Center, Ashville, AL; Erie Community College South, Orchard Park, NY; Forbes Road CTC, Monroeville, PA; Cleveland Community College, Shelby, NC; Hennepin Technical College, Brooklyn Park, MN; EHOVE Career Center, Milan, OH; Dunwoody College of Technology, Minneapolis, MN; Des Moines Area Community College, Ankney, IA; Greenville Technical College, Greenville, SC; Lebanon County Career and Technology Center, Lebanon, PA; Delcastle High School, Wilmington, DE; and GST BOCES Coopers Education Center, Painted Post, NY.