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Collision repair is about people helping people

who find themselves in a difficult situation, often through no fault of their own. It’s not just about putting cars back together — it’s about making people whole again. The collision repair community — including body shops, paint, parts, equipment and insurance companies — has been doing this for a long time.

And sometimes, the collision industry goes above and beyond the call of duty to make things a little bit brighter for those less fortunate. This section honors the shops and suppliers that take that additional step.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

State Farm Contributes $70,000 to Education Foundation

The Collision Repair Education Foundation announced that State Farm Insurance has displayed its commitment to the future of the collision industry by contributing $70,000 to the Collision Repair Education Foundation. The Foundation said it the contribution will support the Foundation's Collision Repair Education Campaign fund which allows the Foundation to provide its annual student scholarships, school grants, and the annual Ultimate Collision Education Makeover $50,000 school grant.

"State Farm's support of collision repair education is consistent with our long-term commitment to education overall," stated State Farm Claims Director Russ Hoffbauer. "Collision repair education is very important to State Farm and to our customers. As technology in the automotive industry changes rapidly, it is critical to have students entering the field and learning the latest repair methods to be able to provide remarkable service to our customers."

Collision Repair Education Foundation Executive Director Clark Plucinski said, "On behalf of Collision Repair Education Foundation and the collision students and instructors we support, I would like to thank State Farm for their donation. As State Farm has donated nearly $1 million throughout the Education Foundation's lifetime, it shows a true testament to the company's support of the collision industry's future. It is through industry supporters such as State Farm that the Education Foundation is able to assist so many of the future professionals of the collision industry."

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