In partnership with the Collision Repair Education Foundation, 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division announced it 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 Collision Repair Education Foundation, 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 show 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.