Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes has donated $170,000 in products to high school and post-secondary collision school programs through the Collision Repair Education Foundation.
Instructors around the greater Chicago area were invited to visit the Sherwin-Williams training facility in Burr Ridge, Ill., and select from 16 pallets of products, which will assist with teaching. Products included mixing guns, orbital sanders, polishing pads and conditioning brushes.
“Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes is proud to be working with the Collision Repair Education Foundation to make a difference in our industry by supporting secondary and post-secondary schools whose students are currently looking to enter into the collision industry and make it their career,” said Rod Habel, director of training operations for Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes.
Added Kenny McMillian, collision instructor at Kennedy King College in Chicago, “Thank you to Sherwin-Williams for allowing our school to receive so much of their paint supplies. I know that running a collision program can be a demanding job with all of the budget restrictions and red tape, just to get a few items at our school, but I must say Sherwin-Williams has come through for us. We had a paint class that had started and, for some strange reason, the paint supplies that we needed to teach the class never got ordered. I started panicking and didn’t know how I was going to teach the class, which was maxed out in the enrollment. with no supplies. Sherwin-Williams stepped up to the plate and donated the supplies we needed to teach the class. I am so grateful to the Collision Repair Education Foundation and Sherwin-Williams for helping to support the collision technical schools.”
Fox Valley Technical College Collision Repair and Refinishing Instructor Jerome Goodson noted, “I can’t say enough about the generosity of Sherwin-Williams and the huge amount of donated products that they have provided for the Collision Repair and Refinishing program at Fox Valley Technical College. In times when our ability to purchase the products, supplies and equipment are stretched to the limit, their generosity helps ensure that our students are learning by using the most up-to-date supplies that they will be seeing as they start their careers. Again, Sherwin-Williams’ generosity is extremely appreciated.”