Wilco Area Career Center in Romeoville, Ill., received $20,000 in equipment donations from Collision Revision Auto Body Repair through the Collision Repair Education Foundation. The school received a frame pulling post, spot welders, plasma cutters, masking machine, bed lifter, shredder vacuum, floor scrubber, four parts carts, alignment machine and five parts stands.
Collision Revision contacted the Collision Repair Education Foundation regarding the slightly used equipment that they had available and wanted to place it into a local school, and Wilco Area Career Center Collision instructor Art Coon was able to utilize the equipment for his school’s program.
Coon said, “The Wilco Area Career Center would like to thank all those at Collision Revision for their generous donation of tools and for all their time. The equipment not only helped out the Auto Body program, it also helped out our Auto Service and Welding programs too. Donations such as this help in the training of our students and is a winwin for everybody.”
“Collision Revision is proud to partner with the Collision Repair Education Foundation and the Wilco Area Career Center to support local auto body educational programs,” said Collision Revision President Brandon Thomas. “We hope the equipment goes a long way in providing hands-on repair experience to the students.”
Collision Repair Education Foundation Executive Director Scott Kruger said, “The Education Foundation would like to thank Collision Revision for their generous donation to Wilco Area Career Center and their collision program. This is a perfect example of how local industry members can make a huge impact at their local schools. Collision Revision’s donation helped place equipment into a school that might not have the budgetary means to purchase and now these students can utilize this equipment in their classroom. On behalf of the foundation, our Board of Trustees and the students we support, I would like to thank Collision Revision for their support and welcome them into the organization’s Industry Leadership Circle donor recognition program.”