National Coatings & Supplies (NCS)/Single Source has donated $88,830 to the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF). The donation was made in part with NCS/Single Source’s paint manufacturer partners AkzoNobel, Axalta, BASF and PPG), along with customer participation. These funds will assist CREF’s ability to support high school and college-level collision school programs.
“We have tremendous respect for the work that the Collision Repair Education Foundation is doing to bring awareness to the employment opportunities that exist within the collision repair industry,” said Dean Worley, CEO of NCS/ Single Source. “Our fundraiser was designed to help our collision shop customers become aware of CREF’s mission and make it easy for them to support. As we all know, the industry needs to address the current and projected shortfall of skilled talent necessary to fill jobs available in all areas. NCS/Single Source will continue to support measures that bring potential new employees to the collision industry and is committed to the educational programs needed to develop necessary skills. We would like to thank our paint manufacturer partners and participating customers for their contributions to this very important industry fundraiser.”
Collision Repair Education Foundation Executive Director Clark Plucinski added, “This fundraiser by NCS/Single Source will greatly assist the Collision Repair Education Foundation’s ability of assisting high school and college collision school programs across the country. This creative fundraiser has helped get many involved through small $1 donations, which resulted in one large donation surpassing $80,000. We would like to thank the entire NCS/Single Source team, their customers and paint manufacturers for their continued commitment to the Education Foundation’s work towards supporting high school and college-level collision school programs.”
Industry members interested in joining CREF’s supporters and assisting high school and post-secondary collision school programs should contact Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode at (312) 231-0258 or [email protected].