P.B.E. Jobbers Warehouse has donated $65,000 in products to three schools through the Collision Repair Education Foundation. The donation of these products greatly assist the collision instructors who continue to have their collision budgets reduced, and allows collision students to practice vehicle repairs with current materials. The three schools provided with the product donations, who were also 2011 Ultimate Collision Education Makeover grant applicant schools, include: Freedom High School (Freedom, Wis.), Kishwaukee College (Malta, Ill.), and Thornton Fractional Center for Science and Technology (Calumet City, Ill.).
“We’re very happy to be able to contribute to the future of our industry with this donation," noted P.B.E. Jobbers Warehouse President Paul Monroe. "Hearing back from the schools about how much it was appreciated and how much it will help their programs made our donation even more worthwhile. We will continue to support the Collision Repair Education Foundation and help to educate more students to become a part of our industry.”
“We would like to thank P.B.E. Jobbers Warehouse for their great donation of paint products," said Greg Brink, Kishwaukee College collision instructor. "There are many times that I would like to have my students spend more time practicing a task before we have them do it on a live vehicle. However, the budget doesn’t always allow the student to do that. With this donation, I will be able to have my students spray their practice front ends many times, so they can better develop their painting skills.”
“This first-time donation from P.B.E. Jobbers Warehouse to the Education Foundation will make an incredible difference with the recipient schools and their collision programs," said Brandon Eckenrode, director of development for the Collision Repair Education Foundation.