Toronto, Ontario — Automotive refinishing students across North America can look forward to new spray guns, paints, materials and other equipment, thanks to an estimated $200,000 donation from BASF.
The Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) received the donation from BASF, and the materials will support multiple automotive refinish programs at several schools in the United States.
A portion of the donated spray guns will be available through an upcoming CREF student scholarship and tool grant program set to begin in early 2020.
“We are delighted to do our part and help build the future of these young technicians,” said Jen Niemi, marketing manager for BASF Refinish North America. “It is our duty to partner with organizations like CREF to provide these students with the tools they need to begin a rewarding career working in automotive refinish.”
BASF also raised money for CREF during a private customer event at the 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Since 1994, BASF has supported the efforts of CREF to attract talent to the refinish industry and support various educations programs.