The 3M Hire Our Heroes program also will help fund rehabilitation for the wounded veterans through Operation Comfort and the National Auto Body Council as part of a unique automotive skill-based rehabilitation program. Called Automotivation, it provides opportunities for wounded soldiers to channel their automotive skills – or learn new ones – to restore vehicles through the NABC Recycled Rides program for other military veterans. The campaign will be raising funds for their new facility in San Antonio, Texas.“These men and women will receive instruction in collision repair, estimating, vehicle refinishing and other related topics toward the goal of preparing them for reentry into the civilian workforce, namely our industry,” said NABC Executive Director Chuck Sulkala. “Our wounded heroes have tremendous needs for rehabilitation, not just in our military hospitals but in skills-based rehabilitation that provides intellectual, hands-on opportunities and rewarding projects as they recover from their injuries,” noted Ross. The ultimate goal of the 3M Hire Our Heroes campaign is to support the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in raising awareness for hiring America’s heroes and help drive employment in the collision repair industry for these deserving veterans and their families. In addition, 3M is a national board member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Hiring Heroes program. During the 2013 campaign, 3M will engage its industry alliances, channel partners and collision repair shops in building awareness for this program. It also will utilize its relationships with NASCAR; Roush Fenway Racing; team owner Jack Roush; Greg Biffle, driver of the No. 16 3M Ford Fusion; Chip Foose, leading automotive designer; and Ray Evernham, legendary NASCAR crew chief and ESPN analyst to help share the message. More details will be available closer to the program launch on January 1, 2013. For more information contact Ted Guck, 3M Automotive Aftermarket, at email@example.com. About 3M3M captures the spark of new ideas and transforms them into thousands of ingenious products. Our culture of creative collaboration inspires a never-ending stream of powerful technologies that make life better. 3M is the innovation company that never stops inventing. With $30 billion in sales, 3M employs 84,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 65 countries. For more information, visit www.3M.com or follow @3MNews on Twitter. 3M is a trademark of 3M Company.
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