If you have been following our class blog, you know that Butler’s Collision Repair and Auto Tech programs were named among the top 20 schools in the nation by CP Tools and Tomorrow’s Technician Magazine. If we had made it to the final four, we would have received $25,000 in tools to be divided between the schools. The school named “The School of the Year” was recognized in person by CP Tools, Tomorrow’s Technician along with celebrity car builder, Rich Evans.
I felt being named as one of the top 17 schools in the nation was awesome. The recognition was enough to be excited about. Although, Chicago Pneumatic did something quite unexpected and unheard of, they not only awarded the 4 final schools, but they decided to award all 17 schools. Between the 17 schools, CP donated 119 cordless impact wrenched at an estimated value of$20,000. That is in addition to the $25,000 they divided between the four final schools. How is that for supporting the technicians of tomorrow? This is the type of kindness that helps automotive schools provide the industry with qualified technicians.
I recently wrote a blog post about Zappos. The purpose of this blog was to convey the way they treat their customers and employees. If you have not read about Zappos’s stellar customer service and their employee retention, then I recommend that you read this post. I believe that CP Tools demonstrates these outstanding qualities. I certainly feel more loyal to CP Tools, as I am compelled to give my business to those who give back and support education. I encourage you to remember this act of kindness the next time you may need to make a tool purchase. Buy from the company that gives back.
Again, I would like to thank CP Tools and TT Magazine for everything that they do for the collision repair industry. They have certainly done their part, to produce the champions of the collision repair and auto tech industries. Jay Lewis from CP Tools, says it like this, “We look forward to getting to know you and your students better, as we work hand-in-hand to help educate our profession’s next generation.”
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