Matrix to host Artists 4 Education auction at SEMA booth

Oct. 31, 2014
Matrix Automotive Finishes, a Quest Automotive brand, is proud to announce that it will host its second annual auction to help support the Collision Repair Education Foundation. 
Matrix Automotive Finishes, a Quest Automotive brand, is proud to announce that it will host its second annual auction to help support the Collision Repair Education Foundation. All custom artwork from artists across the country will be on display at SEMA inside Booth 10669.

Artists 4 Education was created to raise money through fundraising activities that involve the expert skills of the automotive industry’s top artists across the country. Additionally, with the participation of various industry partners such as Nuplex Resins, M.F. Cachet Company, AalChem, Chromaflo Technologies, BASF, Pipeline Packaging, Dan-Am Company/SATA USA, Anest Iwata, Dedoes Industries, Dorn Color, and Miller Electric cash donations and unique items were donated to help support the cause.

During the show, painters such as Nub (Nub Grafix), Bugs (Bugs Auto Art), Flea, Ryan Evans (Counts Kustoms), and many more, will be pinstriping various items exclusively with the NEW! FX Series® Striping and Lettering Enamels. All of these painters have been in the industry for over 20 years doing what they love and now they will be able to try Matrix’s new line. Visitors are encouraged to stop by to see them in action.

David Brunori, President of Quest Automotive Products, explains that, “Our 1st annual Artists 4 Education campaign was a huge success.” We raised and donated nearly $25,000 to the Collision Repair Education Foundation. This year we have increased our expectations to $50,000. We feel it is our responsibility as industry participants to support CREF whose sole purpose is to raise awareness to the growing shortage of certified technicians entering the collision repair industry. We want to continue to grow the Artists 4 Education campaign, which means continuing to involve the artist community, manufacturers, and industry partners.”

Quest Automotive Products is committed to assisting these foundations to help the many schools and students across the country that can benefit from some financial or equipment support. “If we can help one student enter into this growing industry, the mission was a success.” says Brunori.

For more information about Artists 4 Education, go to: www.artists4education.org or www.facebook.com/artists4education. For those interested in seeing all of the items up for auction or to place a bid, go to: www.ebay.com/usr/artists4education. The auction will begin Friday, October 31st at 12:00PM PDT/3PM EST and will end Thursday, November 6th at 12:00PM PDT/3PM EST. (Please note that the items won’t be visible online until the listed times).

About The Collision Repair Education Foundation
The mission of the Collision Repair Education Foundation is: “To secure donations that support philanthropic and collision repair education activities that promote and enhance career opportunities in the industry.” The ultimate goal of the Collision Repair Education Foundation is to create a future in which every entry-level technician hired will have graduated with the necessary skills and understanding of new technology to be well-trained, productive, and efficient employees from day one on the job. www.CollisionEducationFoundation.org

About Quest
Quest Specialty Chemicals operates three complementary divisions: Quest Automotive, Quest Industrial and Quest Construction. Each division manufactures and markets some of the leading brands in the automotive aftermarket, industrial, transportation and construction industries. Quest brands include automotive coatings made by Matrix Automotive Finishes, Pro-Spray Automotive Finishes and U.S. Chemical & Plastics; industrial coatings from Raabe, Patriot Paint, Zolatone and Z-line; and construction and transportation coatings manufactured by United Coatings, HydroStop and StreetBond.

Quest Specialty Chemicals is the 12th largest coatings company in the United States and one of the largest privately held coatings companies in the world. Manufacturing and warehousing facilities are in Menomonee Falls, Wisc., Walled Lake, Mich., Massillon, Ohio, Phoenix, Ariz., and Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. The corporate headquarters are in Charleston, S.C.

For more information about Quest Specialty Chemicals, visit www.Quest-SC.com.

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