Thursday, 09 May 2013 16:31

CollisionMax Launches 'Metal of Honor' Project to Thank 11 U.S. Military Veterans in PA and NJ

CollisionMax Autobody and Glass Centers recently launched a new program to honor and thank U.S. military veterans by giving away 11 auto body repair jobs in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Eleven U.S. military service veterans in New Jersey and Pennsylvania will receive a free auto body repair over the next year through the Metal of Honor project sponsored by family-owned CollisionMax, an auto body repair business that operates in Philadelphia and suburbs in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

The program kicked off on May 4 at a classic and custom car showcase at its Warminster shop in Warminster, PA. The event featured WMMR-FM radio personality Pierre Robert and “Minerva,” his custom 1972 Volkswagen bus that CollisionMax restored this year.

“The Metal of Honor Project is our way of saying thank you and honoring the men and women of our armed forces who put their lives on the line for all of us,” said Jim Tornetta, CollisionMax and president and CEO.
Starting in June, the Metal of Honor Project will honor one veteran a month from the service area of each of the 11 shops CollisionMax operates, Tornetta said.

Honorees will be chosen from nominations made by the public on the program’s website, http://www.metalofhonorproject.com, and announced in the first week of the month. The website will accept nominations for each selected shop for the month preceding the announcement.

In New Jersey, CollisionMax operates shops in Blackwood, Cinnaminson, Glassboro, Marlton, Pennsauken, Sicklerville and Westmont.

In Pennsylvania, it has repair centers in Oxford Valley, Warminster and two in Northeast Philadelphia.

“What we’re asking people to do is to identify the veterans near our shops whose vehicles need body repair,” said Tornetta. “All we ask is that people give us a few words about their nominee’s story, including what his or her vehicle is and the work it needs.”

CollisionMax will only repair a vehicle that is a veteran’s primary means of transportation. The offer does not include restoring a classic vehicle or show car.

 

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