Hoffman Estates, IL – November 13, 2014 – LKQ Corporation has renewed its $25,000 contribution to the Collision Repair Education Foundation, displaying its commitment to the future of the collision industry. In addition to the hundreds of thousands of dollars in parts that LKQ has donated to collision school programs this year, the monetary contribution assists Education Foundation’s ability to offer collision school tool/equipment and student scholarships.
Collision Repair Education Foundation Executive Director Clark Plucinski noted, “Now more than ever do collision school programs need the industry’s support in order to graduate qualified and properly trained students. LKQ’s renewed contribution allows the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) to work with the collision school programs on ensuring this takes place. Through parts donations, monetary donations, and having representation on our Board of Trustees, LKQ’s has displayed their strong commitment to assisting the future professionals of the collision industry. On behalf of the schools, students, and instructors that will benefit from this support, we thank LKQ for their continued support.”
“A shortage of technicians, along with a shortage of funding for the technical schools, continues to be a major challenge for our industry. LKQ is proud to support CREF and is delighted to give back to the technical schools and students in our industry,” said Terry Fortner Vice President of Industry Relations and Market Development.
For additional information on LKQ Corporation, visit www.lkqcorp.com. Industry organizations looking to assist high school and college collision school programs and their students through monetary and/or in-kind product donations should contact Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode at 847.463.5244 or Brandon.Eckenrode@ed-foundation.org.