LKQ Renews Donation to Ed. Foundation

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Jan.4, 2018—The LKQ corporations has renewed its $25,000 contribution to the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF).

In addition to the financial contribution, LKQ also donates parts to collision school programs. The contribution allows CREF to offer collision school tool and equipment grants and student scholarships accross the US.

“The shortage of collision repair and refinish technicians, combined with declining budgets at technical schools, continues to be a serious challenge for our industry,” says Terry Fortner, vice president of insurance, sales and marketing for LKQ. “LKQ is proud to support CREF in its work to support students and schools and connect people with industry employers.”

LKQ local and regional staff is also helping promote the Foundation’s 2018 career fair schedule in local markets across the country.

“Collision school programs need the industry’s support in order to graduate qualified and properly trained students. LKQ’s continuing support allows the Collision Repair Education Foundation to work with the collision school programs to ensure they can deliver the entry-level employees so critical to the industry’s success,” says CREF director, Clark Plucinski. “On behalf of the schools, students and instructors that will benefit from this support, we thank LKQ for their continued support.”


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