Friday, 14 January 2022 13:17

Service King Grants $30,000 Through CREF


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Service King supported the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) and the industry at large by donating $30,000 for distribution between three schools’ collision education programs through the Service King Way Grant: In Honor of Mario Malacara.

“We all must play a part in growing talent in the collision industry, and Service King remains committed to doing so,” said Sean Huurman, chief human resources officer for Service King. “These schools have proven their ability to educate students on our trade. Our partnership with CREF and the Service King Way Grant provides them the means to further strengthen their programs. Mario was passionate about education and students, and we are thrilled to carry on his legacy.”


Service King awarded three $10,000 Service King Way Grants:


  • Collin College Technical Campus, Allen, TX
  • Contra Costa College, San Pablo, CA
  • Maxwell High School of Technology, Lawrenceville, GA


The Service King Way Grant was established in 2017 to honor the memory of Mario Malacara, an admired member of the Service King family. Malacara dedicated his life to the collision industry, and his loyalty left a lasting impact on the industry, through his mentorship and legislative efforts. His legacy lives on through this grant, allowing him to continue to inspire the next generation of collision repair professionals.


Eligibility for these awards was achieved by applying for the CREF 2021 Collision School Career Readiness Benchmark Grant, which recognize schools that...

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