Region 10 Tech accepts local business’ truck donation

BRUNSWICK — A local business has donated a 2003 Ford F-150 pickup truck to the Auto Collision Repair Program at Region 10 Technical High School.

Students from Region Ten Technical High School in Brunswick stand in front of the Ford F-150 pickup truck donated to the school by Hancock Lumber.
Region Ten Technical High School in Brunswick recently accepted the donation of a 2003 Ford F-150 pickup truck from the Brunswick location of Hancock Lumber. Back row, from left: Kamryn McCormick, Brandon Smith, Roger Patterson, Jeremiah Allen, Hancock Lumber Brunswick Store Manager Brian O'Connor, Region Ten Instructor Garry Carr, Vice President of the Mid-Coast Region for Hancock Lumber Peter Bernier, Riva Stein, Matt Bedard, Joey Burr, Jeff Read and Scott Billington. Front row, from left: Robert Pelletier, Brandon Wear, Lauren Toothaker and Alex Ruby. Photo by Kellie Gardner.

The truck — donated by the Brunswick location of Hancock Lumber — will serve as a training vehicle for Region 10’s Non-Structural Damage Repair class.

Hancock Lumber Vice President Peter Bernier and Manager Brian O’Connor recently presented the truck to the Region 10 students who will use it.

Instructor Garry Carr said students will take the truck apart and use the vehicle to learn about welding, body filling, glass replacement, plastics and adhesives.

“Industry safety will be emphasized in every step of the training,” Carr said. “Safety is an important component of our industry.”

Region 10 Director Barry Lohnes thanked Hancock Lumber for the gift.

“We always remain thankful for donations from our sending communities,” he said. “We gain a great deal from our partnership with business enterprises, as exemplified by Hancock Lumber.”

Gifts from the private sector save taxpayer money, Lohnes added.

“We are always looking to lessen our funding burden in a stressed economy,” he said.

Region 10 Technical High School offers 12 technical programs to nearly 300 Brunswick-area secondary students. Sending high schools include Brunswick, Freeport, and Mt. Ararat.

Thank you to Region Ten Technical High School for submitting this photo and information.
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