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Hercules Tires Supports Future Techs With Tire Donations To Northwest Ohio Educational Institutions

The tire donations will allow students to practice installing tires safely – providing important hands-on experience they need as they train to become automotive technicians.

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Hercules Tires announced it is giving back to its local community and the automotive industry by donating tires to Millstream Career Center in Findlay, Ohio, where the company is based, as well as at Owens Community College in Toledo, Ohio. The tire donations will allow students to practice installing tires safely – providing important hands-on experience they need as they train to become automotive technicians.

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Camilla Jesko, marketing manager, proprietary brands at Hercules Tires, provided the Roadtour 855 SPE tires to Millstream for use on its 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT vehicle. She presented the tires to Tim Stroub, automotive program instructor, and his senior class. The Grand Caravan is used to support transportation needs of staff and students at Millstream.

“We thank Hercules for these tires. They will be used for the van which various Millstream faculty and staff utilize when traveling on school business,” said Tim Stroub, automotive program instructor. “Our students have completed a safety inspection on the vehicle and will learn proper tire maintenance and installation techniques as part of their curriculum.”

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In addition, on Sept. 14, Hercules presented two sets of tires for Owens Community College vehicles to Jennifer Fehnrich, executive director, Owens Community College Foundation. The Terra Trac AT II and the Terra Trac Cross-V will be used on the school’s Chevy Silverado and Ford Escape, respectively.

“In-kind donations of new products from companies like Hercules adds to the learning environment as students work toward program completion and begin entering the workforce,” said Jennifer Fehnrich, executive director, Owens Community College Foundation. “Students will install these tires and complete inspections during their hands-on training.”

“Contributing to the future of our industry through hands-on learning is important to Hercules Tires,” said Joshua Simpson, senior vice president, proprietary brands at Hercules Tires. “The ability to support education and the advancement of the future automotive professionals complements our value of lead by example – we challenge companies of every size to give back to their communities however they see fit.”

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Both educational institutions will have students complete an inspection of the vehicle and install the tires, which will contribute to their learning journey as future automotive industry professionals.

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