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Ford Donates Three Vehicle Shells

Ford Motor Co. of Chantilly, Va., recently donated three 2000 Mercury Villager minivan shells (with no engines) to Pennsylvania College of Technology.

The shells, which will be used for instructional purposes, are valued at $4,628 each.

Penn College is an official Ford satellite-training center and has been receiving donations of components and vehicles from the automaker since 1968. Through the Ford ASSET initiative, the College offers a work-study program leading to an associate degree.

Presenting the vehicle shells for Ford was David Dodds, technical training delivery team leader. Accepting them for Penn College was Colin W. Williamson, dean of the School of Transportation Technology.

“The vans are ideal for our first-year collision-repair students to learn the removal and proper alignment of body panels and trim,” Williamson said. “They represent the latest developments in new-vehicle manufacturing.”

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