Jan 29, 2020

Long McArthur, Ford donating car to Salina Tech

Posted Jan 29, 2020 8:03 PM

Salina Area Technical College's automotive program is getting a new vehicle, thanks in part to Long McArthur.

According to a news release from Long McArthur, the longtime Salina dealership and the Ford Motor Company are donating a Ford Focus to Salina Tech.

Marcus Hicks, Ford regional technical talent placement specialist said, "Service Manager Jonathan Maestas has done an excellent job building a relationship with Thomas Conway and the Salina Area Tech automotive program. I'm thankful to North McArthur, West McArthur, and Derek Lee for supporting this effort."

"We live in a growing region, and we are serving more vehicles than ever. With the need for vehicle maintenance and repairs increasing, we will need to hire more technicians. Salina Area Technical College provides a world-class program that results in excellent wages. We are proud to partner with them," said Lee, Long McArthur general manager.

The presentation/news conference at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Salina Tech Automotive Building, 2562 Centennial Road, is open to the public.