SC&RF Announces New Corporate Scholarship: GKS Lifting and Moving Solutions LLC

- The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Foundation has announced a new corporate named scholarship sponsored by SC&RA member GKS Lifting and Moving Solutions LLC, Springfield, Ohio. GKS committed to an amount of $1,000 per year, for three years. Each year, a recipient will be chosen by SC&RF to receive the scholarship, and the money draws down on the initial donation. Vocational/Technical Scholarship applications are accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed six times annually.

The awards represent an ongoing and overall workforce development initiative/strategic objective for the Foundation. Additional SC&RF workforce development spending (to total $855,000 to date) includes Lift & Move USA, and curriculum development.

GKS Program Manager Benjamin Dobrowolski indicated that the company had been looking for a way to get involved with SC&RA and also support the industry with a greater impact. “We’re located in a rust belt town that was booming in the 1950s – and a good portion of the industry left. Springfield is starting to see revitalization, and we know that if more folks have additional opportunities to make the skilled trades a reality in their lives, towns like ours, and many others across the country, can see a positive impact. It’s a priority that we feel is critical to the future of the industry, and it’s something we want to be a part of.”

Additional SC&RA member companies who’ve established scholarships with SC&RF are: Terex ($21,000 in 2011), Anderson Trucking ($25,000 in 2014), the McTyre Family ($10,000 in 2015), Heartland Communications/Crane Hotline ($9,000 in 2015), the International Union of Operating Engineers ($11,000 in 2017), the Taylor Foundation ($7,000 in 2017), White Brothers Trucking ($15,000 in 2017) and JK Crane ($3,500 in 2017).

For more information, visit  or www.scr-foundation.org, contact Jackie Roskos.

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