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Ed Coates Memorial Foundation makes donation to PMSS auto program

The Pitt Meadows Secondary School automotive program has received $25,000 worth of new tools and equipment from the Ed Coates Memorial Foundation (ECMF).

“On behalf of School District 42 Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows I would like to thank the Ed Coates Memorial Foundation for their generous support of our secondary shop programs,” said Steve Wiebe, principal of Youth Train In Trades and Work In Trades Programs.

“They have gone above and beyond with their donations of high-quality tools and equipment to all of our secondary schools. I would like to mention specifically the donation the Ed Coates Memorial Foundation has made last month to Pitt Meadows Secondary School’s automotive and metal fabrication programs – their donation of a hoist, and an assortment of tools have enhanced these programs immeasurably.”

ECMF’s contribution towards the school’s automotive program includes tools, welding machines, spray guns and a brand-new hoist.

Ed Coates founded Lordco Auto Parts in 1974 and went on to establish Lordco as BC’s leader for automotive parts and accessories.

The Ed Coates Memorial Foundation (ECMF) was formed by his wife and children after Ed’s sudden passing in February 2014 to carry on his legacy of supporting his local community of Maple Ridge and other places across British Columbia in many ways through his business.

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