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Walker Products Donates to CAWA Leadership Scholarship


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Walker Products announced its generous donation to this year’s scholarship fundraising effort led by the California Automotive Wholesalers Association (CAWA).

“The donation reflects Walker Products’ ongoing commitment to supporting educational opportunities and the development of future industry leaders,” the company said in a news release.

The CAWA Leadership scholarship program has been a vital force in fostering the academic and professional growth of individuals pursuing careers within the automotive aftermarket. Walker Products recognizes the importance of investing in the next generation of automotive professionals.

“We are pleased to announce that Walker Products has donated to this year’s fundraising effort on behalf of the association’s scholarship programs,” said Grant Kitching, president and CEO at Walker Products.

“We value our partnership with CAWA and are honored to be a member of their association. Walker’s donation reflects our commitment to CAWA, the automotive aftermarket and young professionals beginning their journey in this industry.”

The donation is a testament to Walker Products’ enduring commitment to fostering a stronger, more educated automotive aftermarket workforce, Walker noted. Grant Kitching and the Weaver family, alongside the entire Walker Products team, have shown their dedication to the industry and the vision of empowering the next generation of leaders.

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