CHICAGO, June 8, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LKQ Corporation (Nasdaq:LKQX), the largest auto and truck recycler in the United States, is proud to announce that our partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation for the 2011 Get Green promotion was a success. Everyone who supplied a valid email address at the Get Green website during the month of May received a tree donated in his or her honor and the chance to win a host of Apple® prizes. Thanks to everyone who participated. LKQ donated over 10,000 trees, which will be planted in Florida's Belmore State Forest.
"As one of North America's leading automotive recyclers, being green is important to us, and we stand by our commitment to the environment. The Get Green promotion is a way for us to support our local communities and raise awareness of environmental concerns," said Laurie Garcia, LKQ's VP of Growth Initiatives and Marketing. The trees donated during the 2010 promotion were planted in northern Michigan's Pere Marquette Forest as part of the Michigan Department of Natural Resource's reforestation project to support the federally endangered Kirtland Warbler. Trees not only provide wood for our homes and wildlife, they also purify our air and drinking water, reduce soil erosion, moderate temperature, and increase property values.
About LKQ Corporation
LKQ Corporation is the largest nationwide provider of aftermarket and recycled collision replacement parts, refurbished collision replacement products such as wheels, bumper covers and lights, and a leading provider of mechanical replacement parts, including remanufactured engines, all in connection with the repair of automobiles and other vehicles. LKQ operates more than 325 facilities, offering its customers a broad range of replacement systems, components and parts to repair automobiles and light, medium and heavy-duty trucks.
LKQ also has operations in Canada, Mexico and Central America.
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