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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 28, 2003
Contact: Steve Buchholz, Public Information Manager, 394-6082
McKie Donates Car To South Dakota Tech
McKie Ford Lincoln Mercury of Rapid City has donated a 2003 Ford Taurus to the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.
McKie donated the car for use by Tech’s new president, Dr. Charles Ruch. Ruch began duties at Tech July 1, after 10 years as president of Boise State University in Idaho.
“What a wonderful gift,” Ruch said. “I am impressed and grateful for the community commitment to the institution. SDSM&T has an outstanding reputation. Partnerships with exceptional organizations like McKie Automotive Group strengthens both groups as well as the local economy by expanding our available resources.”
McKie Automotive Group oversees 14 businesses and nine franchises – McKie Ford Lincoln Mercury, Gold Key Oldsmobile Cadillac GMC, Bismarck Honda Nissan Hyundai, ABRA Auto Body and Galss of Rapid City, Sioux Falls and Bismarck, AVIS of Rapid City, Sioux Falls and Wyoming, Rapid Lube, Auto Depot, Auto Credit of South Dakota and MAG Media.
“We believe in ensuring a strong future for our community, our nation and our world,” Ross McKie said. “The Black Hills is a community that cares, and we are proud to be actively involved with out neighbors. Together, we can ensure that the Black Hills will remain a great place to live. McKie Automotive Group is committed to our communities, our youth and our neighbors.”
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