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Marshall family building on father's legacy

The family who made the single largest donation in Mohawk’s history is hosting their third annual fundraising dinner to help more apprentices pursue careers in the transportation industry.

The 3rd Annual Gerald Marshall Fundraising Event takes place Saturday, May 2 at The Landing Restaurant (1457 Base Line Road) in Stoney Creek beginning at 6 p.m.

In 2006, the Marshall family and Marshall Truck & Trailer Repair donated $1.2 million to support the transformation of the Stoney Creek Campus into the Mohawk STARRT Institute for Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship Research, Resources and Training. The family made the donation in memory of their late father Gerald Marshall, who founded G. Marshall Transport Limited in 1970.

A new $3.5 million LEED-certified building at the STARRT institute for Mohawk’s Truck and Coach Technician and Truck Trailer Service Technician apprenticeship programs will be named the Gerald Marshall Centre for Transportation. Construction is underway and apprentices will begin training at the centre in January 2010.

The first two Gerald Marshall Fundraising Events raised nearly $90,000 in addition to the $1.2 million donated by the family. Friends and business associates of the late Mr. Marshall have also contributed to the campaign which has raised $1.5 million to date. For more on the 3rd Annual Gerald Marshall Fundraising Event, please contact Linda Marshall at 905.575.2063.