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Auto Truck Group Helps Intern Get to Work

BARTLETT, Ill.—December 17, 2014—In the spirit of the giving season, Auto Truck Group has teamed up with Naperville Cares to help twenty-year old intern Javonte Burnett travel to work more easily each morning. As a special holiday surprise, a 2000 Infiniti I20 was given to the intern at Auto Truck Group’s annual Christmas party.
After a house fire left Mr. Burnett’s family homeless in 2013, he originally found the internship at Auto Truck Group through workNet DuPage, a Lisle-based nonprofit focused on training and placing DuPage jobseekers in various careers.  Through workNet DuPage’s “Make Your Way into Manufacturing” program, Burnett was trained and prepared for a future in manufacturing, landing an interview and in turn an internship at Auto Truck Group.

The problem he faced was the nearly-impossible commute without a car from Naperville to Bartlett.  Human Resources Manager Pam Bodzioch saw this issue, finding Burnett a ride to work each day, and raising money to arrange a donation through Auto Truck Group’s parent company to Naperville Cares, the nonprofit that ultimately provided the car to Burnett.

“We are proud to give back to the community in any way that we can,” said Jim Dondlinger, president at Auto Truck Group. “Mr. Burnett has been a great addition to our organization as an intern, and we look forward to seeing his professional growth.”

Mr. Burnett excitedly received the keys to this car at Auto Truck Group’s Christmas Party, held on December 12th.

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About Naperville CARES
Naperville CARES (Community Acting in Response to Economic Stress) is a volunteer-driven organization assisting Naperville families experiencing economic crisis. Naperville CARES’ mission is to provide resources to people within the Naperville community who need assistance to avoid homelessness and attain self-sufficiency. http://www.napervillecares.org

About Auto Truck Group

Auto Truck Group is one of the leading work truck upfitters in North America. Founded in 1918, Auto Truck Group serves the continental United States and Canada with ten service centers and ship-thru service with five of the top OEM manufacturers. Auto Truck Group specializes in the design, manufacture and installation of truck and van equipment for a wide variety of customers, trades, and industries. From custom orders to entire fleets, Auto Truck Group is ready to help pool/dealer customers, fleets, commercial users, including those working in construction, energy and telecommunications, utilities, municipal and state governments, railroads, and many other businesses and industries. For more information, contact Auto Truck Group at 855-AutoTrk (288-6875), or visit www.AutoTruck.com


For additional information, contact:

Dennis J. Jones, Auto Truck Group
Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Tel 260-493-1800
jones@autotruck.com

Eric Schoenfeld, Auto Truck Group
Marketing Manager
Tel 630-540-7248
eschoenfeld@autotruck.com