DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.—Cooper Standard Automotive Inc. has formed a program to provide career opportunities for military veterans and those transitioning from military service.
Cooper Standard Careers for Veterans will incorporate the company's partnership with Brad Keselowski and Brad Keselowski Racing throughout the 2014 NASCAR season to promote the program. The firm said Keselowski's Checkered Flag Foundation strives to support those who have sacrificed greatly, including military members and veterans.
"We look at the Careers for Veterans program as a means for Cooper Standard to let veterans know we are actively hiring and looking to recruit top talent that can positively impact our business," said Jeffrey Edwards, Cooper Standard's chairman and CEO.
Brad Keselowski Racing fields multiple entries in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series—including the No. 29 Cooper Standard Ford F-150 driven by Ryan Blaney. The No. 29 truck will feature a special Cooper Standard Careers for Veterans paint scheme during four races in 2014—The Daytona 500 on Feb. 21, Charlotte on May 16, Kentucky on June 26 and Michigan on Aug. 16.
"Cooper Standard has been a terrific partner of not just BKR over the past few years, but also the Checkered Flag Foundation and our efforts on that front," Keselowski said. "I and everyone at BKR and the Foundation are absolutely 100 percent behind Cooper Standard Careers for Veterans and are pleased that Cooper Standard has asked us to play a role in the initiative."