LKQ plans approximately $3M facility

LKQ Corp. is planning to break ground in the next 30 to 45 days on an approximately $3 million self-serve facility in Nashville.

Construction will require at least four months, according to a LKQ spokeswoman. The company, which is based in Chicago and has its main local operations in La Vergne, is in the process of selecting a general contractor for the project, the spokeswoman said.

LKQ provides aftermarket, recycled and refurbished collision replacement and mechanical replacement parts, including remanufactured engines, for vehicles. It has operations in the United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico and Central America, and operates more than 480 facilities, including 10 in Tennessee.

Relatedly, LKQ will hold a dedication ceremony for the Leonard “Lenny” A. Damron LKQ Leadership Institute on Thursday, May 9, at 11 a.m. at Shwab Elementary School, located at 1500 Dickerson Road. On Saturday, May 11, LKQ will participate with Shwab Elementary in a half-day Leadership Academy for the students.