United States. Lafayette Warehouse has joined forces with Auto-Wares Group of Companies.
Like Auto-Wares, Lafayette Warehouse (LWI) is built on long-lasting relationships with customers, employees and suppliers who have grown their businesses.
Mike Brown will lead Lafayette Warehouse as general manager. Pat James and current location managers will continue to lead Lafayette Warehouse's location teams into the future.
Lafayette Warehouse customers will learn about exclusive Alliance brands and the Auto Value Parts Store and Certified Service Center programs. In addition to increasing inventory and improving Indiana logistics, this acquisition will make complete AC Delco and Mopar original equipment lines available to all Auto-Wares customers in the coming months.
Lafayette Warehouse has four large locations that will enhance Auto-Wares logistics in northwest and central Indiana:
Lafayette Automotive Supply Distribution Center, 1501 Kepner Dr., Lafayette
Lafayette Automobile Supply, 118 S. 4th Street, Lafayette
Kokomo Auto Supply, 1299 Home Ave., Kokomo
NWI Auto Supply, 755 E. 82nd Ave., Merrillville
"First and foremost, we want to thank our employees and customers for the success we've had over the past 96 years," said Lafayette Warehouse President Pat James.
"We couldn't have done it without their full support. Auto-Wares presented an opportunity for our legacy to continue by offering great opportunities for our current employees and customers. We would also like to thank Auto-Wares for choosing us as their next partner."
Auto-Wares CEO Todd Leimenstoll noted, "All of us at Auto-Wares are excited to have the Lafayette Warehouse team join the Auto-Wares group of companies."
"Lafayette Warehouse has a very successful history and a great reputation. I am grateful for the trust Pat James and the James family have placed in us. We look forward to the next chapter in the company's growth."
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