A Part of the Family

APH Acquires Long Prairie and Staples Locations

Long Prairie, Minnesota

APH recently completed the acquisition of both the Long Prairie and Staples Auto Value parts stores. APH purchased the two locations from Tad Farris, who is keeping the Little Falls Auto Value parts store where his family has been involved since 1958.

Tad Farris’ father, Don Farris, got his start in Long Prairie selling cars and running a service station before buying the Little Falls National Bushing store. In 1962, Don Farris returned to Long Prairie and expanded the National Bushing network with its 15th location at that time. A few years later, he opened the Staples location.

“Tad and Don Farris have been an integral part of the APH family for more than 50 years, and I could not be prouder and more appreciative of their support,” commented APH President and CEO, Corey Bartlett. “Both locations are doing a great job in their respective markets and will be a wonderful fit with our corporate stores in central Minnesota.”