Automotive Parts Headquarters Inc. Expands In Wisconsin
St. Cloud, Minn. — February 21, 2014 — St. Cloud-based Automotive Parts Headquarters Inc. (APH), a family-owned aftermarket auto parts distributor and store group, recently completed the acquisition of two locations in Wisconsin. The Rice Lake and Chetek locations will operate as Auto Value parts stores and bring APH’s store count to 116 across the Upper Midwest.
APH purchased the GTC Auto Parts stores from Steve Palmquist. The Palmquist family has been serving northwestern Wisconsin with parts and supplies since 1950 and was a member of the Carquest jobber-marketing program for more than 30 years.
“We’re focused on growing, and we’re delighted to add these two locations to our corporate store family,” said Corey Bartlett, third generation family member and president of APH. “The Palmquist family has provided a high level of service to their customers for decades, and we’re excited to continue that tradition.”