A Part of the Family

Pittman Oil Company Joins Auto Value Parts Stores Family

Durand, Wis. – April 11, 2012 –  Automotive Parts Headquarters Inc. (APH), a St. Cloud-based aftermarket auto parts distributor and store group, is pleased to welcome Pittman Oil Company into its family of independently-owned Auto Value parts stores.

Pittman Oil Company, owned by Ron and Tony Pittman, has been serving Durand and its surrounding communities with wholesale fuel and lubricants for three generations. More than a decade ago, the Pittmans added a parts store to their family business to meet the area’s demand for aftermarket parts and supplies. Don Konsela, a seasoned parts professional, oversees the parts store.

Since joining the Auto Value parts stores family on April 2nd, the Pittmans have been working closely with APH on enhancing their inventory coverage for automotive, heavy-duty and agricultural equipment to better meet the needs of local businesses and residents. The store’s showroom also received an overhaul during the changeover. In addition to the new point-of-purchase materials, new shelving was installed to accommodate an expanded merchandise assortment for serious do-it-yourself customers. The Pittmans are confident the improved product availability and showroom reset will provide a better overall shopping experience for their customers. For those hard-to-find parts, Pittman Oil Company will be receiving midday and overnight delivery from APH.

On the service side of the business, Pittman Oil Company will continue to offer bulk lubricants, as well as wholesale fuels. The store is also equipped to make custom hydraulic hoses for all types of equipment from farm machinery to construction equipment. In addition, parts store employees will test batteries for free.

Pittman Oil Company will be hosting a grand opening celebration on June 7th. The lunchtime event will be open to the public and feature free food, beverages, prizes and in-store specials.

The Pittmans are excited to be a part of the Auto Value family and are as equally enthused to invite new and existing customers to visit the store, see the improvements and meet the team. Pittman Oil Company is located at 403 West Madison Street and is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday. The team can be reached 715-672-4257.

(Pittman Oil Company)