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Auto Value Independents Take it to the X

Auto Value Independent Store Owners, Managers and APH Staff

APH hosted its annual meeting for independently-owned Auto Value parts stores on Thursday, October 11th, 2018. The event took place in St. Paul, Minn., where APH staff members conducted business training focused on store operations, employee recruitment, merchant card services, and heavy duty market opportunities. Corey Bartlett, president and CEO of APH, spoke to attending store owners and managers about APH growth initiatives and the distribution center expansion project. Vendor presentations by BENCO Equipment, Bosch Diagnostics, Castair, Trakmotive and Trico were offered during the afternoon session.

The meeting concluded with a keynote address by JC Washbish from the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance who shared upcoming marketing promotions and program enhancements for Auto Value parts stores and Certified Service Centers. After a group photo in front of the Herb Brooks memorial statue, all 60 guests enjoyed a delicious dinner buffet at the Xcel Energy Center before watching the Minnesota Wild defeat the Chicago Blackhawks.