JUSTIN, TEXAS — Just hours after announcing the addition of Automotive Warehouse Distributors Inc. to its group, RPM and Pronto have announced another major addition.
Michael Mitchell, executive director of RPM (and now, director of supply chain management for the merged group), announced late Thursday afternoon that Strauss Discount Auto Stores has joined the newly combined RPM/Pronto Group.
Strauss Discount Auto Stores is the largest automotive parts and service chain serving the Metro New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia area markets. Founded in 1919 in Newark, NJ, as R&S Home And Auto Stores, Strauss now operates more than 100 stores, the majority with automotive service centers offering auto parts, tires and automotive repair services.
Joe Catalano, president and COO of Strauss Discount Auto said, “the announced union of RPM with Pronto only serves to enhance the value that membership provides for our organization. The growth that our stores represent for the group will only strengthen the benefits we expect from our membership.”
Bill Maggs, president of National Pronto Association said, “We are delighted that Strauss has joined the group. Pronto has experienced rapid growth in the last year with our recruiting process. With the addition of the RPM membership and by combining our efforts with the RPM leadership we will continue to achieve our goals of adding quality member/shareholders.”
For more information about Pronto, go to: www.pronto-net.com.
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