National Auto Parts Warehouse (NPW) hosted its 2018 trade show at the Westin hotel in Huntsville, Alabama. Showcasing its new division, Associate Jobbers Warehouse (AJW) customers spent the weekend learning about their new partnership and all the benefits now available to them with NPW and the Alliance Group.
The 2018 Trade Show kicked off with a tournament at Top Golf, where customers had the chance to network with manufacturer representatives, NPW/AJW team members as well as Larry Pacey, NPW’s President and CEO, and Chris Pacey, executive vice president. The afternoon was followed-up with a training seminar by the Alliance staff on MyPlace4Parts. The evening started with keynote speaker John Washbish, president and CEO of Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance. He gave an entertaining and informational presentation on the different aspects of the Alliance and the Alliance Parts Warehouse. Customers and vendors wrapped up their evening with a formal dinner at the Huntsville Botanical Gardens.
Featuring more than 100 different manufacturer lines, the 2018 trade show had the highest customer attendance to date. There were more than 100 door prizes given out, including three Aftermarket Conference Packages to Las Vegas from the Alliance.
Sid Dooley, NPW/AJW’s general manager, said, “It is an exciting time for AJW as we join forces with NPW to have a larger and more diverse inventory now with over 700 product lines of merchandise, and all the information available on the new MyPlace4Parts.”
In January, NPW acquired AJW. AJW began in 1955 as a small buying group in Guntersville, Alabama, and today operates from a 165,000-square-foot modern facility that serves 200-plus jobbers and 12 Southeast Auto Parts stores. NPW welcomes AJW to the Bumper to Bumper family.