Automotive Parts Associates and Tru-Star host first AWDA event

by | Nov 14, 2022 | 0 comments

Automotive Parts Associates and Tru-Star teamed up at AWDA , throwing its first ever cocktail reception and kicking of their 50-year anniversary celebration.

The AWDA events were held in Las Vegas, immediately preceding the AAPEX Show.

Over 150 APA-TruStar shareholders, members, preferred suppliers, and special guests convened at the Stella Studio in the Palazzo Hotel for a private affair with a speakeasy theme.

Food, beverages, and conversation flowed freely for the two-hour event, renewing friendships while also making new acquaintances. 

APA-TruStar had the most members ever making the trip to Vegas this year to participate in the aftermarket’s largest gathering in North America, and this event helped to bring us all together—even more so during the week.

When asked about the event, Steve Tucker, President of APA-TruStar quipped, “Since this was our first cocktail reception, we wanted to grab your attention when you stepped into the room. From the food to the hip flasks and ‘Most Wanted’ posters of our staff and board members, the event really had a special vibe and was just a great way to celebrate industry week.”

About Automotive Parts Associates, Inc.

Automotive Parts Associates, Inc. is a shareholder-owned cooperative made up of over 475 independent auto parts distributor locations throughout North America.

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