Automotive Parts Associates (APA) welcomed new shareholders to the organization and awarded supplier-partners for their outstanding dedication and support.
The announcements were made March 21 at The Backyard in Dallas, Texas as a component of the APA 38th Annual Shareholders and Suppliers Conference.
While celebrating the nonprofit cooperative’s 45th year, the group maintained its dedication and resolve to promote “Allies for Success” as a reminder to all shareholders and suppliers that the organization’s strength and prosperity lies in the unity created by beneficial partnerships forged between all stakeholders.
“We had a great time in a relaxed social gathering, without all the stuffy formalities that can make people nervous about coming up to accept an award. The venue’s atmosphere was casual and light, and everyone really enjoyed themselves which made a great environment to connect and create new networking relationships between our shareholders and suppliers,” said Jim Holmquist, 2019 Board of Directors Chairman
Awards were presented to the following organizations for their outstanding contributions to APA initiatives in 2018:
- Outstanding Technology Initiatives Partner – WHI Solutions
- Outstanding Marketing Partner – KYB Shocks
- Outstanding Marketing Partner – Mahle
- Distinguished Original Equipment Partner – Bosch
- Cornerstone Award – Centric Parts
- HQ Supplier of the Year – BBB Industries
- New Supplier of the Year – NewTek Automotive
- Approved Supplier of the Year – Dorman
- Preferred Supplier of the Year – US Motor Works
In addition, Motovicity Distribution of Madison Heights, Michigan; Name South LLC of Mooresville, South Carolina and Pennstone Supply of McVeytown, Pennsylvania were all recognized as new shareholders of APA.
Independent Parts Warehouse of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin was recognized as the first recipient of the new APA Line-Backer Award for changing over the most product lines to APA programs, while Ramac Industries of Minden, Nevada and T&L Distributing of Temecula, California were presented with Milestone Awards for celebrating 32 and 30 years of business in the aftermarket industry.