Florida distributor joins HDA Truck Pride

HDA Truck Pride has added Tri-States Automotive Warehouse in Marianna, Fla.

A member of the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance (AAPA) under the Auto Value brand, Tri-States operates 19 total locations serving Northwest Florida, Southern Alabama, and Southern Georgia. Their management team includes: Bill Stevens – president, Kelly Connolly – vice president of Finance, Sean Connolly – vice president of Operations and Kim DeSelix – vice president of Company Stores.

“We’re pleased to welcome the Tri-States Automotive operation into our membership,” says Tom Tecklenberg, chief commercial officer. “By joining the HDA Truck Pride ranks, they will have access to our national brands, training, and telematics, along with regional and national fleet programs.

“Most importantly, they will be able to support customers in both the Automotive and Commercial Vehicle markets with unparalleled aftermarket presence – a major objective of the recent formation of the Aftermarket Distributors Alliance (ADA) in conjunction with the AAPA.”

Founded in 1946 as Marianna Auto Parts and Supply, the company grew into four locations by the 1960s. In the 1970s, the company expanded into warehouse operations and formed Tri-States Automotive Warehouse.

Today, the company is a third-generation family owned and operated business with 2 warehouses and 17 company stores.  In addition to the company stores, they support 60 full-line Auto Value independent jobbers and 20 line-buying jobbers out of a state-of-the-art, 100,000 sq. ft. facility in Marianna, Fla., and a 22,000 sq. ft. facility in Tallahassee, Fla.

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