June 10, 2014
Weldon Parts, Inc., an independent heavy duty aftermarket distributor headquartered in Oklahoma City with 18 locations in six states, has rolled out new capabilities at its Clinton, Okla. branch.
The company recently relocated its Clinton branch from a 5,000 square foot facility to a building with 50,000 square feet and sought a way to use the additional space.
Western Oklahoma Chrome, Tarps, and Truck Accessories was soon born as a full-line chrome shop and install facility, carrying such lines as Dynaflex , Double JJ, Valley Chrome, Trux, United Pacific, and Steering Creations to name a few, as well as Maxxima,Trux, Grote, Trucklite and Petersen led lighting systems.
They are also an authorized Shur-Co tarp distributor and installer.
The decision to jump into a chrome and tarp installation facility – a first for the company, which has been providing heavy duty truck and trailer parts to owner operators and fleets since 1970 – was born by the needs of the market they serve.
“We’re sitting on rock hauler Main Street,” Rick Walker, Weldon’s Clinton branch manager. “It’s non-stop stream of rock haulers and ag trailers with grain trailers. This is just a great market for (tarps).”
The decision to jump into the chrome business, Walker says, was even easier.
“I have an employee with a passion for that sort of thing,” he says. “Chrome installation is his main passion.”