ATLANTA, Oct. 2, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Atlanta-based Pull-A-Part, LLC (www.pullapart.com) the award-winning family business serving the do-it-yourself, used auto parts market, has acquired the El Paso location of Mega U Pull, a self-service auto recycling yard. The new El Paso location is the second Pull-A-Part operation in Texas, following its acquisition of the U-Pull-It Auto Parts location in Brownsville, Texas. The acquisition of Mega U Pull, part of the Pull-A-Part long-term growth strategy, increases the Pull-A-Part holdings to a total of 26 used auto parts superstores in 12 states.
"The addition of Mega U Pull in El Paso to the Pull-A-Part growing network of stores expands our presence in the southwestern market and supports the Pull-A-Part strategy of acquiring outstanding, existing operations or selectively developing greenfield locations across the country," said Ross Kogon, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pull-A-Part. "Pull-A-Part looks forward to serving more new customers in Texas and being a part of the dynamic El Paso community."
Pull-A-Part has made a concerted effort to set the industry standard of excellence in handling and recycling end-of-life vehicles – developing a unique operating system based on customer service and environmental responsibility. Since its founding in 1997, Pull-A-Part has made an exceptional commitment to resource conservation, waste reduction and pollution prevention in the operation of its sustainable recycling business.
Pull-A-Part has been acclaimed for outstanding corporate citizenship by federal, state and local organizations. Most recently, the company's Louisville, Kentucky operation received the Small Business Environmental Pacesetter Award from the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection.
Editor's Note: Pull-A-Part, with headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, is an award-winning family business serving the do it-yourself, used auto parts market. By developing a unique operating system based on customer service and environmental responsibility, Pull-A-Part has transformed what was once thought of as the junkyard into a sustainable recycling business. Founded in 1997, Pull-A-Part operates a network of 25 used auto parts superstores in 12 states. The company has been acclaimed for outstanding corporate citizenship by federal, state and local organizations.
The company has made an exceptional commitment to resource conservation, waste reduction and pollution prevention. This orientation allows Pull-A-Part to provide affordable used auto parts to do-it-yourself consumers, while providing high quality scrap metal, fluids and plastics for recycling. Recycling diverts these materials from the waste stream and helps protect the air, water and soil from pollution.
Pull-A-Part traces its roots to a business begun 105 years ago in Atlanta. The company is operated by the third and fourth generations of the founding family, whose values still affect every aspect of how Pull-A-Part functions, operationally and interpersonally.