ATLANTA, Nov. 4, 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 completed its acquisition of the Corpus Christi location of U-Pull-It Auto Parts, Inc., a self-service auto recycling yard owned by Johnson Development, with corporate headquarters in Lakeway, Texas.
Corpus Christi becomes the third Pull-A-Part operation in Texas, following the company's acquisition of the Mega U Pull location in El Paso in October and another U-Pull-It location in Brownsville earlier this year. The Corpus Christi operation is the fourth Pull-A-Part acquisition the company has made during the past 10 months, increasing the Pull-A-Part holdings to a total of 27 used auto parts superstores in 12 states.
"Pull-A-Part is excited to add Corpus Christi to our growing network of stores," said Ross Kogon, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pull-A-Part. "We continue to actively invest in outstanding operations that allow us to serve more customers in more markets and scale our model across the country. The addition of this location expands our presence in the Texas and southwest markets, and we are proud to serve the people of Corpus Christi."
The new Pull-A-Part Texas facility, located at 5609 Agnes Street, employs approximately 13 people and has more than 1,400 used cars and trucks in stock.
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 27 used auto parts superstores in 12 states. The company has been acclaimed for outstanding corporate citizenship by federal, state and local organizations. Pull-A-Part has made an exceptional commitment to resource conservation, waste reduction and pollution prevention. This orientation allows the company to provide affordable used auto parts to do-it-yourself consumers, while providing high quality scrap metal, fluids and plastics for recycling.
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.