ATLANTA, Aug. 12, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pull-A-Part, (www.pullapart.com) the award-winning family business serving the do-it-yourself, used auto parts market, has acquired the McAllen, Texas National Used Auto Parts and Hidalgo U-Pull-It Used Auto Parts businesses from Piccirillo LTD based in Mission, Texas.
Both businesses are co-located on the same property. Pull-A-Part is combining the assets of National Used Auto Parts and Hidalgo U-Pull-It Used Auto Parts on the 19.5-acre site at 7500 South Jackson Road into a retail facility and service areas related to the do-it-yourself used auto parts business. Vehicles formerly owned by U-Pull-It Used Auto Parts are being incorporated into the Pull-A-Part proprietary car inventory and customer service system. The new Pull-A-Part location in McAllen, which underwent its soft opening on August 4, becomes the company's fourth location in Texas, along with operations in Brownsville, Corpus Christi and El Paso.
At its McAllen location, Pull-A-Part employs approximately 20 people and has approximately 1,500 end-of-life vehicles available to consumers who want to buy high quality used auto parts while contributing to environmental sustainability. Pull-A-Part customers include do-it-yourselfers who like to work on their own cars, businesses that sell used auto parts and hobbyists restoring old vehicles.
With the new McAllen used parts superstore and the recently-announced Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania location, Pull-A-Part will operate a network of 29 DIY used auto parts superstores in 13 states.
"As part of the Rio Grande Valley, McAllen is one of the fastest growing markets in the country. Combined with the strength of our retail business in Brownsville, Corpus Christi and El Paso, this area represents a strong growth opportunity for Pull-A-Part in south Texas," said Ross Kogon, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pull-A-Part. "We look forward to serving our new customers, protecting the environment and being part of the community in McAllen."
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. With the new McAllen, Texas used parts superstore and the recently-announced Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania location, Pull-A-Part will operate a network of 29 DIY used auto parts superstores in 13 states. The company has been acclaimed for outstanding corporate citizenship by federal, state and local organizations.
Pull-A-Part was founded in 1997. 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.