FleetPride Acquires Gooch Brake & Equipment Company

26 Jan, 2011, 16:03 ET from FleetPride, Inc.

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- FleetPride, Inc., the nation's largest independent aftermarket distributor of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts, announced that it has acquired the assets of two Page Brake locations in Missouri, previously operating under the name of Gooch Brake & Equipment Company.  The acquisition includes locations in Kansas City and Joplin, Missouri.

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FleetPride first entered the Joplin, Missouri market in November of 2010 and this latest acquisition is set to compliment the company's existing operations. "We now have a substantial parts and drive-in service operation. FleetPride's ability to quickly source hard-to-find parts and extensive product inventory will help us earn additional business from Joplin's heavy-duty truck industry," said Lee Stockseth, Chief Operating Officer.

The Kansas City, Missouri acquisition represents FleetPride's second expansion into this market.  The new location at 6451 Universal Avenue provides FleetPride with a new business outlet to support the Kansas City market.  "We feel the two locations in this market allow us to more effectively service our diverse customer base," explained Stockseth.  

Employment offers were extended to all employees at both locations. "We are proud to invite the Gooch Brake employees into the FleetPride family," said W.M. McGee, President and CEO.

About FleetPride, Inc.

FleetPride, Inc. (www.fleetpride.com) — America's premier nationwide supplier of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts — operates over 205 locations in 40 states and carries a full line of nationally-recognized, brand-name parts, as well as an assortment of exclusive-brand parts. In addition, FleetPride offers in-house remanufactured products such as brake shoes and driveline components. Truck and trailer repair services are also offered at a number of locations.

About FleetCare by FleetPride

FleetCare (www.fleetcare.info) — FleetPride is proud to offer an exclusive partnership for qualified businesses through its FleetCare affiliation program. In addition to FleetPride's company-owned locations, the FleetCare network, with over 210 heavy-duty truck and trailer centers, services all makes and models, employs highly-trained technicians, provides brand-name parts, extends a nationwide parts warranty program and offers roadside assistance.

About Page Brake

Page Brake (www.pagebrake.com) is a parts distributor serving the heavy-duty aftermarket in the Rocky Mountain region. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, the company was founded in 1946 as a service and repair shop.

SOURCE FleetPride, Inc.