FleetPride Acquires Friction Materials Co of Eugene, Oregon

FleetPride to move its existing Eugene operations into new facility

Dec 20, 2010, 15:12 ET from FleetPride, Inc.

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Dec. 20, 2010 /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 Friction Materials Co. The acquisition includes the leasing of Friction Materials' 15,000 square foot facility in Eugene, Oregon. FleetPride will immediately move its existing operations in Eugene, currently located at 460 N Danebo Street, into the newly acquired facility, located at 1045 Garfield Street.

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"Friction Materials has a long history in this market and we are looking forward to bringing their customers into the fold. We feel confident that they will continue to receive the level of service to which they have become accustomed – and now they will also have access to an expanded product inventory," explained Steve Turnlund, Regional Vice President – West for FleetPride.

Turnlund continued, "Eugene, Oregon is an important market for FleetPride. By expanding our current Eugene operations into a larger facility, we will be able to better serve our local, regional, and national accounts."

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.

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