THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Aug. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FleetPride, Inc., the nation's largest retailer of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts announced today that is has acquired the assets of Great Lakes Truck & Trailer. The 15,300 square foot facility is located at 5912 East Executive Drive in Westland, Michigan. This acquisition marks FleetPride's fourth entrance into the greater Detroit area and its ninth location in Michigan.
Great Lakes Truck & Trailer was founded in 1979 by Dan Cable and has built a loyal following based on the company's heavy-duty expertise and their commitment to customer-focused service. Employment offers were extended to 16 team members.
"The greater Detroit area is a dense market for heavy-duty truck and trailer business. Adding another location here allows for deeper representation. These branches will work in tandem to quickly source and deliver heavy-duty truck and trailer parts to our local, regional and national customers," said Lee Stockseth, FleetPride President and COO.
"FleetPride first established our presence in Detroit in 2010. With this transaction we solidify our ties in Michigan by expanding our footprint in this market. We welcome the Great Lakes Truck & Trailer employees to the FleetPride family and anticipate continued success in a city which plays a vital role in our automobile industry," said W.M. McGee, FleetPride Chairman and CEO.
About FleetPride, Inc. FleetPride, Inc. (www.fleetpride.com) — America's premier nationwide supplier of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts — operates over 250 locations in 45 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 Truck Service Center program. In addition to FleetPride's 37 company-owned locations, the FleetCare network, with over 200 affiliate members, specializes in heavy-duty truck and trailer repair and maintenance, servicing all makes and models. FleetCare employs highly-trained technicians, provides brand-name parts, offers a nationwide parts warranty program and roadside assistance.