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Fisher Auto Parts continues expansion by acquiring Crystal Lake Pit Stop and adds a new distribution center
Thu, 07/28/2011 – 2:31pm admin
Staunton, Va.–Fisher Auto Parts, Federated Auto Parts’ founding member, is to acquire Crystal Lake Pit Stop on February 1, it was announced by Scott Hiss, president of Crystal Lake Pit Stop and Bo Fisher, CEO of Fisher Auto Parts.
“Given the high quality and reputation of the employees, we are especially pleased to add the Crystal Lake Pit Stop stores to our company,” said Fisher. “Scott Hiss built a strong organization and his company has a history of providing the best parts and service to their customers.”
Crystal Lake Pit Stop, Inc. headquartered in Crystal Lake, Ill. was founded in 1977 and joined the Federated Auto Parts programmed distribution group in 1999.
“This is an exciting time for us,” said Hiss. “Fisher Auto Parts will give Crystal Lake Pit Stop the strength and ability to provide our customers with an even higher level of service and inventory availability. Customers can continue to be served by the same local people, combined with the systems and services of one of the country’s leading privately owned auto parts distribution chains.”
Fisher Auto Parts’ acquisition of Crystal Lake Pit Stop comes on the heels of Fisher’s acquisition of the Robbin’s 12 store chain in New Hampshire, new store openings in Pennsylvania and two additional stores in Richmond, Va. A 200,000 square foot distribution center in Mechanicsburg, Pa. is expected to open by April 1. Further expansion by the company is projected in the near future.