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Lafayette Warehouse Joins Auto-Wares


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Lafayette Warehouse has joined forces with Auto-Wares Group of Companies.

Like Auto-Wares, Lafayette Warehouse, Inc. (LWI) is built on long-lasting relationships with customers, employees and suppliers that have grown their businesses.

Mike Brown will lead Lafayette Warehouse as general manager. Pat James and the current location managers will continue to lead the Lafayette Warehouse location teams going into the future.

The Lafayette Warehouse customers will be introduced to the Alliance exclusive brands and the Auto Value Parts Store and Certified Service Center programs. In addition to increased inventory and improved Indiana logistics, this acquisition will make full-line AC Delco and Mopar Original Equipment lines available to all Auto-Wares customers in the coming months.

Lafayette Warehouse has four large locations that will improve Auto-Wares logistics in Northwest and Central Indiana:

  • Lafayette Auto Supply Distribution Center, 1501 Kepner Dr., Lafayette
  • Lafayette Auto Supply, 118  S. 4th Street, Lafayette
  • Kokomo Auto Supply, 1299 Home Ave., Kokomo
  • NWI Auto Supply, 755 E. 82nd Ave., Merrillville

“First and foremost we want to thank our employees and customers for the success we have had over the past 96 years,” said Pat James, president of Lafayette Warehouse. “We could not have done it without all their support. Auto-Wares presented an opportunity for our legacy to continue by offering great opportunities for our current employees and customers. We also would like to thank Auto-Wares for choosing us to be their next partner.”

Auto-Wares CEO Todd Leimenstoll added: “All of us at Auto-Wares are excited to have Lafayette Warehouse team join the Auto-Wares Group of Companies. Lafayette Warehouse has a very successful history and tremendous reputation. I am thankful for the trust that Pat James and the James family have placed in us. We look forward to the next chapter in growing the company.”

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