British Columbia’s jobber community in the Okanogan Valley looks a little different.
The Gilbert family has acquired a pair of locations in the region from West-Can Auto Parts. That takes them to three auto parts stores and two industrial locations.
As a result, Trevor Gilbert, who owns the business with his wife Sherryl and sons Tage and Tyce, announced that the company has restructured into two corporations serving the automotive and industrial sectors separately.
Its three auto parts stores – located in Vernon, Kamloops and Merritt – will be renamed Bumper to Bumper while the two industrial locations in Vernon and Kamloops will be Gilbert Supply Co.
West-Can in Kamloops and Merrit was owned by Ron Jhaj. Both West-Can and the Gilbert family are members of Uni-Select.
“The Gilbert family is very excited to add these stores to our group,” Gilbert said. “We would like to thank Ron for this hard work over the years and we are looking forward to the future with the current staff, suppliers and customers.”