Auto Service World
News   January 7, 2014   by Auto Service World

Advance Auto Parts To Ring NYSE Closing Bell

Advance Auto Parts, Inc., a leading provider of automotive aftermarket parts, accessories, batteries, and maintenance items, led by CEO Darren Jackson, will visit the New York Stock Exchange January 9th and ring The Closing Bell to celebrate the completion of the acquisition of General Parts International, Inc. (GPII). Members of Advance Auto Parts’ leadership team and senior leaders from GPII will join Mr. Jackson on the podium for the bell ringing.

GPII was a leading privately held distributor and supplier of original equipment and aftermarket replacement products for commercial markets operating under the CARQUEST and WORLDPAC brands.  Advance Auto Parts is now the largest automotive aftermarket parts provider in North America, with annual sales of more than $9.3 billion, approximately 5,300 company-operated stores, more than 100 WORLDPAC locations, approximately 1,400 independently owned stores, and more than 70,000 Team Members across the U.S. and Canada.