Compton, California (February 16, 2016) – Recently, Larry McRae announced his retirement from Poison Spyder. While building Poison Spyder into an industry leading brand, Larry has been an innovator, establishing himself as an icon and entrenching himself in the off-road aftermarket industry and Jeep culture. Under Larry’s stewardship, Poison Spyder has become the benchmark in premium aftermarket Jeep armor while setting a high watermark for quality and brand authenticity. Larry’s engagement through the transition of Poison Spyder’s acquisition by Transamerican Manufacturing Group has served to ensure that the quality, craftsmanship and faithfulness to the PSC brand has and will remain, while products will continue to be manufactured in the same Banning, California facility.
Although Larry has moved into retirement, Poison Spyder will continue to be guided by the management, production, marketing and sales team that has been the foundation of the company alongside him and will be instrumental to the sustained growth of PSC. Together with this team, TMG is committed to serving PSC customers with the same level of quality, workmanship and product innovation that they have relied on while preserving and protecting the beloved Poison Spyder brand.
Transamerican Auto Parts and Transamerican Manufacturing Group extends our best wishes to Larry McRae as he now embarks on this next phase of his journey.
Compton, California (October 7, 2015) – Transamerican Auto Parts will further its major expansion initiative with the Grand Opening of its Post Falls, Idaho 4 Wheel Parts retail store and adjacent distribution center this Saturday, October 10. The event marks the growing presence of the national truck and Jeep performance product reseller into the Pacific Northwest while providing an increased level of service and delivery to customers in the region. 4 Wheel Parts is pleased to welcome area off-road enthusiasts to the family-friendly event, who will be greeted with installation specials, hourly prize drawings, aftermarket parts giveaways and tours of the newest, state-of-the-art facility.
The free event provides enthusiasts a preview of the latest truck and Jeep products from the industry’s leading manufacturers including Smittybilt, Poison Spyder and Bestop. Customers will have the opportunity to engage with the 4 Wheel Parts store’s interactive showroom featuring a comprehensive array of suspension, wheels, tires, lighting products and more.
Through the support of state and local leaders, Transamerican Auto Parts’ (TAP) new facilities deliver immediate economic benefits to the region in addition to career-focused automotive industry employment with full benefits promising to contribute substantially to job growth and opportunities in the Coeur d’Alene metropolitan area.
“We’re grateful for the investment made by Transamerican Auto Parts to create quality jobs and benefit our local community,” said Patty Shea, Chair of Jobs Plus, Inc. “Together, we have created a collaborative partnership between The City of Post Falls, Idaho Department of Labor, Jobs Plus, Jacklin Land Company, and Transamerican Auto Parts and we will support this endeavor to ensure the company’s continued success.”
The expansion gives TAP enhanced capacity by extending regional reach and supply with increased inventory levels. The 75,000 sq. ft. warehouse distribution center will supply the Pacific Northwest and western Canada and the 10,000 sq. ft. store will meet a growing local demand for off-road performance product sales and installation. This strategic move hastens the company’s growth and ensures a rapid, uninterrupted supply of parts and accessories to 4 Wheel Parts stores.
“It’s exciting to see public and private, state and local folks working together in a common purpose – better jobs and opportunities for Idaho citizens,” Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter said. “Companies like Transamerican Auto Parts aren’t just investing in their own business; they’re also investing in this community and the people of northern Idaho.”
4 Wheel Parts continues to grow its retail operations which recently opened new locations in Little Rock, Arkansas, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Langley, British Columbia, to bring the total of stores to 71 across North America.
The location of the new facility in Post Falls diversifies TAP’s six distribution centers throughout the country. Transamerican Auto Parts and 4 Wheel Parts retail and wholesale customers across the Pacific Northwest and western Canada will immediately realize the benefits of reduced freight costs, more economic delivery and in many cases next day pick-up of the majority of product segments in retail stores.
“Idaho and Post Falls provides us with a business friendly environment in which to expand our presence in the Pacific Northwest,” said TAP President and CEO, Greg Adler. “We now have a strategic location that gives us a foundation from which we will be able to better serve our customers throughout this region and into western Canada.”
What: 4 Wheel Parts Post Falls Store Grand Opening Celebration
When: Saturday, October 10 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
5405 W. River Bend Ave. Suite 101
Post Falls, Idaho 83854
About Jobs Plus, Inc.:
Jobs Plus, Inc. is an economic development nonprofit established in 1987. The mission of Jobs Plus is to expand and diversify the economic and employment base of Kootenai County while maintaining the quality of life synonymous with Kootenai County. The focus of Jobs Plus is to retain quality companies already operating in Kootenai County, and to recruit companies to our area that sell on a national or international basis, are not location dependent, offer strong wages and benefits, and are respectful of our environmental concerns. To learn more about Jobs Plus, Inc. visit relocatetoidaho.org or contact our office
About 4 Wheel Parts
4 Wheel Parts is the global leader in truck, Jeep, SUV and off-road performance products. With 71 locations across the U.S. and Canada and growing, 4 Wheel Parts Service Centers install all the products they sell. Maintaining the nation’s largest inventory of off-road tires, wheels, lift kits, and Jeep Wrangler accessories, 4 Wheel Parts serves customers across the country and around the globe. Life is Better Off-Road™. Visit them at 4wheelparts.com or call toll-free 877-474-4821.
About Transamerican Auto Parts: Transamerican Auto Parts is the world’s leading manufacturer, wholesaler, and retailer of aftermarket parts and accessories for trucks, Jeeps, SUVs and four wheel drive vehicles. Transamerican operations are comprised of 71 4 Wheel Parts retail locations in North America, Transamerican Wholesale sales and distribution, Dealer Services International and the Transamerican Manufacturing Group which includes Smittybilt, Rubicon Express, G2 Axle & Gear, Pro Comp, LRG Wheels and Poison Spyder Customs. We Sell It. We Own It. We Live It. For more information about Transamerican Auto Parts, Dealer Services International and Transamerican Manufacturing Group, please visit: transamericanautoparts.com
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Compton, California (April 23, 2015) – 4 Wheel Parts, the global leader in off-road performance product sales and installation, is celebrating the grand opening of its new Canadian store in Langley, BC with a special event. This Saturday, April 25, off-road enthusiasts will descend upon the brand new location for installation specials, hourly prize drawings, giveaways and tours of the state-of-the-art service bay. This newly opened Langley location joins the fleet of 69 4 Wheel Parts stores serving the 4×4 community across North America.
Transamerican Auto Parts (TAP) is rapidly expanding its retail operations throughout the United States and Canada. Recently, TAP expanded its distribution center in Coppell, Texas to extend its regional reach in the southern United States and satisfy the high customer demand for off-road parts and accessories. The company’s Canadian growth initiative now numbers a total of seven 4 Wheel Parts locations in Alberta, Burlington, Calgary, Fredericton, Langley, Montreal and Red Deer.
“The Langley, BC store has been open a week and so far the response has been great,” said Brad Gilbert, Regional Manager for Western Canada. “People walk through the doors and their eyes grow wide. It’s a harder core 4×4 crowd here in Langley and the new store design has been very well-received.”
4 Wheel Parts store showrooms are being updated with state-of-the-art interactive displays and increased inventory onsite including suspension systems and truck wheels. New locations are providing local off-road fans a first time look at the future of the off-roading industry.
The Langley opening celebration this Saturday is a free, family-friendly occasion that will happen from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Popular manufacturers like ARB 4×4 Accessories, KC HiLiTES and Poison Spyder Customs will have their products there for off-road enthusiasts to receive an up close look at the latest innovations. Installation deals from ASE-certified 4 Wheel Parts onsite technicians will be offered for many of the products offered at the grand opening.
About 4 Wheel Parts Canada
4 Wheel Parts is the global leader in off-road truck, Jeep and aftermarket performance products. With 7 locations in Edmonton, Montreal, Calgary, Burlington, Fredericton, Red Deer and Langley, and growing, 4 Wheel Parts Service Centers install all the products they sell. Maintaining Canada’s largest inventory of all-terrain tires, off-road wheels and winches, 4 Wheel Parts serves customers across the country and around the globe. Life is Better Off-Road™. Visit them at 4wheelparts.com or call toll-free 877-474-4821.