When this deal is complete NPW will have 3 DC’s in Utah and Idaho, as well as 17 Auto Value stores.
Key Line Automotive was founded in 1968 by Don Robinson as the 1st automotive parts distributor in the Idaho Falls area. In 1991 Dee and Kristi Sucher purchased the business from Robinson.
Larry Pacey, President and CEO of NPW offered these words; “We seem very lucky to find opportunities that fit into the Utah/Idaho model that has developed itself here. Key Line is just another fine fit into the mold that we have established since the Frank Edwards acquisition. Our new Salt Lake City team is making nice strides for us here”.
Key Line President Dee Sucher had these comments; “Key Line has been a family run business for three generations now with our son Don as vice president leading the Company to this juncture and with support from Larry Hansen as General Manager. We contribute our success to our devoted employees, our customer base and the many vendors who have supported us through these years. We feel very fortunate to be merging with a company like NPW who is going to maintain our employees and keep the business moving with the same values and integrity that has been in effect for the last 49 years”.
The National Performance Warehouse Companies operate from 13 distribution centers in the US and Canada: 4 facilities in Florida; Miami (2), Ft Lauderdale and Tampa; Ajax, Ontario Canada; Warwick, RI; 3 facilities in California; Gardena, Sacramento and San Jose; 1 in Salt Lake City, Utah,2 in Idaho, Boise, Idaho Falls and Dallas, Texas.