SPRINGFIELD, Mo. O’Reilly Automotive this past weekend celebrated the opening of its 4,000th store, located in Tampa, Fla., by hosting a daylong celebration of philanthropy, community and customers, on Saturday, Jan. 19. The community was invited to join the celebration, which began with the Tampa Chamber of Commerce overseeing a celebratory ribbon-cutting ceremony. The daylong celebration also included O’Reilly representatives presenting a charitable donation to the Ronald McDonald House and senior management from the company hosting a customer appreciation cookout for lunch, a Dollar Stretching Deals sales event, and O’Reilly’s motorsports truck and trailer display, which included a racing simulator.
“It is a testament to our team members’ commitment to our customer service culture that 10 years ago we operated less than 1,000 stores, and today we are opening our 4,000th store,” said Greg Henslee, president and CEO. “This milestone is a reflection of our growth strategy, and we are excited to continue this growth in Florida with the opening of a distribution center in Lakeland in early 2014, which will support our existing and future Florida stores.”