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Tri-City Automotive Marks 50-Year Milestone



PHOENIX – Tri-City Automotive is celebrating its 50th year in business. Founded in 1961, Tri-City is a Phoenix-based wholesale distributor of automotive parts. Tri-City currently operates 11 warehouses and services only the professional technician.

According to Tri-City’s Tom Hartenblower, inventory is the cornerstone of the business, and Tri-City features a broad, OE-structured inventory that is delivered to customers upon demand. Tri-City also offers product categories from leading aftermarket vendors, and in some product categories, the company provides multiple choices.

Tri-City has a wholesale radiator division, a wholesale A/C kit program as well as an import division that sources products directly from offshore basic suppliers, including radiators, filters, cv axles, hub bearings, wiper products and other items.

“Aside from providing the highest-quality products available, we strive to offer exceptional inventory availability and service,” said Hortenblower. “Tri-City’s strength is a dedicated employee base, which is experienced, professional and cares about the success of our customers.” Hortenblower added that e-commerce is an important part of

Tri-City’s business strategy and the company offers the ability to link up directly to its catalog system, enhancing the parts look up/ordering process. Tri-City also provides periodic instructional programs supported by key automotive training vendors.

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