Arnold Motor To Open DC, Retail Store In Iowa City

Arnold Motor To Open DC, Retail Store In Iowa City

Iowa City will be home to the 67th location for the company.

Arnold Motor Supply, a Midwest-based automotive parts chain, is set to open its next facility in Iowa City, Iowa.

The Arnold Motor Supply store will be located at 1213 S. Gilbert Court, which was most recently occupied by the Crowded Closet Thrift Shop. The 21,847-square-foot building will have dedicated retail space, where customers can shop anything from motor oil, brake pads and automotive paint to those harder-to-find specialty parts.

“If you need it, we have or can find it,” said Mike Molle, VP of store operations at Arnold Motor Supply. “Our stores carry a wide selection of automotive parts and supplies, but we are also your go-to for those harder-to-find parts for older vehicles.”

Expanding into Iowa City always has been a part of the plan for 93-year-old Arnold Motor Supply, the company noted. Arnold Motor Supply has several stores in the Southeast Iowa region and the Iowa City location will serve as the central hub for midday deliveries between the stores and shared inventory.

“It’s ultimately about getting the parts into the hands of our customers so they can get the job done,” Molle said. “This expansion is the linchpin to making that happen.”

Iowa City will be home to the 67th location for the company. The opening is planned for September. Visit arnoldmotorsupply.com or @TheArnoldMotorSupply on Facebook to follow the remodeling progress and for updates on the grand opening.

You May Also Like

Advance to Spin Off Worldpac as Company Reports Operating Loss

Advance also will divest its Canadian business and announced a $150 million cost-reduction program.

New Advance Auto Parts CEO Shane O’Kelly served as a U.S. Army captain in the 1990s after graduating from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

Early in Advance’s third-quarter conference call on Nov. 15 – during which the company reported an operating loss of $43.7 million – O’Kelly said his time in the military taught him the importance of aligning an organization “around fewer measurable goals while ensuring while ensuring discipline and accountability in the process to achieve those goals.”

Fenix Parts Completes Acquisition of Brothers Auto Parts

Brothers is a full-service automotive recycler servicing the Indianapolis market.

Carquest by Advance Opens New Store in Virginia

It’s the fourth Carquest store owned by Magee Auto Parts LLC.

Fisher Auto Parts Acquires Berrodin Parts Warehouse

Berrodin Parts Warehouse has nine warehouse locations throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania and Northern Delaware.

Advance Shakes Up Executive Team, Launches Strategic Review

Former Home Depot exec Shane O’Kelly will take over as president and CEO effective Sept. 11.

Other Posts

Arnold Motor Supply’s Eric Johnson Visits Northwood U

Northwood’s aftermarket management program has a nearly 100% employment rate for graduates.

Eric Johnson Northwood
Arnold Motor Celebrates Fundraising, Key Channel Partners

The company recognized PPG Industries as Vendor of the Year, and celebrated its fundraising for Tori’s Angels.

Arnold Motor Supply Acquires Barron Motor Supply

Both century-old companies will combine to expand services for the Eastern Iowa market.

Mergers and Acquisitions Automotive Aftermarket
DealerShop Acquires Jobbers Automotive

Jobbers Automotive offers automotive paint, janitorial supplies, body shop equipment, bulk oil and WeatherTech products.