GERMANTOWN, Tenn. Rochester, N.Y.-based Monroe Motor Products, a Parts Plus member warehouse of the Automotive Distribution Network, is celebrating its 95th year in business, according to Mike Lambert, president of the Network.
“As the company approaches the century mark, Monroe Motor Products continues to offer exceptional service while maintaining their high ethical standards,” Lambert said. “From Rochester to Potsdam, N.Y., to Northern Pennsylvania, Monroe’s warehouse operation and their company-owned Parts Plus auto stores serve as ideal representatives of the Network.”
The roots of Monroe Motor Products can be traced to the Pullman Taxicab Co., founded in 1917 by Max and Issac Gordon. That company led to the formation of Gordon Motor Parts, which evolved into Monroe Motor Products today a WD with a 70,000-square-foot main facility serving independent jobbers throughout New York State.
Monroe Motor Products’ success over the last 95 years can be attributed to its people, said Michael Gordon, the company’s president and CEO, after taking over from his father, second-generation leader Burt Gordon, who continues to work for the organization.
“Our people remain our most important resource, along with our customers and the strong relationships we continue to maintain with our many suppliers,” Michael explained. “For that reason, we recently hosted four hugely successful trade shows throughout the region so we could celebrate this anniversary with everyone who worked to make it possible.”
Operating under the brands of Parts Plus, IAPA, Auto Pride, CMB and Network Products, the Automotive Distribution Network is one of the largest, most diverse program groups in the industry.