GERMANTOWN, Tenn. The Automotive Distribution Network recently announced the election of Fort Smith, Ark.-based Tri-State Enterprises, Inc. into membership as a shareholder, said Mike Lambert, president of the Network.
“Formerly a CMB member under the Network umbrella, Tri-State has grown significantly over the last 18 months, as the company has expanded its hard-parts business while remaining a leading supplier of full-line truck accessories,” Lambert said.
Operating out of its 160,000-square-foot main warehouse in Fort Smith and a 55,000-square-foot satellite location in Little Rock, Tri-State delivers hard parts and truck accessories on the same trucks to customers in Arkansas, Oklahoma, the majority of Louisiana, Kansas City, and a large portion of Missouri.
The Network is a natural fit for Tri-State Enterprises, which has added three product lines in the last month, with plans to rapidly grow its hard-parts offering, said Tristan Taylor, general operations manager for Tri-State.
“Exceptional customer service has put Tri-State Enterprises on the map,” Taylor said. “It’s our people who distinguish us from our competition. So when we decided to join a buying group, we looked at the people behind the programs. The Network has great people who are excellent to work with.”