GERMANTOWN, Tenn. The Automotive Distribution Network continues to extend its Auto Pride footprint across the country with the signing of Portland Transmission Warehouse, according to Mike Lambert, president of the Network.
“Portland Transmission Warehouse is an important addition to the group as the Network further expands on the West Coast,” Lambert said.
What started as a repair shop in 1938 has evolved into a successful warehouse distribution company specializing in drivetrain components, said Ross Bradshaw, president of Portland Transmission Warehouse.
“My grandfather started the business in 1938," Bradshaw said. "In the ’50s, he became one of the first shops in town to service automatic transmissions. Today, from our single location in Portland, we serve customers in Oregon, Washington, and parts of Alaska, Idaho and Montana. Through the Network and Auto Pride, we’re planning to expand and add some new lines to better serve our customer base.”
The election of Portland Transmission Warehouse into Network membership reflects Auto Pride’s strategy of signing distributors that have great potential for growth, said Cora Roark, director of Auto Pride.
“Portland Transmission is a perfect fit for the Network’s Auto Pride division, where the niche distributor is just as valuable as the full-line warehouse," Roark said. "Auto Pride will help provide everything the company needs to grow, including competitive buying programs, innovative IT initiatives, an extensive equipment catalog, and access to the Network Products co-op warehouse.”