FORT WORTH, Texas W M Automotive Warehouse Inc. of Fort Worth opened its doors to customers for the Home Run Celebration open house, held April 21-22 at the company’s 115,000-square-foot distribution center in Fort Worth, Texas. The Home Run Celebration featured a vendor trade show with 110 manufacturers, training, special tours and plenty of food. More than 800 auto parts store and repair shop owners, managers and salespeople from stores and repair centers from Texas and Oklahoma attended.
The weekend began early Saturday with two training sessions, followed by a ribbon-cutting and the exhibition. In addition to the parts companies, PBE and equipment manufacturers, Parts Plus representatives, including Mike Lambert, of the Automotive Distribution Network, were on-hand.
NHRA Top Fuel driver Clay Millican attended and displayed his race car. WIX Filters displayed two show vehicles. Sunday began with a prayer breakfast led by Chad Hennings, former NFL Super Bowl winner. The trade show then re-opened. More than $10,000 in door prizes were awarded.
“I am absolutely overwhelmed at the response we had on this. Everyone involved manufacturers, W M employees stepped up to give the customers a great show and an enjoyable weekend,” said W M Automotive Warehouse CEO Wilson McMillion. “It was a lot of work and extra hours, but it was well worth it. It was just wonderful to watch our customers get to know our factory people and our warehouse people in one-on-one conversations. I can’t express in words the pride I felt in our organization for making this happen.”
W M Automotive was established in 1976. The serves more than 200 Parts Plus and independent auto parts stores in Texas and Oklahoma.