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Trim Parts Holdings Corp. Acquires Assets of First Place Auto Products (FPAP)
Lebanon, Ohio – Trim Parts Holdings Corp. (TPH), parent company of Trim Parts, Inc. and Parts Unlimited (PUI) has acquired the assets of First Place Auto Products (FPAP) of Canton, Ohio. Mitch Williams, CEO of Trim Parts Holdings stated “Mopar enthusiasts around the country are mourning the recent passing of Fritz Wurgler, founder of First Place Auto Products. We felt that the best way to honor his passion for Mopar products was to purchase the assets and continue with the First Place Auto brand. We will soon restart and expand production of FPAP products within our TPH Group. FPAP manufactures a high quality product and is known as one of the top brands in the Mopar Market, so it was a strong fit for Trim Parts Holdings. Customers of FPAP shouldn’t notice any difference as we will continue with the high quality FPAP is known for and the great personal service that Fritz was known for. The only difference moving forward will be that FPAP will enjoy the natural advantages of being part of a larger group of companies”. For additional information please contact Jim Pennekamp at Trim Parts Holdings at (513) 934-0815 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trim Parts Holdings Corp. Acquires Parts Unlimited (PUI)
Lebanon, Ohio – Trim Parts Holdings Corporation is pleased to announce the recapitalization of Parts Unlimited Interiors (PUI) of La Grange, Kentucky. Parts Unlimited is one of the leading suppliers of automotive interior restoration products in the world. Trim Parts is the leading supplier of exterior trim parts and one of the market leaders in automotive carpet and rubber restoration products. Mitch Williams will serve as President & CEO of both companies. Dubin Clark & Company of Greenwich, Connecticut is the lead financial sponsor of both companies. Trim Parts and PUI now join their sister companies, B&M Racing, Hurst Shifters, Hurst Driveline, Flowmaster, and Dinan Engineering in the Dubin Clark family of market leading automotive brands.
“We are very excited about working with the entire PUI team to support reaching their considerable potential in the market. If ever there were two companies with synergy between them, these are the two. Our goal is certainly to be a larger supplier to the restoration market but more importantly, to be the best supplier at the same time. We believe the opportunity to buy more high quality products from the same group of companies is a distinct advantage for our customers”. – Mitch Williams, President & CEO
For more information, please contact Brittany Cole at Trim Parts (email@example.com).
Vince has a 1970 Chevelle SS and like most muscle car owners he has been restoring it and making it shine. He purchased the car in 2006 and began a complete restoration. Like many enthusiasts, Vince found the small block Chevy to be just a tad under-powered for him, so there was no choice but to bore a 454 big block over to 496 and back it up with a 4 speed. This is not your grandmother’s grocery getter. (unless you’re an Earnhardt or a Petty maybe)
When he moved to the interior, Vince decided to change the stock tan to a classic black and restored everything himself. Using the videos on PUI’s website as a starting point, he recovered seats and replaced door panels himself. During the interior restoration, Vince had some issues with a part and gave PUI the opportunity to address it. He called and spoke to our knowledgeable sales staff and was so happy with his service that he felt the need to send us these great pictures.
We are so pleased to hear from customers about their restorations. We love seeing these cars out on the road and being enjoyed. However we are also pleased to be able to help! If something is wrong, we want to make it right and will do everything we can to do so, but we need to know that there is something we can do. If you or your customer have an issue, please call us! We want to help! We do not want anything to go wrong with any restoration. We want the opportunity to fix any issues and make a first time customer a repeat customer.
PUI and Restoration Specialties, Inc. are pleased to announce a partnership that will provide YOU, our customers, with a more complete line of windowfelts. Restoration Specialties, Inc. has produced the Topcat Whisker brand for over 12 years and is highly recognized within our market for the quality and originality of their products. The 2 companies have agreed that PUI will be the exclusive wholesale dealer for Restoration Specialties Inc.’s entire line. In short, this means we will be offering a complete line of windowfelts for Ford trucks, Chrysler, Mustangs, Cadillacs, GM Full-size and all parts we have offered in the past. It will take us some time to fill our shelves so that YOU can order and have timely delivery.
We are focusing on the best interest of YOU, our customers, as our highest priority. PUI and Restoration Specialties, Inc. are focused on delivering an Exceptional Customer Experience with the purchase of any windowfelt. This partnership will give YOU the best product available with attention to detail and timely delivery.
We will continue to offer PUI’s original and reproduction windowfelts as we phase into the TopCat brand. TopCat numbers are available using the known Restoration Specialties, Inc. numbers. Our account managers are familiar with the part numbers and descriptions.
We will continue to develop new products with Dave Mihalko, Jr. of Restoration Specialties, Inc. leading the growth. Product improvement and originality will be a primary focus.
We are excited about this partnership. PUI and Restoration Specialties, Inc are looking to better YOUR experience when purchasing windowfelts.
Thank you for your current business with both of us and we look forward to continued growth both for us and for YOU.
TopCatwhiskers is a registered trademark of Restoration Specialties & Supply, Inc.
Family comes in all shapes and sizes…
Most of us in this industry had a favorite muscle car. Or even better, we remember that special car when we were kids, maybe the family wagon, maybe a convertible, maybe even a truck! Fond memories surround these sculpted-metal, gasoline burning, tire-scorching works of art. Unfortunately sometimes a tough economy may cause the loss of our four-wheeled family member. This happened to one young family, and we recommend you take a look at their story. Please click HERE to be taken to the Chevrolet YouTube channel and view the story of a young man who, against all odds, located his father’s long-lost and deeply treasured 1965 Impala SS and brought the lost-family member home. This truly touching story reminds us that although these classic cars may just have been transportation when they rolled of the Detroit lines, today they each have a story and a soul, and they each deserve the best we can give them.
2011 has been a big year for PUI. Not only have we introduced dozens of new products, but we’ve also improved numerous others and expanded our facility by over 28,000 square feet! In honor of completing our planned expansion, this month we are featuring several improved products for you. Remember, a better product for you means a happier, repeat customer for your business.
To kick off our festivities we invited local muscle car owners to bring out their beauties for a photo shoot in the sun. Local Garage Crawler Patrick Knight helped organize this event and turn out was great. We had Camaros, Novas, Chevelles, and even a Corvette show up to strut their stuff. Check our website for more pictures of these great examples of the American Dream.
Remember, our expansion affects you directly. More room for manufacturing and inventory means more parts on the shelf, ready to ship to you so you don’t have to keep as much inventory on hand. And following through with our planned expansion illustrates the size and viability of PUI, meaning you have a solid partner to rely on for all of your interior trim needs.
Click on the image above for pictures from our Garage Crawl Crew!
We’ve brought our upgraded Platinum Edition panels out for the Camaro and Chevelle enthusiasts, now the GTO team gets some much deserved attention. This month we are pleased to introduce new Platinum Edition panels for the 1971 and 1972 GTO, in both standard panel kits and pre-assembled kits.
As with our other Platinum offerings, we’ve gone straight to the originals for every measurement, building all new tools and implementing new processes to bring you the absolute best, most original parts possible.
Please note that “old style” Gold Edition 1971-72 GTO panels will only be available until October 31, 2011. Contact your account manager to get your inventory matched up before the cut off date.
The weather’s been great and we’ve made stunning progress on our expansion, due to be complete in a matter of weeks! The roof is on, the walls are up, drainage addressed and concrete floors have been poured. As you can see in these images our construction crews are busily hanging the lighting. Now that the roof is up, even rainy days like this can’t stop us!
Stay tuned for more!
It’s summer now in Kentucky, and our construction crews are taking advantage of the beautiful weather! Work is proceeding on our 28,000 square foot expansion very quickly and we hope it will be complete in a matter of weeks.
What does this mean to you? To our Authorized Retailers, this means more storage and manufacturing space to bring you the parts you need to satisfy your customers. To the end-users this means faster delivery of top quality parts because…well, we can keep more on hand! We’re bursting at the seams with interior restoration parts and all that inventory translates to your Muscle Car restoration being done faster!
Keep watching our website for more updates!
|Parts Unlimited, Inc has supplied top-quality Muscle Car restoration parts for over three decades. We have offered top-quality seat foam since 2007. In that time, not only have we introduced a vast number of applications from Camaros to Chevelles to Impalas, but we have also brought brand new, EXCLUSIVE applications to market. These PUI-EXCLUSIVE seat foam applications include 1982-92 Camaro and Firebird Buckets, 1973-77 GM Swivel Buckets, 78-88 G-Body Buckets, and even rear seat foam for the 1982-92 Camaro and Firebird (and if you think we’re done with rear seat foam, keep watching for updates!)|
At PUI we’ve been working to offer not only the widest variety of seat foam possible, but also the best product possible. To that end, we’ve also added molded-in hog-ring wires to our 1969-75 GM Truck Bucket Foams. No more cutting the foam and fumbling with a rope-wire to hog-ring the upholstery down, the wire is molded into the foam for the most convenient installation possible.
In 2006 when we were completing the move into our current building, we already had a plan for our next phase of growth. We stayed focused through the lean times and the economic downturn. We stayed on track and developed the new tooling and purchased the new machinery to allow us to introduce new and improved products on schedule as we had planned.
Below you’ll see the parking lot being laid to allow us to add another 28,000 square feet to our facility. What does this mean to you? We are adding manufacturing and warehousing capacity to deliver the products you need when you need them.
This expansion illustrates our commitment to the Muscle Car industry. This shows just how healthy PUI is as a company and demonstrates the confidence you can put in us to serve your interior needs for years to come as we have for over three decades!
Continuing our focused efforts to offer you the best possible product, PUI is proud to introduce our new PLATINUM EDITION, 1968 Camaro door panels. These door panels are produced using NEW tooling and new techniques. Take a look at the detail!
For 33 years we have offered top-quality door panels. The new PLATINUM EDITION is a true black and correct Madrid grain panel. You’ll notice these panels feature crisper, more beveled pleats just like the original. The PLATINUM EDITION panels have the originals’ contours and dimensions.
PLATINUM EDITION PADs also include improved moldings with correctly turned edges for a cleaner, more original look. All of these features are taken directly from OEM panels that we keep in our “library of parts” so we can provide you the most original parts possible.
Contact our Customer Service Department today for more information at 800-342-0610!
Manufacturer of quality automotive interior restoration components for over 33 years
PUI will not be able to offer 1969 Coronet 440/Superbee front door panels at this time.
Parts Unlimited, Inc (PUI) was founded in 1977 with a commitment to serve the automotive aftermarket industry. Since then, we have proudly continued the tradition of providing the finest quality interior restoration components available at the fairest possible price. Because of our extensive in-house capabilities, we are able to maintain nearly all of our quality control right here at PUI. We believe that quality is our future and we stand behind our products.
Just in! Watch this video to see how PUI saves you money! We show you the numbers and when you order Pre-Assembled Buckets through your authorized retailer, you WILL get more for your hard-earned bucks!
(we recommend you watch this video in full-screen view to see all figures.)
Check out our Seat Foam page for a full list of available applications. Be sure to check back often for new applications!
For your convenience, this website allows our established customers to check our inventory, view our available products, and order online. This service is made available to expedite your urgent orders and get you the information you need 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
We do not currently sell retail, but be sure to ask for PUI by name when you contact a dealer near you. If you have a question or comment about our products, dealers, or website, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As always, our sales staff is still available to take your orders and answer all your questions.