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Auto Electric & Carburetor Co., Inc Joins Pronto

Contact: Murray Sullivan FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Phone: (817) 430-9449 June 12, 2012


Grapevine, Texas – National Pronto Association is pleased to announce the addition of Auto Electric & Carburetor Co, Inc to the Pronto Membership effective June 1st. Auto Electric & Carburetor Co., Inc. began in downtown Birmingham, Alabama in the 1950s as a boat and small engine parts retailer. Subsequently, the company expanded its business to include automotive repair as well as electrical and carburetor service. Under the direction of long-time President and CEO, George Reed, the company diversified into Yazoo brand lawn mowers and distribution of small engine and automotive parts. During the 1970's and 80's, the automotive parts business overtook and eventually replaced the small engine and lawn & garden business.

Steve Kampwerth replaced George Reed as President/CEO in 1997 after a 10-year career in the ACDelco parts division of GM and opened Auto Electric & Carburetor's first branch under the trade name Southern Distributors in Mobile, Alabama. Today, Auto Electric & Carburetor, under its trade name, operates five (5) branch warehouses throughout Alabama and the gulf coast region in addition to its 60,000sf. Headquarters located in Birmingham.

Southern Distributors wholesales automotive parts to vehicle dealerships, independent automotive repair centers, national parts and repair chains as well as fleet and governmental entities. Auto Electric can be reached at the headquarters located at 2625 4th Avenue South, Birmingham, Alabama, 35233. Phone number is (205)323-7713.

National Pronto Association is a North American shareholder owned organization headquartered in Grapevine, Texas. Pronto was formed in 1979 and is a leading Program Distribution group with over two billion in sales, with a focus on marketing, technology, and buying. Pronto has 93 Shareholders with 175 distribution center locations in USA, Canada, and Mexico. Questions regarding Pronto membership should be directed to Murray Sullivan, Director of Business Development. Murray can be reached at 800-477-6686 or by email



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