August 5, 2019
Spencer, IA — Anderson Auto Parts, an independent auto parts store serving the Grand Island, NE area, will now join the Arnold Motor Supply family of automotive parts stores, becoming their 66th location throughout the Midwest region. The purchase agreement was finalized on August 1, 2019.
Anderson Auto Parts has served the Grand Island area for 33 years under the ownership of KKES, Inc., providing diesel and electrical repair services and automotive parts sales. Additionally, Rob Schuster and his sons, under separate ownership, will operate their diesel and electrical business as Genuine Diesel, Inc. in their existing location.
“Grand Island is the perfect spot for our next store, not only because it's a wonderful community and we have team members already familiar with the area, but it also closes the gap for our service and delivery to the Central Nebraska tri-city area,” said Mike Molle, VP of Store Operations. Arnold Motor Supply has stores in Hastings, NE and Kearney, NE established in 1999 and 2015 respectively. By adding the Grand Island location, they will now be able to offer midday deliveries between the stores and shared inventory, ultimately getting the parts to the customers more quickly. “This expansion is another demonstration of our focus on steadied growth and ensuring we provide the best service to our customers,” Molle said.
The Grand Island store, located at 3709 Westgate Rd, will be managed by Justin Rasmussen, who has been in the automotive industry for over 20 years. The store will offer automotive replacement parts for cars, light and heavy-duty trucks, marine, off-road and agricultural equipment as well as tools, shop equipment and paint and body supplies.
The Arnold Group of Companies includes Arnold Motor Supply, Auto Value Parts Stores, Industrial Paint Solutions, Auto Refinish Solutions, Midwest Cylinder Head and Machine, Specialty Sales of Omaha, and The Merrill Company. The Arnold Group is one of the nation’s premier suppliers of replacement parts, accessories and supplies for virtually all makes of automobiles, light and heavy-duty trucks, marine, off-road and agricultural equipment. The Arnold Group of Companies also distributes the highest quality tools, shop equipment, paint and body supplies, and collision parts available in the car care industry.