Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Chili Cook-Off Raises $20,395 for Adults with Disabilities




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St. Cloud, Minn. – April 17, 2013 – Prior to the kickoff of a recent Auto Value parts stores product expo, Automotive Parts Headquarters Inc. (APH), in partnership with more than 40 manufacturers’ representatives, hosted its third annual chili cook-off. Nine chili dishes were entered and $20,395 was raised, including APH’s dollar for dollar match contribution, for WACOSA, a nonprofit day program for adults with disabilities in central Minnesota.

“APH, Auto Value and the Bartlett family are strong believers and supporters of WACOSA,” commented Clint Gordon, area sales manager for Dorman Products and chili cook-off champion. “Adults with disabilities are often the hardest hit when county, state and federal funding cuts need to be made. For that reason, we are extremely proud to help the APH team, in any way we can, raise money and awareness for this important program.”

WACOSA connects local businesses with a workforce of more than 500 adults with mental or physical disabilities. Through training and coaching, WACOSA workers provide reliable and affordable business solutions through in-center work opportunities or community employment.

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About Automotive Parts Headquarters Inc.
Automotive Parts HeadquartersInc. (APH) is a third generation family- and employee-owned aftermarket auto parts distributor and store group serving Auto Value parts stores located in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota and Michigan. APH was established in 1920 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as National Bushing & Parts Company. During the 1960s, the Company formed a main office and distribution center in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Today, with its network of 80 corporate stores and 35 independent stores, APH is consistently ranked in Babcox Media’s Top 20 Super Stores. The distributor and store group employs more than 750 team members. For more information, visit www.autopartshq.com.

About Auto Value Parts Stores
APH is part of the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, one of the largest auto parts distribution and marketing organizations in the world. As the source for parts and service for more than 2,300 Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper parts stores and almost 2,900 certified service centers throughout North America, the Alliance prides itself on responding to the individual automotive needs of each customer and providing proven, quality service.