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Tidewater Fleet Supply Joins The Alliance as Newest Bumper to Bumper WD



SAN ANTONIO (April 29, 2011) – Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance (The Alliance) announces the addition of Tidewater Fleet Supply of Chesapeake, VA as their newest Bumper to Bumper shareholder member. Tidewater operates five warehouse locations throughout Southeastern Virginia.

“We are delighted to announce Tidewater Fleet Supply as a new shareholder in Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance,” stated John R. Washbish, President and CEO of The Alliance. “Their membership is effective May 1, and their profile perfectly matches the high standards we have for acceptance into our group. Allan Parrott and his team at Tidewater have done a phenomenal job in establishing themselves as a premier WD, and we are honored that they have chosen us over the many options they had for Group affiliation,” Washbish explained.

“Joining The Alliance as a Bumper to Bumper WD represents the logical next step in the evolution of our growing business,” said Tidewater President and CEO, Allan Parrott. “It was pretty clear to us from the beginning of this process that they are just further along in terms of marketing strength, technology tools, private label development and overall buying power than any other groups we considered,” Parrott continued. “They have a strategic vision, and our business not only aligns perfectly with it, but will benefit tremendously from it. We're very excited to be joining such a well established, legitimate WD organization.”

About Tidewater Fleet Supply
Established in 1953, Tidewater Fleet Supply is a full line automotive, truck, and heavy equipment parts distributor serving Southeast Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina. They have five (5) distribution locations in Chesapeake, Hampton, Norfolk, Richmond, and Virginia Beach, Virginia and also operate three (3) municipal garage parts counters and inventory in Chesapeake, Hampton and the Newport News Shipyard.

About Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper
Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper is part of Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, one of the largest auto parts distribution and marketing organizations in the world. As the source for quality parts and service for over 2,300 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.

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