May 22, 2012
FleetPride, retailer of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts, acquired the assets of Westpac Heavy Duty Inc., doing business as C.W. Carter Co., of Phoenix, Ariz., and Westpac Heavy Duty of California LLC, located in Mira Loma, Calif.Westpac Heavy Duty was founded in 1929 as C.W. Carter Co. The Phoenix location has been in operation since 1959. "By further extending our asset footprint in Southern California, we are better able to serve FleetPride and Westpac Heavy Duty customers in the Inland Empire," says Lee Stockseth, President and COO. "This is an extremely dense market for the heavy-duty trucking industry, with a very diverse customer base for us."This brings the total number of FleetPride locations to four in Arizona and 22 in California. Employment offers have been extended to all employees of both entities.