Vipar Heavy Duty announced that CommPar in Sterling Heights, Mich. is the newest stockholder to join the organization's network of distributors.

The newly formed corporation is an extension of Power Brake and Spring, a 60-year old distribution company based in South Bend, Ind., and led by Bill Nolan and Don Walker.

Nolan said other locations are planned down the road to enable expansion into the Detroit area.

"We have been researching the Detroit metro area for years and saw the need for a new independent heavy duty distributor that offers high-quality branded parts and outstanding customer service," said Nolan. "We are excited to begin operations with a local company run by local people who are veterans of the heavy-duty industry."