Carter Distributing Inc. of Salt Lake City, Utah, has announced the purchase of the business assets of AAA Trailer Supply of Denver, Colo. As a result of the transaction, completed May 9, Carter Distributing has leased the AAA Trailer Supply warehouse in Lakewood, Colo., and has retained most of AAA’s employees.
In addition, a June 1 release states, Carter Distributing is currently operating as “AAA Carter Distributing” in the states of Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Kansas, Arizona, South Dakota and Montana.
AAA Trailer Supply and Carter Distributing have both been warehouse distributors of aftermarket recreational vehicle/towing parts for over 65 years combined.
“AAA has been providing excellent service to its loyal customers in the nine states named above, as well as Utah, Idaho, and Nevada, for the past 45 years,” Carter’s press release states. “The combined sales, inventory and support staff of this newly formed organization will provide greater customer support and inventory within these geographic markets.”
Carter Distributing in 2007 will celebrate its 20th year in the aftermarket RV/towing parts distribution sector. With its recent acquisition, Carter increases the number of states it serves to 12, providing same day or next day service to most customers.
Carter, meanwhile, plans to acquire warehouse property in the Denver area within the next few months. “This new facility will facilitate the increase in sales and inventory planned in the AAA Carter Distributing market area,” the releases adds.