STAUNTON, Virginia, May 1, 2019 - Federated Auto Parts is pleased to welcome a new member, Hanson Distributing Company, who becomes the newest addition to take advantage of the support offered by Federated and the Automotive Parts Services Group.
“We are excited to add Hanson Distributing Company to the Federated family and look forward to supporting the needs of this great organization along with those of their customers,” stated Rusty Bishop, CEO of Federated Auto Parts. “Like many Federated members, the Hanson family is truly dedicated to their business and customers’ needs. We understand and identify with the challenges that family businesses face today and look forward to working together with them for continued success.”
Hanson Distributing Company supplies automotive products throughout California from nine distribution points and ten company store locations. The company, founded in 1954 by Merrill and Marjorie Hanson, is currently operated by second-generation owners Daniel L. Hanson and his wife Sue Hanson. The next generation, children Dan, Jr., Dave and Laurie, are active in the business and provide a great foundation for the future. Dan, Jr., who currently serves on the Hanson board of directors, is active in the industry, serving as chairman of CAWA and on the Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) board of governors.
“The Federated group aligns well with the current and future business model of Hanson Distributing Company, allowing us to maintain our focus on our diverse customer base,” said Hanson, Sr. “We are both dedicated to high quality branded products, outstanding service, solid marketing programs and technology that is focused on the needs of the market.”
Hanson Distributing Company has an aggressive rollout planned for the Federated program with their customers, including enhanced information technology processes, marketing programs and customer support along with a complete training program for customers and associates.