Pull-A-Part, headquartered in Atlanta, has announced plans to open a new used auto parts retail facility in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh. The location will be the company’s first in Pennsylvania, and plans call for it to open in early 2015.
Pull-A-Part says it has acquired a 72-acre brownfield site where it will build a retail facility and service areas related to the do-it-yourself used auto parts business. The company is currently developing a site plan as part of the construction permit process. Pull-A-Part says it expects to have 2,000 end-of-life vehicles at the site at any given time. (A description of Pull-A-Part’s business model can be found in the September 2007 Recycling Today cover profile of the company found here.)
When the Pennsylvania facility is open, Pull-A-Part will have 29 used auto parts stores in 13 states. The new location represents the first step in the company's plan to expand into the Northeast.
“The greater Pittsburgh area represents a strong market opportunity for Pull-A-Part, and the officials in West Mifflin have been extremely cooperative in helping us select their community as the best location for Pull-A-Part to make its first investment in Pennsylvania,” says Ross Kogon, president and CEO of Pull-A-Part.
“By expanding into Western Pennsylvania, Pull-A-Part will be able to help more customers save money on used auto parts and be able to recycle more vehicles in an environmentally responsible way,” adds Kogon. “We look forward to serving new customers and being part of the community fabric in Pittsburgh.”