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Keystone Automotive Competitor Meyer Distributing Enters RV Market

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Meyer Distributing, an automotive specialty products marketing and distribution company, acquired the U.S. operations of 5 Seasons RV Distribution in Portland, Ore.

“With the recent consolidation activity in the RV parts distribution business, it’s not surprising we have received an enormous amount of requests from both RV customers and suppliers to add additional product lines to this category and quickly,” Meyer Director of Purchasing Bruce Terwiske said. “We are the best avenue to keep competition in the marketplace so customers continue receiving great products at a great price. The vast majority of RV dealers already buy a good deal of product from us on crossover items so we are excited to now supply them with more traditional RV parts and continue to serve their needs well.”

Meyer is based in Jasper, Ind., and has 51 locations across the U.S. that consist of cross docks and eight distribution hubs. Meyer added cross dock locations in Salt Lake City, Utah, in April and another location in Boise, Idaho, in June.

“5 Seasons will be a great fit for us,” said Jeff Braun, CFO of Meyer. “It gives us an additional presence in the RV parts distribution business and rounds out our nationwide logistical map.  We will soon add a fleet of vehicles to deliver auto and RV parts, furniture, and our 3PL clients’ goods throughout the northwest and bring this last region of the U.S. mainland our family oriented business touch.  We see the Northwest much like the Midwest region where independent proprietors enjoy doing business with family owned and operated companies.

“We will have 5 Seasons RV integrated in a few days, and then we’ll add additional infrastructure to connect all Meyer inventory in short order while dramatically increasing local stock in Portland.  We continue to look for acquisitions and partners in the Northwest region to strengthen our presence.”

5 Seasons was a distributor of a variety of RV and towing products in the U.S. and Canada. Current 5 Seasons RV customers, payments going forward should be mailed to 560 E 25th Street, Jasper, Ind.  47546 for processing.  Customers will use 800-870-9575 to reach their sales representatives. For more information about Meyer, visit www.meyerdistributing.com.

“We look forward to welcoming the valued 5 Seasons RV customers to the Meyer family,” states Matt Schaick, credit manager for Meyer.  “For the customers in the region not currently set up and purchasing from Meyer and 5 Seasons RV, we will be reaching out in the coming days to get you signed up for our free online B2B order entry system.  This system provides you with all the necessary tools to become more profitable and efficient retailers in what has become a very competitive industry.”

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