Auto Restoration Parts Manufacturer Buys Company




Trim Parts Holdings Group, based in Lebanon, Ohio and parent company of Trim Parts, Inc. (www.trimparts.com) and Parts Unlimited (PUI) has purchased First Place Auto Products (www.fpap.com), based in Canton, Ohio.

Trim Parts makes General Motors (GM)-licensed restoration parts for Chevrolet and other GM and trucks. It uses the original GM tooling under licensing from GM when tooling is available. Otherwise, TrimParts engineers and builds in-house tooling to meet the original GM Specifications and TrimParts Quality.

First Place Auto Products specializes in MOPAR Authentic Restoration Products for Chrysler vehicles and Ford Motor Company’s Official Licensed Products. Its product categories include weather stripping, front and rear spoilers, hood and side scoops, plus heater and vent cables.

Mitch Williams, CEO of Trim Parts Holdings stated, “Mopar enthusiasts around the country are mourning the recent passing of Fritz Wurgler, founder of First Place Auto Products. We felt that the best way to honor his passion for Mopar products was to purchase the assets and continue with the First Place Auto brand. We will soon restart and expand production of FPAP products within our TPH Group. FPAP manufactures a high quality product and is known as one of the top brands in the Mopar Market so it was a strong fit for Trim Parts Holdings. Customers of FPAP shouldn't notice any difference as we will continue with the high quality FPAP is known for and the great personal service that Fritz was known for. The only difference moving forward will be that FPAP will enjoy the natural advantages of being part of a larger group of companies.”

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