Auto Components Retailer Opens In Littlefield


By VERNON ROBISON

The Progress

A ribbon reducing ceremony was held final week for the opening of a brand new Carquest Auto Components retailer in Littlefield, Arizona. The shop shares the identical location as Western Tri-state Gear dealership. Slicing the ribbon final week had been Dillon and Oden Meierhoff. PHOTO BY TARA SCHENAVAR/The Progress

Western Tri-state Gear has opened an entire new product line at its Littlefield, Arizona location. On Wednesday, March 23, a bunch of individuals gathered for a particular ribbon reducing ceremony of a model new Carquest Auto Components retailer which might be situated within the massive facility.

Jessica Meierhoff of Western Tri-state Gear mentioned that the choice so as to add the brand new auto elements retailer to the prevailing lineup was a sudden one.

“We had the house right here,” she mentioned. “And we have now been doing quite a lot of restore work and upkeep on farm and development gear already in our store right here. So it simply made sense that an auto elements retailer would go effectively with that. We labored with Carquest and acquired them right here.”

Meierhoff mentioned that they plan to have the ability to provide some primary auto restore service on website quickly. That would embrace set up of frequent elements which might be bought within the retailer together with issues like brakes and tires.

The middle was drawn to the Carquest model due to its repute for being an excellent, stable model for auto elements, Meierhoff mentioned.

The brand new retailer is already fairly effectively stocked with merchandise. Although, Meierhoff added that offer points have triggered issues on getting a couple of of the elements that they might usually carry.
“However we have now quite a lot of issues which might be fairly scarce proper now,” she mentioned. “For instance, we have now quite a lot of oil in inventory presently. That appears to be fairly arduous to seek out proper now.”
“Our objective is to have the ability to assist folks after they can’t discover what they want elsewhere,” Meierhoff added. “We’re aiming to have these issues in inventory and able to go; or we will get it fast.”

Meierhoff acknowledged that the shop is a bit far off for Mesquite residents to return for auto elements. “We don’t anticipate quite a lot of visitors coming in proper now,” she mentioned. “But when folks can’t discover what they want in Mesquite, they will actually give us a name and we’ll ship it to Mesquite.”

The shop receives deliveries of stock each night. So even when they don’t have one thing in inventory, they will normally get it inside 24 hours, Meierhoff mentioned.

It has been practically a 12 months because the Western Tri-state Gear opened its doorways because the regional dealership location for Mahindra farm tractors, Takiyuchi gear and extra. And whereas demand for these merchandise has been good, the enterprise has confronted challenges frequent within the present surroundings.
“It has simply been arduous to get gear to promote proper now,” Meierhoff mentioned. “And tractors are arduous to get. So the gear dealership has been a gradual course of.”

Final week’s ribbon reducing occasion was a small affair. Attendees included the six staff working at Littlefield, in addition to a handful of staff from the Mesquite Ace {Hardware}, a sister enterprise. Additionally in attendance had been households of staff, members of the Mesquite Chamber of Commerce, the Mesquite Showgirls, representatives from the Carquest regional group and the middle’s Mahindra Service Tech consultant.

“It was a small gathering, however we needed to get the phrase out that we’re right here now to serve the realm,” Meierhoff mentioned. “There are nonetheless lots of people on the market that don’t even know that we’re right here or learn how to get right here.”

Meierhoff added that the shop remains to be ready on a brand new Carquest signal to be put in quickly in order that the shop is less complicated to seek out.

Meierhoff expressed appreciation to the Mesquite Chamber of Commerce for coordinating the ribbon reducing on website. “Now we have joined the Chamber and (Chamber President/CEO) Carol Kolson has been nice to be there and maintain a ribbon reducing for us!” she mentioned.

The shop has plans within the works to carry some enjoyable occasions at Littlefield and have fun the brand new Carquest location.
“We’re engaged on scheduling some ‘Vehicles and Espresso’ occasions out right here for traditional automotive collectors,” Meierhoff mentioned. “It will give them an opportunity to all cruise out right here, showcase their automobiles, get some espresso collectively and possibly win some prizes and issues.”

Additionally being deliberate is an official open home for the power. With the pandemic and provide points and so forth, the brand new middle by no means acquired a grand opening occasion, Meierhoff defined. So a long-awaited open home is being deliberate throughout the subsequent month or so.

Keep watch over The Progress for details about these upcoming occasions.

To achieve the brand new Carquest retailer, or the Western Tri-state Dealership, name 702-346-4276.

The shop is situated at 4370 E Farm Street in Littlefield, Arizona. Take Interstate 15 north to the Desert Springs Exit #9. Flip south on Desert Springs Street after which a fast left on Farm Street. Journey parallel to the northbound I15 a couple of half mile. Western Tri-state Gear dealership might be on the precise.

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