Kootenay Auto Supply: 0050.0005


            “Service with speed” is the byword at Kootenay Auto Supply on 7th Ave, S,, says Manager Hugh McCardell.

            The byword must work, because since the company began in 1957 it has twice moved into larger quarters as more and more firms and persons take advantage of a service offering everything for the auto from seat covers to piston rings.

            “We special[ize] in replacement parts,” says Mr. McCardell, explaining that most of his business is service to garages and the ever-growing industrial trade.

            Mr. McCardell and his wife, Marjorie, the firm’s secretary-treasurer, moved here in 1957.  Formerly a traveler for about five years working out of Nelson, Mr. McCardell was impressed with the potential of the East Kootenay.

            The firm began in the old radio station building in 1957 and a couple of years later moved across the street into a former pool hall.  In 1964 they moved into the present building, at one time a timber firm heavy-equipment repair shop.

            Now, a complete line of auto supplies is carried in stock and the company has Telex communications with every major supplier in the Dominion.

            Staff members include parts salesman Maurice Golding from Rosetown, Sask., outside salesman Bob Dungate, Phil Wilson in the machine shop and Gary Webb in the shipping and receiving department.

0050.0005: Kootenay Auto Supply

Newspaper article 8 years in the auto supply market and Kootenay Auto Supply continues to grow and service garages and industrial trade as well as customers.

Medium:  Newspaper - Text
Date:  December 29, 1965
Pages:  2
Publisher:  Cranbrook Courier
Collection:  Columbia Basin Institute (0050)


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