The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce stopped by 2121 North Broadway and welcomed the NAPA STAR Group to their new warehouse & office location. The large building, which formerly housed Canyon Outback, is what the NAPA Group needed to help make supply and demand for their 11 stores more efficient. The STAR NAPA Group started in Sleepy Eye, when Steve Windschitl purchased that NAPA store location. New Ulm was added in 1983, and 9 more locations (Chaska, Fairmont, Gaylord, Glencoe, Jordan, Mankato, New Prague, St. James, Winthrop) have been added since then. They’ve been talking about warehouse space for the last 6 years and finally were able to make that dream a reality. They acquired the building about 6 months ago, and the warehouse is about 80% stocked with more product to come and room for expansion if needed. The building also houses offices, a conference room, and a training room. Congratulations, NAPA STAR Group!
In the photo are: Kathy Van Roekel, Nuvera; Brittney Schmiesing, Chuck Spaeth Ford; Tony Gulden, Shannon Gulden, Jenna Timm, Ashley Groebner, Josh Gulden, John Meyer, Linda Koehler, Paula Windschitl, Steve Windschitl, NAPA STAR Group; Tom Buskey, Edward Jones. Not pictured are Jason Marth and Pete Rieke, NAPA STAR Group.