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Family-owned company joins Power Heavy Duty

July 20, 2023
After transitioning from a career in carpentry, Mike Gaffke of Van Horn Truck Parts has joined Power Heavy Duty's distribution network.

Power Heavy Duty, a heavy-duty parts distributor, welcomed Van Horn Truck Parts to its network. Van Horn Truck Parts, a full-line distributor, opened in 1982 to service the trucks at Van Horn Concrete, and has since grown to a full-line distributor with a new 3,000 sq.-ft. facility.

Now, Mike Gaffke, president and CEO of Van Horn Truck Parts after his father-in-law, Bruce Van Horn, owned and operated the company, has joined Power Heavy Duty to increase their portfolio for their customers.

“It allows us to expand our product offerings to better meet customer needs,” Gaffke said. “It will also help provide cost savings, which leads to improved pricing for customers.”

Van Horn Truck Parts’ focus on developing strong bonds with the many repair facilities and end-users it serves makes the distributor a great fit for Power Heavy Duty, according to Jim Pennig, vice president of business development for the VIPAR Heavy Duty Family of Companies.

“Through 41 years and three generations, Van Horn Truck Parts has created an incredibly loyal and satisfied customer base,” Pennig said. “We welcome their team to the network and look forward to their continued growth and success.”

For more information on Van Horn Truck Parts, visit www.vanhorntruckparts.com or www.powerheavyduty.net