Power Heavy Duty

Childers Auto and Truck Parts joins Power Heavy Duty

March 1, 2024
The young distribution and service business will continue to serve the Pikeville community in their new role

Although only founded less than a year ago, Childers Auto and Truck Parts of Pikeville, Kentucky, is a new Power Heavy Duty member. The distributor and service provider is a subsidiary of Ken’s Towing & Service, and features a customer-first, solution-oriented business model.

“Our company, although young, has rapidly evolved this year to meet the needs of our customers,” said Ken Childers, president of Childers Auto and Truck Parts (and owner of the six-location towing business). “Joining Power Heavy Duty provides us access to the resources, support and opportunities that will help us grow our business and stay competitive in our markets,” Childers said.

The expansion is physical as well, with the company moving next month into a new 20,000-sq.-ft. facility on eight acres. Their new warehouse will include five service bays and additional space for its flywheel resurfacing and hydraulic hose fabrication operations. The investment, Childers said, will allow for continued growth and strengthen their ability to meet the full range of customer requirements.

“Childers Auto and Truck Parts is really a jack of all trades, and they make a great addition to the Power Heavy Duty network,” said Jim Pennig, vice president of business development for the VIPAR Heavy Duty Family of Companies. “Not only are they well positioned for growth, but they’re equipped to fulfill the parts and service needs across nearly every segment – everything from long haul to construction, and from school bus to waste management – they serve a very diverse marketplace.” 

The opportunities for Childers Auto and Truck Parts are many, and according to Childers, membership in Power Heavy Duty will help them take full advantage and be a complete resource for the Pikeville region.