NORCROSS, Ga. — Mighty Distributing System has expanded its auto parts distribution network with the addition of franchisees in Alabama and California.
The new franchisees are Birmingham, Ala.-based based Flynn Distributing Co. Inc., a wholesale auto parts distributor serving customers in Alabama and Mississippi, and Frank Motors Group, a San Diego-based multi-brand car dealership.
Family-owned and -operated Flynn Distributing took over the Mighty distribution business for northwest and central Alabama that Norcross-based Mighty Distributing had been operating. Flynn has established a new subsidiary, F&F Distributing Inc. — d.b.a. Mighty of Birmingham — to run the Mighty business there, Mighty said.
"This new venture provides us the opportunity to better serve our existing and new customers with a more comprehensive offering of products and services," Co-Owner Randy Flynn said.
His partner and brother Ron Flynn added, "We were actively searching for ways to expand our business when the Mighty opportunity arose and we are looking forward to a long-standing relationship with our new business partner. …"
Founded in 1971 by Gene Flynn, Flynn Distributing is owned and operated by his sons Ron and Randy Flynn, with their sons Darren and Brian also are involved. Among Flynn Distributing's other product lines are the Wynn's brand of performance chemical, Meguiar auto care products and N2 and Branick-branded nitrogen inflation equipment.
Mighty President and CEO Ken Voelker noted the Flynn organization has been building relationships and a successful automotive distribution business for three generations.
"Adding a Mighty franchise to their portfolio of businesses is a synergistic fit that will benefit both Flynn Distributing and Mighty," he said.
In California, Frank Motors Group is the latest car dealership to establish a Mighty Auto Parts franchise with a new entity, doing business as Mighty of San Diego. It isthe exclusive distributor of Mighty automotive products in the Greater San Diego market.