Advance Auto Parts, Inc.
| New York Stock Exchange: AAP
Advance Auto Parts, Inc. is a retailer of automotive aftermarket parts, accessories, batteries and maintenance items. Its stores carry an extensive product line for cars, vans; sport utility vehicles and light trucks. The company operates through two segments: Advance Auto Parts and Autopart International. The Advance Auto Parts segment is comprised of its store operations within the Northeastern, Mid-Atlantic, Southeastern and Midwestern regions of the United States, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, which operate under the trade names Advance Auto Parts, Advance Discount Auto Parts and Western Auto. The Autopart International segment serves the commercial market for imported cars from its store locations in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the U.S. and Florida. The company was founded by Arthur Taubman in 1929 and is headquartered in Roanoke, VA.