River Valley

Stone Wheel rolls out Beck/Arnley import line

St. Louis—Stone Wheel Inc. has just added the Beck/Arnley line of OE-quality import parts to its 17 warehouses in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, and Wisconsin. And in the St. Louis market it recently teamed up with the company to educate customers about what OE-quality parts and fluids are available for fast delivery.

Beck/Arnley and Stone Wheel personnel took the “Blue Beast” Beck/Arnley training van on the road to three area Hooters restaurants, in Fairview Heights, Ill., St. Louis, and St. Peters for its “Beauties and the Beast” tour.

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