The Wesco Group Inc. Agrees To Terms With The KC Auto Paint Family Of Companies

LYNNWOOD, WA – January 1st, 2018 – The Wesco Group Inc. announced today it completed the merger of the KC Auto Paint family of companies into the Wesco Group Inc. KC Auto Paints opened its first store in Spokane WA, in 1978 under the leadership of Bob Cross, the KC family of companies has since grown to, 3 PBE warehouse locations, 3 equipment divisions, and 20 store locations in 5 Western States.

Bob Cross has agreed to join the Wesco Group as a principal partner and help manage the various business units as we grow into new markets. Bob said his relationship with Wesco over the years made this decision easy, their philosophy of taking care of “all” of their customer’s needs first, from a roll of tape to installation, or maintaining their vital equipment, they have always put the customer’s needs first, and that made this the perfect fit.

Lloyd White, President of the Wesco Group, said “We are excited to welcome the KC family of businesses. The combined synergies of these two companies will benefit our customers, our employees, and our vendors alike. We are confident this partnership will create additional opportunities to accelerate the many growth initiatives already underway, we are thrilled with this opportunity.

The combined Wesco Group of companies now sells and services 10 Western States from 61 Store locations, 7 distribution centers, and 6 equipment divisions making it the largest privately owned paint distributor in the United States. To learn more, go to

Parts & People

Parts & People is published monthly by Automotive Counseling and Publishing Company, Inc., a Colorado corporation, P.O. Box 18731 Denver, CO 80203, 303-765-4664. President-Lance Buchner. Founded by Lance Buchner and Dave Lucia.