The original idea of what is now Central Parts Warehouse was conceived while taking a morning shower back in 1979. The concept was simple - condense all the more important and faster moving replacement parts for Meyer and Western snowplows into one easy to read catalog.
What started out as a 10 page black & white catalog now boasts more than 100 full color pages covering not only Meyer and Western but also Boss, Fisher, Snowdogg, Snowex and more.
In 1992 complete plow packages were added with salt spreaders being added in 1996.
Detailed Illustrated Parts Diagrams (IPD's) for most "Mini" or Low Profile Salt Spreader manufacturers were added in 1998. This years catalog features over 19 pages of just "V" Box or "Hopper" Salt Spreader parts for such names as Flink, Highway, Henderson, Swenson, Gledhill, Boss, Buyers, Fisher & Western to name a few.
What started out in a 600 square foot facility now resides in a 15,000 square foot warehouse plus offices with 20,000 square foot outside storage for Spreaders, Snowpushers, and Snowplows.
All this growth demanded sophisticating our computer and order fulfillment systems and we have eagerly embraced today's technology. Our new software system is just one of three that are UPS approved and actually have a direct interface to the UPS business services. Our system now assigns the UPS tracking number immediately upon order entry.
At the end of each day, our system emails or faxes you the order confirmation and UPS tracking number...of course we need to have an email address or fax number to take advantage of this feature. Every order is weight verified based on the product ordered. This feature along with the order pick system serves as a triple check of each order sent out thus helping eliminate shipping errors. Our latest endeavor is our new website built on the hottest technology in the internet today
Rest assured, we will continue to enhance our systems to better serve you as they become available.
cpw core values
You have probably heard Core Values from hundred’s of companies who talk the talk but don’t walk the walk. At CPW, our whole team created our Core Values so we believe in them wholeheartedly. We are committed to living them purposefully and expect that you will notice it in all of your dealings with our employees.
Family - We look out for each other to create the best environment possible for our employees, customers and suppliers
Open Communication - We are open minded and willing to listen, for the good of the whole
Proactive - We strive to be experts at providing solutions
Accountability - We are accountable for our actions and strive for fairness in every encounter
Honesty, Loyalty, Respect - We have mutual respect for our customers, our suppliers and each other
Customer Service - We are fair and practical in accommodating each set of circumstances
Competitiveness - A strong determination to be the best and continually make ourselves better