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Tempe, Arizona, 1966
APD Power Center started as an automotive speed shop in a tiny 2,000 square foot building behind an auto
parts store. Pitkin's began to sell small gas engines and changed the machine shop focus from speed to
industrial engines. The store became one of the largest small engine dealers in the state of Arizona.
The original owners of Pitkin's decided to sell their business to three key employees that had managed and
operated the store for them for many years. The three went to relatives and borrowed cash, cleaned out
savings accounts and cashed in life insurance policies. The operating cash for the first day of business was
a meager 80 dollars pitched in from the three owner's pockets. The new venture was called Arizona
Automotive Machine (Arizona Automotive & Engine Repair, Inc.)
Machine work continued to be a main focus. By 1994 power equipment and small engines sales had
increased 1,000 percent. Our corporate name APD Power Center would better reflect the direction the
business had grown. FYI, APD is short for All Products Distributing. i.e. the full name of the company is All
Products Distributing Power Center.
|APD Power Center located at 412 West Gemini Dr.
Tempe, Arizona 85283 Info line (480) 838-7472