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~ History ~

In 1971, Ben K Peters, George P Wiebe, and Bill Fehr, together with Jake Elias recognized the potential for an automotive and industrial parts supply company in the small town of La Crete, Alberta. These four purchased a lot and a small building (approx 24'x30') from Henry Schlamp and by the end of February 1972, Norpine Auto Supply was open for business. In 1974 a new 40'x70' building was built. In 1977 we had a fire which did a lot of damage and forced us to move back into the first building while the cleanup and damage was being rebuilt. In 1979, Jake together with his wife Eva bought out Bill Fehr. In 1980 we installed our first computer. It weighed around 500 lbs and had a huge 10 megabytes of storage. In 1984 we added the first addition to the new building. It was also in 1984 that we rented a place and opened a store in High Level. In 1985 another addition was added to the La Crete store. In 1986 we bought the Caribou Motors building in High Level. In 1996 Jake & Eva sold part of the business to 8 long time employees. Bill & Joe Elias, Betty Eccles, Jim Wiebe & Larry Buhler in La Crete and Frank Penner, Ed Blanchette, and Danny Wiebe in High Level. Later that same year a new 10,700 sq ft building was built in High Level and in fall we moved in. In August of 2001 a new 22,500 sq ft building was started in La Crete and on Feb 6, 2002 was our first day of business in this location. We celebrated with a Grand Re-Opening on Nov 15, 2002.

La Crete
  This is were it all began.  This store was built in 1974, 
	added on twice and housed us till 2002  Our new 22,500 sq ft showroom & warehouse.
	Our first day of business in here was Feb 6, 2002

High Level

TWO locations in
Northern ALBERTA
to serve you.

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