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NAPA Magdalen Islands
turns five!

The NAPA Pieces D’Auto Store in Cap-aux-Meules on the Magadalen Islands celebrated its 5th Anniversary recently. The store has long had a presence on these beautiful islands - situated in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, about 96 KMs from Prince Edward Island.


This longtime UAP associate store switched to NAPA in 2004 and the new owner is Fernand Bouffard, who also operates a Distribution company on ‘les Iles-de-la-Madeleine.’  The store is located on Main Street of the capital Cap-aux-Meules. The Islands are actually part of Québec but the NAPA store has its supply link with the Moncton, NB, Distribution Centre.



(Left to Right) Manager Yvon Chevrier, Counterman & Sales - Gaston Lapierre, and co-owner Yannick Bouffard


The store is managed by Yvon Chevrier, who is proud of the service NAPA provides to the Island garages and Industrial accounts. The Islands have a population of approximately 12,000 but that number certainly increases with  summer visitors and eco-tourism during the warmer months. Congratulations to NAPA Pieces D’Auto on the beautiful Magdalen Islands for their outstanding products and service!



The NAPA store


The Magdalen Islands (Îles de la Madeleine in french) form a small archipelago in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence with a land area of 205.53 square kilometers. Though closer to Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia, the islands are a part of Québec.

The islands also form the urban agglomeration of Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine, divided into two municipalities. These are Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine (2006 census pop. 12,560), the central municipality, and English Speaking Grosse-Île (pop. 531). A ferry service, operated by the CTMA Group, runs between Souris on Prince Edward Island and Cap-aux-Meules on the islands




The beautiful Magdalen Islands

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‘Southern hospitality’
- Maremont style !

The Maremont Exhaust manufacturing company recently invited a group of Annapolis Valley Installers and NAPA personnel to visit their production facility in Louden, Tennessee. The group enjoyed a ‘hands-on’ tour of the plant which included actually building a muffler and exposure to all processes involved - from straight pipes and bending, catalytic converters and testing muffler and converter flow. Ken Banks, Maremont Exhaust owner, hosted the event which also included some leisure time with a boating excursion along the Tennessee river and reception BBQ.



(Left to Right) Front Row, Arnold Hicks - NAPA Regional Sales; John Williams - Williams Service Center (NS). Second Row, Stan Wagner - Nicteau West Garage (NS); Steve O’Malley - Steve’s Auto Repair (NS); Bruce Dupuis - NAPA (Annapolis Valley NS); Ken Banks (Owner) Maremont Exhaust; Jack Westcott - Westcott Auto repair (NS). Back Row, Jim Fox - Maremont (Toronto); Sheldon Merrett - Under the Hood Autopro (NS); Eric Harry - NAPA Undercar (NS); John Smith - Evertte and Smith Auto Services (NS); Roy Bowe - Bowe’s Auto repair (NS); Very Back, Tim Sayers - Maremont Tennessee




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