U.S. AutoForce Acquires Max Finkelstein

Jan. 21, 2022

U.S. AutoForce LLC has finalized an agreement to acquire Max Finkelstein Inc. The deal is expected to close on Jan. 31. Max Finkelstein will operate as a division of U.S. AutoForce "under the management of the current leadership team," say U.S. AutoForce officials.

Founded in 1919, Max Finkelstein is based in Astoria, N.Y., and operates 15 distribution centers throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.

"This is an extremely exciting chapter in the history of our company," says Ira Silver, president and CEO of Max Finkelstein.

"We welcome the opportunity to provide many additional products and programs to our valued customers, while continuing to deliver an exceptional customer experience."

"The opportunity for U.S. AutoForce and Max Finkelstein to join forces is very strategic for the future of both companies and for our customers," says Pat Hietpas, president of U.S. Auto Force, which is based in Appleton, Wis.

"After the transaction closes, we will be able to combine our resources and build on the impressive momentum Max Finkelstein has created in serving their customers so passionately for over 100 years."

After the deal closes, U.S. AutoForce will operate 62 distribution centers throughout 45 states.

U.S. AutoForce acquired Treadmaxx Tire Distributors during 2021.