Pickups Plus Inc. Adds Two ValuGard Authorized Warranty Centers Including First in the Chicago AreaCINCINNATI--April 25, 2006--Pickups Plus (OTCBB:PUPS) a retail operator and franchiser of automotive parts and accessories stores catering to the light truck and SUV market, today announced that it has added two ValuGard(TM) Authorized Warranty Centers to its nationwide chain including its first in Chicago, Illinois.
The two stores, Line X of N. Illinois, located in Palatine, Illinois and Line-X of Connecticut, in Waterbury, Connecticut are the latest in a string of ValuGard Authorized Warranty Centers that are opening nationwide.
Both stores have completed our "Prep-Excellence Training" and are ready to service the aftermarket accessory and environmental protection market.
"We are pleased to announce the opening of two more ValuGard Authorized Warranty Centers including the first in the Chicago Metroland Area," stated Pickups Plus Chairman Merritt Jesson. "Our mission continues to be a truly nationwide company and opening our first center in the country's second largest market was the logical next step for our company."
ValuGard Environmental Protection Products - paint sealant, undercoating, rust proofing, and leather/vinyl and fabric/carpet protectors - are used by automotive dealerships worldwide. Many of the largest vehicle manufacturers, including General Motors(R), Ford(R), Daimler Chrysler(R), Toyota(R), Mazda(R), Hyundai(R), Nissan(R), Renault(R), Saturn(R) and Saab, rely on ValuGard for their own use, for factory defect resolution, and/or private-label ValuGard products for resale in their dealerships.
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About Pickups Plus Inc.:
Pickups Plus, Inc. (OTCBB:PUPS, www.pickupsplus.com) is a retail operator and franchiser of automotive parts and accessories stores catering to the light truck and SUV market, with five franchised locations in the U.S. and two company owned-stores. It markets and distributes the ValuGard line of professional car care and environmental protection products through its Automotive Preservation, Inc., subsidiary to automotive dealerships for new vehicle preparation, as well to detailing shops and automotive specialty stores.
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