Feel free to salute General Parts, distributor of replacement automotive parts, supplies, and tools for every make and model of foreign and domestic car, truck, bus, and farm or industrial vehicle. The firm operates the CARQUEST auto parts distribution network of some 40 distribution centers and owns about 1,400 of CARQUEST's 3,400 auto parts stores across the US, Canada, and Mexico. The company sells its parts to DIY mechanics, professional installers, body shops, farmers, and fleet owners; commercial customers account for most revenues. General Parts also operates CARQUEST Canada and WORLDPAC, which supplies replacement parts for imported brands. It was founded in 1961 by chairman and CEO O. Temple Sloan Jr.