The Power of Relationships: We Stick Together
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Interstate Batteries Dealer Carmine Matarazzo, Jr., said the automotive business can change quickly, especially with suppliers.
“I never thought it would last as long as it has,” Carmine said. “We’ve been hammered with other battery companies and their promotions, but we’ll never change.”
And the relationship flows both ways. Mike said he buys a lot of the parts for his route trucks from Carmine.
“We help each other out,” Mike said.
Good, Good People
It was Ron’s first account. He later became the Distributor for IBS of San Diego and shook hands with Rick again, this time as neighbors.
“Anything they need, any time they call, we’ll get it out to him that day,” Ron said.
Ron helped paint the Broadway Auto Electric building, complete with the Interstate logo.
“We’ve got an excellent relationship,” Rick said. “And we expect it to continue as long as we are here.”