LOS ANGELES (March 2009) – Centric Parts, a leading manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket brake components and systems for everyday cars, performance duty vehicles and ultra performance vehicles, has been given a 2008 Vendor Excellence Award by Monro Muffler Brake, Inc. (Nasdaq: MNRO), a leading provider of automotive undercar repair and tire services with over 700 locations across the eastern United States.
“Monro Muffler Brake’s recognition of Centric Parts as excellent vendor is very important to us,” stated Dan Lelchuk, president of Centric Parts. “When a company with over 50 years of experience such as Monro Muffler Brake pats us on the back, it’s difficult for Centric Parts to not feel proud.”
The awards are given out annually to high-performing companies that are reactive to Monro’s needs with a two-way approach to working together to build business. Monro Brake Muffler has been working with Centric Parts to provide quality replacement brake rotors and drums, brake pads and shoes and hydraulic cylinders to motorists through their over 700 locations. The two companies continue to explore other opportunities to work together such as opening a pipeline for performance brakes products from StopTech, the ultra-performance division of Centric Parts.
Monro Muffler Brake ( operates a chain of stores providing automotive undercar repair and tire services in the United States, operating under the brand names of Monro Muffler Brake and Service, Mr. Tire, and Tread Quarters Discount Tires. The Company currently operates 711 stores and has 14 dealer locations in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Connecticut, Massachusetts, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Vermont, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Indiana, Rhode Island, Delaware, Maine and Michigan. Monro’s stores provide a full range of services for brake systems, steering and suspension systems, tires, exhaust systems and many vehicle maintenance services.  Monro Muffler Brake, Inc was included in America's 200 Best Small Companies by Forbes Magazine, issued October, 2008. This is the fourth time in the last five years that we've been on this list.
Centric Parts ( continually innovates improvements to brake technology for the street and track, delivering products that provide superior performance, quality and value. Centric Parts offerings include PosiQuiet premium Metallic, Ceramic and Extended Wear formulas, an OE product line, plus Axxis and C-TEK standard grade materials. StopTech (, Centric’s ultra performance division, is a leading innovator of world class brake components and systems for production-based racing cars and high performance vehicles on the street and track. Power Slot (, Centric’s performance division, focuses on entry level brake upgrade solutions and pioneered direct fit performance rotors for trucks, SUVs and severe duty vehicles.
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