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Pics, People, & Production...the ACTParts Story

Posted by Carly Wallace

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Mar 17, 2015, 9:19:48 AM

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Late last year we set up an Instagram account (@actparts) as part of an effort to engage with our social media followers more frequently and to help tell the day-to-day story of American Crane & Tractor Parts. As we move forward into the future as the industry's highest quality distributor of aftermarket heavy equipment parts for Caterpillar® and now Volvo® construction equipment, these pictures will provide followers with a lot of insight into our company values, the quality of our products and people, and, most importantly, if and when Dave Sellinger ever shaves his beard. 

The seven pictures below are great examples of what we set out to accomplish with our new Instagram account. We hope you enjoy scrolling through them and hope to see some of your comments!

1. Transmission Testing

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Every rebuilt transmission undergoes vigorous testing on our Dyno bench overseen by our seasoned, factory trained mechanics and is backed by our 6-month warranty.  

2. Cylinder Heads

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American Crane & Tractor Parts is owned by the Italian GB Group who produces the CGR Ghinassi line of aftermarket  Caterpillar®  parts.  CGR’s cylinder heads are the only ones recognized by Caterpillar® as perfectly interchangeable. This loaded cylinder head is fitted with quality tested parts out of ACTP’s own inventory for a finished product that is second to none.    

3. Ag Show

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Members of our Sales team visit with the Ag community at a recent event in Kansas City.  ACTP is active in the Agricultural market with recent investment in a new distribution center in the heart of our West Coast growers. Dave Sellenger (a.k.a. “Captain Obvious”) began at ACTP over 20 years ago as a summer gig and now oversees all sales related activities in our KC headquarters as well as a great deal internationally.  Bill Nagle, also shown here, is our road warrior.  His typical day is spent in front of heavy equipment mechanics all over the country.  

4. Visalia

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As the fog rolls into Visalia, CA over the Sierra Nevada mountains, Tim and Ryan arrive daily to our western distribution site through the haze. ACTP has sales and/or distribution sites strategically placed across the country to provide quick-ship service to our customers globally and domestically.  In addition to Visalia, we also operate out of Kansas City, St. Louis, Knoxville, Dallas & Miami.    

5. KC Parts

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Our parts inventory includes almost 30,000 unique small parts as shown here in the carousel in our headquarter warehouse in Kansas City.  Reducing customer downtime is our number one priority and making sure we have the right mix of parts in stock is achieved by our sales and purchasing personnel staying closely in sync.    

6. Parts Quality

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At American Crane and Tractor Parts, we use what we sell.  Therefore, every part, including the bolts used in this hub sprocket, is put through our quality control process to ensure all of our suppliers meet our high standards of excellence.

7. WMS

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Picking, packing and shipping 95% of customer orders on the same day requires a state-of-the-art Warehouse Management System.  This is what helps American Crane and Tractor Parts fulfill orders faster than anyone else in the industry.       

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We welcome you to learn more about American Crane and Tractor Parts on this visual journey of our operations. These Instagram posts will give testament to our company values, dedication to quality and seasoned expertise in the aftermarket heavy equipment parts industry.  We are a proven leader of Caterpillar® aftermarket parts and are excited to now offer Volvo® aftermarket parts to our inventory as we strive to add even more value to our customers. 

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Topics: Aftermarket Parts, Operation Management, Rebuilt Components, Service