Motion Industries Announces the Acquisition of Voorhies Supply Co., L.L.C.


BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--Dec. 7, 2005--Motion Industries, Inc., North America's leading distributor of industrial maintenance, repair, and operation (MRO) replacement parts, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Voorhies Supply Co., L.L.C., a Louisiana supplier of industrial parts and supplies.

Voorhies Supply Co., L.L.C. has been privately held and operated since 1949. The company, known as Voorhies Supply Company, and Standard Supply and Hardware, has served the industrial marketplace through eight locations in Louisiana.

"This strategic move is a continuation of our expansion plans in Louisiana, and we are pleased to have Voorhies Supply join our organization," said Motion President and CEO Bill Stevens.

With 2004 sales in excess of $2.5 billion, Motion Industries serves more than 150,000 customers from the automotive, chemical, food and beverage, wood and lumber, iron and steel, pulp and paper, and pharmaceutical industries through 460 operations across North America.

Motion Industries is a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company (NYSE:GPC). Visit our website at www.motionindustries.com. Contact us toll-free at (800) 526-9328.

CONTACT: Motion Industries, Inc.
Linda Price, 205-956-1122

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