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Kenneth Turner receives APRA award

Kenneth Turner, president of C.C. Battery Company, Inc. in Corpus Christi, Texas, was presented with the Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association’s Distinguished Service Award. The award honors Turner for “Distinguished Business Statesmanship and Dedicated Service Rendered to the Entire Industry of Automotive Parts Remanufacturing.”

Being located in the extreme southern end of Texas, many parts were unavailable to C. C. Battery so they manufactured many of their own. Turner became friendly with men like Barney Kaplan and the salesmen from IPM and other companies where he got a lot of information. These resources led him to expand into the role of supplier when other rebuilders began coming to him for parts. Turner eventually expanded the territory he served to include export to Chile, Peru, Mexico, Canada and other countries.