Pep Boys to Celebrate Centennial Anniversary and Military - Engine Builder Magazine

Pep Boys to Celebrate Centennial Anniversary and Military

Pep Boys, one of the country’s leading automotive service networks, and an Icahn Enterprises L.P. company, will mark its centennial anniversary in 2021. To celebrate this Veterans Day and ahead of the new year, Pep Boys has released a commemorative calendar that takes a trip through the decades using the vehicles and milestones of the times. The Pep Boys centennial calendar, which can be purchased in Pep Boys stores and online, offers customers hundreds of dollars of savings on automotive service throughout the coming year, and will help provide funds to veterans’ organizations.

Founded by four Navy veterans in 1921, Pep Boys has contributed to various causes over the past 100 years, and is proud to have now established a new partnership with the Bob Woodruff Foundation, which leverages partnerships with leading nonprofits, corporations, the military, and the government to find, fund and shape programs that meet the emerging and long-term needs of today’s veterans and their families. Pep Boys plans to donate a portion of the proceeds from the calendar to support workforce development and reintegration efforts for soldiers returning to civilian life. 

“To celebrate 100 years in business is a tremendous achievement and a testament to the culture of hard work, commitment, and values our veteran founders instilled in the company a century ago,” said Brian Kaner, CEO – Service. “Today, as we prepare to celebrate both our anniversary and Veterans Day, we are excited to announce The Pep Boys Centennial Calendar and new partnerships, which are a preview of the exciting plans we have for our Company, our customers, and our team in 2021.”  

“The Bob Woodruff Foundation is thrilled to partner with Pep Boys to continue to invest in our veterans’ futures. The Pep Boys founders served in our nation’s military, and 100 years later their legacy continues to have impact as we partner to support this generation of veterans,” said Anne Marie Dougherty, CEO of the Bob Woodruff Foundation. “Our shared values, similar national footprint, and local approach make this partnership a great fit. We have already begun working with Pep Boys to make an impact in workforce development and reintegration, two critical areas for returning service members.”

Pep Boys is also announcing a partnership with RecruitMilitary, the nation’s leading recruitment partner which helps employers connect with veterans seeking employment. With nearly 1,000 stores in Pep Boys national network, the Company is continually hiring candidates with the in-demand skills many veterans possess. The nature of the automotive service business and the breadth of Pep Boys footprint also enables the Company to offer significant employment opportunities for veterans that leverage their unique contributions, as well as seamlessly transfer veterans or the spouses of active-duty military members who may move frequently. 

“Over the years, Pep Boys has been a place where thousands of veterans and reservist members of the military had the opportunity to start the next chapter of their careers, starting with our founders,” said Elisa Bannon-Jones, Chief People Officer. “While we have always actively sought to hire team members with valuable skills from military service, formalizing our relationship with RecruitMilitary takes our commitment to the members of our armed forces to the next level, and we’re excited to increase their representation in our ranks.” 

“We are pleased to partner with Pep Boys to connect America’s best talent with one of the country’s oldest and finest companies,” said Tim Best, CEO of Bradley-Morris/RecruitMilitary. “Pep Boys has thousands of roles across the country that are a perfect fit for the skills and discipline the members of our military learn during their service, as well as the willingness to both hire and transfer spouses who frequently manage relocation and other unique responsibilities. We look forward to watching their careers with Pep Boys progress.”

For more info: http://www.PepBoys.com/military-commitment.

You May Also Like

Chevrolet Reveals Corvette Z06 GT3.R for 2024 Competition

Chevrolet has debuted the new Corvette Z06 GT3.R racecar, a year before it makes its competition debut at the 2024 Rolex 24 at Daytona. Making its public debut at Daytona International Speedway ahead of last Saturday’s Rolex 24, the Corvette Z06 GT3.R is Chevrolet’s first racecar that fully meets FIA technical regulations for GT3 cars.

Chevrolet has debuted the new Corvette Z06 GT3.R racecar, a year before it makes its competition debut at the 2024 Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Making its public debut at Daytona International Speedway ahead of last Saturday’s Rolex 24, the Corvette Z06 GT3.R is Chevrolet’s first racecar that fully meets FIA technical regulations for GT3 cars.

Edelbrock’s Smitty Smith Dies at Age 70

Longtime Edelbrock employee Smitty Smith has passed away. He was 70.  Related Articles – PerTronix Performance Brands Promotes Jeff Stacy – NASCAR Announces 2023 Hall of Fame Class – NASCAR Names New Sr. VP of Competition, Promotions Smith worked for the Olive Branch, Mississippi-based company for 30 years and had been using its products for

PerTronix Performance Brands Promotes Jeff Stacy

PerTronix Performance Brands has promoted Jeff Stacy to vice president of sales, where he oversees sales for all brands within the group, including PerTronix Ignition, JBA Performance Exhaust, Doug’s Original Headers, Patriot Exhaust, Compu-Fire, Spyke, Aeromotive Inc., Waterman Racing Components and Taylor Cable Products. Related Articles – Midwest Pro Stock Association Set for Rebirth with

NASCAR Announces 2023 Hall of Fame Class

The NASCAR Hall of Fame—based in Charlotte, North Carolina—has welcomed its class of 2023 with an induction ceremony at the Charlotte Convention Center.  Related Articles – Dayco Recruits Craig Frohock as its New Aftermarket/Belt CEO – WyoTech to Unveil New Campus Expansion – Holley Announces 2023 Event Dates Inductees included 2003 NASCAR Cup Series champion

NASCAR Names New Sr. VP of Competition, Promotions

NASCAR has announced Elton Sawyer has been named its senior vice president of Competition.  Related Articles – 2023 Drive for Diversity Driver Development Class Announced – Joe Morrison Teams With Herzhauser for Switch From Top Fuel to Funny Car in 2023 – Nominations Open for SEMA Hall of Fame “Following his lengthy driving career, Elton

Other Posts

Shelby American to Build 750hp Mustang for Carroll Shelby’s 100th Birthday

Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI:PK), is honoring the 100th anniversary of its founder’s birth with a small run of Centennial Edition Mustangs. Only 100 of the 2023 model year supercharged Carroll Shelby Centennial Edition Mustangs will be available through Shelby American in Las Vegas, with a few available through official mod

The 2023 Engine Performance EXPO Starts Today!

It’s Day One of the The Engine Performance Expo, a live forum for high performance engine machinists, builders, and enthusiasts to get information and know-how through training, education, community, supplier relations, and career opportunities provided by the industry’s leading builder’s, shakers and movers. Related Articles – 2023 SEMA Scholarship Applications Now Open – Jesel Valvetrain

Lucas Oil Welcomes 15th Year Sponsoring the Chili Bowl Nationals

Lucas Oil Products rings in the new year by celebrating its 15th annual title sponsorship of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire, at the Tulsa Expo Raceway located inside the SageNet Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The beloved quarter-mile clay track contest, now in its 37th year, attracts elite drivers from stock

WISECO Supports the 2023 Honda HRC Roster

After five incredible seasons building its partnership with Team Honda HRC, Wiseco Performance Products is proud to expand its relationship to include collaboration with Honda’s 250SX program in addition to its existing 450SX relationship. This technical partnership focuses on piston development for the 2023 Monster Energy AMA Supercross and Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship seasons,