About Tom Westman
I started my career after graduating from Denver Automotive and Diesel College in Denver Colorado in 1988. My first real job was working for a company called W.B. Thompson in Iron Mountain Michigan. I worked there for 8 years rebuilding Detroit engines, Allison transmissions, hydraulic cylinders and a variety of small parts. I also worked at the Empire & Tilden open pit iron ore mines delivering and preparing the big dump trucks for W.B. Thompson. After Thompson I worked for Schultz Equipment Co., an International truck dealership in Iron Mountain, for 2 years. I started out as a mechanic and worked my way up to Service Manager.
I moved to Pensacola, Florida and worked for Ward International, another International truck dealer, as their Service Manager. I was not looking for another job but I was offered a position as the General Manager of Express Oil Change in Pensacola and Gulf Port, Mississippi. Soon after this change, unfortunately, our grandparents fell quite ill and we decided to move back to Iron Mountain, Michigan.
While in Michigan I worked for Lodal, Inc., a refuse truck manufacturer, as their Customer Service and Parts Manager for nearly three years. I started working for Rnow, Inc., a Lodal dealer in Wisconsin in early 2003 and worked for them as their Parts Manager. While working for Rnow I learned the ins and outs of running a parts business.
We decided to move back to Pensacola, Florida. After talking to a few potential customers, I decided to try and sell parts first. I have now been in business since September 11, 2003.
My most recent business venture started in 2010 repairing, selling and installing back up camera systems on tractor-trailer rigs for Kraft Foods and Mondelez Gobal LLC all over the country. My travels have taken me from the East Coast to the West Coast and many places in between. If you are having problems with your camera systems I can help troubleshoot and resolve those issues, or properly install a new system to prevent future problems.
As of October 1, 2015 I rented a 3000 square foot warehouse at 641 N. Hooper Street in Kingsford Michigan and I will be selling heavy duty aftermarket truck parts for all makes and models. This is something I have always dreamed about doing and I look forward to growing my business in the Iron Mountain / Kingsford area and beyond.
My goal is to provide quality equipment and aftermarket parts at a reasonable price for my customers. I enjoy the challenge that this business has provided, and the friendships I have built with my customers. If you’re having trouble or don’t have time to find those hard to find parts, give me a call – or head over to my contact form. I am glad to help in any way possible.