80-year Celebration

    Parker Service Inc.Parker Service Inc. of Fort Wayne, Ind., is celebrating its 80th anniversary, and for arriving media representatives covering the event, the Parker Service crew set up this display — a 2014 Kenworth T800 twin-steer with a Century 75-ton rotator lifting a 2006 Ford F-550 with a Century 311 Express.

    A resulting newspaper article noted that while today Parker Service Inc. is the largest towing company in northeast Indiana running 73 trucks — all Miller Industries equipment — with a long, rich history in the Ft. Wayne area, the company’s humble beginnings started in 1934 when Homer Parker opened a small gas station/grocery store with a one-bay auto repair shop. His son Larry Parker took over in 1954, adding a bay to the repair shop and purchasing the company’s first tow truck with “a shotgun, movie projector and a small loan from his brother.”

    Larry Parker (pictured in photo) grew the business and in 2008, his son Dan Parker took over. Today, Dan is president and Larry Parker is vice-president.

    Coverage of the 80th anniversary has been positive and the Parkers are pleased with the recognition of this special milestone.

    “It made my dad feel good, and that’s what it’s all about,” says Dan Parker. “I owe it all to him.”


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    Luca“My name is Luca. I’m a five-year old German Shepherd and I go to work with my mom and dad, Robert and Danielle Yoho.

    “I get to play in the impound, nap in the office, occasionally chase Daisy the office cat and go on calls.

    My favorite thing (besides a treat) are the words ‘load up.’”

    Yoho’s Automotive & Towing

    Pinellas Park, Fla.


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New B/A Products Co. Website

New B/A Products Co. websiteB/A Products Co. has launched their new and improved website — www.baprod.com. The fully-responsive site works well with almost all new devices and allows the user to easily navigate products either by category or by using a convenient search feature.

You can download the new B/A Products Co. catalog or just check in to see what’s new at B/A. Their specs and usage section is also available for even more information.

Look for in-use product videos coming soon.

Visit www.baprod.com, and see them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BAProductsCo.

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