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J. C. Whitney

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J. C. Whitney is a retailer of aftermarket automotive parts and accessories. As of 2010, it is a wholly owned subsidiary of U. S. Auto Parts.

J. C. Whitney began its life in 1915 as The Warshawsky Company, a scrap metal yard on the South Side of Chicago. The company's founder was a Lithuanian immigrant named Israel Warshawsky. Throughout World War I, Israel bought failed auto manufacturers and added new parts to his inventory. The Warshawky Company continued to grow, even during the Great Depression. The company closed its Chicago location and opened a new location in LaSalle, Illinois, in 1997.

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J. C. Whitney is a retailer of aftermarket automotive parts and accessories. As of 2010, it is a wholly owned subsidiary of U. S. Auto Parts.

J. C. Whitney began its life in 1915 as The Warshawsky Company, a scrap metal yard on the South Side of Chicago. The company's founder was a Lithuanian immigrant named Israel Warshawsky. Throughout World War I, Israel bought failed auto manufacturers and added new parts to his inventory. The Warshawky Company continued to grow, even during the Great Depression. The company closed its Chicago location and opened a new location in LaSalle, Illinois, in 1997.

On June 26, 2002, The Riverside Company acquired J. C. Whitney.

In 2007, The Riverside Company created Whitney Automotive Group, which owns other companies such as CarParts.com, StylinTrucks.com, and AllBikeSupershop.com.

On August 17, 2010, J. C. Whitney (along with the rest of Whitney Automotive Group) was acquired by U. S. Auto Parts.

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