Five suppliers to Engine Parts Group, Inc. (EPGI) were honored at the group's recent winter shareholders meeting.

Companies recognized as Featured Suppliers were Durabond Bearing Co.,Ferrea Racing Components, Hastings Manufacturing Co., Melling Engine Parts and SA Gear Co.

Each year, EPGI shareholders choose the Featured Suppliers from more than 90 companies providing engine parts to the group. The five are selected based on each company's ability to offer extraordinary value, exceptional programs, policies, and building and maintaining excellent working relationships.

Companies chosen for the EPGI Featured Supplier Award also must be the primary source in its product category to at least 80 percent of EPGI members.

Founded 23 years ago, EPGI is the largest engine parts distribution network in the US. The group is made up of independent specialty engine parts distributors who warehouse a full line of internal engine components for domestic and import passenger car, light truck, heavy duty, industrial, marine, agricultural and performance applications. Engine Pro operates 35 distribution centers throughout the US and Australia.

Pictured above, L-R, are Tom DeBlasis, Bob Kollar and Ray Falkenrath, Hastings Manufacturing Co.; Jerry Hendrix, Bill McCleskey and Marion Holt, Melling Engine Parts; Chuck Barnett, Dura Bond Bearing Co.; Steve Tucker, S.A. Gear Co., Don Weber, EPGI; Sal Abdallah, S.A. Gear Co.; (Kneeling) Oscar Romano, Ferrea Racing Components.