Abe “Al” Wexler, Founder of Everett’s Al’s Auto Supply Chain Passes

May 19, 2012

Everett

At its height, Al's had 14 stores and 200 employees

Long before the national auto parts chains came to town there was Al’s Auto Supply. In the early 60’s, Abe “Al” Wexler started with one store in central Everett. With his wife, son and a dedicated core of employees, the chain expanded to 14 stores with more than 200 employees in Snohomish and King counties. Wexler also acquired a fair amount of real estate holdings in Everett and Snohomish over the years and eventually sold the Al’s Auto Supply chain to PACCAR in the early 80s. He continued to develop and manage real estate holdings with his son, Eldon before retiring to Seaside, Oregon. A local memorial service will be held at 7:00pm Monday May 21, at Temple Beth Or in Everett. Click here to see the obituary from The Herald

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