I was hired by Mort right out of high school back in July of 1980 and worked for BAP for 11 years as a mechanic (before they were called technicians).
Back in the day there were 6 of us in the shop on the floor and 2 radmen in the radshop.
In 1991 I had an opportunity to move on to a City of Hamilton Garage and after discussions with Mort and Steve I made that move. The City garage I am at still has a great relationship with BAP (now affiliated with NAPA) and has been a major parts supplier to this shop for well over 40 years providing excellent service (you place your order, hang up the phone and they are at your door!).
As I look back on my 40 years in the automotive industry, I want to take a moment to thank the Krieger family for giving me an opportunity to enter this field back in 1980!