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Southland Auto Wash acquired by Arizona firm

BY MiBiz Staff Thursday, February 09, 2017 08:30am

WYOMING — Southland Auto Wash of Wyoming, Mich. has been acquired by Tucson, Ariz.-based Mister Car Wash.

The deal includes six car wash locations in the metro Grand Rapids area, and gives Mister Car Wash an entry into the state, according to a statement. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Southland Enterprises Inc., which does business as Southland Auto Wash, was founded by the Ellis family in the 1950s. President Mark Ellis said Southland pursued a sale with Mister Car Wash because the firm “would be respectful of our legacy and community.”

“We found a strong alignment of core values with the Southland team and have been inspired by their commitment to the community and their people,” said Mister Car Wash President and CEO John Lai, who described the Southland brand as “iconic.”

Mister Car Wash, a trade name of Car Wash Partners Inc., operates 212 car wash facilities and 34 express lube centers in 20 states.

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