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about shipman auto parts

serving the automotive recylcing industry since 1935
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Shipman History

Shipman Auto Parts was founded in 1935 by Charley Shipman. Charley's son Marv Shipman took over the business when his father passed away in 1946. Marv continued to build the business until he retired in 1998. Marv's son Dan Shipman and previous store manager Glen Knowlen purchased the business from Marv and are the current owners. Dan and Glen along with their hard working employees have put in a tremendous amount of time and energy to make Shipman Auto Parts one of the premier auto recyclers in Minnesota today.

Shipman Auto Parts encompasses approximately 13 acres of land with approximately 1200 cars in the yard at all times. Inventory at Shipmans has come along way over the years. From "Look over there in the chevy row" to inventory on paper with location of all the cars to a computerized inventory system with multiple search engines.

Shipman Auto is also well know throughout Central Minnesota as a premier Western Snowplow distributor selling quality Western Plows, parts, and ice control equipment since 1970. Over the years the plows have changed but one thing is certain the service to our customers will always be a high priority.

Whether it is 1936 or present day, 85 degrees and sunny, 20 below zero and snowing, Shipman Auto Parts remains the same company putting customers first. Devoting their time and energy to be Central Minnesotas premier automotive recycler.

The owners and staff at Shipman Auto Parts welcomes you to our website and hopes that you find it easy to access the information you are looking for. We pride ourselves on our service and are looking forward to having you as a customer.

Shipman Auto Parts Community Contributions

Shipman Auto Parts has been continuously involved in giving back to the community. They are committed to helping the community grow and prosper. Year after year local non-profit organizations receive contributions through our Community Contributions Program. Shipman Auto Parts has contributed to the following organizations.

  • American Cancer Society (Relay for Life)
  • Special Olympics (Camp Confidence)
  • Brainerd Sertoma Club
  • National Child Safety Council (Brainerd & Crow Wing)
  • Good Sam Auxiliary
  • MN Teen Challenge
  • VFW Poppies
  • Deer Hunters Association
  • Backus Corn Feed Rally
  • Brainerd Snodeos
  • American Legion
  • Tower Broadcasting (Toys For Tots)
  • United Way of Crow Wing County
  • MN Jaycees
  • MN National Guard Association
  • Brainerd Community Action
  • Sertoma Sunrise
  • MN Christian Broadcasting
  • National Fire Safety Council
  • Rough Grouse Society
  • American Cancer Society
  • BLAC
  • DAV-Forget Me Nots
  • Garrison Ducks Unlimited
  • Cub Foods (Food Shelf)
  • Warrior Robotics
  • Polar Plunge
  • Good Sam Bowl