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A-P-A founder passes.


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Well the Mack community lost an old customer the other day when Arthur Imperatore died at age 95.  Coming back from WW II, he and his brothers started A-P-A.  Their red Macks were always very visible in the Northeast.  In today's WSJ...."Under his stern direction A-P-A prospered, partly by fending off mobsters and taming unions."..."The trucking industry," he sometimes said, "is not to be confused with Sunday school".

I do believe we have a few members here who drove for A-P-A.

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I went to the Meriden conn . terminal he opened the door for me and ask what can I do for you I want to fill a application .......then he ask if I had a job and I said yes at Hallamore motor trans. ....thanks for coming down but I cant hire you....shook my hand .....one the owner's of Hallamore was on the board of director's in the Boston teamster's Chris uncle Jim which is no longer involved with the company . Only time I ever tried to put a application in and I failed ?

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