In 1947, Keystone Automotive Industries original products were replated chrome bumpers and other chrome auto parts. The concept arose as a result of the sandstorms that were common in then underdeveloped areas of California. The storms would sand blast the paint and chrome on cars causing owners and insurers to perform expensive repairs. For more than 50 years, Keystone Automotive has served its customers with independently-produced parts. Keystone Automotive offers a selection of replacement collision parts and supplies. The company provides a cost-savings choice in a previously noncompetitive market. Through its worldwide purchasing power combined with its service, the company has saved its customers countless millions of dollars through collision repair work. Keystone Automotive Industries has locations throughout the United States including a wholesale only manufacturing and sales office in Brainerd, Minn.