January 16, 2007 14:21 ET

/ CORRECTION - 1-800 Radiator Opens Outlet in Waxahachie

WAXAHACHIE, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 16, 2007 -- In the news release, "1-800 Radiator Opens Outlet in Waxahachie," issued Monday, January 15, 2007, by 1-800 Radiator, we are advised by the company that the name Andy Sayre should be Kevin Thomes throughout the release, as originally issued. Complete corrected text follows.

1-800 Radiator Opens Outlet in Waxahachie

Waxahachie Warehouse Is the Twelfth 1-800 Radiator Location in Texas

WAXAHACHIE, TX -- January 15, 2007 -- Today 1-800 Radiator officially opens their Waxahachie location for business. 1-800 Radiator is the largest independent distributor of automotive cooling components in the United States. The Waxahachie outlet is owned and operated by local entrepreneur Kevin Thomes.

There are over sixteen million passenger vehicles registered in Texas. The average automotive radiator lasts approximately seven years, meaning that many of these automobiles are due for a replacement. 1-800 Radiator delivers brand-new radiators to the doorsteps of the auto shops and do-it-yourselfers that replace them, usually within just a couple hours. Each part is original equipment quality and comes with a lifetime warranty. The company began to franchise in 2004, since then they have nearly tripled their locations. There are now twelve warehouses in Texas. Kevin Thomes' outlet in Waxahachie complements three existing 1-800 Radiator locations in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

Kevin Thomes brings a diverse business history to the Waxahachie Outlet. He has a ten-year history of business management and experience running a vehicle detail shop. In these positions he developed an appreciation for customer service. "I plan on being available to my customers," Thomes states, adding, "I want to meet them, listen to what they need, and exceed those expectations. Communication is key." This hands-on attitude toward service is common among 1-800 Radiator franchisees.

The combination of the 1-800 Radiator's buying power, inventory, and management systems, with the service-oriented business style of franchisees like Thomes, creates a unique buying experience for 1-800 Radiator's customers. Through 1-800 Radiator franchise outlets shop owners and individuals have access to the nation's largest radiator inventory through local businesses.

Kevin Thomes' 1-800 Radiator Outlet opened on Monday, January 15, 2007.

About 1-800 Radiator:

1-800 Radiator is an auto parts distribution franchise and the largest independent parts distributor in the nation. The 1-800 Radiator business model provides retail and wholesale customers with radiators delivered to their doorstep in a matter of hours at competitive pricing. They offer their services through their online outlet,, and through franchise locations across the country. To their franchisees, 1-800 Radiator provides unprecedented technological and practical support.

If you'd like to know more about 1-800 Radiator, or to schedule an interview with Ted Rippey, Director of Franchising, call Emily Doppe at (707) 747-7400 ext. 5216 or email her at

Contact Information

  • For further information contact:
    Emily Doppe
    (707) 747-7400 ext. 5216
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