October 13, 2006 15:29 ET

1-800 Radiator Opens Franchise Location in Wilmington

Local Owner Intends to Focus on Customer Relations and Service

WILMINGTON, DE -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 13, 2006 -- This Monday 1-800 Radiator announced the opening of their first Delaware outlet by local entrepreneur John Neal. The store, located in Wilmington, is one of four 1-800 Radiator franchises to open this week. By partnering up with dedicated local businessmen like Neal, 1-800 Radiator has increased their coverage nationwide while maintaining a high standard of service.

The auto parts supplier began its franchise program in 2004. Since then, they have opened over eighty franchises in the United States and Canada. Local businessmen with unique backgrounds and business styles manage each of these warehouses. Each of these men and women cater to the specific needs of their communities while offering 1-800 Radiator's basic service, namely, the speedy delivery of competitively priced radiators to the auto repair shops and individual do-it-yourselfers that order them.

In addition to John Neal's pre-existing business experience, 1-800 Radiator supplied him with comprehensive training covering the basics of the radiator market, warehouse management, and training on the company's proprietary software. This software enables the franchisees to easily track their sales, their inventory, and their pricing. With 1-800 Radiator he also has access to the nation's largest radiator inventory. Wilmington's customers benefit from the company's buying power, lifetime warranty, and broad selection while working with a local manager. As a resident of the area and small business owner, Neal is concerned with the good of the community and plans to "focus intensely on customer service." His dedication, coupled 1-800 Radiator's resources, promises to provide the best possible buying experience for customers in Wilmington and the surrounding outlets.

John Neal's 1-800 Radiator opened on Monday, October 9, 2006.

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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