November 16, 2006 16:31 ET

1-800 Radiator Opens Location Serving the Eastern Region of North Carolina

New Franchise is the Third in the State

WILSON, NC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 16, 2006 -- Last week 1-800 Radiator developed the services available to their North Carolinian customers with opening of the third warehouse in the state. The new outlet is under the management of Kevin Bailey, and will serve the Eastern region of the North Carolina, offering same day service to Wilson and the surrounding areas.

Each year American auto shops and do-it-yourselfers replace over six million radiators. 1-800 Radiator caters to this niche market, delivering brand new parts to these customers within a couple of hours and at competitive pricing. Their unique approach and speedy delivery have allowed 1-800 Radiator to become the largest independent direct distributor of automotive cooling components in the nation, and it is this business model that franchisees like Bailey apply to their territories. Since the start of their franchise program in 2004 1-800 Radiator's growth has been exponentially accelerated through partnership with individual businessmen to open new warehouses. Local owners bring a comprehensive knowledge of their communities and a strong dedication to customer service to new locations.

Bailey is deeply committed to his community. He is actively involved in various community service organizations and is the training facilitator for United Way of Wilson County. Additionally, Bailey has a background in hospital management, overseeing complex processes. This history has prepared him well to operate his radiator distribution center. To supplement this preexisting business experience 1-800 Radiator trained him on how to use the company's computer systems, the basics of the radiator market, and tips on how to grow their business quickly. With 1-800 Radiator Bailey promises of excellent service, and high quality parts to his customers in North Carolina.

1-800 Radiator franchise owners have access to the largest radiator inventory in the nation. Almost any part can be quickly delivered to almost any customer, something that few competitors are able to offer. 1-800 Radiator gives entrepreneurs like Kevin Bailey the opportunity to own and operate a small business that has the technological advantages usually associated only with much larger companies; in turn, the business owners provide personalized service to their customers and community. This combination of small-scale entrepreneurship and large-scale resources gives the franchisees an edge on the competition and is one of the most distinct features of 1-800 Radiator as an organization.

Kevin Bailey's 1-800 Radiator outlet opened on Monday, November 6, 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. 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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