October 27, 2006 18:30 ET

1-800 Radiator Transfers Management of Their Memphis Location

Local Entrepreneur Takes Ownership of Tennessee's First 1-800 Radiator Franchise

MEMPHIS, TN -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 27, 2006 -- Earilier this week the rapidly expanding auto parts distributor 1-800 Radiator officially transferred ownership of their Memphis outlet to local businessman Bill Dun. As yet, the outlet is the first and only 1-800 Radiator outlet in Tenessee.

1-800 Radiator made their mark on the auto parts industry delivering brand new radiators to the auto shops and do-it-yourselfers that replace them, while setting themselves apart from similar services by delivering many of these radiators within several hours and guaranteeing each part for life. This innovative business model has enabled them to become the nation's largest independent direct distributor of cooling accessories, growing from a three million dollar company to a company with over $64 million in revenue. Each 1-800 Radiator franchise consists of a warehouse and a protected territory for each franchisee. Because these territories are proprietary there are only 250 franchises available in the United States. Since the inception of their franchise program in 2004 1-800 Radiator has awarded nearly one third of these territories.

Bill Dunn is thrilled to manage the 1-800 Radiator outlet in Memphis. His initial plans for the territory include intense concentration on service, particularly focusing on building relationships with his wholesale clientele. Already Bill is visiting the auto shops that make up his clientele to introduce himself and his new business. Through his franchise, customers in Memphis and the surrounding areas have access to 1-800 Radiator's low prices, warranty and buying power and the high standard of service of a locally owned family business.

Bill Dunn's 1-800 Radiator outlet opened for business on Monday, October 23, 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 doorsteps 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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