January 22, 2007 11:28 ET

1-800 Radiator of New Hampshire Opens Outlet in Manchester

Manchester Outlet Makes First Franchise in New Hampshire

MANCHESTER, NH -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 22, 2007 --Today auto parts distributor 1-800 Radiator opened their brand new Franchise location in Manchester, New Hampshire. Locally owned and operated by Justin Cronin and Renee Poitras, this franchise is sure to contribute greatly to the automotive industry in Manchester.

Auto shops and do-it-yourselfers replaced approximately six million radiators last year. 1-800 Radiator delivers brand new radiators to these customers within a couple of hours, and at a competitive price. This innovative business model has enabled them to become the largest independent direct distributor in the nation, growing from a small three million dollar company to a company with over $64 million in revenue. Since the start of their franchise program in 2004 this growth has been accelerated by franchisees. These men and women bring an intimate knowledge of their communities and a strong dedication to customer service to new territories. A 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. The company expects to award all 250 of these locations within the next three years.

Prior to opening a franchise, Justin Cronin was the Northeast Regional Operations Manager for 1-800 Radiator. He decided to open a franchise this past summer in New Hampshire after watching the business model work successfully in the Manchester area. During the first couple of months he plans to make a few visits to local customers and offer some promising promotions. "My plan is to meet all of my customers face to face, figure out what they need and what their concerns are, and then tailor my service to their specific needs," Cronin states. "Basically we want to be known as a customer service company that happens to sell auto parts."

Through their 1-800 Radiator franchise, Justin and Renee will offer shop owners and do-it-yourselfers in Manchester access to 1-800 Radiator's low prices, warranty and buying power from a business that is locally owned and service oriented.

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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