March 02, 2007 16:20 ET

1-800 Radiator of Norwood Comes Under Local Management

Local Owners Expand Inventory and Increase Services Offered by 1-800 Radiator of Norwood

NORWOOD, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 2, 2007 -- Earlier this week 1-800 Radiator of Norwood was fully transferred to local ownership under John and Janine White. The Whites are already making plans to develop the services available to 1-800 Radiator's customers in Norwood, Quincy, Foxboro, Framingham and the surrounding areas.

1-800 Radiator delivers radiators and cooling components directly to the individual car owners and professional mechanics that order them. Competitive pricing, lifetime warranties and speedy delivery times have allowed the company to become the nation's largest independent distributor of cooling accessories. Since 2004, 1-800 Radiator has been working closely with local businesspersons like John and Janine White to open locally owned franchise locations and convert existing warehouses to franchise ownership. By allowing local franchise owners with a vested interest in the community to manage these locations 1-800 Radiator hopes to maintain their elevated standards of customer service while opening up new territories and expanding. Thus far this plan has been a success. 1-800 Radiator is widely regarded as an industry leader in customer service.

John and Janine White are seasoned business owners and longtime residents of the Norwood area. They bring a comprehensive understanding of the community and of franchise management to their endeavor. To improve the services offered by 1-800 Radiator of Norwood, they have increased inventory, added new delivery drivers and will be taking all phone calls locally at their warehouse in Norwood. These changes will result in faster delivery times, and increased customer satisfaction. John White will take a hands on approach to customer service. "I want to get out there and meet as many shop owners as I can, to let them know that we are out here and let them know what we are doing to speed up their deliveries," he said. This type of active involvement on the part of the business owners sets 1-800 Radiator apart from their competitors.

Through 1-800 Radiator of Norwood, customers in Norwood, Quincy, Foxboro and the nearby cities have access to 1-800 Radiator's low prices and incredible buying power through a locally owned business managed by community members. 1-800 Radiator of Norwood opened under the management of John and Janine White on Monday, February 26, 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 and at competitive pricing. They offer these services through their online outlet and through over 100 locally owned franchises 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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