May 04, 2007 11:11 ET

1-800 Radiator Opens Outlet Serving Ann Arbor

Local Entreprenuer Launches 1-800 Radiator's Fourth Michigan Location

ANN ARBOR, MI -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 4, 2007 -- Local businessman Bryan Pendergrass recently opened the fourth 1-800 Radiator location in Michigan. From the new outlet Pendergrass will offer same day service to Ann Arbor, Detroit and several of the surrounding cities.

American auto shops and do-it-yourselfers replaced over six million radiators just last year. By delivering brand new parts to these customers within a couple of hours and at competitive pricing 1-800 Radiator has been able to dominate this market. The company has become the largest independent direct distributor in the nation. Franchisees like Bryan Pendergrass implement the 1-800 Radiator business model in their territories, bringing the company's delivery program and lifetime warranty to their communities. Since the start of their franchise program in 2004 1-800 Radiator's growth has been exponentially accelerated through partnership with these 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.

Bryan Pendergrass was born in the Detroit area to a family with a long history in the automotive industry. "My grandfather and my father both worked for, and then retired from, Chrysler," he explains, adding, "I worked for fifteen years at Ford Motor Company in automotive engineering." Pendergrass also has extensive experience operating his own business; for ten years he owned an extremely successful computer company. To fortify this preexisting business knowledge 1-800 Radiator trained him on the radiator market, warehouse management, and how to use the company's computer systems. Now Pendergrass is ready to bring his promise of excellent customer service, high quality parts, a lifetime warranty, and 1-800 Radiator's enormous buying power to Detroit and Ann Arbor.

Bryan Pendergrass' 1-800 Radiator outlet opened on April 16, 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 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

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