October 06, 2006 18:52 ET

1-800 Radiator Opens Their First Oregon Outlet

The Medford Location Is One of Three 1-800 Radiator Outlets Opened Across the Country This Week

MEDFORD, OR -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 6, 2006 -- This week, auto parts distributor 1-800 Radiator officially opened their first Oregon warehouse. Local businessman Dan Hiler owns the Medford outlet. With the opening of his distribution hub, 1-800 Radiator's services are available for the first time to customers in Oregon.

Even before 1-800 Radiator began franchising in 2004 they made their mark on the auto parts industry, delivering brand new radiators to the auto shops and do-it-yourselfers that replace them. 1-800 Radiator distinguished themselves from other distribution companies by delivering many of these parts within several hours and guaranteeing each radiator for life. Since the start of their franchise program 1-800 Radiator has become the nation's largest independent direct distributor of cooling accessories. Each 1-800 Radiator franchise consists of a warehouse and a protected territory for each locally owned franchisee. Because these territories are proprietary there are only 250 franchises available in the United States. The company expects to award all of these locations within the next three years.

Dan Hiler has a family history of small business ownership. His father operated the local Giant Burger restaurant and his uncle runs Hiler's Iron Works in Cave Junction. "People here believe in doing business locally," says Hiler, adding, "I've always wanted to operate my own business." After working for several years in accounting fields Hiler became an engineer, doing eletctrical and mechanical work. It was as an engineer, Hiler says, that he learned about heat transfer systems. His engineering and accounting backgrounds have prepared him well for franchise ownership. Dan Hiler is pleased to be bringing 1-800 Radiator's same day delivery and lifetime warranty to customers in southern Oregon.

Hiler's 1-800 Radiator outlet opened for business Monday, October 2, 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. 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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