June 06, 2007 13:57 ET

Local Entrepreneurs Team Up to Open 1-800 Radiator of Saginaw

Don Krogstad and Gregg Lewis Bring the Nation's Widest Inventory of Radiators and Cooling Components to the Saginaw Area

SAGINAW, MI--(Marketwire - June 6, 2007) - This Monday, Don Krogstad and Gregg Lewis officially opened 1-800 Radiator of Saginaw. The auto parts outlet carries a large inventory of radiators and cooling components, backed by a national warranty and Krogstad and Lewis' commitment to service. The warehouse is one of three 1-800 Radiator locations opening across the country this week.

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 competitive pricing. This inventive business plan has allowed 1-800 Radiator to dominate the market on automotive cooling accessories and bring their services to dozens of previously untouched territories. Since the start of their franchise program in 2004, this rapid growth has only accelerated. With businesspersons like Krogstad and Lewis, 1-800 Radiator has opened over 100 locations nationwide.

Before becoming the owner of a 1-800 Radiator outlet, Gregg Lewis owned a pizza franchise and Don Krogstad was a training manager for a law firm. Their rich business history prepared them well for managing the delivery and customer service aspects of the 1-800 Radiator franchise. The company's franchise training program supplemented their experience with information on the basics of the auto parts industry and the company's inventory management software.

Through 1-800 Radiator, Krogstad and Lewis have access to an inventory of over 83,000 parts, computer systems that manage this inventory, and the assistance of the company's franchise support department. The 1-800 Radiator franchise system allows customers to buy parts at big-business low prices, while benefiting from the personal attention of local owners with a vested interest in serving their community. Lewis looks forward to "offering the best service available in the area."

Don Krogstad and Gregg Lewis' 1-800 Radiator franchise opened on Monday, June 4, 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 wholesale and retail 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 a franchising director please call Joseph Spohn at (866) 780-9392 or contact him via email at

Contact Information

  • For further information contact:
    Joseph Spohn
    (866) 780-9392
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