March 28, 2007 13:56 ET

National Auto Parts Distributor, 1-800 Radiator, Opens Outlet in Akron

1-800 Radiator's New Location Will Serve Akron, Canton and the Surrounding Communities in Summit, Medina, Stark and Wayne Counties

AKRON, OH -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 28, 2007 -- This Monday 1-800 Radiator officially opened their Akron location. Jerry and Linda Van Vlack own and operate the warehouse. The Van Vlack's outlet is the fifth 1-800 Radiator franchise in Ohio. From their 1-800 Radiator storefront the Van Vlacks offer same-day delivery to customers in Akron, Canton, Cuyahoga Falls, Tallmadge, Barberton, Lodi and Medina.

With the opening of his franchise, Jerry Van Vlack hopes to fill a need in the Akron/Canton area automotive industry. 1-800 Radiator's unique business plan will help him do just that. 1-800 Radiator's basic service is the same-day delivery of radiators and cooling components to wholesale and retail customers across the country. The company maintains an inventory of over 83,000 radiators and is the nation's largest independent distributor of automotive cooling components. Each radiator is competitively priced and backed by 1-800 Radiator's lifetime warranty.

"Initially," says Jerry Van Vlack, "we want to put a major focus on servicing installers, repair shops, and body shops." The Van Vlacks intend to do this by offering a high quality product, low prices, and great customer service. 1-800 Radiator's immense inventory and buying power will help them meet that goal.

Jerry and Linda Van Vlack's 1-800 Radiator outlet opened on Monday, March 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 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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