1-800 Radiator Expands Into Central New York

Local Military Officer Returns Home to Open New York's Fourth 1-800 Radiator Outlet

New York, NY--(Marketwire) - Recently, 1-800 Radiator opened their fourth New York outlet. The warehouse is located in Central Square and will serve the majority of central New York. This includes Syracuse, Rome/Utica, Watertown, Auburn, and the surrounding cities. The central New York warehouse is owned and operated by Thomas Wick, and Mike Middleton.

1-800 Radiator provides auto shops and individual automobile owners with radiators delivered directly to the doors of their businesses and homes. With over 330 warehouses located in major U.S. cities this delivery never takes long, many customers can get these parts within a couple hours of placing their order. 1-800 Radiator maintains a national inventory of over 80,000 parts; each is original equipment quality and backed by their no-hassle lifetime warranty. Local owners like Mike and Tom manage the franchise locations. These businessmen use their own knowledge of the community and unique way of doing business in their territories, maintaining a high standard of personalized service across the country.

Before becoming a 1-800 Radiator franchisee Thomas Wick held a position as a Communications Officer for Military Sealift Command serving 4 deployments in support of the Global War on Terror and brings a blend of hard work, commitment and sense of country and community back to Upstate New York. Mr. Wick grew up in Cicero and has spent most of his life in the area while also serving his country and has a comprehensive understanding of the territory and the people. 1-800 Radiator's franchisee training program supplemented their knowledge by filling them in on the workings of the radiator industry and the company's inventory management software.

Mike Middleton is Owner and President of DeWald Roofing Company which is located in Central Square. Mike has over 20 years of business and sales experience and oversees the day to day operations of his successful commercial roofing company. Mike is a life long resident of Upstate New York and grew up and lives in the Cicero area and is married and has 4 children.

During their first weeks of business, Mike and Tom plan to focus on quality and cost. He also plans on visiting local auto shops to introduce himself and his business. When asked what would set 1-800 Radiator of Central New York apart from the competition, Thomas Wick replied, "We deliver a high quality product at a reasonable cost and on the same day that it is ordered; no one else is doing that." Customers in central New York can now take advantage of this unique offer.

1-800 Radiator of Central New York opened on Monday, February 23, 2009.

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.



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