BENICIA, Calif., January 2 2008 / -- 1-800-Radiator, an auto-parts
distribution franchise and the largest independent auto parts distributor
in the nation, announced the purchase of JMAC Radiator and Air, one of the
most advanced air conditioning distributors in the US. JMAC holds a key
position in the air conditioning market as a $13 million dollar company
with 18 locations, covering two thirds of the country.
"The acquisition of JMAC sets 1-800-Radiator to leverage a strong
competitive force in 2008," said Mike Rippey, CEO of 1-800-Radiator. "We
are excited that this will dramatically increase 1-800-Radiator's presence
in the air conditioning market."
Through years of success, JMAC developed massive databases and software
that helped make the company a leader in air conditioning parts sales.
Armed with these assets 1-800-Radiator will approach the air conditioning
market with the same power that has allowed 1-800-Radiator's franchise
network to dominate the radiator market.
Beyond JMAC's technology, other assets include nearly 90% of JMAC's
staff, including the key leadership of Ryan McKenna, General Manager of
Nationwide Sales. JMAC's software engineers, sales and technical staff will
be retained to maximize the value for 1-800-Radiator's franchisees and the
loyal customers who know both companies well.
Entrepreneur magazine recently named 1-800-Radiator as the 37th
fastest-growing franchise in the nation in their Annual Franchise 500(R)
rankings for 2008.
1-800-Radiator sells radiators, condensers, fan assemblies, gas tanks,
heating cores, and other new automotive parts. In almost all cases, it
provides same day delivery to customers at their businesses or homes within
a few hours.