From radiator shops to sales, we speak with women across the industry. Learn more about their career paths and challenges in this special feature.
With 42 employees, Cooling Systems Caribe manufactures radiators for the generator and industrial markets and distributes automotive and truck radiators. The business also offers DPF cleaning services. But owner Bobby Duran says Cooling Systems Caribe’s niche is custom work.
“What we love about our type of business is that we have seen years of neglect of the world," said James Drespling, owner of Jim D's DPF Cleaning Service. "It is about time that we started taking an interest in preserving the environment."
Red Eye Radiator’s owner Nick O’Neil has been around cars his whole life. “I started working here when I was 10 years old cleaning toilets and doing yard work, so I’ve seen the ins and outs and worked from the bottom up.”
A new California law requires businesses to report a worker’s blood lead level (BLL) exceeding 20 micrograms per deciliter (µg/dL) to the health department. A NARSA member and radiator shop owner in believes the new regulations are unreasonable.