Interstate Battery Systems' New Subsidiary - RAD Inc.

January 25, 2000 by Jeff Shepard

Interstate Battery Systems International Inc. (Dallas) recently announced its newly-formed subsidiary, Retail Acquisition and Development Inc. (RAD Inc.), has acquired substantially all of the assets of John Willemsen Corp. (JWC) including equity interest in Battery Patrol Franchising LLC (Des Moines, IA) of which Mr. Willemsen is president.Battery Patrol Franchising is the franchiser of Battery Patrol retail stores, which sells batteries and related products. RAD Inc.'s newly-formed subsidiary, Interstate Battery Franchising & Development Inc., has announced that it will begin the franchising of retail battery stores under the Interstate mark."This exciting new franchise concept is part of Interstate's strategic vision for the future to sell all types of batteries for every need," said Dennis Brown, president of RAD Inc.