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Sifuentes. " What was supposed to be a
temporary job change to help my late
brother-in-law set up, open, and operate
a satellite warehouse in North Alabama
turned into a permanent career change. "
Sifuentes stayed with Heatex until 2013
before joining Dan Payant and Commercial
Radiator of Memphis, Tennessee.
Commercial Radiator was looking to
expand their business into the Nashville
market, and Sifuentes was brought in
to open a new location now known as
Emission & Cooling Solutions. He stayed
there until 2019 when he came back home
to North Alabama to work as the VP of
Operations for American Radworx.
" It was a natural fit, as I have known Kevin
for several years and have worked with
him in some capacity since my start with
Heatex, " said Sifuentes. " This industry
quickly drew me in after seeing all the
different opportunities within it. There
is never a dull moment and I never stop
learning. Taking on new challenges
is something I live for and there is no
shortage of challenges in this industry. "
In just 8 years, American Radworx has
grown to include 29 employees. " I have
been fortunate to bring on seasoned
additions to the team as well as train
some talented young people that have all
really helped fuel the growth of all three
business segments. "
These days, Lemons says he mostly
spends time managing inventory and
performing HR work while also providing
support to sales, service and logistics.
But American Radworx remains a family
business. " The fourth generation is
already working in the company with my
oldest daughter, Emma Lett and my son,
Ethan Lemons. Other family members
involved in the business include my
son-in-law Jordan Lett, my cousin Patrick
Lemons, and my nephew Clay Copeland. "
Lemons was first introduced to NARSA
in September 2014 when he attended
the Heavy Duty Conference at Radiator
Service in Houma, Louisiana. " Seeing
David Beinvenu's shop just blew my mind
and really started the wheels turning in
trying to build this business into something
bigger and better. My thoughts on the
drive back home are what made the plan to
start American Radworx take shape. I have
been a NARSA member ever since. I, as
well as many of my coworkers have had the
privilege of attending several conventions.
They present a good opportunity to learn
and more importantly, the contacts we
have made by being involved with NARSA
have proven to be vital to our success as
a company. "
Over the years, Lemons says many NARSA
members have helped his company grow
and succeed. " Dan Payant, former owner
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