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PartCycle Endorsed By ARA Past President

PartCycle Technologies announced it has earned the endorsement from ARA’s 2015 - 2016 President, Mike Swift, owner of Swift’s Trails End Auto Recycling in Des Moines, Iowa, and one of the professional automotive recyclers that sells through www.PartCycle.com.

The New Takata? Kobe Steel Employees Falsify Aluminum Strength Reports

The Kobe Steel Group has announced that employees have been falsifying data over the past year relating to aluminum, copper and iron. The false reports stated these materials had more strength than they actually possessed.

Team PRP Adds Two More Auto Recycling Facilities

Team PRP announced two more auto recycling facilities have been added to its nationwide network. ABC Auto Parts in Riverdale, Ill. (www.abcap.com) and Wayne Auto Salvage in Goldsboro, N.C. (www.wayneautosalvage.com) have been added to the network.
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Classic Success

When Brian Smyth and Jason McClure were 14 years old, one of their favorite activities was to play tag among the cars in the recycling yard. Fast forward to adulthood and they’re still running around the yard - this time in a more official capacity, as co-owners of Desert Valley Auto Parts in Phoenix, Ariz. It’s been a journey propelled by a lifelong passion for cars and a powerful friendship.

Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey, a Category 4 storm, slammed Texas over the weekend of August 25 – 27. It made landfall on Friday between Port Arkansas and Port O’Connor, became a Category 1 storm by Saturday morning and was downgraded to a tropical storm by Sunday. Before Harvey was over, it made landfall twice more, hitting not only Texas, but Louisiana as well. Its effects will take years to recover from.

IRT 2017

Auto recyclers from around the world descended on Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada in early September for the 2017 International Roundtable on Auto Recycling (IRT). The event, held Sept. 6 - 8, 2017 at the Hilton Niagara Falls Hotel & Suites, was co-hosted by the Automotive Recyclers of Canada (ARC) and the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA).
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Recyclers Featured In Transformers Movie

Recyclers Featured In Transformers Movie

Desert valley Auto Parts, a classic recycler in Phoenix, Ariz., has enjoyed some success on the big screen. The latest edition of Locator UpFront details their venture with the Transformers series.

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