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Nucor To Acquire Gallatin Steel

Nucor Corporation, the largest metal recycler in North America, announced it will purchase Kentucky-based Gallatin Steel Company, (www.gallatinsteel.com) for approximately $770 million ($630 million after adjustments of anticipated tax benefits).

Team PRP Can’t Endorse PartsTrader

Team PRP (Premium Recycled Parts) has announced it has fully endorsed the use of eProcurement mechanisms to automate and add efficiency to the procurement of OEM recycled auto parts, but it cannot endorse the PartsTrader program in its present configuration, the group stated.

GM To Move Cadillac Headquarters To New York

General Motors (GM) reported it plans to move its luxury branch out of Detroit and into New York. It was also reported that Cadillac will be operated as a separate business from GM. The move will take Cadillac to the trendy SoHo area of New York City in 2015.

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CYBER BREACH

Experts in the field of cyber security believe there are two kinds of business owners in the world - the smart ones who know they have been victimized by a cyber-threat or crime, and the remainder who do not realize it. If you are a small business owner, it is not a matter of if you will be victimized; it is a matter of when. Is your small business prepared for the inevitable?

BUILDING BUSINESS

Northlake Auto Recyclers, Inc. doesn’t see a lot of retail traffic in its location in Hammond, Ind. That’s a shame, because customers are missing out on all of the updates and improvements that owner Marty Hollingshead has made in recent years.

GM RECALLS

General Motors (GM) is making moves to correct a multi-million vehicle mistake by buying back recalled ignition switches from auto recyclers. The company has hired Rebuilders Automotive Supply (RAS) to facilitate the purchases. RAS sent a letter to auto recyclers in late August that outlines the plan.

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Congratulations To Gary Coln!

Congratulations to Gary Coln! That’s right, breaking news, Gary Coln, the owner of Raceway Auto & Truck Parts, LLC in Savannah, Tenn., is the Locator UpFront’s 2014 Boss of the Year. Gary is a great boss and his employees appreciate his work ethic and his compassion.

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Watch For The 2015 Locator’s Directory

Another year of hard work has paid off. The 2015 Locator’s Directory is officially at the printers. This annual issue will be mailed to auto recyclers, suppliers and repairers on September 24.

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