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ISRI Adopts New Positions on Mercury Switch Program and Vehicle Seller Licensing

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) recently adopted a new policy position on the National Vehicle Mercury Switch Recovery Program (NVMSRP) in addition to a new position on vehicle seller licensing.

ARA Plans 74th Annual Convention & Exposition

The Automotive Recyclers Association will hold its 74th Annual Convention and Exposition on November 1 - 4, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Dallas, Texas. The event will bring together auto recyclers and vendors from across the globe. It will feature new products and services, educational sessions and networking opportunities.

Plan Ahead For Winter Driving

The weather can change on a dime. One day it’s sunny and warm, the next rain and snow. That’s why it is never too early to prepare for winter driving. More than 116,000 Americans are injured and over 1,300 are killed on snowy, slushy or icy pavement every winter, according to SafeWinterRoads.org.
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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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New Part Search at PartsLocator.com

The online parts search at PartsLocator.com just got an upgrade. Now, the search features a simple and straightforward design and e-commerce capabilities.

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Top Parts Searched At PartsLocator.com

Are you buying recycled auto parts? Using recycled auto parts saves both money and resources. Many recycled auto parts, like engines, are typically 50 percent less than new OEM parts and as a repair alternative, fewer resources are used to manufacture new parts. The auto recyclers featured in the PartsLocator.com’s Part Search stock quality, graded recycled auto parts.

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