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Honeywell Projects 49 Million Turbocharged Vehicle Sales By 2019

Strict global emissions regulations are one reason behind a projected $12 billion turbo automotive industry by 2019. Honeywell Turbo Technologies, a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader (www.honeywell.com), released its Global Turbo Forecast that estimates the industry will equip 49 million vehicles with turbochargers annually by 2019.

Get Used Parts Launches A Facebook Search App

With a user base that’s growing exponentially, Facebook is, undoubtedly, a consumer gold mine for businesses. The Get Used Parts Facebook Search App uses this to an auto recycler’s advantage by providing an avenue to display used auto parts inventories in a space consumers already occupy; therefore creating a solution for automotive needs at the center of online activity. This makes a company’s service convenient to a consumer that expects instantaneous answers. Making a business more available to the consumer will yield high returns in the long run as the opportunity for repeat business and referrals arise.

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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