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ARA and ARC Sent Joint Letter on Import of Automobiles and Parts

The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) and the Automotive Recyclers of Canada (ARC) submitted a joint letter to the U.S. Department of Commerce on July 13, 2018 regarding the Federal Government’s national security investigation of imports of automobiles and automobile parts. The joint letter expressed concerns with potential unintended consequences on the automotive parts industry that far exceed any relevance to the issue of national security.

ARA’s 75th Annual Convention & Exposition Is Headed To Orlando

The Automotive Recyclers Association’s 75th Annual Convention and Exposition will take place October 31 - November 3, 2018 at the beautiful Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Fla. The event brings together associates from around the world at the premier event of the industry.

Alter Trading Corporation Acquires Tenenbaum Recycling Group

Alter Trading Corporation announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase substantially all the assets of Tenenbaum Recycling Group (TRG), based in Little Rock, Ark. The acquisition brings together two scrap metal recycling companies that are each over 120 years old and have very similar cultures and histories of success. The addition of TRG's 10 locations, primarily in Arkansas, further expands Alter's geographic reach and increases its number of facilities to more than 70. Alter intends to continue to operate all of TRG's existing locations and to maintain their focus on safety, customer service, and quality.
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NMVTIS

NMVTIS is growing in use and activity. According to AAMVA (the group that operates and manages the NMVTIS database), 96 percent of all the vehicles in the United States are represented in the database. There are a few states that are not contributing data to the database but this year grants have been given to these states, so they should be contributing data in the near future.

An Interview with a Metallurgist

Edmund Schwenk is a Metallurgist and CEO of PGM Recovery Systems, Inc. For more than 30 years, he has been engaged in the processing/refining/manufacturing of precious metals. Schwenk shared his insight about precious metals and converter recycling in today’s market.

A Family Legacy

When the local high school needs a car as a prop for their school musical, they go to Erie Auto Salvage. When the local fire department needs a car to practice on, they head to Erie Auto. And when customers all over want a friendly face and a warm reception, they, too, turn to Erie Auto. This Colorado yard is known for its friendliness, community spirit and, importantly, having the right part.
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Recycled Parts Buying Trends

The Locator's commitment to buyers and sellers of recycled parts has been the driving force for the company for more than 50 years. For the past several months, the data has shows a clear trend for purchasing smaller, easy-to-install parts. Headlights, tail lamps and side view mirrors have been popular among buyers. But buyers also continue to purchase the larger, more expensive parts including engines and transmissions.

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Most Popular Parts Searches

PartsLocator's new late-model parts search allows users to find the parts they need, purchase them and have them shipped directly. The site is user friendly and completely responsive so access from any device - desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile device - is seamless.

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