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California's Underground Economy of Unlicensed Auto Dismantling Surging

The size of the underground economy of unlicensed auto dismantlers has likely surpassed the number of licensed dismantlers that operate lawfully in the State of California, creating unfair competition andcosting legitimate licensed small business owners over $1.5 billion a year in potential earnings.

Worldwide Facilities Completes Acquisition of The Sullivan Group

Worldwide Facilities, LLC has completed the acquisition of Gerald J. Sullivan & Associates, Inc., which trades as “The Sullivan Group” (“Sullivan”), a national specialty intermediary.

In the Virtual Driver's Seat: CyberActive and K12 Team Up for Online Driver's Education

Schools and districts using K12's portfolio of learning solutions will now also have access to CyberActive's online driver education courses. The courses will initially launch through a K12-branded platform in Florida and Illinois, with plans to expand into additional states later this year.
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Craig and Corrina Huffman had their eye on Claude Holt’s collection of classic cars ever since they made their life-changing move from Eureka, California to Fayetteville, Tennessee. They were overjoyed when Holt agreed to sell the classic Fords and Chevys to Boneyard Auto & Salvage.


Neil Harrow is proving innovation and auto recycling go together with his state-of-the-art Florida facility, GreenStar Auto Recyclers. Named for its environmentally-friendly focus, GreenStar started as a boutique operation on 2.5 acres that could be run with less than 15 employees.


The traditional five-day, 40-hour workweek has been the standard for businesses since its inception by Henry Ford in 1926. But today’s workers are vying for more flexible work schedules. That’s prompting some companies to change to a four-day workweek.


It’s essential to deliver the right message at the right time to the right customers, and e-mail blasts are an easy, cost-effective tool to manage those messages. But, while most promotional efforts send e-mails at a time pre-determined by the advertiser, drip campaigns personalize the message and timing based on the consumer’s actions.


With the new year comes a redesigned W-4, featuring a fresh look and several new fields. After delays, several draft versions and some major revisions, the Internal Revenue Service released the final version of the 2020 Form W-4 on December 4, 2019.


Larae and Dereck Van Der Brink spend most days juggling multiple responsibilities. Between running Lems Auto Recyclers in Doon, Iowa and raising two children who are involved in sports and other activities, the schedule always seems packed.

15 Minutes With Chad Counselman

Chad Counselman has filled many roles: Husband of 21 years to Rachel, father of 18-year-old Emily, missions pastor of his church, and co-owner of Counselman Automotive Recycling in Mobile, Alabama. This past October, he stepped into yet another role: President of the Automotive Recycling Association.
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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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