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Louisiana State Farm Lawsuit Up In The Air

The fate of a lawsuit filed against State Farm Insurance in Louisiana, and recently transferred back to the state by a federal judge, is currently unknown. That’s because the lawsuit was originally filed by Buddy Caldwell, the former attorney general of the state, who recently lost his position as voters ousted him in favor of Jeff Landry in the November 2015 election.

Spring Full Of Recycler Training Events

Spring is a time for renewal and regrowth and this extends into the auto recycling industry. Many industry associations and groups have planned training events to be held during the spring months. These annual events focus on improving business practices through educational seminars and trainings, plus include updates on the industry in general and networking.

Telematics Legislation Introduced In Rhode Island

Telematics, and impact of connected cars in the future, is being addressed in the state of Rhode Island. The Automotive Service Association (ASA) released that Rhode Island Senate Majority Leader Dominick Ruggerio introduced Senate Bill 2055 on January 13 to protect consumer rights relating to the access and sharing of connected car data.
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Locator UpFront

What's Next?

Twenty years ago if an auto recycler was asked what the future of the industry would look like, the answer might have been very different if he or she was asked today. Who could know in 1996 how much we would rely on the Internet today and also the to connect 24/7 from anywhere?

Secret To Success

The secret to success? There is no magic fix and often the answer isn’t glamorous, but regardless of what you’ve been told, there is no secret to success. It is obvious that hard work, driven progressively in the same direction, will get the job done. Don’t fall for the easy fix because all you will end up with is something that is not worthy of your mission. Set your goals for what you need to achieve and plot out your plan on how to get there with success.

Scrap From Top To Bottom

At the end of 2011 there were 300 shredders in the United States that processed 35,000,000 tons of scrap. Today, just four years later, 100 of those shredders are shut down as scrap prices are at an all-time low. The scrap industry has certainly had its ups and downs and while it’s currently at a down, history shows that anything can happen in the future.
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Flashback: Raceway’s Key to Success Begins with Quality Control

Flashback: Raceway’s Key to Success Begins with Quality Control

Every part sold from Raceway Auto & Truck Parts in Savannah, Tenn. has been through at least four pairs of hands before it reaches the customer. Gary Coln believes strongly in quality control. Learn how his company has developed a thorough process to ensure complete customer satisfaction in this Locator article from 2011.

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Recycler’s Point of View – Marty Hollingshead

Recycler’s Point of View – Marty Hollingshead

A lot of guys make that mistake - they want more business but are not ready for it because they don’t have the inventory. We’re able to stock everything our customers need, so that we can get it out to them the minute they need it.” – Marty Hollingshead, Northlake Auto Recyclers

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