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DOE Launches Its First Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling R&D Center: ReCell

The use of lithium-ion batteries has surged in recent years, starting with electronics and expanding into many applications, including the growing electric and hybrid vehicle industry.

Online Parts Sales to Break $12B in 2019

Online auto parts and accessory sales in 2019 will be over $12 billion in the U.S. and nearly US $16 billion for North America.

Eyesight Technologies Creates CabinSense™

"The CabinSense™ software helps turn the automobile cabin into the ultimate smart environment, making the driving experience safer and more enjoyable for the driver and passengers."
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Locator UpFront

15 Minutes With ARA President Jonathan Morrow

Jonathan Morrow may be the youngest ARA president ever, but he’s packed a lot of experience in his 35 years and is ready to lead.

The Cold, Hard Facts of Freon

Sara R. Hamidovic and Cory Portwood of VET Environmental Engineering share their guide on proper Freon removal and the EPA’s recent updates.

Hi-Tech & Hi-Touch: NationWide Takes New Spin on Recycling

NationWide’s New Spin On Recycling - With more than 12,000 Instagram followers, Mostafa Azatullah offers some of his keys to his success along with his take on the future of auto recycling.

Texas Yard Wins $500,000 In Land Dispute

An eminent domain land dispute created headaches for a Texas salvage yard and its customers. Harold Anderson fought back and won.

Lew’s Auto: A Driving Force in Recycling

Lisa Street is helping prepare the state of Virginia and her family’s business, Lew's Auto Service & Salvage, for the next generation of auto recycling.

The Overlooked Management Tool

Six steps to turn ho-hum staff meetings into high-functioning management tools.

ARA Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Program

ARA’s new leadership program looks to connect seasoned veterans with the industry’s young talent to create a solid future. 
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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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