April 2013

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Legend Smelting

Legend Smelting & Recycling, Inc., www.legendsmeltingrecycling.com, announced that it is changing the way it purchases catalytic converters by expanding it pricing categories. The company, with corporate headquarters in Hebron, Ohio, has been acquiring and processing catalytic converters for the last 30 years. Mark Sasko and Randy Hess founded the company in 1982. It now has seven locations in California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana and Ohio.

iScrap Prioritizes Auto Parts

There are all types of scrap: ferrous, nonferrous, electronic, high end and, of course, auto or salvage scrap. IScrap App, Inc., based in Rockaway, N.J. and maker of the iScrap App for mobile devices, released tips on the most common, and profitable, scrapped auto parts. These parts are in order of the average scrap value from lowest to highest (per pound).

Two WI Repairers Go Green With New Shop

Two Wisconsin Ozaukee County natives will soon be the joint owners of a new automotive shop with a focus on “green” practices.

IAA Launches New I-Pay Feature

Insurance Auto Auctions, Inc. (IAA) has launched a new app for salvage buyers. I-Pay, IAA’s Buyer App for Apple, offers qualified buyers with a U.S. bank account the ability to pay for vehicle purchases online, anytime. The IAA Buyer App debuted in December 2011 and, according to IAA, was the industry’s first buyer app to make mobile bidding available on the go. IAA has plans to introduce I-Pay for Android later in 2013.

Automakers Celebrate Recycling Programs

It’s not just auto recyclers that tout the benefits of reduce, reuse, recycle … auto manufactures also understand the benefits of using recycled parts and recycling materials for their vehicles.

State Legislatures Take Aim At Aftermarket Parts

Two separate U.S. state legislatures have recently introduced bills that would make it illegal for insurers to require that aftermarket parts be used for collision repairs.

Pressure Cooker

I was all set to write an article on a completely different topic (flood vehicles) when I read Sam Piercey’s latest column on Collision Repair magazine’s website titled, “Fight Night - It’s time drop the gloves.” Being your typical rock ’em sock ’em, Don Cherry-style hockey enthusiast, I was intrigued and read Sam’s article. The sentiments expressed in the article are all-encompassing especially as it relates to the constant pressure that Sam and his industry are under and the feeling of being squeezed on a daily basis.

Celebrate Earth Day Every Day

Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 every year. 2013’s celebration falls on a Monday. As is the case every year, it is a day dedicated to making a huge environmental impact from millions of tiny actions. Earth Day Network’s 2013 campaign, The Face Of Climate Change, is focused on personalizing climate change by telling the world stories through images shown at thousands of Earth Day events around the world. Earth Day Network, the group founded by the organizers of the first Earth Day to coordinate the annual day of action that builds and invigorates the environmental movement, said that this theme was chosen because of the need to highlight the mounting impact of climate change on individuals around the world.
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