August 2017

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New Part Search at

The online parts search at just got an upgrade. Now, the search features a simple and straightforward design and e-commerce capabilities. The Locator’s new parts search is powered by; that means it has access to the nearly two million parts has in its inventory.

Supreme Court Rules on Patent Law

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that brands can’t use patent law to block the resale of their products. The decision was made on May 30, 2017.

Keep Workers Safe in Hot Weather

The summer heat can pose a danger to those to work outside. Paul D’Adamo, industry consultant and president of Recycling Growth in Cumberland, R.I., released information on how to care for workers in hot weather. He said if a worker is having a convulsion, it could be a sign of heat stroke, especially if the employee has been in the heat for a prolonged period of time. In 2014, 18 employees died from heat stroke and related causes.

ARA Responds to Media Coverage of Takata Air Bags

The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) has released a statement in response to the media coverage recycled air bags have received because of the Takata recall. ARA expressed concern over the reports local newscasts across the country have aired about reusing non-deployed original equipment manufacturer (OEM) airbags. ARA’s statement makes note how auto recyclers are trying to prevent recalled air bags from going any farther in the supply chain and tested, quality non-deployed air bags are still a viable repair option.
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