September 2015

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Visit The Locator at ARA

Visit The Locator at ARA

The annual ARA Convention & Exposition is just a week away. Make plans to stop by The Locator’s Booth (#521) to say hello to Cindy and Erin. You can see the latest Locator publications, have your photo taken and catch up on everything The Locator has been up to throughout the past year. We’d also love to hear about your business, and any ideas for articles in The Locator Magazine, UpFront or our monthly newsletters.

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Recycler’s Point of View: Marty Hollingshead

Recycler’s Point of View: Marty Hollingshead

“We don’t have a big retail presence or walk-in customers, maybe 10 percent of our customer base is retail. The majority of our business is wholesale. But it is still important for us to look professional for ourselves, our customers and for the community. We try to overcome the image of a junkyard. This is no different than any other profession, in that you want to take pride in what you’re doing. People who do visit say that it reminds them of a lawyer’s office.” – Marty Hollingshead, Northlake Auto Recyclers, Inc.

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The Power Of The Sun

The Power Of The Sun

During one of the worst winters on record, Dan Warila, owner of Nationwide Auto Recycling, LLC, in Lancaster Mass., installed solar panels to power all of the business’ electrical needs. The cost to install the 600 solar panels was about $550,00, but Dan estimates the upgrade will have a postiive impact on the environment as well as his bottom line

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Flashback: Wind Power

Flashback: Wind Power

Just a few short years ago, Jon Kaplan made history when his company, Pearl Road Auto Wrecking & Salvage, Inc., became Cleveland’s first business with a wind turbine. Since that time, wind turbines have been springing up across the country. In 2014, it was estimated there were more than 48,000 turbines operating in the U.S.

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Traffic Alert: Industry Search Speeds Ahead

Boasting a 50-percent increase in traffic over the same period in 2014, the Industry Search is a proven marketing tool at PartsLocator.com. Companies can be included based on monthly or annual contracts, starting at less than $25 per month. So far, in 2015, top categories searched include Engine Specialists, 4x4 Specialists, Auto & Truck Parts, Diesel Pickups and Body Parts, Panels & Fillers. Top locations searched included California, Texas, Florida, Pennsylvania, Arizona and Ohio.

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Recycler’s Point of View – David Gold

“There is a trend right now of companies coming together to provide customers with greater product availability and enhanced capabilities. Each of the founding companies saw this growing trend in the auto recycling industry and wanted to be a part of it.” – David Gold, Fenix Parts, Inc.

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State Farm Lawsuit Moves Forward

State Farm Lawsuit Moves Forward

There’s a lot of controversy over insurance companies dictating how repairs on vehicles should be done and what types of parts should be used. The automotive recycling industry will be watching closely as the lawsuit against State Farm is heard in Louisiana. For the latest details on the case, read the article here, and stay tuned to The Locator for the latest as this case progresses.

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Check Your Inbox

There’s a lot going on in the auto recycling industry, and The Locator is your link to all the news. The latest edition of the Newsletter was delivered this week. In case you missed any of it: Solera recently announced it will be merging with Vista Equity Partners, Fenix Parts added another recycler to its growing company and Chuck & Eddie’s receives The Freedom Award.

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Top Article: Old School Values

Top Article: Old School Values

“He’s a typical old-school gentleman. He’s got those old-school values. His word is his honor, and he’s a man of integrity and morals. People who know him know that. He’s very family oriented. He will give up anything for family in the blink of an eye,” says Lynn Deyarmond of her ‘papa’ who runs Gerdes Auto Wreckers in Cloverdale, Calif.

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Recycler’s Point of View – Brian Beckman

Recycler’s Point of View – Brian Beckman

“There are significant differences between selling used cars and selling used parts. In the used car business, if a fender has a little scratch of ding, it’s no big deal. But in the salvage business, that might be enough to disqualify the part for an insurance job. Recycling is a lot more detail oriented. In the used car business, I wouldn’t necessarily take apart the molding to look underneath for rust, but we do that now. It takes longer for us to process cars and parts but I feel confident that it’s going to be a quality part going out the door.” – Brian Beckman, Airline Auto Parts

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