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Recycling Reality

Recycling Reality

Have you seen the Velocity reality series, “Junkyard Empire?” The show features a father and son team of auto recyclers from Bladensburg, Md. “Andy and Bobby are razor-sharp businessmen who see dollar signs where others don’t. That acumen, their boisterous personalities and the tense father-son dynamic make for an entertaining experience as they turn all of that metal into cash.”

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Engines Wanted

Do you have used engines for sale? Are you advertising in the Industry Directory at PartsLocator.com? If not, you may be missing out on potential sales. So far in 2015, “Engine Specialists” is the most-searched category. For details on listing your company on PartsLocator.com, call Cindy at 800-831-0820.

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Recycler’s Point of View - Zane Malcom

Recycler’s Point of View - Zane Malcom

We don’t just buy a certain number of cars; we buy what is needed to generate a certain sales figure. For example, it might take 20 cars or it might take 35 cars to hit the goal and that’s what we’ll buy. We’ve gotten pretty good at calculating it.” – Zane Malcom, H & H Auto Parts, LLC

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Back To School

Training staffers properly can increase revenue, productivity and performance. In the Summer 2015 edition of Locator UpFront, Sue Schauls examines how implementing an effective training program can benefit auto recyclers.

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Have A Seat

Have A Seat

A vehicle’s seats take a lot of wear and tear, and replacing them with new can be costly. The Locator’s Erin Sandage took a look at how replacing a worn seat with a used one can be an affordable option.

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Hot Topic - Fenix Parts

Hot Topic - Fenix Parts

Why are automotive recyclers joining together under the new Fenix Parts conglomerate? The topic seems to have the industry buzzing, making this the most-read article at partslocator.com.

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Recycler’s Point of View - Glen Knowlen

Recycler’s Point of View - Glen Knowlen

In today’s world, we believe the Internet is a key factor in any business. With web sites such as HollanderParts.com, Car-Part.com, and eBay Motors, it is easy for anyone to search for a part anywhere in the world, so we strive to have a strong presence in all of them.” -- Glen Knowlen, Shipman Auto Parts

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The Locator’s August Newsletter Is Here

In this latest issue, find out how Fenix Parts, Inc., did in the first quarter of 2015, and read about their plans for expansion. The Locator also remembers an industry great who recently passed away and looks ahead to the SCADA and ATRI shows.

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One Day Left!

One Day Left!

Don’t forget to nominate your mentor for UpFront’s annual Boss of the Year contest. For nearly two decades, The Locator has honored the top bosses in the auto recycling industry with a full page article in the Autumn issue of UpFront.

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Nominate Your Boss For Boss Of The Year

The deadline is quickly approaching for The Locator’s annual Boss of the Year nominations. The deadline to nominate your boss is August 14, 2015. The process is simple; go to www.partslocator.com/Boss and simply fill out the form. The more nominations your boss receives, the better. Each winner receives a feature in the Autumn issue of the Locator UpFront. This issue is not only mailed to about 5,000 auto recycling facilities nationwide. It is also given out to industry leaders at the annual ARA convention and exposition.

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