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SNYDER’S SUCCESS

SNYDER’S SUCCESS

The Snyder family has taken a modest auto recycling business in Holland, Texas, and turned it into a family enterprise which includes Wrench-a-Part locations in Austin, Belton, Holland, Lubbock, and most recently, San Antonio. They also own Phoenix Auto Group, a used car business based in Belton. The original full-service yard, Snyder’s Certified Auto and Truck Parts, in Holland serves as the hub of the operation.
GOLD LEVEL

GOLD LEVEL

Ray’s Auto Parts in Amboy, Ind., recently won its second Indiana Clean Yard Gold Level award. Ray’s is also a thriving business that dismantles 700 cars a year and has eight buildings and 4,500 cars on 25 acres.
CRAZY BUILD

CRAZY BUILD

When Ice Rod Rita first sauntered across the salt flats of the Bonneville Speedway, onlookers weren’t clocking her time. They were admiring her lime-on-ice exterior, her Tiki wood siding, and her appropriately named “salt licker” blade. In other words, she was less hot rod and more ‘party waiting to happen.’
LOCKED OUT

LOCKED OUT

Ransomware is a malicious file-encrypting software designed to block access to a user’s systems until a ransom is paid, recently hit auto recyclers including Northlake Auto Recyclers. Marty Hollingshead offers a first-hand account of dealing with the attack.
AIRBAG SAFETY

AIRBAG SAFETY

Clean Water Environmental, a waste-management company based in Dayton, Ohio, has begun managing the destruction and recycling of the inflator portion of recalled airbag units.
TAKING OFF

TAKING OFF

Automotive recyclers are using drones to show expanded views of their businesses. Drones can provide stunning overhead views of salvage yards for marketing campaigns, social media posts, YouTube videos and websites. Owners can use drones to scan and map many acres at once, inventory vehicle locations, plan for construction or expansion and inspect perimeters and security systems.
SURVIVING A SLUMP

SURVIVING A SLUMP

Most salvage yards go through sales slumps tough economic times at some point. The price of scrap, availability of inventory, weather, holidays and demand for parts can all lead to downturns in business. Having a plan in place for dealing with both planned and unplanned slow seasons can not only help your business survive during tough times but thrive afterward. 
NEED HELP?

NEED HELP?

Businesses that handle five or more junk, salvage or total loss vehicles per year are required to report to the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System database. Auto Data Direct is your source for salvage vehicle reporting and so much more.

PEER HELP

The Automotive Recyclers Association’s Peer to Peer Mentoring program aims to mentor those that are new to the industry, those that may be struggling, and those that simply want to become better. The goal was to improve our industry one recycler at a time.
LOOKING AHEAD

LOOKING AHEAD

Small businesses were a big contributor to current economic growth, and to the high U.S. consumer confidence, which reached a 17-year high in Nov. 2017. To take advantage of the favorable economic environment, consider these four moves to set your small business up for success.
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