Winter 2015

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For the past 10 years, the Beckman family thought about opening an auto recycling facility. After all, they already had a used car dealership in downtown Waterloo, Iowa. Auto recycling seemed like a natural fit.


CCC Information Services Inc. (CCC) has brought the insurance and automotive recycling industries together. CCC ( announced it has acquired Actual Systems of America (Actual Systems), previously owned by Solera Holdings, Inc. (


Lee Iacocca once said, “The speed of the boss is the speed of the team.” Owners and managers of auto recycling facilities know just how accurate this is. They know it’s on them to lead by example, which includes creating an organized business that can quickly, and accurately, fulfill the needs of customers. Philippe Clermont developed Power-DB with this in mind. His program gives auto recyclers the data they need to run their businesses as efficiently as possible.


Brothers Steve and Mike Shaver started their company with a simple philosophy - they wanted to “fight for their right” to improve the auto recycling industry, beat the competition - and have a good time doing it.


When the cars line up at the New Egypt Speedway on a Saturday night, chances are that Darryl Carman and a few of his family members are there. As president of Lentini Auto Salvage in Ringoes, N.J., he might be cheering on the racecar his company has sponsored. Or he might be watching one of his kids compete. He might even be driving himself. In fact, racing is as much a part of the Carman family legacy as is the family business, and that’s not a bad thing, according to Carman.


One of the most important things to remember about INCARES is that it is for ALL Indiana recyclers that are devoted to doing it right. It is not only for big facilities with shiny fences and new crushers.


EZ Route is a cloud-based software program that imports and plans deliveries from a yard management system, calculates the most efficient way to deliver them and then tracks the driver's progress to see if he or she is delivering according to plan. Jim McKinney helped create EZ Route and is the general manager at Milliron Auto Parts in Mansfield, Ohio. He wants users to make sure they are getting the most from the program.


It’s not unusual for auto recycling facilities to offer more than just used parts. But Bubba Kaiser and Stephen Edwards, co-owners of Natchez Salvage & Parts, in Natchez, Miss., take diversification to the next level. Their facility boasts a self-service facility, repair shop, car lot and scrap scales, along with its full-service side.
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