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PAM’s Auto Earns NSF Distributor And Recycling Certifications

NSF International, a global organization with more than 70 years of independent product testing, auditing and certification expertise, has issued its first automotive recycler certification to PAM’s Auto, located in St. Cloud, Minn. PAM’s Auto met all requirements for NSF International automotive recycler certification including traceability, labeling and grading.
2017.05.08 09:02 AM

Cunningham Brothers Auto Parts Named A GM Supplier Of The Year

The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) announced that ARA member facility Cunningham Brothers Auto Parts, in Rustburg, Va. (www.cunningham-brothers.com), was recently named a GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors. The Cunningham family has been direct members of ARA for more than 25 years. This is the second time Cunningham Brothers has received the award.
2017.05.08 08:59 AM

Speedemissions Acquires Auto Recycling of Montgomery

Speedemissions, Inc. announced that it has closed an asset purchase agreement with Auto Recycling of Montgomery (ARM). The purchase includes the assets of ARM including land, buildings, equipment and inventory. ARM, an Alabama-based auto recycling facility, ceased operations in June 2014.
2017.05.08 08:57 AM

The Locator Celebrates 60 Years In Business

The Locator is proud to celebrate 60 years in business this month. The business was founded by John Holmes in 1957 in Whiting, Iowa. The business grew from an auto salvage pamphlet, the Salvage Locator, to The Parts Locator, a monthly magazine that publishes part listings auto and truck dismantling yards across the country.
2017.05.08 08:54 AM

Fenix Parts Releases Third Quarter 2016 Results

Fenix Parts, Inc. announced third quarter 2016 results on March 28, 2017. The company reported consolidated net revenues of $32.5 million for third quarter of 2016, compared to $34.2 million in second quarter 2016 and $32.2 million on a combine pro forma basis in the third quarter of 2015.
2017.04.10 12:37 PM

IAA Launches Enhanced Vehicle Details Page

Insurance Auto Auctions, Inc. (IAA) has launched an enhanced Vehicle Details page on its website, IAAI.com. The newly enhanced page is aimed at streamlining customer access to the most relevant and important vehicle information. IAA is a business unit of KAR Auction Services and is a leading provider of vehicle liquidation, logistics, title processing and inventory sourcing for damaged, high mileage and lower value vehicles.
2017.04.10 12:37 PM

Indiana Auto Recyclers Receive Clean Yard Gold Level Award

Ray’s Auto Parts, Inc. in Amboy, Ind. has been received the Indiana Clean Yard-Gold Level award. Bruno Pigott, Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM), presented Michael Hierholzer, owner of Ray’s Auto Parts with the award in March.
2017.04.10 12:37 PM

CCC Releases 2017 Crash Course Report

CCC Information Services, Inc. recently released its 2017 Crash Course report. The report focuses on the trends and business drivers within the automotive collision industry. This year’s report, “It’s Happening,” examines the rapidly changing technology that is driving change for the consumer, vehicle, the insurer and the repairer. Crash Course is compiled using research and information from a wide range of sources and an aggregated set of data from CCC’s data warehouse, which includes approximately 180 million claims worth of information.
2017.04.10 12:37 PM

Classic Parts For Sale

If your classic vehicle isn’t quite ready to cruise into show season, don’t worry. PartsLocator.com has an online Classics Search that can help you find all the parts you need.
2017.04.10 12:37 PM

Celebrate Memorial Day With The Top Down

The 2017 summer unofficially kicks off on Memorial Day weekend, May 27 - 29, 2017 and car clubs from across the country will host events to celebrate. Whether you own a restored classic or are just an admirer of classic vehicles, there will most likely be a classic show and shine event planned somewhere near you. Here are just some of the shows scheduled, by region, for Memorial weekend 2017.
2017.04.10 12:37 PM
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Speedemissions Acquires Auto Recycling of Montgomery

Speedemissions, Inc. announced that it has closed an asset purchase agreement with Auto Recycling of Montgomery (ARM). The purchase includes the assets of ARM including land, buildings, equipment and inventory. ARM, an Alabama-based auto recycling facility, ceased operations in June 2014.

PAM’s Auto Earns NSF Distributor And Recycling Certifications

NSF International, a global organization with more than 70 years of independent product testing, auditing and certification expertise, has issued its first automotive recycler certification to PAM’s Auto, located in St. Cloud, Minn. PAM’s Auto met all requirements for NSF International automotive recycler certification including traceability, labeling and grading.

Cunningham Brothers Auto Parts Named A GM Supplier Of The Year

The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) announced that ARA member facility Cunningham Brothers Auto Parts, in Rustburg, Va. (www.cunningham-brothers.com), was recently named a GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors. The Cunningham family has been direct members of ARA for more than 25 years. This is the second time Cunningham Brothers has received the award.
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Plant A Tree For Earth Day

The organizers from the Earth Day Network (www.earthday.org) announced the theme for Earth Day 2016 is Trees For The Earth. The goal is to plant 7.8 billion trees, one tree for every person on the planet, by its 50th anniversary - which is in five years.

Feedback: CSI Reports Empower The Recycling Industry

The auto recycling business is transforming itself to better serve the collision repair industry and we are doing it with your help. Every quarter, each Gold Seal auto recycler submits a list of its top 75 customers for an independent survey by Customer Research Inc.

Automakers Celebrate Recycling Programs

It’s not just auto recyclers that tout the benefits of reduce, reuse, recycle … auto manufactures also understand the benefits of using recycled parts and recycling materials for their vehicles.
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Cover To Cover

Catching Up With 1996’s Cover Greg Freeman
Twenty years ago the country was plagued by partisan politics, President Clinton was in the White House, email was a new way to communicate and the Locator UpFront printed its very first issue.

Colorado Auto & Parts Featured On Jay Leno’s Garage

Colorado Auto & Parts’ Plymouth Air Radial Truck, or P.A.R.T., was recently featured on Jay Leno’s Garage, www.nbc.com/jay-lenos-garage, a web-based show featuring the former Tonight Show host.

OMAR WAHID

Locator UpFront's 2015 Boss of the Year
There’s nowhere to go but up for Omar Wahid. He is the president of Gray & White Used Parts Company, based in Carrollton, Ga., which just opened its fourth location in June 2015. In less than 20 years the company has quadrupled in size at a steady pace. His employees claim that success is because of how Omar runs the business.
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The Locator Magazine June 2017
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June 2017

In this issue ... TJM Capital Partners Invests in SAS Forks, PartsTrader Integrates with OnPart, New Data Showing High Value of Scrap Exports Revealed During World Trade Week and Florida Recyclers Plan 2017 Event

May 2017

In this issue ... URG Acquires Inventory Ecommerce System, ARA Paper Presented at Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress, Iowa Plans Summer Outing and Classic Issue Coming Soon.

April 2017

In this issue ... IAA Expands Branch Locations, LKQ Corporation Announces Leadership Transition And Upper Midwest Convention Planned For May.