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PartCycle Endorsed By ARA Past President

PartCycle Technologies announced it has earned the endorsement from ARA’s 2015 - 2016 President, Mike Swift, owner of Swift’s Trails End Auto Recycling in Des Moines, Iowa, and one of the professional automotive recyclers that sells through www.PartCycle.com.
2017.11.06 07:10 PM

Team PRP Adds Two More Auto Recycling Facilities

Team PRP announced two more auto recycling facilities have been added to its nationwide network. ABC Auto Parts in Riverdale, Ill. (www.abcap.com) and Wayne Auto Salvage in Goldsboro, N.C. (www.wayneautosalvage.com) have been added to the network.
2017.11.06 07:09 PM

Mitchell Releases P&C Industry’s First Artificial Intelligence-Enabled Claim Review Solution

Mitchell has launched Mitchell WorkCenter™ Assisted Review, the first integrated workflow solution to leverage artificial intelligence for the estimate review process. By using visual computing to analyze photos, the solution uses machine-learning technology to help identify incorrect replace or repair decisions, helping insurance companies review more estimates in less time while refining estimating guidelines and consistency.
2017.11.06 07:09 PM

The New Takata? Kobe Steel Employees Falsify Aluminum Strength Reports

The Kobe Steel Group has announced that employees have been falsifying data over the past year relating to aluminum, copper and iron. The false reports stated these materials had more strength than they actually possessed.
2017.11.06 07:09 PM

ARA Plans 74th Annual Convention & Exposition

The Automotive Recyclers Association will hold its 74th Annual Convention and Exposition on November 1 - 4, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Dallas, Texas. The event will bring together auto recyclers and vendors from across the globe. It will feature new products and services, educational sessions and networking opportunities.
2017.10.08 07:32 PM

Plan Ahead For Winter Driving

The weather can change on a dime. One day it’s sunny and warm, the next rain and snow. That’s why it is never too early to prepare for winter driving. More than 116,000 Americans are injured and over 1,300 are killed on snowy, slushy or icy pavement every winter, according to SafeWinterRoads.org.
2017.10.08 07:32 PM

ISRI Adopts New Positions on Mercury Switch Program and Vehicle Seller Licensing

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) recently adopted a new policy position on the National Vehicle Mercury Switch Recovery Program (NVMSRP) in addition to a new position on vehicle seller licensing.
2017.10.08 07:32 PM

Butler’s Auto Recycling Offers Hurricane Tips

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma devastated parts of Texas and Florida, leaving damage that will take years to recover from. That’s why a Florida auto recycling facility wants to share some tips to weather severe storms.
2017.10.08 07:32 PM

Giving Back

Part Donations Help Iowa Student Vehicle Donation Program
Students at Northwest Iowa Community College’s two-year auto program are learning some valuable skills. Not only are they learning how to diagnose auto problems and repair both gas and diesel vehicles, they are also learning the importance of giving back to the community.
2017.10.06 09:18 AM

Hurricane Harvey Floods Half A Million Vehicles

Hurricane Harvey, a Category 4 storm, slammed Texas over the weekend of August 25 - 27. It has made landfall at least three times since, once as a hurricane and twice as a tropical storm. The storm dumped 47-inches of rain in some areas causing catastrophic flooding and billions of dollars in damage from Houston to the coast. It displaced more than 30,000 people and more than 30 have died.
2017.09.14 11:17 AM
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Team PRP Adds Two More Auto Recycling Facilities

Team PRP announced two more auto recycling facilities have been added to its nationwide network. ABC Auto Parts in Riverdale, Ill. (www.abcap.com) and Wayne Auto Salvage in Goldsboro, N.C. (www.wayneautosalvage.com) have been added to the network.

Mitchell Releases P&C Industry’s First Artificial Intelligence-Enabled Claim Review Solution

Mitchell has launched Mitchell WorkCenter™ Assisted Review, the first integrated workflow solution to leverage artificial intelligence for the estimate review process. By using visual computing to analyze photos, the solution uses machine-learning technology to help identify incorrect replace or repair decisions, helping insurance companies review more estimates in less time while refining estimating guidelines and consistency.

The New Takata? Kobe Steel Employees Falsify Aluminum Strength Reports

The Kobe Steel Group has announced that employees have been falsifying data over the past year relating to aluminum, copper and iron. The false reports stated these materials had more strength than they actually possessed.
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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.

Meet PartCycle

The Game-Changing Solution To Selling Your Parts Online
For over two years we’ve been interviewing professional recyclers, dismantlers, remanufacturers, software providers, professional mechanics, insurance claims adjustors and consumers to help us shape the future of buying and selling recycled and remanufactured auto parts. Today, we are incredibly excited to announce the launch of the PartCycle Marketplace (www.partcycle.com).

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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Honesty Pays

Whitey’s Wrecking Thrives For 57 Years
Whitey’s Wrecking, Inc. of Spokane, Wash., has operated under one simple motto for three generations: Honesty pays. Owner Dustin Koerper, grandson of company founder Marvin “Whitey” Koerper, remembers how his grandfather had that motto stamped onto the covers of matchbooks that he would hand out to customers.

BRANCHING OUT

Natchez Salvage & Parts Offers It All
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.

STAYING POWER

Shipman Auto Marks 80 Years In Business
In 1935, all 48 states were suffering the effects of the Great Depression. The United States had not yet entered World War II. And, the Brainerd Municipal Airport was still located on Henry Rosko’s airfield. This was also the year that Charley Shipman opened a used auto parts store in Brainerd, Minn., named Oak Street Auto Parts. In 80 years a lot has changed, but Charley Shipman’s store lives on.

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The Locator Magazine December 2017
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October 2017

In This Issue ... CIIA to Hold New Certification of Qualification Prep Courses

September 2017

In This Issue ... Flood Cars In The U.S. Jump 20% Since Last Year.

August 2017

In this issue ... New Part Search at PartsLocator.com, B&R Auto Wrecking Acquires California Auto Recycling Facility, PartCycle Announces New Artificial Intelligence Technology for Used Auto Part Shopping and Locator’s Directory Deadline Coming Soon.