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Bullitt Mustang Hero Car to be Auctioned at Kissimmee 2020

After more than 40 years spent so well hidden that most believed it had been destroyed, the hero car from the Warner Bros. movie “Bullitt” reemerged in January 2018 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and it’s now slated to cross the Mecum auction block at the world’s largest collector car auction this coming January in Kissimmee, Florida.
2019.10.06 08:41 PM

Four Ways To Make The Most Out Of Your Smart Garage

For do-it-yourselfers and automotive hobbyists, a smart garage can help keep your vehicles, tools and parts safe and secure. Here are four ways to make the most out of your garage.
2019.10.06 08:41 PM

Survey Highlights Small Employers Expectations, Willingness to Train Employees

Over two-thirds of small business employers found it more difficult recruiting and hiring candidates for the most-skilled position in the last two years than in the prior two years and consequently invest significant time and resources in training and improving the skills of their employees.
2019.10.06 08:41 PM

Top 5 Trend-Setting Vehicles

Every year the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) recognizes the most accessory-friendly vehicles during the annual trade-only SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. SEMA Show exhibitors, who make the products and accessories for today's popular models, vote to honor the vehicle platforms they believe are best for accessorizing.
2019.10.06 08:41 PM

Vehicle Satisfaction Awards: Nissan Has Most Winning Vehicles; Lincoln and Ram Top Brands

AutoPacific announced the 2019 Vehicle Satisfaction Award (VSA) winners. For the third year in a row, Nissan has the most winning vehicles, this year with six wins: Maxima, Altima, Armada, Murano and Rogue for Nissan and Q60 for Infiniti.
2019.10.06 08:41 PM

GOLD LEVEL

60-Year-Old Yard Wins Top Award
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.
2019.09.24 08:45 AM

CRAZY BUILD

Ice Rod Rita Promotes Auto Recycling
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.’
2019.09.24 08:45 AM

LOCKED OUT

Ransomware Hits The Auto Recycling Industry
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.
2019.09.24 07:36 AM

AIRBAG SAFETY

Ohio Company Offers Innovative Recycling Solution
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.
2019.09.24 07:36 AM

SafeAirbags.com and Morgan Freeman Urge You to Check Your Airbags

SafeAirbags.com, an organization notifying consumers of the need to repair the millions of recalled Takata airbags that remain on the road in the U.S., launched a national broadcast consumer awareness campaign featuring Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman.
2019.09.03 11:27 AM
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ELV Win

Depollution Now Law In Canada
Auto recyclers in Ontario, Canada have reached a milestone that has been years in the making. As of March 31, 2016, failure to depollute a vehicle before it is crushed is illegal.

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.

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.
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Morgan Highway Auto Parts Serves Customers Near And Far
When Bob Fiegleman graduated with a business degree from Penn State, he had dreams of turning his passion for fun and laughter into a career as a comedian and writer. Instead, he founded Morgan Highway Auto Parts in Scranton, Pa. Would things have worked out differently if Bob’s dad had been in the entertainment business rather than the scrap business? Who knows? Thankfully the people of Scranton, as well as anyone with access to a phone or the Internet, can do business with Bob when they need to buy used auto parts and vehicles. And, if a customer is lucky enough to speak with Bob on the phone, they’re sure to get a couple of laughs too.

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.

Harper's Salvage

Proud To Be 4th Generation
It was a picturesque lake and plenty of family memories that sold Jody and Zara Harper on Wisconsin Dells, Wis. Not only did they enjoy visiting there, the couple decided it was ideal for the newest location of their family business, Harper’s Salvage, Sales & Service. Now they’re firmly entrenched in a successful enterprise that’s in a neighboring state from the original location.
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Snapshot of the Collision Repair Industry Available

Over 675 collision repair businesses responded to the survey, representing over 4,500 technicians. The survey provides unique insights on industry trends such as average age, incomes, entry-level worker task expectations, and more going back more than two decades.

CLASSICALLY GREEN

East West Auto Parts Has Been Green For 25 Years
Being green isn’t a fad for Ken Freeman, owner of East West Auto Parts, Inc. in Tulsa, Okla., it’s a lifestyle. So when Freeman decided to build an auto recycling facility from the ground up, he knew he wanted it to be efficient, use recycled materials and have a minimal impact on the environment surrounding it.

IRT 2013

The International Roundtable On Auto Recycling Makes It Way Back To The U.S.
The International Roundtable on Auto Recycling (IRT) gives auto recyclers from around the world to come together to discuss industry topics, best practices and exchange national information. Held roughly every 18 months, this year’s event - the seventh held - takes place in conjunction with the ARA Annual Convention & Trade Show in Phoenix, Ariz. (www.ARAExpo.com) on November 10 - 12, 2013.

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The Locator Magazine November 2019
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In This Issue ... CIIA to Hold New Certification of Qualification Prep Courses

September 2017

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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.