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New Part Search at PartsLocator.com

The online parts search at PartsLocator.com just got an upgrade. Now, the search features a simple and straightforward design and e-commerce capabilities. The Locator’s new parts search is powered by PartCycle.com; that means it has access to the nearly two million parts PartCycle.com has in its inventory.
2017.07.07 02:29 PM

Supreme Court Rules on Patent Law

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that brands can’t use patent law to block the resale of their products. The decision was made on May 30, 2017.
2017.07.06 08:00 AM

Keep Workers Safe in Hot Weather

The summer heat can pose a danger to those to work outside. Paul D’Adamo, industry consultant and president of Recycling Growth in Cumberland, R.I., released information on how to care for workers in hot weather. He said if a worker is having a convulsion, it could be a sign of heat stroke, especially if the employee has been in the heat for a prolonged period of time. In 2014, 18 employees died from heat stroke and related causes.
2017.07.06 07:59 AM

ARA Responds to Media Coverage of Takata Air Bags

The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) has released a statement in response to the media coverage recycled air bags have received because of the Takata recall. ARA expressed concern over the reports local newscasts across the country have aired about reusing non-deployed original equipment manufacturer (OEM) airbags. ARA’s statement makes note how auto recyclers are trying to prevent recalled air bags from going any farther in the supply chain and tested, quality non-deployed air bags are still a viable repair option.
2017.07.06 07:59 AM

Self-Driving Cars Could Sink Collision Repair Revenue by 2030

According to a new report from the KPMG U.S. Manufacturing Institute Automotive Center (www.kpmg.com/us), original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) will see a substantial dent in their lucrative collision parts business as a result of self-driving cars. In fact, KPMG projects that OEM collision repair revenue, which was $5.6 billion in 2015, could drop to $2.7 billion by 2030 and dwindle to $1.4 billion by 2040.
2017.06.05 09:23 AM

Battery Recycling Expected to Reach $11.83 Billion by 2022

According to a report published by Research and Markets, a global marketing research firm, the the global battery recycling market is projected to reach $11.83 billion by 2022, growing 6.5 percent between 2017 and 2022. The report attributes the growth of this market to the growing output of spent batteries from the automotive and industrial sources.
2017.06.05 09:23 AM

Spend Your Tax Return On A Classic Car Investment Fit For The Whole Family

Recent trends in the classic car market have illustrated that returns on investments are better than ever with sales at the high end of the market offering up to a 500 percent ROI for smart investors. Trends are heating up at the entry level end of the market with more modest cars beginning to appreciate in value. Our experts have some suggestions as to how you can invest your tax money in something tangible that you can enjoy with your family for years to come - an entry-level classic car.
2017.06.05 09:23 AM

Classic Muscle Cars That Are Easy to Restore

Restoring a classic car or truck is a labor of love. And, just because you find your dream car, doesn’t mean it will be a dream to restore. Obtaining restoration parts for repairs can cost more than your classic will ever be worth. But, starting with certain classics can make the job easier.
2017.06.05 09:23 AM

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
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ARA Responds to Media Coverage of Takata Air Bags

The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) has released a statement in response to the media coverage recycled air bags have received because of the Takata recall. ARA expressed concern over the reports local newscasts across the country have aired about reusing non-deployed original equipment manufacturer (OEM) airbags. ARA’s statement makes note how auto recyclers are trying to prevent recalled air bags from going any farther in the supply chain and tested, quality non-deployed air bags are still a viable repair option.

Keep Workers Safe in Hot Weather

The summer heat can pose a danger to those to work outside. Paul D’Adamo, industry consultant and president of Recycling Growth in Cumberland, R.I., released information on how to care for workers in hot weather. He said if a worker is having a convulsion, it could be a sign of heat stroke, especially if the employee has been in the heat for a prolonged period of time. In 2014, 18 employees died from heat stroke and related causes.

Supreme Court Rules on Patent Law

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that brands can’t use patent law to block the resale of their products. The decision was made on May 30, 2017.
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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.

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Mark Duncan took the plunge into four-wheeling back in 1987, building his first jeep and heading out on an adventure like he’d never experienced before. It was a pivotal moment for Mark, who until then had just been selling Jeep parts. He finally understood what the fuss was all about. Now as president of J & W Auto Wreckers, Inc. in Antelope, Calif., he’s sharing his passion for Jeeps with his sons, Neil and Spencer, the third generation in this family business.

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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).
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Illinois Yard Keeps Rolling With Wheel Business
Can a company that’s been in business since the 1920s still survive in today’s industry? Bill Smith Auto Parts, Inc., which has been in business for 86 years, isn’t merely surviving in 2015. It’s thriving.

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.

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.

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The Locator Magazine August 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.

July 2017

In this issue ... Registration Opens for the 74th Annual ARA Convention and Exposition and Fenix Parts Announces Trading of Shares on Pink Sheets.

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