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NAFTA Updated Agreement Looks To Benefit Automakers

President Trump’s new NAFTA agreement could push automakers to buy parts from U.S. companies and build more vehicles in the United States
2018.10.05 07:38 AM

Nationwide’s Venture Partnership With Nexar Helps Create Safer Roadways

Nationwide is partnering with Nexar, a mobility startup focused on promoting safer driving, as part of a plan to deploy $100 million of venture capital in customer-centric solutions.
2018.10.05 07:38 AM

Marty Hollingshead Joins ARA Executive Committee

Marty Hollingshead is the newest ARA Executive Committee Member. The president of Northlake Auto Recyclers in Hammond, Ind. is association’s nominee for ARA secretary for 2018 - 2019.
2018.10.05 07:38 AM

Let’s Talk Recalls: Corporate Responsibility And You

Paul D’Adamo and Katie Stark with Rebuilders Auto Supply discuss how part recalls are the responsibility of absolutely everyone involved in the ELV chain.
2018.09.24 01:36 PM

15 Minutes With ARA President Jonathan Morrow

Jonathan Morrow may be the youngest ARA president ever, but he’s packed a lot of experience in his 35 years and is ready to lead.
2018.09.24 01:36 PM

CCC Rolls Out CCC OEM Care

CCC Information Services Inc. (CCC) announced the availability of CCC™ OEM Care, a suite of solutions that support OEM certification programs and enable collision repairers, insurers and auto manufacturers to collaborate on safe, quality repairs.
2018.08.30 01:01 PM

ISRI Successfully Gains EPA Clarification on Recycling of Automobiles with Airbags

Since the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a memo in June 2017 regarding the regulatory status of recalled Takata airbags stored in warehouses, there has been a great deal of concern in the recycling industry as to whether not airbags were considered hazardous materials. Auto recyclers, shredder operators, and other airbag stakeholders were left with a number of regulatory questions about both Takata and non-Takata airbags that still remained in vehicles destined for recycling.
2018.08.30 01:01 PM

Alter Trading Corporation Acquires Tenenbaum Recycling Group

Alter Trading Corporation announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase substantially all the assets of Tenenbaum Recycling Group (TRG), based in Little Rock, Ark. The acquisition brings together two scrap metal recycling companies that are each over 120 years old and have very similar cultures and histories of success. The addition of TRG's 10 locations, primarily in Arkansas, further expands Alter's geographic reach and increases its number of facilities to more than 70. Alter intends to continue to operate all of TRG's existing locations and to maintain their focus on safety, customer service, and quality.
2018.08.30 01:01 PM

ARA and ARC Sent Joint Letter on Import of Automobiles and Parts

The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) and the Automotive Recyclers of Canada (ARC) submitted a joint letter to the U.S. Department of Commerce on July 13, 2018 regarding the Federal Government’s national security investigation of imports of automobiles and automobile parts. The joint letter expressed concerns with potential unintended consequences on the automotive parts industry that far exceed any relevance to the issue of national security.
2018.08.30 01:01 PM

Action Auto Parts Reopens After Tornado Damage

On July 19, 2018 a tornado ripped through Marshalltown, Iowa, destroying homes and businesses in its path, including Action Auto Parts. The Iowa Automotive Recyclers (IAR) association shared news from Action Auto Parts Owner David Hesmer that he is working with what he has to continue to keep the doors open.
2018.08.02 09:22 AM
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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.

Classic Parts Locator

A New Way To Search For Classic Parts And Cars
The classic vehicle restoration marketplace is the biggest it has ever been. According to Money.CNN.com, auction sales of collector cars passed $1 billion in 2013. Owners are also spending big money to restore and / or upkeep their vehicles. SecondChanceGarage.com stated owners spend nearly $1.9 billion a year on classic vehicle restorations.

ROUND TABLE

Sharing A World of Ideas On Recycling
Green parts marketing. International vehicle-processing standards. Worldwide definitions for "auto recycler." End-Of-Life Vehicles (ELVs). The benefits of product reuse. These were some of the major topics discussed at the 2010 International Roundtable on Auto Recycling (IRT).
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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.

Action Auto Parts Reopens After Tornado Damage

On July 19, 2018 a tornado ripped through Marshalltown, Iowa, destroying homes and businesses in its path, including Action Auto Parts. The Iowa Automotive Recyclers (IAR) association shared news from Action Auto Parts Owner David Hesmer that he is working with what he has to continue to keep the doors open.

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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15 Minutes With ARA President Jonathan Morrow

Jonathan Morrow may be the youngest ARA president ever, but he’s packed a lot of experience in his 35 years and is ready to lead.

S3 Software Solutions

As a consultant to a family auto recycling business, Dimitri Gerontis was unable to find comprehensive software that addressed needs of the self-service facility. Gerontis knew there had to be a better way.

Say Goodbye To These Vehicles After 2015

A list of brand new vehicles is published each January as automakers ready for the New Year with hopes of new sales. But as new vehicles are unveiled, there are always old models that are discontinued. Automakers discontinue vehicles for a variety of reasons, sometimes an engine stops being produced, thus negating the model, other times manufacturers want to streamline, or there’s a change in ownership and, of course, some models just don’t sell. Insider Car News (www.insidercarnews.com) recently published a list of 10 models that won’t be manufactured after 2015.

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The Locator Magazine November 2018
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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.