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Small Business Checklist for Tax-Time Technology

Tackle Tax Stress: Tips to make technology work for you at tax time.
2018.12.06 07:05 AM

The Stats Are In: Credit Card Fraud is Down 75 Percent Because Of Chip Technology

Chip Technology Hits the Mark: Credit card fraud is down 75 percent with the new technology.
2018.12.06 07:05 AM

Extreme Makeover: Nordstrom’s “Next Generation”

There’s excitement in the air these days at Nordstrom’s Automotive, Inc. in Garretson, S.D. The nearly 50-year-old auto recycling business recently unveiled a multimillion dollar facelift five years in the making and the results are - in a word - life-changing.
2018.12.06 07:04 AM

US DOT Releases Guidance For Automated Vehicles

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has released new federal guidance for automated vehicles, advancing its commitment to supporting the safe integration of automation into the broad multimodal surface transportation system.
2018.11.05 10:05 AM

Oregon Governor Proposes Tax Credits For Recycling Engines

Oregon’s governor wants to offer tax credits for recycling diesel engines so the state’s truckers can buy new, cleaner, more efficient engines.
2018.11.05 10:05 AM

General Motors Calls for National Zero Emissions Vehicle (NZEV) Program

General Motors proposed the establishment of a National Zero Emissions Vehicle (NZEV) program for cars and trucks, model years 2021 – 2026, for all 50 states
2018.11.05 10:05 AM

Toyota Joins Check To Protect Recall Campaign

Toyota Motor North America has joined the National Safety Council’s Check To Protect campaign, which seeks to reduce the number of vehicles with open recalls.
2018.11.05 10:05 AM

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
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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.

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.

Recycled Parts Installation

Know What To Expect
As an ASE certified master technician and CEO of CarInspector.US, Inc., each and every day I review mechanical claims for auto recyclers and extended warranty companies. In reviewing those claims, it is clear that there are several issues which cause mechanical parts failures that can easily be avoided.
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135 Auto

Family Drives The Business
With just six cars on opening day, and 35 acres of land, Stanley Kingsley had a lot of ground to cover. It would take a little while, but with hard work, perseverance and a family that stood behind him - and ultimately staffed the business - 135 Auto in Mauckport, Ind. would grow to be a family legacy. Today, it’s one of the largest auto recycling yards in Indiana and involves three generations.

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PAM's Auto Earns High Honors
PAM's Auto, Inc. in St. Cloud, Minn. can now say it holds company with Microsoft, 3M Co., General Mills and the Mayo Clinic. That's because all four of these companies made the Minneapolis / St. Paul Star Tribune's 2011 Top 100 Workplaces in Minnesota (StarTribune.com/topworkplaces2011). The Star Tribune published the annual list in the June 19, 2011 edition. PAM's Auto was ranked 24th in the list's small business category.

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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Most Influential General Manager

John's Auto Parts in Blaine, Minn. was named one of the 2010 top workplaces in the Twin Cities metro area. Chief operating officer Mark Hortman is a big reason for the company's success.


Eight Phrases Every Customer Wants to Hear
Americans are willing to spend more money with companies they believe offer excellent customer service as the U.S. economy strengthens. That's according to a survey conducted by American Express. But surprisingly, the same survey found consumers aren't finding the level customer service they expect. Six in 10 Americans believe businesses haven't increased their focus on providing good customer service and 26 percent of this group thinks companies pay less attention to customer service.

Steck Introduces The Super Easy Wedge

A Safe Way To Unlock Doors
Many of today’s new vehicles may require additional pressure and surface area to spread the force along the door when performing unlocks. New vehicles are being built with sturdier window frames that may require additional pressure when unlocking the vehicle. Larger vehicles have larger doors which also may require additional pressure when performing unlocks.

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The Locator Magazine January 2019
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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.