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City Issues Moratorium On New Yards
No new salvage yards will be allowed in the city of Detroit, Michigan, for one year—and reputable automotive recyclers say that’s a good thing.
2019.03.20 04:44 PM

DOE Launches Its First Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling R&D Center: ReCell

The use of lithium-ion batteries has surged in recent years, starting with electronics and expanding into many applications, including the growing electric and hybrid vehicle industry.
2019.02.28 07:20 AM

Online Parts Sales to Break $12B in 2019

Online auto parts and accessory sales in 2019 will be over $12 billion in the U.S. and nearly US $16 billion for North America.
2019.02.28 07:20 AM

CCC Introduces World’s First End-to-End Connected Safety Experience

Volvo Car USA will be the first automaker to leverage CCC® Accident Advisor to help keep drivers safe, informed, and in control in the minutes following an auto accident.
2019.01.30 03:53 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.
2019.01.03 10:13 AM

New Vehicle Technologies Double Repair Bills for Minor Collisions

AAA finds safety systems can add an extra $3,000 in repair costs.
New Vehicle Technologies Increase Repair Costs - Even for minor incidents, repair bills could be doubled for collisions.
2019.01.03 10:13 AM

Tax Laws: Changes May Affect Your Business

New legislation regarding tax laws affects nearly every business. Make sure you understand the new obligations.
2018.12.27 08:46 AM

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
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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.

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Buy Recycled Auto Parts
The Locator Magazine has helped auto recyclers sell used auto and truck parts since 1957. The Locator believes in this industry - which generates $22 billion in sales per year, according to the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) - and is a strong proponent of the use of recycled auto parts in as many collision and mechanical repairs as possible. It’s an easy decision to make. Recycled auto parts save money, time and are an environmentally-sound purchase.

Top Parts Searched At PartsLocator.com

Are you buying recycled auto parts? Using recycled auto parts saves both money and resources. Many recycled auto parts, like engines, are typically 50 percent less than new OEM parts and as a repair alternative, fewer resources are used to manufacture new parts. The auto recyclers featured in the PartsLocator.com’s Part Search stock quality, graded recycled auto parts.
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The Low Down On INCARES
One of the most important things to remember about INCARES is that it is for ALL Indiana recyclers that are devoted to doing it right. It is not only for big facilities with shiny fences and new crushers.


Lentini Auto Salvage Speeds To Success
When the cars line up at the New Egypt Speedway on a Saturday night, chances are that Darryl Carman and a few of his family members are there. As president of Lentini Auto Salvage in Ringoes, N.J., he might be cheering on the racecar his company has sponsored. Or he might be watching one of his kids compete. He might even be driving himself. In fact, racing is as much a part of the Carman family legacy as is the family business, and that’s not a bad thing, according to Carman.

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.
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Doug's Auto Recyclers

When Doug and Kim Gray moved from Detroit, Mich. to Coldwater, Mich. in 1983, they intended to purchase auto parts for a new body shop business. But the parts they collected served a different purpose than the couple originally imagined.

One Millionth Jeep Wrangler Rolls Off Assembly Line

The Jeep Wrangler is one of the most iconic vehicles in the world and on May 17, 2013 the one-millionth JK model rolled off the assembly line at Chrysler Group’s Toledo (Ohio) Assembly Complex. Chrysler executives, plant employees, UAW representatives and supplier partners gathered at the end of the line to mark the occasion.

Butler’s Auto Recycling Opens Second Location

Butler’s Auto Recycling, www.butlerautorecycling.com, in Pensacola, Fla., has opened a new location in Milton, Fla. in response to customer desire, according to the company. Butler’s Auto Recycling now serves the Pensacola and Milton areas, plus the Mobile, Ala. Area.

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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.