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Cox Automotive Presents Leader in Sustainability Award to Planet Subaru

Planet Subaru has the first Subaru showroom in the world powered entirely by the sun. The property includes a certified wildlife habitat and a nature preserve with a walking trail. This dealership saves electricity by using solar-powered LED lighting, and recycles oil filters, preventing 350 gallons of oil from entering ecosystem annually.
2020.03.16 07:33 AM

2020’s Best & Worst States to Drive In

Congestion cost U.S. drivers $87 billion in 2018, as well as an average of 97 hours of their time. The U.S. also has three out of the world’s 25 worst cities for traffic, and 18 of the worst 25 in North America. Find out which states rank highest and lowest for overall driving experiences.
2020.03.16 07:33 AM

Small Businesses with Diverse Workforces Perform Better Financially; Make Better Decisions

Small businesses with a diverse workforce are more innovative and financially successful, according to data gathered by SCORE, the nation's largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors. Data shows that businesses with more diverse management have 19% higher revenue and are more likely to outperform non-diverse businesses.
2020.03.16 07:33 AM

Forecasts & Trends Report Available for Vehicle Auction Market to 2023

Healthy growth is expected for the vehicle auction market through 2023. Those findings are included in "The US Vehicle Auction Market: Size, Trends & Forecasts (2019-2023)" report which is available now from ResearchAndMarket.com and includes the analysis of the vehicle auction market in the US in terms of value, volume and segments.
2020.03.16 07:33 AM

Edmunds Unveils Their Top-Rated Cars of 2020

The car shopping experts at Edmunds have announced the winners of its 2020 Top Rated Awards including the Honda Accord, Mercedes A-Class, Ram 1500 and Tesla Model 3, among others.
2020.03.16 07:33 AM

Junk Car Prices May Increase as Auto Accident Rates Decline due to Safety Technology Innovations

Self-Driving cars and new automotive technologies lower accident rates by 43 percent and impact popularity of auto salvage--possibly resulting in higher rates for buyers at Rusty's Auto Salvage.
2020.03.16 07:33 AM

Top-10 List of Classic Cars (And One Motorcycle) To Put On Your 2020 Wish List

Hagerty magazine's annual Bull Market list of the enthusiast vehicles rising fastest in value and popularity resembles a "'90s high schooler's wish list," reflecting the powerful influence of younger generations on the classic car hobby, according to Larry Webster, the magazine's editor-in-chief.
2020.03.16 07:33 AM

ARA President, Chad Counselman Steps Down to Join All Auto Recalls

The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) has announced that professional automotive recycler and current ARA President, Chad Counselman, will step down from his leadership position on the ARA Executive Committee effective February 10, 2020.
2020.02.22 11:31 AM

Self-Driving Truck Startup Kodiak Robotics Begins First Freight Deliveries

Kodiak Robotics, Inc., a startup developing self-driving technology to revolutionize long-haul trucking, announced it has started making its first commercial deliveries with a safety driver behind the wheel. Kodiak achieved this milestone just 16 months after the company was formed.
2020.02.19 03:06 PM

Toyota to Build Prototype City of the Future

Toyota revealed plans to build a prototype "city" of the future on a 175-acre site at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan. Called the Woven City, it will be a fully connected ecosystem powered by hydrogen fuel cells.
2020.02.19 03:06 PM
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Family And The Golden Rule
The Snyder family has taken a modest auto recycling business in Holland, Texas, and turned it into a family enterprise which includes Wrench-a-Part locations in Austin, Belton, Holland, Lubbock, and most recently, San Antonio. They also own Phoenix Auto Group, a used car business based in Belton. The original full-service yard, Snyder’s Certified Auto and Truck Parts, in Holland serves as the hub of the operation.

Automakers Celebrate Recycling Programs

It’s not just auto recyclers that tout the benefits of reduce, reuse, recycle … auto manufactures also understand the benefits of using recycled parts and recycling materials for their vehicles.

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.
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Late Model Auto Parts Values Employees
Brothers Steve and Mike Shaver started their company with a simple philosophy - they wanted to “fight for their right” to improve the auto recycling industry, beat the competition - and have a good time doing it.

B & R Auto Wrecking Switching To CCC Pinnacle

B&R Auto Wrecking is the largest family-owned auto recycler in the United States with more than 17 locations. The salvage yard is making the switch to CCC Pinnacle.

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.
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Midwest Collision Center Replaces Place Every Light With LED Lights

Midwest Collision Center Inc., located in Kalamazoo, Mich., announced a major “green initiative” to replace its fluorescent lighting with LED lighting from Green Universal Solutions Co. (GUSCO). Midwest Collision Center is the first automotive body repair center in Michigan to make the change to replace every light with LED lighting.

Saturday Mail Delivery Cancelled

U.S. residents can skip checking the mail on Saturdays beginning in early August. The United States Postal Service (USPS) announced plans to transition to a new delivery schedule during the week of Aug. 5, 2013. The USPS will still deliver packages Monday through Saturday, but mail delivery has been cut to just Monday through Friday. The Postal Service expects to generate cost savings of approximately $2 billion annually, once the plan is fully implemented.

GM To Move Cadillac Headquarters To New York

General Motors (GM) reported it plans to move its luxury branch out of Detroit and into New York. It was also reported that Cadillac will be operated as a separate business from GM. The move will take Cadillac to the trendy SoHo area of New York City in 2015.

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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.