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PGM Prices Fall but Markets Remain Tight as Covid-19 Hits Supply and Demand

The COVID-19 pandemic will hit PGM demand in 2020, with autocatalyst use expected to fall at least 15–20%. PGM supplies could fall by over 20%, due to South African mine shutdowns and recycling network disruption.
2020.06.04 06:45 AM

TrainUp.com Offers Free Online Training For All Business Professionals

TrainUp.com has launched a new online training portal loaded with free training content for business professionals to stay sharp and connected in response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) global pandemic.
2020.06.04 06:45 AM

1967 Morgan Plus Four Drop Head Coupe Finds a New Home at Genius Garage

The Genius Garage, a non-profit educational charity that provides engineering experience to college students, is the new home for a 1967 Morgan Plus Four Drop Head Coupe donated by a philanthropic and incredibly thoughtful family from Georgia.
2020.06.04 06:45 AM

ISRI Looks To Assess The Frequency and Causes of Fires at Scrap & Recycling Facilities

Fires at material recovery facilities are on the rise, with records set in July, August and September of 2019 for reported fires.Despite the recent increase in MRF fires, there is little data and evidence to explain how and why these fires spark.
2020.06.04 06:45 AM

Six Vehicle Warning Signs You Can Smell

Most vehicles start out with a "new car smell," but there are other specific odors that motorists should never ignore. Identifying these suspect smells early on can help car owners be car care aware and avoid the hassle and expense of an unexpected breakdown, says the Car Care Council.
2020.06.04 06:45 AM

Butler’s Auto Recycling Explains the Potential Effects of COVID-19 on Auto Recycling in the United States

Analysts within the automotive recycling industry are predicting that the industry could begin seeing a surge in demand for used auto parts. COVID-19 is continuing to impact the United States, making these very uncertain times for many businesses, including auto parts manufacturers.
2020.05.08 05:50 AM

Automotive Recyclers Association Launches COVID-19 Relief Fund

The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) announced that a relief fund has been established for professional automotive recyclers impacted by the COVID-19 virus. In large part this came about after ARA Associate Member company, Car-Part.com, announced that the company will pledge up to $30,000 to the fund.
2020.05.08 05:50 AM

UK Study Reveals Why The Amateur Mechanic May Become A Thing Of The Past

A significant number of car owners are incapable of identifying the most common and important parts of their car’s engine, a new report has revealed.
2020.04.09 06:45 AM

Recall Search Tool Flags Millions of Open Safety Recalls, Including Takata Airbags

More than 257 million vehicles have now been processed through a search tool aimed at creating greater consumer awareness of auto recalls. The Vehicle Recall Search Service (VRSS) has identified over 8 million vehicles on the road with an open recall, of which 1.7 million of them had an open Takata airbag recall.
2020.04.09 06:45 AM

Ecotrade Boosts Scrap Catalyst Recycling By Revolutionizing Industry With A Mobile App

Ecotrade Group, a leading recycler of scrap catalytic converters, has introduced a mobile app. The company's Eco Cat App is offering convenient access to the most updated market prices of scrap catalyst recycling.
2020.04.09 06:45 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.

Using Recycled Parts Is Not A Crime!

Lawsuit Against West Virginia Body Shop Dismissed
To state that a recycled auto part is essentially an aftermarket part is to not understand the industry whatsoever. A West Virginia judge agreed, dismissing a 2011 lawsuit that was based on the fact that recycled auto parts are the same as aftermarket parts, according to the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA).

ARA Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Program

7 Steps to Success
ARA’s new leadership program looks to connect seasoned veterans with the industry’s young talent to create a solid future. 
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Standridge Sisters At The Helm
There are 15 auto recycling facilities in Cleveland County, North Carolina. But Standridge Auto Parts in Shelby, N.C. stands out as something special. In a male-dominated industry, it’s a facility run by three women.

The Greene Team

G & R Auto Parts
It’s just a coincidence that the family that owns G & R Auto Parts has an environmentally friendly name. Consider that very appropriate - since the Greene family was “going green” at their Oklahoma City, Okla. recycling yard even before it was fashionable.

A Family Legacy

Friendliness Drives Business at Erie Auto Salvage
When the local high school needs a car as a prop for their school musical, they go to Erie Auto Salvage. When the local fire department needs a car to practice on, they head to Erie Auto. And when customers all over want a friendly face and a warm reception, they, too, turn to Erie Auto. This Colorado yard is known for its friendliness, community spirit and, importantly, having the right part.
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Social Media

Marketing Value For Small Businesses
It's okay if you were intimidated when you first heard the social marketing buzzwords poked, tagged, tweeted, liked and linked. While the terms are memorable, they do sound a bit illicit.

Team PRP Adds Two More Auto Recycling Facilities

Team PRP announced two more auto recycling facilities have been added to its nationwide network. ABC Auto Parts in Riverdale, Ill. (www.abcap.com) and Wayne Auto Salvage in Goldsboro, N.C. (www.wayneautosalvage.com) have been added to the network.

Meet PartCycle

The Game-Changing Solution To Selling Your Parts Online
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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The Locator Magazine July 2020
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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.