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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.
2017.04.10 12:37 PM

IAA Launches Enhanced Vehicle Details Page

Insurance Auto Auctions, Inc. (IAA) has launched an enhanced Vehicle Details page on its website, IAAI.com. The newly enhanced page is aimed at streamlining customer access to the most relevant and important vehicle information. IAA is a business unit of KAR Auction Services and is a leading provider of vehicle liquidation, logistics, title processing and inventory sourcing for damaged, high mileage and lower value vehicles.
2017.04.10 12:37 PM

Indiana Auto Recyclers Receive Clean Yard Gold Level Award

Ray’s Auto Parts, Inc. in Amboy, Ind. has been received the Indiana Clean Yard-Gold Level award. Bruno Pigott, Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM), presented Michael Hierholzer, owner of Ray’s Auto Parts with the award in March.
2017.04.10 12:37 PM

CCC Releases 2017 Crash Course Report

CCC Information Services, Inc. recently released its 2017 Crash Course report. The report focuses on the trends and business drivers within the automotive collision industry. This year’s report, “It’s Happening,” examines the rapidly changing technology that is driving change for the consumer, vehicle, the insurer and the repairer. Crash Course is compiled using research and information from a wide range of sources and an aggregated set of data from CCC’s data warehouse, which includes approximately 180 million claims worth of information.
2017.04.10 12:37 PM

Classic Parts For Sale

If your classic vehicle isn’t quite ready to cruise into show season, don’t worry. PartsLocator.com has an online Classics Search that can help you find all the parts you need.
2017.04.10 12:37 PM

Celebrate Memorial Day With The Top Down

The 2017 summer unofficially kicks off on Memorial Day weekend, May 27 - 29, 2017 and car clubs from across the country will host events to celebrate. Whether you own a restored classic or are just an admirer of classic vehicles, there will most likely be a classic show and shine event planned somewhere near you. Here are just some of the shows scheduled, by region, for Memorial weekend 2017.
2017.04.10 12:37 PM

Going Up?

A Positive Outlook For Scrap And The Auto Recycling Industry
Twenty years ago the auto recycling industry was flourishing. Many auto recyclers grew successful businesses by selling used parts to local customers, adding self-service yards and scrapping vehicles. Then the Great Recession happened.
2017.04.04 07:49 AM

Farewell Little Trigger

The Locator Wishes Cindy VanAuken The Best On Her Retirement
It’s sad to say goodbye, even when you wish someone the best. Locator Sales Representative Cindy VanAuken will make her last sales call for The Locator this spring. Cindy will retire at the end of April 2017. The Locator wishes Cindy all the best with her retirement. She has been a dedicated and successful employee for nearly 15 years.
2017.04.04 07:45 AM

Perfect Pick

In the business of recycled parts, quality is relative.
Years ago I wrote about why parts are returned, and the benefits a more accurate parts ordering process would have for industry stakeholders. While quality was third out of the top five reasons for the overall return rate, it has come to our company’s attention that oftentimes the recycler decides a part is not up to standards and vetoes the sale without ever letting the customer weigh in.
2017.04.04 07:44 AM

Rare Vehicles Auction Set For July 2017

More than 700 rare and unique cars, trucks, motorcycles, tractors, buggies and more will be auctioned off in July in Norwalk, Ohio. The Ron Hackenberger Collection will be auctioned off July 14 -16, 2017. JF Marketing/Auction & Real Estate Services in Ohio and VanDerBrink Auctions, LLC, of Minnesota have been contracted to run the auction.
2017.03.06 12:46 PM
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CCC Releases 2017 Crash Course Report

CCC Information Services, Inc. recently released its 2017 Crash Course report. The report focuses on the trends and business drivers within the automotive collision industry. This year’s report, “It’s Happening,” examines the rapidly changing technology that is driving change for the consumer, vehicle, the insurer and the repairer. Crash Course is compiled using research and information from a wide range of sources and an aggregated set of data from CCC’s data warehouse, which includes approximately 180 million claims worth of information.

IAA Launches Enhanced Vehicle Details Page

Insurance Auto Auctions, Inc. (IAA) has launched an enhanced Vehicle Details page on its website, IAAI.com. The newly enhanced page is aimed at streamlining customer access to the most relevant and important vehicle information. IAA is a business unit of KAR Auction Services and is a leading provider of vehicle liquidation, logistics, title processing and inventory sourcing for damaged, high mileage and lower value vehicles.

Celebrate Memorial Day With The Top Down

The 2017 summer unofficially kicks off on Memorial Day weekend, May 27 - 29, 2017 and car clubs from across the country will host events to celebrate. Whether you own a restored classic or are just an admirer of classic vehicles, there will most likely be a classic show and shine event planned somewhere near you. Here are just some of the shows scheduled, by region, for Memorial weekend 2017.
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MoreBenefits of Used Parts

Save Money, Time & The Environment

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.

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.

One Awesome Machine

The Plymouth Air Radial Truck
The best ideas seem to just happen. Like, who would have planned to pair an automobile and an airplane and build something completely different? Gary Corns, of Colorado Auto & Parts in Englewood, Colo., that’s who. The thought came to him while he was digging through a local airplane salvage yard for a completely different project - customizing the company’s 1956 Ford Vanette. The van, used as a rolling billboard for the company, has a tricked out interior that looks like an airplane interior.
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Road Ready

Illinois Yard Keeps Rolling With Wheel Business
Can a company that’s been in business since the 1920s still survive in today’s industry? Bill Smith Auto Parts, Inc., which has been in business for 86 years, isn’t merely surviving in 2015. It’s thriving.

Second Chance

Mecca Auto Salvage Recovers From Devastating Fire
Late one night last January, Brian Frink received an ominous phone call from his auto recycling facility’s alarm company. Alarms had detected motion at Mecca Auto Salvage & Recycling, Inc. (www.meccasalvage.com), the company he manages in Rockville, Ind. He quickly called his father, Aaron Frink, who owns Mecca Auto Salvage & Recycling and lives close to the business. Aaron looked in the direction of the facility and saw flames.

One Awesome Machine

The Plymouth Air Radial Truck
The best ideas seem to just happen. Like, who would have planned to pair an automobile and an airplane and build something completely different? Gary Corns, of Colorado Auto & Parts in Englewood, Colo., that’s who. The thought came to him while he was digging through a local airplane salvage yard for a completely different project - customizing the company’s 1956 Ford Vanette. The van, used as a rolling billboard for the company, has a tricked out interior that looks like an airplane interior.
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The Locator Magazine May 2017
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May 2017

In this issue ... URG Acquires Inventory Ecommerce System, ARA Paper Presented at Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress, Iowa Plans Summer Outing and Classic Issue Coming Soon.

April 2017

In this issue ... IAA Expands Branch Locations, LKQ Corporation Announces Leadership Transition And Upper Midwest Convention Planned For May.

March 2017

In this issue ... Manheim Releases 2017 Used Car Market Report, Hollander Announces First Two Training Summits Of 2017, 9th Annual Road Show Planned and Locator’s Directory Ads Now On Sale.