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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

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
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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. 

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.

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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Catching Up With 1996’s Cover Greg Freeman
Twenty years ago the country was plagued by partisan politics, President Clinton was in the White House, email was a new way to communicate and the Locator UpFront printed its very first issue.

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.

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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Alter Trading Corporation Acquires Tenenbaum Recycling Group

Alter Trading Corporation announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase substantially all the assets of Tenenbaum Recycling Group (TRG), based in Little Rock, Ark. The acquisition brings together two scrap metal recycling companies that are each over 120 years old and have very similar cultures and histories of success. The addition of TRG's 10 locations, primarily in Arkansas, further expands Alter's geographic reach and increases its number of facilities to more than 70. Alter intends to continue to operate all of TRG's existing locations and to maintain their focus on safety, customer service, and quality.

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.

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.

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The Locator Magazine February 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.