April 2013

April 2013: In this issue ...

ARA Starts Its Own Salvage Pool

The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) has announced it has started its own salvage pool, exclusively for auto recyclers.

The new service is called ARADirect, which is a subsidiary of ARA Product Services, LLC.

ARA partnered with Alteso Group (www.alteso.com) to run the salvage pool. The association announced that ARADirect provides ARA members and ARA-affiliated state association members multiple options within the platform to address opportunities with various insurance companies, wholesalers, fleets, franchise dealers and others in a manner that significantly changes the means by which members’ vehicle acquisition demands can be met.

There is no cost to for auto recyclers to sign up. Membership on the site is for professionals within the automotive recycling industry.

For more information contact info@aradirect.net.

LKQ Partners With CCC ONE

CCC Information Services and LKQ Corporation announced a partnership that will provide CCC ONE users the ability to search LKQ’s aftermarket parts inventory.

Users of CCC ONE Estimating for Insurance will be able to search the database by part type, availability, price and ship date. The announcement advances the existing relationship between the two companies.

“LKQ has worked with CCC for many years, providing users of CCC’s software with important parts information to complete estimates in a timely manner,” said Terry Fortner, Vice President, Industry Relations and Market Development for LKQ. “This announcement is a continuation of our long-standing relationship, but also marks the first step in the next phase of our work together, which will bring deeper integration between our two systems and even greater precision in parts search-ability and sourcing for CCC customers.”

According to Jim Dickens, Executive Vice President for CCC, “CCC is making significant investments in developing and delivering parts solutions for our customers. This announcement is an important milestone as CCC ONE Estimating for Insurance now includes rules-based search functionality to deliver parts information that most closely aligns with the repair at hand, including price criteria, adherence to carrier guidelines and desired delivery times. We’re excited to continue our work with LKQ and look forward to future advancements in this area.”

Airway Auto Parts Re-Opens Self-Service Yard

Airway Auto Parts & Recycling (www.airwayautoparts.com) in Battle Creek, Mich., released a statement that it has re-opened its U Pull – U Save doors after closing them in 2011.

 The company said it will continue to feature quality OEM used auto parts for cars, trucks, vans and SUVs for both foreign and domestic vehicles.

 The new yard is twice the size with space for double the amount of vehicles. Car hoisting services are available upon request for removal of larger parts from the undersides of vehicles. The new self-service facility also features a lifetime warranty on all parts and extended hours.

Airway Auto Parts & Recycling is an authorized affiliate of the Green Vehicle Disposal ecofriendly auto-recycler network.

GO Auto Recycling Plans Expansion

GO Auto Recycling, based in Jacksonville, Fla. and co-owned by Brian Shell and Jason Finley, plans to open a self-service operation called GO Pull-It on West Jacksonville property recently acquired by Mervis Industries Inc.

The Jacksonville Daily Record reported that the $4.5 million project, including the cost of land, is expected to result in 12 - 15 jobs and will open in July or August. Shell and Finley have owned their full-service facility since 2009.

Shell and Finley said they employ 30 people at their full-service location. The expansion boosts employment to more than 40 jobs.

The GO Pull-It will be the first phase of development on the 50-acre site. The initial expansion will take 20 acres. They said site work is under way.

Jerry Brown’s Auto Parts Featured In Local Media

Jerry Brown’s Auto Parts Center, Inc., in Queensbury, N.Y., was featured in the Post-Star (www.poststar.com) last month as part of the publication’s regular series on local businesses.

The article described how Jerry Brown’s Auto Parts Center buys, recycles and removes hazardous materials, like mercury switches, batteries and antifreeze, from salvaged vehicles. Rob Rainwater, general manager, explained how the business is an auto recycling facility, not a junkyard.

Congratulations to Jerry Brown’s Auto Parts Center (www.jbap.com) on the good press!

ACDC Holds An “Up Your Voltage” Class

The Automotive Career Development Center (ACDC) is holding an “Up Your Voltage!” class in Seekonk, Mass. on May 1 – 7, 2013.

This is ADCD’s 32nd “Up Your Voltage!” class. The six-day class covers HEV and EV training on the Chevrolet Volt, Toyota Prius, Honda Fit EV and Accord PHEV and Nissan Leaf.

Instructor Craig Van Batenburg’s 2013 “Understanding Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Service And Technology” book is included with the class. Call 800-939-7909 to get a seat.

May Deadlines

April 24, 2013: Listings for The Locator Magazine.
April 29, 2013: Display ads for The Locator Magazine.
May 2, 2013: The Locator Magazine goes to press.

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