February 2013

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URG Partners With CCC Information Services

The United Recyclers Group (URG) and CCC Information Services, Inc. (CCC) have agreed to join forces. CCC ONE™ Estimating will implement a parts listing service using URG’s network of more than 400 auto recyclers. The new parts listing service provides CCC ONE Estimating customers with direct access to a comprehensive recycled auto parts inventory and creates opportunities for any auto recycler to present their parts and pricing to CCC customers, who write 10 million repairable estimates each year.

“CCC is making significant investments in its alternative parts solutions to improve the coverage and availability of insurance-quality parts for our estimating users,” said Jim Dickens, senior vice president for CCC. “URG has created a dynamic organization and a quality parts listing service that is open to all recyclers looking to present their parts information to auto repair professionals. The parts listing service opens access to all recyclers to provide parts information to CCC customers and is a great complement to our existing network of national, local and independent recycled parts suppliers.”

URG’s technology provides inventory and pricing data to CCC ONE Estimating, giving users access to recycled parts inventory and information as estimates are being written. This direct access eliminates the need for phone calls and reduces part backorders and delays which can slow cycle time. Auto recyclers do not need to be a member of URG to gain access to the new parts listing service.

“By entering into an agreement with CCC we’re providing auto recyclers access to CCC’s vast network of repairers and insurance claims adjusters, who look for quality parts all day, every day,” said Michelle Alexander, URG executive director. “We are impressed by CCC’s leadership and reputation as a trusted provider of data and technologies to the industry which will help recyclers become even more successful in presenting and selling their quality recycled parts.”

Added Greg Wilcox, owner, Midway Auto Parts: “The new parts listing service available within CCC ONE Estimating will provide us with a cost-effective way to present our parts inventory directly to a motivated audience of professional buyers. CCC has the largest network of repairers and insurance carrier customers so we’re very excited to be part of the program.”

Becoming a CCC recycled parts provider is free. To learn more about how to become a recycled parts provider, please visit www.ccc-one.com/parts.


URG Plans April 11 - 13 Show

The United Recyclers Group (URG) is also planning its 2013 Training Conference. The show, slated for April 11 - 13, will once again be held at the Inverness Hotel in Englewood, Colo. The conference features more than 50 training sessions, plus a vendor trade show.

Organizers have lined up a variety of sessions on management, sales, marketing and production, plus Car-Part.com / Checkmate and Pinnacle inventory management training sessions. Some of the session titles include: How to train employees and where to start, Setting up an eBay account and building a store, How to buy better turning cars, Relationship building without using the phone, and Increasing profits through the use of contests.

URG membership is not required to attend. Visit www.u-r-g.com for more information or call 888-874-3463.


GMARE Celebrates 20 Years

The Auto Recycling Industry Of Nebraska (ARIN) will celebrate 20 years of its Greater Midwest Automotive Recyclers Exhibition (GMARE) on March 21 - 23, 2013 at the Holiday Inn Midtown in Grand Island, Neb.

The industry event invites auto recyclers from Nebraska and neighboring states to attend. For more information, visit www.ari-ne.org.


Sellick Announces New Placements

Sellick Equipment Limited, manufacturer of rough terrain and truck mounted forklifts, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dave Bristow to the position of Eastern Region Sales Manager. With over 35 years of sales management experience in both material handling retail distribution and construction equipment manufacturing, Dave will be very instrumental to the continued growth of Sellick dealers and their market share.

Dave will take over for Colin Sellick who has been appointed to the newly created factory position of Process Systems Manager.

Sellick Equipment Limited is also pleased to announce the appointment of Dan Denny as Product Specialist, TMFL. Dan brings over 25 years of truck mounted forklift product design and field application to this expanding product line. Dan will be directly involved with major fleet accounts and Sellick dealers across North America.


GMARE & URG Association Ads On Sale

The Locator is selling association ads to coincide with the 2013 GMARE and URG shows. The ads cost $185 is inclusive of two ads, normally priced at $395.

Contact Cindy at 800-831-0820 to order yours for the March 2013 Locator Magazine.


March Deadlines

February 20, 2013: Listings for The Locator Magazine.
February 25, 2013: Display ads for The Locator Magazine.
February 28, 2013: The Locator Magazine goes to press.

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Recycled Parts Buying Trends

The Locator's commitment to buyers and sellers of recycled parts has been the driving force for the company for more than 50 years. For the past several months, the data has shows a clear trend for purchasing smaller, easy-to-install parts. Headlights, tail lamps and side view mirrors have been popular among buyers. But buyers also continue to purchase the larger, more expensive parts including engines and transmissions.

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