February 2014




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IAA Expands Into Shreveport & Relocates Fargo Location

Insurance Auto Auctions, Inc. (IAA), a wholly-owned subsidiary of KAR Auction Services, Inc., announced it is opening a new branch in Shreveport, La. and the relocating its Fargo, N.D. branch to a brand new facility.

“IAA continues to expand in critical markets where there is demand and opportunity. The opening of our Shreveport branch and the relocation of our Fargo facility are logical, strategic steps for us in our development in these regions,” said John Kett, president, Insurance Auto Auctions, Inc. “We are excited to have a larger presence in Shreveport and Fargo, which provides buyers and sellers with an improved auction experience. We are also pleased to honor our company’s longstanding commitment to the environment as both facilities were constructed using recycled materials.”

IAA’s new live and live-online auction facility in Shreveport is located at 4836 McGee Road in nearby Greenwood, La. The facility is 24 acres with additional expansion possibilities. The 9,800-square-foot fully-functioning facility, which opened in December, gives IAA the additional capacity necessary to expand its footprint in the northwest corner of Louisiana, which has experienced significant growth. In addition, IAA used 100 percent recycled products in the construction of the facility, including recycled content for the base material and recycled asphalt for the surface of the facility.

The 7,500-square-foot, 20-acre Fargo facility is located at 4401 37th St. N in Fargo, N.D. This facility more than doubles IAA’s capacity from its previous site shared with sister company, ADESA to allow for continued growth in the market. The new facility was constructed using recycled asphalt millings for the surfacing and features an indoor vehicle inspection are which maintains IAA’s ability to provide excellent service to customers in seasonal weather. For more information, go to IAA’s branch Information page at www.iaai.com.


Scrap Metal Services Acquires Paul’s Auto Yards In Indiana & Michigan

Scrap Metal Services, LLC (SMS) announced it has acquired Paul’s Auto Yard, Inc. and Shafer’s Auto Yard, Inc., with operations in Northern Indiana and Southern Michigan, and created a new division, SMS Paul’s Auto Yard, LLC.

SMS Paul’s Auto Yard, LLC operates eight self-service auto recycling facilities with retail sales, where customers can select and remove auto parts needed from a large selection of used cars and trucks at each location. These yards also purchase ferrous and nonferrous scrap for recycling and allow SMS to expand its Midwest region’s geographic reach further into Northern Indiana and Southern Michigan, to better service its suppliers and customers. SMS Paul’s Auto Yard, LLC’s facilities are in South Bend, Gary, Westville, Lake Station, Elkhart and Demotte, Ind. and Coloma, Mich.

“This is a new retail service business for SMS, which allows our company to further diversify and strategically expand its recycling operations in the Midwest,” said Jeffry Gertler, CEO of SMS.

Paul Shafer, president of Paul’s Auto Yard, Inc. stated: “We are pleased to be able to join SMS at this time and look forward to continued growth of our auto parts and recycling business as an important new segment for SMS”


CFC Recycling Honored For Charitable Contributions

The Tullahoma News (www.tullahomanews.com) reported that CFC Recycling and Auto Salvage was presented with a plaque from the Partners for Healing organization for its contributions to the nonprofit healthcare clinic.

The newspaper stated that CFC Recycling, a family-owned, full-service scrap metal recycling and processing facility and self-service auto recycling facility in Tullahoma, Tenn. (www.cfcrecycling.net), gave more than $6,100 to the charity last year. The company donates $.50 of every $2 self-service yard entry fee to area nonprofits, including Partners for Healing, which provides health care to the working uninsured in the region.


PartsLocator.com Jumps In Web Traffic

Have you checked out PartsLocator.com recently? Our site has been getting more visits than ever before. We launched a redesigned website in October of 2012 and since that time our page views have more than doubled. In fact, since October 2012, our number of visitors has gone up 373 percent. What’s more is our mobile views have skyrocketed as well, going up 1,346 percent since October 2012. That’s why we’ve recently upgraded our website with even greater mobile efficiency.

Now, when you access our site, everything adjusts to fit cleanly on your mobile screen. There is no need to move the screen around to see everything on the webpage. This is a great advantage, especially to those who use our Parts Search and Industry Directory pages, our top two pages after the home page.

The new, upgraded site features all of the content that was displayed on the original site, just in an efficient, compartmentalized form. There’s also shortcut tabs at the top of the page for easy navigating.

Check out our upgraded site on your mobile device today.


March Deadlines

  • February 26, 2014: Listings for The Locator Magazine.

  • March 3, 2014: Display ads for The Locator Magazine.

  • March 6, 2014: The Locator Magazine goes to press.

 

 

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