July 2014




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David Gold Nominated As The New ARA Secretary

Congratulations to David Gold. The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) announced that Gold was nominated as the new secretary of the Executive Committee. The decision was made at the June 18 ARA Board of Directors’ meeting in Washington, D.C. The board will vote to confirm the nomination at the 71st annual Convention & Exposition in Nashville, Tenn. this fall.

“David Gold has been on the Nominating Committee's list of possible candidates to serve on the ARA Executive Committee for many years,” said ARA Past President and Chair of the Nominating Committee, Chris Wright. “We are very pleased that David has accepted the nomination and is ready for the role and responsibilities that come with serving on the Executive Committee.”

Gold is the co-owner, along with his father Ken Gold, of Standard Auto Wreckers, headquartered in Toronto, Canada but with locations in Ottawa, Ontario, Port Hope, Ontario and Niagara Falls, N.Y. He is a member of ARA, including as a committee chair, and a member of the Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association and the Automotive Recyclers of Canada.

“I have had the pleasure of working with Dave on many recycling issues over the years,” said ARA President, Ed MacDonald. “His talents, coupled with his profound knowledge of, and commitment to this industry will be decided asset for our association and the membership of ARA.”


Fox Auto Parts Opens Self-Service Facility

Fox Auto Parts, in Belleville, Mich., has opened a self-service facility, Fox Auto U-Pull (Foxautoupull.com). The company had a grand opening celebration on June 21, 2014.

The grand opening celebration featured food and customer appreciation events, including a raffle to win an Artic Car four-wheeler and a look at the company’s sponsored drag racing car.

Fox Auto Parts has been in business since 1973 and is a member of the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA), Automotive Recyclers of Michigan (ARM), Team PRP and the United Recyclers Association (URG). It services the greater Metro Detroit area.


South Carolina Recycler Named Economic Ambassador Of The Year

Joe Rich, the owner of Sunshine Auto Salvage in Orangeburg, S.C. was named Orangeburg County Economic Ambassador of the Year.

Sunshine Auto Salvage (www.sunshineautosalvage.com) is a self-service yard with nearly 2,400 vehicles. Rich is also the CEO and founder of Sunshine Recycling & Aggregate, Inc., also in Orangeburg, S.C., a scrap processing facility. The facility opened in 1996 and offers mobile car crushing services.

“Congratulations to Joe Rich for being named the Ambassador of the Year for Orangeburg County,” said Gregg Robinson, executive director Orangeburg County Development Commission. “Joe Rich and Sunshine Recycling & Aggregate are well deserving of the honor. Joe is an example to follow for future entrepreneurs. He started his company from the ground up with hard work, dedication and fortitude. He has never forgotten why he is successful and that is the local workforce and the Orangeburg County community.”


Insurance Auto Auctions Expands Into Denver

Insurance Auto Auctions, Inc. (IAA), a business unit of KAR Auction Services announced it is opening a new branch, Denver East, in Commerce City, Colo.

“IAA is committed to giving our customers the highest level of customer service and the easiest options at auction - whether buying or selling vehicles,” said John Kett, CEO and president, IAA. “We have experienced strong growth in Denver and we are pleased to demonstrate our commitment to the local community with a new environmentally friendly facility in Commerce City. We continue to hold the largest footprint in our industry, with more than 165 locations in North America and growing.”

The new facility is located at 8510 Brighton Road in Commerce City, Colo. and increases IAA’s capacity in the Denver market to 60-plus acres. The facility was constructed to include a number of environmentally friendly attributes, including LED lighting, enhanced insulation materials and the use of recycled asphalt for the surface, fly ash for the base material and recycled concrete for the rock base.

 

August 2014 Deadlines

  • July 23, 2014: Listings for The Locator Magazine.

  • July 28, 2014: Display ads for The Locator Magazine.

  • July 31, 2014 The Locator Magazine goes to press.

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