January 2015




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Hollander Releases Expanded Hollander Interchange In 80th Year

Hollander, LLC., a business unit of Solera Holdings, Inc. and a leading provider of software and data solutions for the automotive recycling industry, announced the release of Hollander Interchange 80.04 and the inclusion of new fitment coverage for six additional part types. The Hollander Interchange is the automotive recycling industry’s database for identifying part fitment across vehicles and provides coverage for more than 160 active part types across more than 1,000 models.

The expansion of part types with fitment coverage included in the Hollander Interchange 80.04 will allow for increased parts selling for more vehicles. The new fitment for vehicles dating back to the 2000 model year were added based off customer demand. The fitment for six part types – instead of the average annual addition of one – were added to the 80.04 edition to help recyclers get the most from their inventory. New fitment added to the Interchange includes:

  • Exterior door handles (129)
  • Rear bumper covers (187)
  • Front consoles (241)
  • Sun visors (268)
  • Suspension compressor pumps (522)
  • Engine fuse boxes (646)

In addition, part type 490, stub axle, rear, has been renamed rear knuckle / stub to provide clarity in the inventory process. Coverage for 78 2014 models and nine 2015 models are also included, allowing clients to sell collision-related parts with confidence, and sell older parts to fit the most recent applications.

“Providing enhancements to the Interchange continues to be a priority for us,” said Dennis McCauley, Hollander Interchange Development Manager. “We recognize the important role the Interchange plays for our customers as the language of the industry. It was our very first product and we plan on maintaining its comprehensiveness in the future to meet recyclers’ needs.”


The Locator Will Be On PowerNation This Weekend

Tune in or set your DVR for PowerNation this weekend! The Locator and Tennessee Auto Salvage will be featured on the network. The program, “Project NighTrain – Diesel Swap” will air on Saturday morning, January 17, at 9 on the CBS Sport Network as part of Truck Tech, and also on Sunday at 10 a.m. on Spike. The episode will also be available online after January 24, 2015 at http://goo.gl/2eqnUd. Check for local listings to verify times and channels in your area.

The Locator has been partnering with RTM Productions, Inc., the producers of PowerNation Television (www.powernationtv.com) to help locate used auto and truck parts for its TV builds. The Locator helped bring Tennessee Auto Salvage, owned by Greg Duncan and located in Greenbrier, Tenn., and RTM together to rebuild a classic Chevrolet C10 by swapping in a Duramax diesel with Allison six-speed automatic. Duncan provided the Duramax engine for the show.


U-Pull-&-Pay Stores Receive SHARP Designation

U-Pull-&-Pay (UPAP) announced its stores in Phoenix, Ariz. and Albuquerque, N.M. have received the SHARP (Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program) designation from the U.S. Department of Labor. UPAP’s Phoenix facility is the first self-service auto parts facility in the United States to receive this award and the Albuquerque facility is second, according to the company.

OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration) stated its SHARP designation is the highest honor the agency awards to small worksite that demonstrate an exemplary commitment to workplace safety and health.

“All of our dedicated teammates really drive the success of our workplace safety and health initiatives,” said Tre Whitmore, president of UPAP. “Providing a safe work environment is our primary responsibility. We have ingrained into our culture the understanding that safety is above all other business critical functions. Safety is a core value for U-Pull-&-Pay.”

UPAP operates nine self-service facilities in the United States. It is wholly owned by the David J. Joseph Co., a division of Nucor Corp.


February Deadlines

  • January 28, 2015: Listings for The Locator Magazine.

  • February 2, 2015: Display ads for The Locator Magazine.

  • February 5, 2015: The Locator Magazine goes to press.

 

 

 

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