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Big changes are on the way for Canadian auto recyclers. On March 31, 2016, the Ontario government announced new regulations for the End of Life Vehicles (ELV) under the Ontario Environmental Protection Act. This legislation creates a level playing field for businesses buying and processing ELVs and is expected to set a precedent for similar laws across Canada.
Steve Fletcher, executive director of the Automotive Recyclers of Canada (ARC) and the Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association (OARA), detailed the changes in an article that appeared in the April 2016 Collision Management. He said the changes will have a profound impact on the Canadian auto recycling industry for years to come.
Fletcher announced that the regulations, which came about over years of cooperation between the industry and government, make it illegal to crush or shred a vehicle without first depolluting it, and identifies the pollutants that need to be removed as well as creating a framework for storage and reporting through the complete supply chain rather than only focusing on vehicle dismantlers.
You can read Fletcher’s entire article on page 22 in the April 2016 Collision Management found here.
Sellick Equipment, based in Harrow, Ontario, Canada, held a ground breaking ceremony on April 20, 2016 for its new multi-million dollar, 120,000-square-foot facility. Founder Walter Sellick, along with sons Howard Sellick, president, and David Sellick, vice president, and grandson Colin Sellick, systems manager, all attended the ceremony.
“In order to compete on a global scale, we needed to expand and build a state-of-the-art plant” said Howard Sellick.
Sellick Equipment (www.sellickequipment.com) has been manufacturing rough terrain and truck mounted forklifts for more than 47 years for a variety of industries including building supply yards and engineered wood products, automotive recycling, oil field services, mining and military applications. In recent years, a new generation of forklifts was introduced featuring enhanced ergonomics, environmentally-friendly diesel engines and increased lift capacities. Sellick products are supported by a nationwide dealer network providing superior parts and service needs.
Auto recyclers Bobby Cohen and son Andy Cohen are back to give viewers another glimpse into their lives at Cohen Recycling, just outside Washington, D.C. (www.damascusmotors.com). Season two of their reality show, Junkyard Empire, began May 4 on Velocity.
Cohen Recycling cycles through more than one million pounds of metal and steal every year. According to a show press release, each Junkyard Empire episode finds Andy, a jack of all trades with a keen eye for seeing a high-priced payoff in automotive rubble, juggling the demands of the family business with managing his own automotive service shop and used car dealership. If that weren’t enough to fill his days, Bobby, who started the auto recycling facility nearly 50 years ago, always has conflicting opinions about how Andy runs things. Working with his dad isn’t always easy and tensions overheat when Bobby’s easy going ways depart from Andy’s high-pressure risk taking style. But when the sun sets on the yard each day Andy and Bobby know how to use every greasy part, banged up car or overrun engine to keep the family empire thriving.
“Junkyard Empire is one of the top three shows on the network and has pulled in double-digit gains over the prime average in its first year,” said Robert Scanlon, General Manager, Velocity. “Velocity is adding viewers faster than Andy and Bobby add a car to their junkyard, and we look forward to their return transforming cast-off car parts and balancing their animated personalities, creating a very amusing environment”.
Season two of Junkyard Empire will feature vehicle transformations ranging from a 1978 Rolls Royce turned hot rod, to an ambitious paintball tank made from a beat up Argo ATV. The guys also tackle an iconic build featuring legendary Hot Wheels designer Larry Wood who asks them to create a life-size replica of one of his most famous Hot Wheels ever.
The Iowa Automotive Recyclers (IAR) is planning a 2016 Summer Outing event. Iowa auto recyclers will meet in Mason City, Iowa on June 3 - 4. The event is held at the Historic Park Inn. There will be dinner and a yard tour at Wilken & Sons, Inc. in nearby Kensett, Iowa on Saturday night, with an additional yard tour at Van Horn Auto Parts, Inc. in Mason City earlier in the day. Owner Lloyd Van Horn will also be acknowledged and receive the IAR Founders Award at Saturday's luncheon.
The outing will also feature speakers and workshops focused on selling more parts. Speakers include Chad Counts from Counts Consulting, Dan Miller from Legend Smelting & Recycling and David Becerra from Hollander Client Services. Several Car-Part.com employees will also hold workshops on the company's products, including Checkmate.
Go to www.iowaautomotiverecyclers.com/Events.html to download the reservation form.
The July issue of The Locator Magazine will once again be dedicated to classic vehicles. This is now an annual issue that features more classic listings and editorial dedicated to classic and collectible vehicles. There will also be a big announcement about a new Locator product in this special issue.
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July 2016 Deadlines
May 23, 2016: Listings for The Locator Magazine.
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June 2, 2016: The Locator Magazine goes to press.