July 2017

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Registration Opens for the 74th Annual ARA Convention and Exposition

Registration is now open for the 74th Annual ARA Convention and Exposition taking place November 1  -4, 2017 in downtown Dallas, Texas.

This year’s convention is expected to draw auto recyclers and vendors from around the world.  Registration is available at www.araexpo.org.

Highlights of the 74th Annual Convention include an opening day Recyclers Roundtable on “Tackling the Tough Issues”, 20-plus Educational Sessions with industry experts you will only see at ARA, two Keynote Sessions, 12 hours of Exposition featuring over 100 exhibitors, updates from ARA Committees, the LARA (Ladies of Automotive Recyclers Association) Breakfast and the AAA Texas 500 NASCAR Race at Texas Motor Speedway.

Early Bird pricing is in effect until September 22, 2017. Start planning your trip to Dallas, reserve your hotel room at the Hyatt Regency, and keep checking back as new information will be posted on www.araexpo.org on a regular basis.

Fenix Parts Announces Trading of Shares on Pink Sheets

Fenix Parts, Inc., a leading recycler and reseller of original equipment manufacturer (OEM) automotive products, announced that the company's common shares commenced trading on the OTC Pink operated by the OTC Markets Group Inc. (also known as the "Pink Sheets") under the symbol "FENX."

As previously disclosed, the company recently received a letter from the Nasdaq Hearings Department notifying the company that trading in its shares on the Nasdaq Stock Market (the “Nasdaq”) would be suspended at the opening of business on June 29, 2017 and the shares will be delisted after applicable appeal periods have lapsed due to the Company’s non-compliance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5250(c)(1).

Fenix Parts’ primary business is auto recycling, which is the recovery and resale of OEM parts, components and systems reclaimed from damaged, totaled or low value vehicles. Customers include collision repair shops (body shops), mechanical repair shops, auto dealerships and individual retail customers. Fenix provides its customers with high-quality recycled OEM products, extensive inventory and product availability, responsive customer service and fast delivery.

Fenix was founded in 2014 to create a network that offers sales, fulfillment and distribution in key regional markets in the United States and Canada.  The Fenix companies have been in business an average of more than 25 years and currently operate from 16 locations throughout the Eastern U.S. and in Ontario, Canada.

August Deadlines

  • July 21, 2017: Listings for The Locator Magazine.

  • July 26, 2017: Display ads for The Locator Magazine.

  • July 29, 2017: 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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Most Popular Parts Searches

PartsLocator's new late-model parts search allows users to find the parts they need, purchase them and have them shipped directly. The site is user friendly and completely responsive so access from any device - desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile device - is seamless.

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