|Auto Recycling eNewsletter
For immediate release – August 2012
Written and published by Ron Sturgeon, autosalvageconsultant.com, e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. To register for future free issues, visit http://www.autosalvageconsultant.com. Don’t forget to watch for our management articles monthly in Recyclers Power Source Magazine or posted at our web site.
This Month’s News
Pick and Pull Employee Arrested and Charged with Grand Theft: An employee of a Panama City, Florida, auto salvage business was arrested in connection with a scheme to defraud the business, according to a staff report in the News Herald. William Smith, who travelled the area buying cars for Pick and Pull, was arrested after the company noticed that it never received some of the vehicles that it had cut checks for. The thefts total more than $40,000, according to the story. Read about the alleged thefts from Pick and Pull and the additional two arrests the police have made in the case.
New Peer Benchmarking Groups Forming for Auto Recyclers: Ron Sturgeon will be starting new groups for recyclers who want to make 2012 their best year yet. For information about upcoming peer benchmarking groups for recyclers, contact (name) at number or (email address.) Groups are forming now!
Sons of Victim in Auto Salvage Yard Slaying Awarded Money in Wrongful Death Suit: The four sons of a Ricardo Leal, who was shot and killed while buying parts at Black Road Auto Salvage in Santa Maria, California, have each been awarded $200,000 in a civil suit. The attorney for Lee Leads, the man convicted of killing Ricardo Leal and three others at the auto salvage yard has appealed his conviction. Read the Santa Maria Times’ story about the wrongful death award and Lee Lead’s appeal.
Louisville, Kentucky Scrap Metal Company Opens First Auto Salvage Yard: In an attempt to make sure that its hungry shredder has a steady supply of cars to devour, ISA, a Louisville-based metal salvage company, has entered the auto salvage business. Hat tip to Recycling Today for its report on the opening of ISA’s new used parts business. According to Recycling Today’s article, ISA plans to keep 1500 vehicles in stock. The facility will be a self serve pick and pull yard. It opened on July 26.
Insurers Rip Proposed New California Auto Body Repair Regulations As Biased Toward Shops: California insurers testified that new proposed regulations put too much power to set prices in the hands of body shops and are biased toward more costly OEM parts. Read more about the dispute over the proposed new regulations of auto repairs paid for by insurance companies.
“Success – To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived; this is to have succeeded.”
Bessie A. Stanley
AutoSalvageconsultant.com was formed in 2001 to help recyclers improve their businesses. The group has become THE definitive source for recyclers’ management and training needs. The founder, Ron Sturgeon is past owner of AAA Small Car World. In 1999, he sold his six Texas locations, with 140 employees, to Greenleaf. In 2001, he founded North Texas Insurance Auction, which he sold to Copart in 2002. In 2009, his book Salvaging More Millions from Your Small Business was published to help small business owners achieve significant success. Ron consults, speaks, and writes about issues key to successful entrepreneurship. Reach Ron at 817-838-8477 8# or contact him on www.autosalvageconsultant.com.