Recycler Newsletter – August 2013
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FTC Weighs in On Sale of Pinnacle
On July 23, The Federal Trade Commission announced a proposed consent order that would require Solera Holdings, Inc. to divest assets it purchased from Actual Systems in 2012. The Federal Trade Commission objected to the combination of two of the three largest providers of auto recycling yard management software on the grounds that such a combination is anti-competitive. Read the FTC’s press release announcing its proposed consent order in the salvage yard management software case. The FTC’s proposed consent order gives Solera 120 days to sell the assets related to Actual Systems, the maker of Pinnacle yard management software, to ASA Holdings, a group composed of former Actual Systems managers. It requires Solera to license the Hollander Interchange to ASA for ten years.
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Southern Indiana Junkyard to Be Center of New Reality Show on Discovery Channel
Terry Porter, the proprietor of County Auto Parts, in Owen County Indiana is the star of a new reality series on the Discovery Channel. The 12-episode show will air on August 13. Film crews followed the owner and those who work at the 600-car yard five days a week. Check out an article on the salvage yard reality show by Laura Lane of the Bloomington Herald.
Washington DC’s Last Remaining Salvage Yard Faces Eminent Domain Threat
Bob Bullock of Super Salvage, located in Southwest D.C., has been publicly threatened with taking of the land that his auto recycling facility sits on to make way for a soccer stadium. District of Columbia City Administrator Allen Lew indicated that the city would exercise eminent domain to acquire any property that cannot be acquired to make way for the stadium, according to a published interview with Aaron Weiner of City Paper. Read the full interview about the Buzzard Point Scrapyard.
“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” John F. Kennedy
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