Recycler Newsletter – January 2014
Written and published by Ron Sturgeon. autosalvageconsultant.com, email 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.
Russia Adds Recycling Fee on Domestic Automakers – Coming Soon to the U.S.?
The Russians put a recycling fee on any new imported cars but exempted new cars made in Russia or its Customs Union Partners Belarus and Kazakhstan. Japan, the EU, and the United States complained about the practice to the World Trade Organization. To fix the problem, Russia has decided to impose the recycling fee on all new cars that way the misery can be spread equally. A fair question to ask is how soon we might see a recycling fee added to cars here. Read more about the new Russian auto recycling fee.
Metalico Buys PA Auto Recycler Furlow North East Auto, Inc.
Former owner Tim Furlow will stay on and Metalico (NYSE MEA) will continue to operate the pick and pull yard. The terms of the sale were not disclosed but included real estate and Furlow’s junk car and parts inventory. Metalico has been on a yard buying spree and continues to aggressively seek yards to buy in Western NY and NW Pennsylvania to supply its shredder in Buffalo, NY, according to a Recycler Today story.
Unhappy with Your Yard’s Performance in 2013?
Doing the same things you have been doing has not gotten you where you need to be. A fresh set of eyes on your operation can help you zero in on the right changes to lower costs and increase revenues. Consider having Auto Salvage Consultants do a complete business review. You will emerge with a comprehensive plan, a list of action items, and a knowledge of the metrics to use to measure performance. Email Ron at email@example.com.
New NC Vehicle Tracking System Results in Recovery of 33 Stolen Vehicles in First Month
Travis, Ward, President of Recycling Association of NC, gives high marks to the rollout of the new system designed to alert yard owners that an older vehicle that a seller brings them without a title is stolen. Using the system takes a few extra minutes but protects the operator if the vehicle later turns out to be stolen. Hat tip to the Charlotte Observer for an excellent NC vehicle tracking system rollout story.
Want to Sell More Parts Online? Free Website Evaluation Will Show You How
Want more sales from your website? More leads, better prospects, more parts orders? Some businesses pay SEO experts thousands to help get found by parts buyers. For only $500, you can have a white board meeting with Ron Sturgeon and learn SEO secrets, what Google looks at, how Google grades your website, and what it takes to get your website on the first page for high dollar used parts searches. How much more inventory could you be selling every day online? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and put website review in the subject line for a free report on your site.
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AutoSalvageconsultant.com was formed in 2001 to help recyclers improve their businesses. With over 50 years of experience in 3 staff members, the group is THE definitive source for recyclers’ management and training needs. Mike Gibson and Tammy Sturgeon joined the team in 2003, and bring a wealth of experience to the team, plus more resources, as there have been more requests for help than Ron could meet. 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 2002, his book “Salvaging Millions” was published to help small business owners achieve significant success, and was recently reprinted and published in Chinese. He also manages his real estate holdings and investments. You can learn more about how to help your business at www.autosalvageconsultant.com.