Recycler Newsletter – July 2013
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.
Anderson County, TN, Auto Salvage Yard Burns
Area firefighters converged on a blaze that engulfed European Import Auto Parts at 3412 Clinton Highway just after 5 pm on July 17. The yard manager was in the shop at the time. Read the full story of this salvage yard fire that injured one firefighter in the Knoxville News Sentinel. Best wishes for a speedy resumption of business.
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 a used parts search. How much more inventory could you be selling every day online? E-mail email@example.com and put website review in the subject line for a free report on your site.
Army Jeeps Auctioned at Adams Auto Salvage Held Up for Army Inquiry
More than a month after the liquidation sale and retirement of owner Gordon Dobbins of Dobbins Auto Salvage in Adams, NY, buyers are still waiting to take possession of the vintage jeeps and tagalogs that were a highlight of the sale. The reason for the delay is an army investigation into the origins and ownership of the Vietnam-era equipment. More on the salvage yard jeep story from Gordon Block of the Watertown News.
Ron Sturgeon Gathering Recyclers for Peer Benchmarking Group in Fort Worth, TX
Seats are filling fast in a new series of peer benchmarking groups for salvage yards. “I outgrew, outsold, and out hustled my competitors using insights that came from benchmarking with a small group of peers.” He will facilitate and share a tool that can make this year your best ever. Contact Ron to find out when the next group starts.
ACME Recycling Files Suit against City of San Antonio for Selective Enforcement of Codes
A Texas-based auto recycler is suing the City for playing favorites. Acme Recycling owners Gary and Daniel Hack are hacked off at the city for allegedly selectively enforcing codes and permitting forcing them to incur costs that a similarly situated competitor has not. More on the salvage operator’s lawsuit.
“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
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.