Recycler Newsletter – July 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.
Most Yard Owners Ask Me for My Magic Formula to Sell More Used Parts
Most yard owners who come to me in search of ways to make their yards more profitable want to know how to sell more. Let me share why they are missing the fast lane to higher profits. Read my latest column in American Recycler.
CCC True Parts Network to Integrate with Pinnacle Professional Automotive Recycling Software
Pinnacle users will now be able to offer parts directly to CCC’s expansive based of collision repair shops. CCC collision repair customers write more than 10 million repair orders per year, according to a release on the agreement between CCC and Actual Systems. Read the June 15 press release on the new agreement.
EPA Mandates Improvements at Puerto Rico Salvage Yard to Settle Pollution Claim
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached a legal settlement with W.R. Recycling of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, resolving alleged violations of federal hazardous waste law. W.R. Recycling is the owner and operator of an auto crushing and scrap recycling business. As part of the settlement announced today, W.R. Recycling will make a range of site improvements to control runoff and invest $133,000 in a project to purchase and install equipment that will ensure the clean extraction, removal and storage of harmful liquids from all the vehicles it handles. W.R. Recycling was also hit with a 29k fine. Read the EPA’s press release for details on the settlement.
Disappointed with Your Yard’sPerformance in the First Half of 2014?
Doing what you have been doing has not gotten you to the Promised Land. A fresh set of eyes on your operation can help you zero in on the right changes to make more money. 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 right metrics to use to measure performance. Email Ron at email@example.com.
PA Adds Rail Materials to Dealer Only Sales List; Establishes Statewide Registry of Scrap Dealers
Pennsylvania’s has revised its scrap metal theft prevention statutes to require scrap processors and recycling facilities to register with the state police. The law also adds rail spikes, ties, and track to the list of metal items that can only be sold by a scrap dealer and gives the courts additional power to impound vehicles used by metal thieves. The new law passed on June 26 and will be effective sixty days later. Hat tip to Recycling Today, which offers a MS Word download of the full revisions to the PA recycling law.
Want to Sell More Parts Online? Free Website Evaluation
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.
“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. Thoughts are things! And powerful things at that, when mixed with definiteness of purpose, and burning desire, can be translated into riches.”
~ Napoleon Hill
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.