Recycler Newsletter – March 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.
Pay for Performance: What are You Waiting For?
I just read a story about a salvage yard in Worchester, MA called Linder’s Inc. that has implemented pay for performance for its dismantlers successfully. Read the Worchester Telegram’s story about this data driven auto recycler and the success they are enjoying using pay for performance for their dismantling team members. If you have not made the switch from hourly to pay for performance, what are you waiting for? (Read more aboutpay for performance for recyclers in my column in American Recycler News).
Classic Car SuperYardfor Sale in Wendell, ID
Larry Harms started out with a body shop but eventually he became a kingpin of classic car auto salvage. He has been the source for a part or two to complete a classic project car for decades. Larry is retiring and selling his 8000-vehicle classic car yard that has operated under the L&L Classic Auto name for many years. He’s asking 3M for the inventory and 80-acres that comprise the site. See the ad in Hemmings for Larry’s piece of project car heaven. Harms estimates that only about 75 percent of the cars on the site have been inventoried. Hat tip to Blake Z Rong at AutoWeek.
Disappointed with Your Yard’s Financial 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.
Recyclers Form Metal Theft Law Enforcement Advisory Council
The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries has formed a law enforcement advisory council with an eye toward developing a training and outreach program that will assist law enforcement in being more successful in catching scrap metal thieves. Read more about the membership of the new committee and its plans in American Recycler.
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.
“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”
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.