Recycler Newsletter – May 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.
Utah Tightens Rules on How Many Vehicles Unlicensed Purchasers Can Buy and Sell
Executive Director of the Utah Automobile Recyclers Association Sandy Blalock had this to say about the law that was signed into law on April 1: “SB 249 will keep unsafe automobiles out of the hands of unqualified individuals who could hide the vehicles’ true condition from consumers through illegal vehicle rebuilding, VIN cloning and auto theft. This legislation is a huge step forward in protecting Utah’s motorists from these illicit practices, which put everyone on our roadways in danger.” Read the full story of the new auto salvage law in Utah at CollisionRepairMag.com.
Want to Sell More Parts Online? Free Website Evaluation Will Show You How
Want to get more sales from your website? More leads, better prospects, more parts orders, just more traffic overall? 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 of a search. How much more could you be selling every day online? E-mail him at email@example.com with website review in the subject line today for a free report on your site.
Gordon Dobbins of Dobbins Auto Salvage of Adams NY Auctions Inventory & Retires
The highlights of the sale were a set of army jeeps, tagalongs, and army trucks and a Model A and Model T. Gordon Block of the Watertown Daily Times did a great write up on the salvage yard inventory sale that you can find here. Congratulations to Gordon on a successful 60-year career in auto salvage.
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.
Orange County TX Gerald LeLeux Builds Rat Rod with Help from I-10 Auto Salvage
LeLeux is a retired postal worker and confirmed car guy. His classmates pegged him as mechanic by eighth grade. Yeah, I know the feeling. He built this “rat rod” once piece at a time, starting with an El Camino Chassis and some sheet metal. Hat tip to The Record in Orange County, TX, for this car guy story.
Fire at American Auto Salvage in Detroit Still Unexplained
A fire at a vehicle salvage yard located at 8951 Alpine on Detroit’s West Side created a plume of smoke visible for miles. The fire was brought under control by the early afternoon. The GM at American Auto Salvage was unsure of the cause of the fire by indicated that a battery could have sparked and caught a car on fire. Read the full story of this salvage yard fire at MLive.
“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.