|Auto Recycling eNewsletter
For immediate release – November 2012
Written and published by Ron Sturgeon, autosalvageconsultant.com, e-mail 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.
This Month’s News
Auto Sports, Inc Assets Auctioned by Trustee to Settle $25M in Debts: Hildo Industrial helped conduct the bankruptcy auction that liquidated Zeeland Township, Michigan-based auto salvage operations of Auto Sports, Inc. Bargain hunters picked up lots of 6-8 complete engines for Mustangs, Saabs, Mercedes, and BMWs for bids of 2k to 2,500, according to Myron Kukla writing for M Live. Read Kukla’s story of this salvage yard liquidation.
New Peer Benchmarking Groups Forming for Auto Recyclers: Ron Sturgeon will be starting new groups for recyclers who want to make 2012 their best year yet. For information about upcoming peer benchmarking groups for recyclers, contact (name) at number or (email address.) Groups are forming now!
Worker Injured at LKQ Yard North of Alberta Lea, MN: The Freedom County Sheriffs and Emergency Medical Technicians arrived at LKQ’s Auto Salvage Operation to treat a dismantler injured when a car frame he was stripping slipped off of a partially raised hoist onto his foot. LKQ purchased the MN salvage yard from a private company in 2004. Read the full story of this junk yard injury.
Ellendale, MN Salvage Yard Evolving Family Business: Misgen’s Auto Parts began with a contract to clean up the county, became a full fledged auto salvage, computerized in the 1990s, and has continued to grow by selling used auto parts across to buyers throughout the U.S. The company has added a U-Pull It yard in the last few years. Read Buck Monson’s profile on this growing MN salvage yard that remains a family business.
Auto Salvage Worker Killed in Accident at Ontario Salvage Yard on Sept 28: The fatality occurred at the Plank Road Auto Wreckers Recycling Facility. The Ontario Ministry of Labor is investigating the accident. The accident victim, Shane Hackett, appears to have been draining fluids from a vehicle supported by a gas tank when the vehicle shifted, crushed the tank and him. The Ontario Labor Ministry has issued two stop work orders because of workers working under cars without adequate safety precautions and because of fear that cars stacked 16-high may topple on workers. Read the full story about salvage yard safety investigation by Mike Daley from Collision Repair Magazine.
Ohio Recyclers in Fight to Stop Bill to Open Salvage Auctions to Virtually Anyone: In Ohio Senate Bill 273 gets thumbs down from the hundreds of licensed recyclers that belong to the Ohio Auto & Truck Recyclers Association. American Recycler News has the latest on this brewing legislative battle over access to Ohio salvage auctions.
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AutoSalvageconsultant.com was formed in 2001 to help recyclers improve their businesses. The group has become THE definitive source for recyclers’ management and training needs. 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 2009, his book Salvaging More Millions from Your Small Business was published to help small business owners achieve significant success. Ron consults, speaks, and writes about issues key to successful entrepreneurship. Reach Ron at 817-838-8477 8# or contact him on www.autosalvageconsultant.com.