Recycler Newsletter – November 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.
A1 Auto in Morgan County KY Burns
On Friday, November 8, a fire broke out at A1 Auto in Morgan County, Kentucky. Four local fire departments responded, but the yard’s main building was engulfed by the time they arrived. The building, valued at 100k, was a total loss. No injuries or loss of life have been reported. The cause of the fire is unknown. Owner Kim Radcliff had been in business for 20 years. He did not have insurance and does not plan to rebuild. Read the full salvage yard fire story at Lex 18.
Ready to Stop Being King?
Even though Henry the 8th had six wives he died without a male heir and plunged England into a bitter fight over who would be its next king. Yeah, that’s really bad succession planning. Make sure that when you are ready to stop being king of your business, things go smoothly for your successors. Ron Sturgeon has helped many yard owners handle succession planning. Initial consultation is free. Call Jennifer at 817-999-0980 today.
Peacock Auto Salvage in Jones County Wins Zoning Approval for 20 acre Yard in East Macon, GA
The new yard will be on a site that was formerly occupied by Bibb Auto Salvage. The new yard will begin operations with three to five employees and be owner Robert Peacock’s second location. He also runs a yard in Jones County, Georgia. Read the full salvage yard expansion story as reported in the Macon Telegraph.
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 email@example.com and put website review in the subject line for a free report on your site.
Kansas City, MO Clark’s Auto Linked to Stolen Cars
A report by Linda Wagner of Fox4 News accuses the owners of Clark’s of taking advantage of a Missouri law that allows yards to buy cars more than ten years old without any proof of ownership on the part of the seller. The report indicates that there have been more than 61 complaints against Clark’s by owners of cars that were stolen and purchased by the yard. According to the story, a meeting between police and Jackson County prosecutors has taken place and subpoenas are awaiting a judge’s signature. Read the full story on Fox4kc.com.
“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.