Recycler Newsletter – October 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.
Firefighters Battle Blaze at Parts U Pull In Charlotte, NC
Firefighters were called to Parts U Pull on Sunday, October 6, at about ten in the evening. The large number of burning tires made the fire extremely difficult to knock down according to local news reports. Investigators believe the fire was intentionally set. Photo courtesy of Huntersville Fire Department. Catch the full story of this NC salvage yard fire from WSOC TV. Best of luck to Parts U Pull in recovering from this disaster.
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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.
Pull-A-Part Acquires Second Self Service Yard in TX by Buying Mega U Pull’s El Paso Yard
Atlanta based Pull-A-Part now has 26 self-service yards across the Southeastern U.S. and its second location in Texas, the other, a yard in Brownsville. Pull-A-Part CEO Ross Kogan notes that the buy of Mega U Pull in El Paso, TX “supports the Pull-A-Part strategy of acquiring outstanding existing operations or selectively developing greenfield locations across the country.” More on the Pull a Part story in Recycling Today.
Newton IA Worker Killed in Salvage Yard Accident
Thad W. Hummel, 42, was killed on October 3 when a repair he was making on a boom truck at Car County Auto Salvage in Jasper County, IA, went horribly wrong. The trucks mechanical arm collapsed and crushed him. He was transported to Skiff Medical Center and died a short time later. Condolences to his friends and family.
“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.