Recycler Newsletter – October 2014
Written and published by Ron Sturgeon. autosalvageconsultant.com, email to email@example.com. 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.
LKQ Bringing New Self-Serve Yard to Nashville, TN, in 2015
LKQ will open a new 20-acre self-serve yard in Nashville that will employ as many as 25 people and house about 1500 cars. The new Nashville yard should open in the first quarter of 2015on Lucas Lane off West Trinity, according to an article in The Tennessean by Gretchen Ward.
Pay for Performance: What are You Waiting For?
In my salvage yard consulting work, I often hear from yard owners who want to get back to their former levels of profit. Usually, the owners want me to tell them how they can sell more parts. Here’s what I tell them: Increasing sales usually takes months and takes money to buy cars and do more marketing. Both tough. However, there’s a faster way to make higher profits (Read pay for performance for recyclers at American Recycler News).
ARA Defends Used Parts against Claim by Louisiana’s Attorney General
The Louisiana Attorney General is in a tiff with State Farm and accuses the insurer of steering its policyholders to repair providers who comply with its guidelines for using recycled parts. The Louisiana AG, James “Buddy” Caldwell appears to be no friend of recycled auto parts. In a public comment related to the lawsuit, Buddy said, “In some cases, we have found these parts are nothing more than used junk yard parts.” American Automotive Recyclers CEO Michael Wilson offered this response to the AG: “Regrettably, not all state attorneys general have done their homework and educated themselves about our industry and the critical role that recycled OEM automotive parts play in the market.” Read more about ARA response on its website.
Prince Albert Recycler Commended for Environmental Record
Bruce Ehman, owner of Red Wing Auto Recyclers, is one of the greenest auto recyclers serving the province, according to the Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council. Congratulations to Bruce on exercising good stewardship and doing business the right way. Read the full auto-recycling story from the Prince Albert Daily Herald.
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 be found online 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 could you be selling every day online? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and put website review in the subject to find out.
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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.