|Auto Recycling eNewsletter
For immediate release – February 2012
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.
This Month’s News
LKQ Portland Offers Mercedes McLaren Coupe: If you’ve ever wanted a McLaren and would settle for a 2006, you ought to take a peak at what’s in inventory at Forster Auto Parts, LKQ Portland, OR. Personally, I think a McLaren is okay as a second car, but a little flashy for a daily driver. Yours for only $179k. Peak at this Mercedes McLaren.
Peer Benchmarking the Secret of Success:
After more than three decades in the auto salvage business, Ron Sturgeon knows a thing or two about how to create a successful salvage company. Some of what he knows comes from his experience at peer benchmarking sessions with other salvage professionals. Now Sturgeon passes on his own knowledge and facilitates creative discussions at the best peer benchmarking sessions in the industry.
“In a challenging economy, we all need to work together to succeed,” says Sturgeon. “I’ve designed these groups to make that happen.”
The benchmarking groups are limited to one auto recycling professional from each market area in order to eliminate competitors gathering around the same table. The environment is constructive and welcoming. It’s the perfect recipe for success.
Learn more about how peer benchmarking can help make 2012 your best year yet. The next group will be on (insert date). Register now.
ARA Calls on Stakeholders Not to Use Most Expensive Auto Parts: On January 12, 2012, the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA)’s Board of Directors issued a statement calling upon all stakeholders in the collision repair process to recognize the genuine value provided by recycled, new, remanufactured, and aftermarket parts. The statement criticizes compensation structures which reward repairs that use the most expensive parts when alternatives that would be in the best interest of the car’s owner are available. Read more about the ARA’s statement.
Copart Purchases Land for Auto Auction in Sacramento, CA area: A columnist for the Sacramento Bee reviews his predictions for 2011. One he scores as correct expansion by Nasdaq traded firm Copart into Sacramento with the purchase of land for a new auto auction facility. Catch Bob Scallit’s recap of his predictions.
Owner of Bradshaw Auto Salvage in Limrick, PA, passes: Robert Bradshaw, aka Junk Yar’ Bob, well known for his purple tow truck, died peacefully on January 7th. Services were January 14. Friends of Bob’s may pass their condolences on to his family at the website of the funeral home.
ARA Members Providing Motors for Robotics Competition: The geeks from The Big Bang Theory might show up at your door looking for parts to build a fighting robot. Okay maybe not. But the ARA’s Educational Foundation has teamed up with First Robotics Competition to have ARA yards provide small motor parts to teams entered in the robot building competition.
Catch the details of an excellent opportunity to promote the industry to the next generation of engineers. Check out the ARA’s January 5 press release about building a prize-winning robot and helping to decide who gets more than 14.8 million in college scholarships.
Conroe Texas Salvage Yard for Sale: MICHAEL MCCULLOCH 606 N LOOP 336 E CONROE TX 77301
E-Mail: MIKEMCC59@HOTMAIL.COM Phone: 936-537-2905
30 miles north of Houston sits this 4.5 acre yard. Late insurance company type vehicles. Lots of older salvage that sells. Big Mac Crusher, Volvo loader, SAS crushing forks. We buy 5-20 cars weekly off the street. 150 by 30 partially mezzanined shop. Smaller 4-bay shop with two car lifts, office, showroom, all needed equipment. Phones don’t stop ringing and lots of walk in traffic.
“The person who gets the farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.”
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.