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  • Steel intensive vehicles dominate auto shows in 2017

    More than 60 steel intensive vehicles have debuted at major automotive shows across the country in 2017. These vehicles represent every major vehicle segment and size, including the high-demand SUV and CUV market.

  • Toyota aims for sales of over 5.5 million electrified vehicles by 2030

    Toyota disclosed plans toward the popularization of electrified vehicles for the decade 2020 to 2030. Toyota’s electrified vehicle strategy centers on a significant acceleration in the development and launch plans of hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), battery electric vehicles (BEVs), and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs).

  • IAA relocates and expands branches

    Insurance Auto Auctions, Inc. (IAA), a business unit of global vehicle remarketing and technology solutions provider KAR Auction Services, Inc. has relocated its Jackson, Mississippi branch to a larger facility in nearby Byram, as well as the expanded its Grenada, Mississippi facility. The new facilities go from a combined 32 acres to more than 130 acres – offering expanded vehicle selection and inventory space for market growth as well as catastrophic events.

  • Quest Resource Holding enters service contract

    Quest Resource Holding Corporation announced a multi-year contract to service equipment and recycle a variety of automotive waste streams.

    The auto care and tire retailer is a current customer of Quest that has taken the step to commit to a long term business relationship. Quest’s national coverage, safety, operational excellence and commitment to customer service were all factors contributing to the decision. Quest will continue to be instrumental in helping the customer achieve its long-term environmental vision.

    Quest helps its customers reduce their environmental footprints by recycling hundreds of materials. Last year alone, Quest ensured that more than 40 million gallons of used motor oil and about 19 million used tires were properly recycled.

    Published in the February 2018 Edition

  • Salvaging Millions | JAN 2018 Successful people make lots of lists

    by RON STURGEON, AutoSalvageConsultant.com

    The first article in this series listed more than 25 tactics to increase your business success, all of them based on my experience.

  • Service Spotlight | JAN 2018 Junk Haulers

  • Goodwill Industries expands used oil filter recycling

    Green Works, a subsidiary business under Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit, has expanded its used oil filter recycling program to now include a collection service in partnership with Green Arbor Environmental.

  • Green car awards granted

    Green Car Journal has recognized the Chevrolet Colorado as the magazine’s 2018 Green Truck of the Year™ and the Ford Police Responder Hybrid as its 2018 Commercial Green Car of the Year™ at the San Antonio Auto & Truck Show.

  • ADESA Canada makes numerous leadership changes

    Adesa, a business unit of a global vehicle remarketing and technology solutions provider, Kar Auction Services, Inc., disclosed that Eddy Cusan has been promoted to vice president of commercial sales for Adesa Canada and Wesley Kent has been promoted to the newly created position of vice president of programs and operations for Adesa Canada.

  • InstaVIN launches window stickers with original factory options

    KAR Auction Services, Inc. has launched a new transparency product from its instaVIN business unit.

  • Salvaging Millions | DEC 2017 Don't create a solution for a problem that doesn't exist

    by RON STURGEON, AutoSalvageConsultant.com

    The first article in this series listed more than 25 tactics to increase your business success, all of them based on my experience.

  • Equipment Spotlight | DEC 2017 Auto Balers, Loggers, Crushers

  • Hurricane damaged cars flood the market

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    As Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc throughout the Texas and Florida regions, they left a tremendous amount of destruction and debris in their wake – including nearly 1 million damaged or submerged cars, with Hurricane Harvey destroying between 300,000 to 500,000 vehicles and Hurricane Irma destroying another 200,000 to 400,000 vehicles.

  • ADESA Dallas appoints new general manager

    ADESA, a business unit of KAR Auction Services, Inc., has appointed Allan Wilwayco the new general manager at ADESA Dallas. In his new role, Wilwayco will lead the day-to-day business operations of one of the largest ADESA sale facilities in the country.

    Wilwayco has nearly three decades of experience in various areas of the auto auction industry, from finance to business development, while holding several leadership positions. He served as general manager of Manheim Orlando for six years and as vice president of digital operations for Manheim Digital Marketplace.
    Wilwayco and his management team at ADESA Dallas will have more than 200 years of combined experience in the auto auction industry.

    Published in the December 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Kett elected to SkillsUSA board of directors

    SkillsUSA announced the election of John W. Kett, chief executive officer and president of Insurance Auto Auctions Inc. (IAA), a business unit of KAR Auction Services, Inc. to the SkillsUSA national board of directors. The SkillsUSA board of directors made Kett’s appointment official at its recent meeting in Alexandria, Virginia.

    Kett has actively participated on SkillsUSA’s Foundation committee since 2013 and was honored with SkillsUSA’s Pat Dalton Outstanding Achievement Award in 2016.

    Published in the December 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

     

  • TransAxle names director of business development

    TransAxle has promoted Matt Douglass to the newly created position of director of business development.

    In this position, Douglass will lead several significant growth initiatives currently under development at TransAxle. Additionally, Douglass will be responsible for developing an integrated, customer centric mindset across TransAxle.

    Published in the December 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Salvaging Millions | NOV 2017 Think big to do big

    by RON STURGEON, AutoSalvageConsultant.com

    “Teach less. Charge more.” That was the advice I gave to a friend of mine who has graduated from college and been pursuing his career as a professional musician for a few years. He has moved to Nashville and has steady work as a session drummer and a touring musician.

  • Toyota headquarters achieves certification

    Toyota Motor North America’s (TMNA) headquarters campus in Plano, Texas has officially achieved LEED Platinum from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

  • Electric car sales in NY up 74 percent since start of Drive Clean Rebate

    New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that New York has seen a 74 percent increase in electric car sales over the same time period last year, resulting from the Drive Clean Rebate initiative launched on March 21, 2017. The Drive Clean Rebate provides New York residents with a rebate of up to $2,000 for the purchase of a new electric car from participating dealers.

  • Recyclability of electric vehicle batteries scrutinized

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    Faced with high energy costs, environmental concerns by consumers and government regulatory measures, the world’s leading automakers are embracing new technological advancements to make today’s vehicles more fuel efficient and environmentally friendly than ever before.