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  • 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.

  • Salvaging Millions | OCT 2017 Tools for Success – What should you do when your best salesperson’s numbers drop by 50 percent?

    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 | OCT 2017 Crushed Car Haulers

  • Review of zero emission vehicle regulations required says auto industry

    The Ministry of Sustainable Development, the Environment, and the Fight Against Climate Change issued regulations in support of Bill 104 – An Act to increase the number of zero emission motor vehicles in Québec in order to reduce greenhouse gas and other pollutant emissions.

  • Strong CO2 emission reductions part of Honda’s Green Dealer Program

    Building on its commitment to minimize the environmental impact of its products in every phase of their life cycle, Honda launched the next phase of its Environmental Leadership Program, or Green Dealer Program, to provide independently owned U.S. Honda and Acura dealers with new tools to evaluate and measurably reduce energy and water use, saving money while enhancing their environmentally-responsible business operations.

  • Autonomous vehicle legislation passes House

    The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation on September 6 to advance the introduction of autonomous vehicles on the nation’s roads.

  • Salvaging Millions | SEP 2017 Tools for Success – Find a good mentor and be a good mentee

    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.

  • Copper plays role in EV boom

    Electric vehicles (EV) are at a tipping point as new models are being developed and global regulations are increasingly pushing for EV adoption. As EVs and charging stations continue to become more widespread and affordable, a significant amount of copper will be required to power this technology.

  • Automakers press on with lightweighting

    Automakers are working to meet the improved vehicle fuel economy ahead of the 2025 CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) standards implementation and lightweighting tops the list of possible solutions, according to Ward’s Automotive Trends survey.

  • Salvaging Millions | AUG 2017 Tools for Success – How much does procrastination really cost us?

    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 | AUG 2017 Tire Recycling Equipment