Tag Archives: buyers of automotive scrap

December 2018 Newsletter

 Download Newsletter Having just returned from the annual ARA Convention in Orlando, I can report the show was very well attended.  It was reported that there were in excess of 900 attendees!  The fact that the location was at Disney World certainly was a contributing factor.  

November 2018 Newsletter

 Download Newsletter Certain aspects of the salvage business are very predictable.  We see the same cycles over and over again.  When ferrous scrap goes up the back-yard junkies come out of the woodwork!  You know the ones I mean, the guys with the beat up old pickup truck and trailer, they run ads on Craigslist Read More […]

August 2018 Newsletter

 Download Newsletter Most of the yard owners I talk with say they are not having any trouble getting junk cars at a fair price.  We all remember when the prices were through the roof.   This was great when you were selling your loads of crushed cars but it was extremely difficult to buy scrap cars.  Read More […]

July 2018 Newsletter

 Download Newsletter The PGM (platinum group metals) markets that control catalytic converter prices are in a role reversal of sorts.  For years pt (platinum) has been worth significantly more than pd (palladium).  At times the price difference has been as much as double.  Within the past year pd has passed pt and shows no signs Read More […]

June 2018 Newsletter

 Download Newsletter Here in New Hampshire, our state salvage yard association has been hard at work serving our members.  Our monthly meetings typically produce about 50 members.  Recently, the meetings have had truly outstanding speakers.  

May 2018 Newsletter

 Download Newsletter Like most items in the news today, the proposed tariffs on incoming steel and aluminum are causing quite a bit of controversy.  There always seem to be “experts” on both sides of every issue screaming that their position is absolutely correct and their opponents are uninformed, are idiots, or are politically and/or monetarily Read More […]

March 2018 Newsletter

 Download Newsletter With the price of both PT (platinum) and PD (palladium) being very strong lately, a lot of yards are deciding it is a good time to sell their converters.  They are right!  We are seeing many lots of converters that yards have been sitting on for a while.  

February 2018 Newsletter

 Download Newsletter As of this writing, all the markets salvage yards sell to are doing great.  I hope that saying this out loud will not jinx things and I don’t think it will.  The ferrous prices are at decent levels and the forecast is strong for January and February.  

November 2017 Newsletter

 Download Newsletter To the surprise of most market analysts, palladium (PD) has been the best performer of the year.  PD recently hit a 16 year high in price!  As one of the three PGM’s (platinum group metals) used in the production of catalytic converters, its use in recent years has increased dramatically over the other Read More […]

October 2017 Newsletter

 Download Newsletter Like every other business auto salvage yard owners seek to get every dollar they can from the products they sell.  It makes perfect sense for a yard owner to maximize the return they get for every product they sell.