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Download Newsletter Like many of you, I have been in an auto scrap related business for most of my life. So after more than 40 years you would think that I knew a few things and had a vast bank account of knowledge derived from years of experience to draw upon. Not so. The world Read More […]
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.
Download Newsletter The search started over 7 years ago, trying to find a location that would allow all the things Recore does to be built in one spot proved to be daunting. My plan was to get or build a larger warehouse/converter production facility and have an area for the loading and unloading of crushed Read More […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Download Newsletter The Auto and Truck Recyclers Association of NH has developed into what most consider to be the finest state group of recyclers in the country. This association hits the mark in every category bringing tremendous benefit to recyclers and communities which they serve.
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 […]
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.
Download Newsletter July sales numbers on new cars are out and they are not pretty. GM is down 15%, Ford down 7.5% and other manufacturers are in similar situations. Manufacturers have had a pretty good run with great sales in the recent past so this downturn is somewhat expected.