Tag Archives: decanners & processors of catalytic converters

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.  

September 2018 Newsletter

 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 […]

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.  

April 2018 Newsletter

 Download Newsletter PGMs (platinum, palladium and rhodium) are the group of precious metals used in the production of catalytic converters.  Historically PGM market prices have behaved very erratically and would fall and rise by extreme amounts for the craziest of reasons.   

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.  

August 2017 Newsletter

 Download Newsletter Because of the strong support from our loyal suppliers we have outgrown our facility in Derry, NH.  I remember back in 2006 moving to Derry saying, “Where are we going to get the product to fill this place?”  Well, we did find the product through our ever-increasing supplier base, for which we are Read More […]

July 2017 Newsletter

 Download Newsletter There are some interesting things going on in the PGM (platinum group metals) markets.  At the moment, we are enjoying very good pricing for the reclaimed precious metals from converters.  It seems as though the markets are behaving as predicted with very gradual gains overall and some profit taking along the way.  

June 2017 Newsletter

 Download Newsletter As I write this column, palladium has just hit a two year high in price.  This is great news for recyclers who sell catalytic converters.  The other metals in converters (platinum and rhodium) are also doing quite well.  Although most recyclers typically follow platinum as an indicator of their converters worth, palladium is Read More […]