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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.  

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 […]

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.   

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.  

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 […]

May 2017 Newsletter

 Download Newsletter I have wanted to visit Cuba for many years.  I can’t say exactly why, but I think a big part of it was to see the old cars.  Having grown up in the 60s and being a car nut forever, the pictures of 1950s cars still in everyday use seemed like something I Read More […]

April 2017 Newsletter

 Download Newsletter Car makers from all over the world are scrambling to meet upcoming more stringent emission standards.  At present autos are allowed 130 grams of CO2 emissions per kilometer, by 2021 the CO2 must be reduced to 95 grams per kilometer.  

February 2017 Newsletter

 Download Newsletter This refers to the industry of recycling platinum group metals (PGM’s) from catalytic converters and having them available to the manufacturers of new converters and other industries.  These elements never wear out and can be used over and over again.   

January 2017 Newsletter

 Download Newsletter                     With the beginning of a new year, what changes or improvements are you making to your business?  A lot of the time we trod along with our heads down managing the minutia of day to day without looking up and making some big picture decisions.