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Download Newsletter Historically, platinum group metals (platinum palladium and rhodium) as they relate to automotive catalytic converters, have traveled the ups and downs of the commodity markets mostly together. When one went up the others usually followed and vice versa.
Download Newsletterhttp://www.recoretrading.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/March-2019-Newsletter.pdf Last week I along with all ATRA NH members received an email from Bruce Crawford (executive director of ATRA) that alerted us to a bill that is being considered by the NH legislature. Bruce explained that the bill is being put forth by the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.