Tag Archives: decanners and processors of catalytic converters

April 2019 Newsletter

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.

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.  

December 2015 Newsletter

 Download Newsletter Just getting back from the annual ARA trade show in Charlotte, here are some of my observations.  This year’s show seemed better attended than last.  It looked like the exhibitors’ numbers were up more than the number of attendees but overall it was a better show than last year. 

December 2014 Newsletter

Just last month I reported that we were seeing the return of thieves to the catalytic converter collectors. Good news! This past month Recore Trading working together with 2 separate yard owners caught 2 converter thieves. In both cases the thieves actually worked for the yards they were stealing from.

April 2014 Newsletter

[download_link link=”https://www.recoretrading.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/April-2014-Newsletter.pdf”]Download Newsletter[/download_link] As hybrids become more common on the roadway it has become inevitable that we would start to see them in the salvage yards.  As such we here at Recore are seeing more and more of these hybrid cats come through the door. 

March 2014 Newsletter

[download_link link=” https://www.recoretrading.com/?attachment_id=1036″]Download Newsletter[/download_link] With the beginning of March upon us we definitely have spring in sight, all I can say is “Welcome”!  This has been one of the toughest winters for the salvage and recycling industries that I can remember.  January and early February (as I write this) have been brutally cold.  

February 2014 Newsletter

[download_link link=”https://www.recoretrading.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/February-2014-Newsletter.pdf”]Download Newsletter[/download_link] Recently I was fortunate enough to go and visit with Mark Brown of Brown’s Auto Salvage in Bomoseen, Vermont.  I don’t get out to all the yards I would like to as much as I used to so when the opportunity presented itself to call on Mark I jumped at it.  

January 2014 Newsletter

[download_link link=”https://www.recoretrading.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/January-2014-Newsletter.pdf”]Download Newsletter[/download_link] Would you sell your gold coins to a Baker, your scrap cars to a Jeweler, or your aluminum wheels to a Banker?  I’m sure you wouldn’t, so why would you sell your precious metals to a core buyer?  If you sell your catalytic converters to a core buyer that is exactly what Read More […]