Wreckers or Recyclers? is a video which runs 75-minutes which means it would cost you less than a dollar a minute to come for a very interesting tour.
Introduced by the late, Mike Hayes, this is the most comprehensive assessment ever before produced and it addresses many of the associated problems with, shows some benefits of and suggests some answers.
Millions of new cars are delivered each and every month to the world’s roads: what happens to the millions that reach the end of their useful lives, every month? Is somebody out there looking after those?
Consultant, Barry Eisenberg, suggests that the industry has to move with the times and must come to grips with changing environmental and government regulations and soon. Or else. We went to see what he was talking about.
We visited Detroit and talked with manufacturers’ representatives: there are undoubtedly, curves ahead. The Japanese have their foot down as hard as any and changing direction won’t be easy.
Taiwan is home to some of the first and biggest in the production of after-market parts. Is that a help or a hindrance? You can come along with us and listen in.
See how Pick-a-Part yards have found a special place and there may be one near where you live.
See a bit of Scrap metal extraction and separation: Reclaiming plastics, tyre/tire disposal, cleaning of auto parts, stock control and much more.
In Florida, Damron’s must be one of the biggest and best dressed.
Copher Brothers have a U-Pull-It over the road from their more-traditional: Have you heard of their ‘All you can carry for $25’ ?
Calgary Pick Your Part takes it a step further: a day out for all the family!
John’s Auto in Minnesota reminds us why reclaiming fluids (anti freeze and petrol) are much better ideas.
Vancouver Core Supplies have refined the business of supplying particular parts. We think there will be much more of such specialisation.
If you’re in the business, you’d have heard about Hollander catalogues. We spoke to Roger Hollander at work in Minneapolis.
Most people who have reclaimed and recycled engine parts would have heard of Bill Weaver, too. His Clam Cleaner does what it says and more.
In Grand Rapids, Michigan we also saw methods of stock control and our attention was drawn to Air Bags: what to do with them or what not to do with them.
‘Detroit’ have a very big investment and what must be a developing relationship with insurance companies - whether they’d recommend using recycled or after market parts.
There’s an outfit in Chicago that’s only interested in cast-off catalytic converters.
They do it in Alaska too. And Hawaii. And we went there and can show you some.
We even dropped in to New Zealand on our way home.
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