was the second video we produced which looks at more of the wrecking or recycling industries around the world; Some people in North America call them Junk yards: in the UK they may be called Breakers.
This production, Produced & Directed by Peter Moore and Keith Bushnell runs about 70-minutes and is available for $60? (better check with Pete)
Like all of our productions, this contains much information and must be especially interesting and informative for those associated with the auto recycling business. Company managers will see how others are doing – and maybe better! All of one’s employees, whether engaged in the picking up and breaking down or the cleaning, presenting or controlling, in any shape or form, should see what others are doing. They will understand a lot more about the ‘how & why’ of this business and should ask themselves whether you’re doing it the best way.
Still want to risk it? Read on;
Once again, we visited Washington, DC. and heard from the horse’s mouth[piece] who assures us that Recyclers are “a vital element” in the processing and disposal of automobiles. Be warned though of the legal requirements such as merely handling materials like batteries, which could now make you a “potentially responsible party”. And you might wish you hadn’t gone to this one.
In the UK, many professionals and office holders are asking, “Who pays?” They’re talking about the possible requirements for recyclers to rip out and somehow dispose of seats, carpets, door-trim…
Highway 17 is a rather informal junkyard in Florida. We think you’ll agree.
Near Los Angeles, Lakenor Auto Salvage tells a bit about their having to test the rainwater run-off from their yard. Pay attention: there may be questions later.
The testing of e-wells is taking place in Massachusetts too. They’re monitoring the ground water – and surrounding the yard with hay bales…
In Holland (likely leader in the make-new-rules-for-wreckers business) we’ll show you sloping floors and contoured yards, all in the interest of catching what runs off into the low countries.
Santa Fe Springs is home to Isom Brothers, amongst others. This kind of specialisation – alternators, for example – go with a guarantee and the boast, “As good as, if not better than new.” And we believe it.
In Greely, Colorado, there’s an example of how to do even more with some of the stuff you thought was done with.
We went to Al-Jon’s in Otumwa, Iowa. They built the first car-crusher (in case you didn’t know) and they’re now working on ‘the other 25%’ - fluff and non metals. Stay tuned.
In Quebec, Canada, we went to Pintendre Auto and wondered if we were dreaming. They get 98% of their vehicles from insurance companies and 126-acres to do them in. And finding yourselves surrounded by that sort of weather, you might lease snowmobiles too.
Selling hub-caps from the sidewalk to ADP-Hollander’s E.D.E.N. computerized parts finder. Then there’s agricultural machinery: headers and combined harvesters and stuff that farmers would recognise at Dubbo, New South Wales.
Updates from the Detroit people who are still working on the Big Three’s particular concerns. At Schram Auto & Truck Parts they’re doing a breakdown and cost analysis for Ford, GM and Co. We discover that Certified Auto Recycling provides a neat acronym.
Back in the UK, there’s a BMW-sponsored project that’s too good to be true. And a fellow at Schindelar in Munich who says so.
There’s a sort of happy-ending promised when we’re assured that ‘Auto Recycling is not a part of the problem but a part of the answer. And they’re doing more than their fair share’.
We thought so and so will you.
Just phone or email my mate firstname.lastname@example.org and he’ll take the money and send you a DVD. Tell him Keith sent you.