Celebrating 70 Years!

A&A Midwest is celebrating our 70th anniversary throughout 2019. Started by Aaron and Alex Stolberg in 1949 from very humble beginnings. Today A&A is the industry leader in Engine and Transmission core supply as well as OEM type replacement parts and automotive recycling. A&A started out with a narrow focus of selling engines to engine … Read more Celebrating 70 Years!

My Memory Trick

Everyone thinks I never forget or miss anything. Boy, do I have them fooled. I have a terrible memory. In the earlier days, I propped it up with a pocket notepad. Today, it’s my iPhone. I send myself an email every time I think of something that needs a look, an action, or a follow … Read more My Memory Trick

Summertime Projects

As it happened this time a year ago, summer has started again. With every summer, banners with graduation notices and well-wishes can be seen at entrances to subdivisions. As with most years, I can truly say I attended multiple graduations for children of my good friends and family. This year alone, I attended two kindergarten … Read more Summertime Projects

The Future of Auto Catalyst, Hybrid Batteries & Fuel Cells

For nearly thirty years the automotive industry has been talking about hybrid electric vehicles and fuel cells without producing a very large market to date. Emission standards across the globe are becoming increasingly stricter. What does this mean for converter, hybrid battery, and fuel cell recycling? The Future is More Complex The tightening emission standards … Read more The Future of Auto Catalyst, Hybrid Batteries & Fuel Cells

Major Announcement — Recyclers Get Paid For Deployed and Missing Airbags

Ford is the 1st Automaker to Pay for Deployed/Missing Airbags Top 5 Reasons to Switch to our Mobile Yard Airbag App (YAPP): No more VIN barcode printouts Allows for Mobile Scanning of VIN’s at check in or intake Allows for complete airbag recovery and validation at the vehicle Allows recyclers to invoice from the cart … Read more Major Announcement — Recyclers Get Paid For Deployed and Missing Airbags

Make Sure Your Sales Team is Capturing Brokered Sales Opportunities

Sales managers already know that salespeople in the auto recycling industry love an easy sale. Shooting fish in a barrel usually takes precedence over a sale that might require a little bit more effort. In-stock part sales are easy to make so brokered sales are some of the first that fall by the wayside. Here … Read more Make Sure Your Sales Team is Capturing Brokered Sales Opportunities

Crushing it on Takata Airbag Bounty — Andrew Chuckran, Next Generation Auto Recycler

Standing at 6’5”, one could be easily intimidated. With the look of a linebacker, Andrew Chuckran is as intense about the auto recycling business as you can get. What really sets him apart is his dedication to the art of “squeezing”, so to speak, the last buck from the thousands of vehicles that are purchased … Read more Crushing it on Takata Airbag Bounty — Andrew Chuckran, Next Generation Auto Recycler

Automotive Recycling Owners’ Focus on Governmental Activities is Essential

Most people have heard the old adage “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” Around the globe, a similar question should be posed as to whether if governmental activity is occurring and no one hears about it, does it have an impact … Read more Automotive Recycling Owners’ Focus on Governmental Activities is Essential

Theresa’s Top Five Join ARA & Your State Recyclers Associations

You may ask yourself: “Times are tough. Why should I spend my hard-earned money on association dues?” I can tell you a lot of reasons, but today I’ll just give you my TOP FIVE: Lobbyists: How many of you can afford to send someone to your state legislature or Washington D.C. to lobby on your … Read more Theresa’s Top Five Join ARA & Your State Recyclers Associations

Newsflash: Recalled Takata Airbag Crisis is Not Going Away Soon

There are still some Auto Recyclers who have ignored the Takata airbag recall thinking it would blow over. What we know is that Congress and NHTSA have put renewed pressure on the Automakers to improve their repair and recovery rates since there are still millions of Takata inflators in the marketplace. If you have been … Read more Newsflash: Recalled Takata Airbag Crisis is Not Going Away Soon

Having a grip on your shipping costs is a critically important part of your eCommerce success. If you ship with FedEx® or UPS®, you need an “A” game.

There are several significant saving opportunities present on nearly every FedEx® and UPS® invoice. They relate to guaranteed service quality and billing accuracy. Guaranteed Service Quality FedEx® and UPS® absolutely, positively guarantee that your package will arrive at its destination on time – or your money back! If it’s more than one-minute late, you are … Read more Having a grip on your shipping costs is a critically important part of your eCommerce success. If you ship with FedEx® or UPS®, you need an “A” game.

Automotive Sector can Harness New Revenue Through Parts Lifecycle Value-Retention

In the automotive sector, prospective revenue streams can be achieved by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that embrace greater value-retention practices for parts utilization beyond traditional service lifecycles. The basic tenants of value-retention found in circular economy principles seek to recover all products, components and materials at their highest utility and value. New revenue opportunities for … Read more Automotive Sector can Harness New Revenue Through Parts Lifecycle Value-Retention