The auto recycler is not attending the state meetings like they once did. The national events are still well attended. The number of new people is still growing at URG & ARA but the overall number of auto recyclers looking to advance their education, network with like businesses and try and learn how to grow from others seems to be waning. It would be nice if the local events could draw better and our industry would benefit from that time spent together, generating ideas to enhance the market, instead of taking business from each other.
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 a for a while. These lots vary from cars scrapped last week to converters that have been held for much longer.
I was at work Sunday and at 3:30pm, when I was ready to leave after working all day, I saw on the screen of my server what turned out to be one of my worst nightmares. It said all of my files had been encrypted. After making a few calls, one of them being to the person I hired to protect my network, I found out that I got hit with ransomware!
Dear Answer Man, I am so frustrated! I sat down to read the articles in the ToolBox and have been interrupted three times, by questions which have come up before, and I have told the same people how to handle those issues, or make that decision. It’s like they forget everything they have learned every night. I actually read about a condition which causes that and surely it’s contagious, because the whole staff seems to. — Horacio
To those who step up to serve ARA members, potential members, and our industry - THANK YOU!
Thank you for your conviction and for putting aside your regular day's work to serve. Thank you for your compassion and dedication. Thank you for realizing the need and serving. Thank you for using your expertise, talents and knowledge to improve our industry. Thank You for knowing the experiences you will have and the people you will meet will be an opportunity to make you an even better leader and mentor in our industry. Thank You for the inspiration you bring. As you travel in this country and other nations, thank you for helping to educate and inform industry associations and individuals. Thank you for informing legislators and others who govern and who affect our industry's various functions.