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Metro Auto Salvage, Inc

Metro Auto Salvage, Inc in Lakeville, MN

Owners: Rick Lemke

How many acres do you occupy? Eight acres with a 24,240-square-foot warehouse

Number of vehicles process annually: N/A

Number of dismantling bays: N/A

Number of employees: 15

Company history: Family-owned business since 1973

How long have you been a Team PRP member? N/A

Industry affiliations: URG, ARA, ARM and AASP

What’s special about your company? Metro specializes in late model cars, minivans, crossovers, SUVs, 4x4s, and trucks

Website: http://metroautosalvageinc.com

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Pete's Auto & Truck Parts, Inc

Pete’s Auto & Truck Parts, Inc in Jenison, MI

Owners: Amber Kendrick

How many acres do you occupy? 8 acres for main site; 1 acre for sales office and warehouses. (The original building from the 1950s is now a dismantling operation with 2 bays. Our office/shipping and receiving building, and another dismantling building with 4 bays, are at the main location. Across the street and around the corner is where 4 of our 5 salespeople have their offices, and we have 3 warehouses.)

Number of vehicles process annually: Approximately 2400

Number of dismantling bays: 6

Number of employees: Sales—5 (soon to be 6); Production—6 dismantlers, 1 loader operator, 1 crusher, 1 wh stocker, 2 parts pullers, 5 shippers; Other—4 delivery drivers, 3.5 managers, 1 inventory, 1.5 purchasing, 2 office, and 1 Pete Elenbaas, head of common sense, weed killing, copper harvesting and extraordinary projects

Company history: Third generation business, started in 1956.

How long have you been a Team PRP member? Nine years. We were in the original “Midwest Automotive Group” that started the runner service in Michigan/Illinois/Ohio/Kentucky. Then Pete’s helped create the “Heartland PRP” group, which was eventually folded into the larger regional group.

Industry affiliations: ARA, Auto Recyclers of Michigan

What’s special about your company? At Pete’s, our incredible team is what sets us apart. We have a great mix of experienced veterans and fresh new perspectives! Valuing each and every position in our company, we seek out people that are a great fit for their specific job and love what they do. Our four-person management team is very close—we each run our own departments, but converge for weekly meetings to set goals and evaluate performance. Pete’s has been a “supply” yard for decades; our best customers are recyclers and we treat them that way. We strive to keep yard lead times at 4 hours or less, and dismantle at 24 hours or less, so we can pull parts quickly and get them on the runner or other trucks quickly—time is money!

Website: http://www.petesauto.net

Benzeen Auto Parts

Benzeen Auto Parts in Rancho Cordova, CA

Owners: George Trunyan, CEO

How many acres do you occupy? Approximately 2.5 acres including yard and office space.

Number of vehicles process annually: Approximately Approximately “450 and counting!”

Number of dismantling bays: 5

Number of employees: 7 in Sales; 19 in Production; Delivery drivers/others—coming soon

Company history: Business started in 2010

How long have you been a Team PRP member? Just over one year as of December 2015

Industry affiliations: BBB (Accredited with A+ Rating); ARA; State of California Auto Dismantlers Association (SCADA); URG

What’s special about your company?“We have excelled in the auto parts category for many years now, but we haven’t limited ourselves to just that. Benzeen Auto Parts, formerly TLS, focuses on customer service and quality OEM parts with the same priority. This is just one of many things that differentiate us from the rest of the industry. We have expanded to offer parts for BMW, MERCEDES-BENZ, AUDI, LAND ROVER, PORSCHE, TOYOTA AND LEXUS, making Benzeen more than just a new name…. We are constantly finding new ways to provide our customers with more, which is what makes us stand out from the rest of the industry.”

Website: http://www.benzeenautoparts.com

United Auto Recyclers

United Auto Recyclers in Omaha, Nebraska

Owners: David and Anne Hansen

How many acres do you occupy? 24 acres — United Auto has 8 warehouse with over 50,000 square feet of part storage and over 1,500 cars in stock at all times.

Number of vehicles process annually: Approximately 2,900

Number of dismantling bays: 10

Number of employees: 11 in Sales; 21 in Production; 10 Delivery drivers/others

Company history: Second generation business started in 1977

How long have you been a Team PRP member? About 20 years

Industry affiliations: URG, ARA, ARI-NE

What’s special about your company?“United Auto Recyclers has been family owned and operated since 1977. We our continuously changing our facilities and processes to meet the industry’s ever changing needs. Our goal is to process more vehicles and quality parts efficiently to meet our customers’ needs in a timely fashion.”

Website: http://unitedautorecyclers.com

aaa Auto Parts

aaa Auto Parts in Minnesota

Owners: Chris Anderson, Pete Anderson, and Amy Schulz

How many acres do you occupy? 60 acres on 2 sites (headquarters in Rosemount, MN with 2nd location in East Bethel, MN)

Number of vehicles process annually: Approximately 1500

Number of dismantling bays: 6

Number of employees: 8 in Sales; 9 inside and 5 outside in Production; 7 drivers; 1 QC; 3 warehouse; 3 shipping and receiving LTL freight and common carriers

Company history: Business began in 1983. aaa auto parts is located just outside the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota and has been in business for 33 years. Jerry Anderson founded aaa Auto Salvage in 1983 with a few vehicles left over from his father’s auto body repair shop (Phil’s Auto Body). In 2008; Jerry’s son Pete Anderson, his daughter Amy Schulz, along with Jerry’s nephew Chris Anderson, took over, modified the name slightly to aaa auto parts, and began our second generation of ownership. aaa is the sales outlet for reconditioned wheels produced by the A-Condition Wheel Company. ACW reconditions aluminum wheels on site at our Rosemount facility.

How long have you been a Team PRP member? 24 months in February

Industry affiliations: URG, ARA, ARM

What’s special about your company?“Our Minnesota winters! The cold and snow not only brings us a busy crash season, but difficult working conditions for our staff. We believe that we have a great staff that works hard and efficiently in each of the four seasons in Minnesota. When the temperature range can be -50*F in the winters to 100*F in our humid summers, they do their best to keep our growing family business a viable workplace for 53 employees and counting. A quality recycled part is ‘accurately described, not perfect.’ We strive to deliver those quality recycled parts to all of our customers. We are in our Team PRP infancy and have experienced nothing but outstanding benefits since joining PRP in February 2015! Thanks to all the members for the support and business relationships you have provided.”

Website: http://www.aaaparts.com/

Automotive Parts Solutions

Automotive Parts Solutions in St. Cloud, MN

Owners: Aaron Miller and Jason Miller

How many acres do you occupy? 15 acres

Number of vehicles process annually: Approximately 1200

Number of dismantling bays: 3

Number of employees: 5 in Sales; 10 in Production; 4 Delivery drivers/others

Company history: Business began in 1999

How long have you been a Team PRP member? 10 years

Industry affiliations: URG, ARA, RPEP, ARM

What’s special about your company? “We excel at providing quality parts on time, as promised. Our customers can depend on us for consistent quality, professionalism and service. We ship over 50% of our parts, nationwide, mechanical, sheet metal or glass we can get it to you as described and on time. We were one of the first URG 8000 Certified auto recyclers in the United States and have built our organization on these best practices.”

Website: http://www.automotiveps.com/

Bessler Auto Parts
Bessler Auto Parts in Louisville & Wilder, Kentucky and Columbus & Canton, Ohio

Owners: Joe Bessler

How many acres do you occupy? 14 acres for our full serve; 20 acres for our u-pull operation

Number of vehicles process annually: Approximately 3500

Number of dismantling bays: 12

Number of employees: 11 in Sales; 15 in Production; 28 Delivery drivers/others

Company history: Business began in 1985

How long have you been a Team PRP member? 7 years

Industry affiliations: Joe and Tom Bessler are both past members of the board for Team PRP and John Bessler is a current member of the board. Tom is currently a member of the PRP Training Committee. Both Joe and Tom have both served on the board for URG in the past. Joe has participated with ARA, dealing with governmental regulation, and has been to Washington D.C. on several occasions. John also served as a regional representative for ARA.

What’s special about your company? “Bessler Auto Parts is a family-owned and -operated company, that has always been on the leading edge of change within the auto recycling industry. The Bessler family takes pride in the industry, and our success, within an ever-changing business. Bessler Auto Parts lives by the rule that we trust our partners and customers, and their success is our success. Treat others the way you want to be treated is the Golden Rule, and this is a rule that the Bessler family does their absolute best to live by.”

Website: http://www.besslerautoparts.com/

Bishop's Auto Parts
Bishops Auto Parts in Middletown, CT

Owners: Dick & Sharron Bishop

How many acres do you occupy? 14 acres

Number of vehicles process annually: Approximately 1300

Number of dismantling bays: 3

Number of employees: 4 in Sales; 9 in Production; 6 delivery drivers/others

Company history: Founded in 1969, Bishops is second-generation business, and all family members have remained involved in the business.

How long have you been a Team PRP member? Since 2013

Industry affiliations: ARA, ARA CT, Gold Seal, URG

What’s special about your company? “Over the last 3 years Bishops has transformed into one of the leading recyclers in New England. We have tripled our number of units processed and increased our brokering from 3% to 35% of our sales. We owe most of success to being a part of Team PRP and living up to the standards of the group’s policies. We look forward to our Team PRP trucking program and all of the opportunities it brings.”

Website: https://www.bishopsautoparts.com

A&P Auto Parts
A&P Auto Parts and A&P Auto Parts Rochester

Owners: A&P Auto Parts, Billy Abold; A&P Auto Parts Rochester, Billy Abold and Pat Abold (brother). Billy Abold’s wife and two daughters also work in the business (Cicero location)

How many acres do you occupy? Cicero —14 acres; Rochester — 52 acres

Number of vehicles process annually: Approximately 2400

Number of dismantling bays: 7

Number of employees: 5 in Sales; 15 in Production; 10 others

Company history: Founded in 1969, A&P is second-generation business. It was begun by Bill and Kathy Abold; along with their business partners, John and Paulene Pawklicki, they began selling used car parts and establishing trustworthy shops, car lots and recycling facilities in Cicero, NY. With their automotive experience, they “righted what was wrong in the car world every chance they got.” Benefiting the health of the environment and wallets of consumers, A&P took green initiatives to supply vehicle owners with quality green used auto parts.

How long have you been a Team PRP member? Since 2001

Industry affiliations: ARA, ARA-NY (William Abold) and URG

What’s special about your company? We are a proud PRP member with a Team of 36 employee’s reaching for the same goals. Our companies have a strong focus from very involved hands-on owners who seek continued education from our industry, follow and lead industry trends, and industry technology.

Website: http://www.apautoparts.com/

JC Auto & Truck Parts
JC Auto & Truck Parts in Monroe City, Missouri

Owners: JC and Hazel Shoemyer. Son Chris, daughter-in-law Lynnie, and grandson Chandler also involved in business

How many acres do you occupy? 35

Number of vehicles process annually: Approximately 1500

Number of dismantling bays: 5—-soon to be 7.

Number of employees: 9 in Sales; 13 in Production; 19 Delivery drivers/others.

Company history: In 1960, J.C. Shoemyer and his wife Hazel established J.C. Paint and Body Shop and had one part-time employee. JC’s outstanding reputation for quality work was second to none. An original shop became too small, and in 1970, a new facility was built. The new facility had a body shop on one side and a mechanics shop on the other. With the larger facility, there was space for the salvage yard. In addition to maintaining a clean and orderly facility, new buildings were built and existing buildings were enlarged.

How long have you been a Team PRP member? 5 years (approx.), since Team PRP and QRP Midwest merged.

Industry affiliations: ARA Gold Seal, URG 8000, ASA, and I-Car.

What’s special about your company? What differentiates you from the rest of the industry? We are located in a rural community of 2500 people and run 12 daily delivery routes to a 200-mile radius of the yard. We also operate a full-service collision center, automotive repair shop and towing, Parts City hard parts store, aftermarket sheet metal division, a full-service PB&E business, as well as a used car department.

Website: http://www.jcautoparts.net