On April 26th, 2019, on a cloudy but otherwise nice morning, a bus pulled up to Holbrook Auto Parts’ original location on McNichols Road and unloaded a stream of visitors into the parking lot. The group was comprised of employees, owners, partners, machine experts, account directors, and more from various automotive recycling facilities and salvage yards around the state of Michigan and throughout the Midwest. The event was being held by the Automotive Recyclers of Michigan (ARM), as they hold annual tours like this every year to feature the top auto recycling facilities across the state.
ARM holds these tours every year to give auto recyclers and salvage yards that are going above and beyond the basic regulations and requirements the recognition they deserve. On top of that, however, the tours also serve as great networking opportunities for businesses looking for insight on the latest and greatest machines, techniques, and procedures for safely and efficiently recycling vehicles and reselling their parts.
Once the visitors arrived, they were greeted by the staff and owners of Holbrook Auto Parts and spent a few minutes talking amongst themselves while grabbing refreshments. Once settled in, the guests were taken back to newly-renovated dismantling bays, pre-owned parts inventory, and the vehicle salvage yard. Here they were free to walk around and more closely check out the facilities. Visitors were impressed with the cleanliness and organization of the yard; A point Holbrook Auto Parts takes pride in as the organization helps them cut down the time it takes to dismantle, clean and test parts, as well as find parts and prep them for sale when a customer needs to make a purchase.
From the salvage yard, guests were taken across McNichols Road to the Holbrook Repair Center, where visitors were able to walk around and look at the repair bays. Guests were impressed with the large capacity of vehicles that were able to be worked on at one time. From here the visitors briefly looked inside at the lobby, customer intake, and sales area before moving on next door to the new parts warehouse. Again, they were able to walk around to check out the large inventory and stock management system before finally returning to the main parts store.
As mentioned above, one of the recent renovations Holbrook Auto Parts made to their yard were updates to their dismantling bays. The bays were re-painted, has new floors paved, were re-insulated and re-structured to retain heat better while allowing in natural light, and new light fixtures were installed in the bays. The goal of all these updates was to provide a more comfortable environment for employees to work in while maximizing light and visibility for the dismantlers, allowing them to cut down on the amount of time it takes to dismantle cars and increase the amount of parts they can see, access, and clean to either sell or recycle.
On top of the updated dismantling areas, much of the salvage yard itself was repaved and shelves were re-organized to allow for more vehicles to be stores while they are parted out and sold. These changes not only helped create a more cleaned and organized feel in the salvage yard, but they opened up the space inside for trucks and forklifts that are moving, crushing, and recycling vehicles in the various stages of being processed.
Apart from Holbrook Auto Parts, Highway Auto Parts was also recognized by ARM this year as an exceptional auto recycling and salvage facility. Holbrook Auto Parts wants to thank Highway Auto Parts for being a continuous source of inspiration when it comes to improving their processes and facilities, and they want to thank ARM for their recognition this year and the opportunity to showcase their newly-updated facilities. Holbrook Auto Parts also wanted to thank the many companies that came out to their yard and spoke with them, including but not limited to Buddy Automotive Innovations, Acme Auto Parts, Oil City Auto Salvage, Fox Auto Parts, Car-Part.com, Neuner’s Automotive Recyclers, and everyone else that came out! Holbrook Auto Parts wants to especially thank John Savi of Savi Styles Detroit for generously providing excellent photography coverage of the event.
Again, Holbrook Auto Parts was honored to be recognized this year by ARM as one of Michigan’s top automotive recyclers and salvage yards. They want to thank everyone that visited their facilities this year, and appreciate all the networking, support, feedback, and information shared this year. Holbrook Auto Parts hopes to continue to update and expand in the coming years so that they can better serve the Detroit community as a premier auto recycling and salvaging business. If you have a vehicle you’re looking to recycle or sell, or if you’re in the market for affordable new OEM auto parts or tested pre-owned parts, visit Holbrook Auto Parts for low prices on the parts you need to stay On the Move!
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