Committee Clout: CIECA unveils 2021 award winners at SEMA Red Carpet Awards Breakfast

The award for Electronic Commerce Company of the Year was given to, and accepted by its founding CEO Jeff Schroder, "for its extensive committee involvement and promoting CIECA Standards throughout the industry."

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The value of compassion and communication in times of uncertainty

"Recently named one of the 'Best Places to Work in Kentucky,' is an organization where a business family culture is valued and nurtured."

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Chasing Innovation

"[Roger] Schroder says innovation comes from following an old business staple: Listening to your customers when they tell you what they need and figuring out how to best give it to them."

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2021 Business Impact Awards

"In a world of sameness and business as usual, this business has bravely stepped into the unknown and delivered their unique point of difference. They have raised the bar and showcased Northern Kentucky as an area of thoughtful, innovative industry leaders."

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17th Annual Best Places to Work in Kentucky Award Winners Announced

"The Best Places to Work in Kentucky program recognizes those employers who set an exemplary standard of excellence for both employee engagement and business success."

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"Everyone I spoke to bragged about the classes and how those webinars/classes have helped increased their eBay department."

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Insurers on iPro Marketplace Quote 20% Recycled Parts

"Our Integrated Car Part Pro (iPro) marketplace insurers quote 20% recycled part dollars on iPro estimates, compared to the industry average of about 10%...[iPro's] intelligence makes it easy to buy recycled parts."

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Car-Part Crank-Up

"Using a 2014 Ford F-150 - the most popular vehicle searched on Car-Part - as an example...Car-Part Interchange Plus has 40% more parts with interchange than the industry standard...In 2019, we launched Car-Part Interchange Plus, and, in its first year of operation, the marketplace quoted more than $250 Million (CAD) of in stock CPI+ parts."

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US-based auto recycling software company has issued a series of relief initiatives to help their customers as they face various hardships resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Recycler Relief: launches pandemic support initiatives is offering several relief initiatives to the industry amid the COVID-19 pandemic, including 10 percent off service fees for parts suppliers and free upgrades to certain products and services.

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On the Up: Car-Part Pro helps drive used parts usage in Saskatchewan

Last weekend at the Saskatchewan Association of Automotive Repairer's (SAAR) Spring Conference, Tom Julius, director of business development for delivered a presentation highlighting how Car-Part's Interchange Plus (CPI+) program has helped drive used parts usage in Saskatchewan.

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Annual Awards: receives Company of the Year award from CIECA

" selected based on its commitments to more than a dozen committees and organizations, as's staff are known to have contributed more than 1,000 hours of their time creating, improving and testing the standards the entire industry uses."

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The Many Pros of Car Part Pro: Car Part Pro Increases Part Choices and Integration

"The Car Part Pro marketplace now has more recycled part choices and better integration with the collision repair industry as a result of...Car-Part Interchange Plus...This version of interchange includes coverage for over 100 part types that is not available in the recycling industry's standard interchange."

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Checkmate Update: Car-Part Interchange Plus

" recently made major enhancements to the Checkmate Inventory Management system in Checkmate 2019R1. One of the biggest was the incorporation of the latest Car-Part Interchange Plus. This version includes Car-Part Interchange Plus (CPI+) data for over 100 parts (including 2009+ Mitsubishi and 2015+ Mazda models) for subscribers."

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Awareness is the Best Remedy

"How one recycled auto parts marketplace responds to the need for data protection. A recycler's inventory data is a valuable asset. Auto recyclers need to be able to share this data with others in order to effectively market their parts in various marketplaces. Cut how can you share your inventory data with others while still protecting it? It is important to understand where and how your inventory data is being used."

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Car-Part's concerns

"When it comes to recalls on auto parts, co-founder of the internet marketplace, Jeff Schroder is one of the many auto recyclers concerned about gaining access to the proper information from OEMs. This is a frustrating concern that Jeff has been working on for the past four years. 'It’s really a threat to the industry when they start to challenge the legitimacy of all of our parts,' he said."

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Car-Part's Jeff and Roger Schroder honoured at ARA Convention

"Car-Part's Roger and Jeff Schroder were honoured by the Auto Recyclers Association during the group's 75 anniversary convention in Orlando, Florida...The ARA Board were unanimous in their decision to select Roger Schroder as the 2018 recipient of the member of the year award...Jeff Schroder was awarded the ARA's President's Award, given to a member whose distinguishes themself in their service to the ARA."

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Making the Grade

"Meet Roger Schroder, Auto Salvage, President, ARA Educational Foundation....'The biggest positive change that I have noticed during my time in this industry is the increased pride people have in ownership, and their willingness to reinvest money back into their businesses and facilities to create a better image. As part of that change, recyclers now care more about recycler satisfaction.'"

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Why Recyclers Should Care about Collision Repair Industry Open Interfaces

"In 2017 and 2018, there has been a lot of activity in the Collision Repair Industry regarding open interfaces to estimating systems...When measured by dollar amount, recycled parts represent the third largest part type used in the collision industry."

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"The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) Board of Trustees recently presented the 2017 company of the year award to The association chose for its dedication to leadership and contributions to the industry."

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" has helped recyclers sell parts on-line for the past 20 years, successfully serving over 11 million part searches a month. The addition of part and vehicle images have spiked sales for recyclers. Matt Bender, Speedy Auto Parts, Dover, OH, had a story. Matt had just posted a picture of a truck bed. A man saw the picture, then drove all the way from Wisconsin to pick it up!He got a higher price than he would have in his local market and the man paid cash! Professional repairers and estimators, however, need more information."

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New App unlocks mobile access to Car-Parts database

" says their search engine is the easiest and fastest way to search the green parts market. The online parts marketplace is now looking to further add weight to its claim of being the simplest and most functional way to look for recycled parts with the release of its Car-Part Pro App for Apple's lines of iPads and iPhones. I spent some time using the App and found the interface to be extremely user-friendly."

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Streamlining Recycled Parts Procurement with Efficiency

"For many of us in the collision industry, may just appear to be a great on-line search engine, but this is only possible because the company is deeply involved in the vehicle recycling process at every level. This expertise and experience makes the company the right provider for the services that are now available to the collision industry in Canada."

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How Poehl's Auto Recyclers Stays ahead of the Curve

"Being a leader in any industry requires staying ahead of the curve. It involves using the latest and best tools and knowing what's in the woodwork before anyone else. It's no different in the automotive recycling industry and few recyclers are able to stay ahead of the curve quite like Dana Poehl from Poehl's Auto Recyclers in Kentville, Nova Scotia. As a beta site for, Poehl is able to test the latest computer technologies in the auto recycling industry months before the majority of his fellow recyclers."

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"ARA President Doug Reinert and First Vice President Randy Reitman both attended the recent Third Annual Industry Conference that was held in Cincinnati, OH. As Doug put it, "there was something to be learned by everyone, no matter what size business they had," seconded by Randy and, judging by the enthusiasm exhibited by other attendees, including recyclers from Australia, all came away fired up about the improvements and changes unveiled over the three days."

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Testimonial from Steve Shaver at Late Model Auto Parts

"I would like to commend [you] on the outstanding and professionalism that was extended to myself and my staff."

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"Auto recyclers from across North America and as far away as Australia descended on Fort Wright, Kentucky from August 4 to 6 to attend the Third Annual Industry Conference. The information that was shared about the challenges and opportunities of recyclers in providing and selling more recycled parts are both eye opening and optimistic. The three-day event kicked off with the registration and a reception on the evening of 4th. The Friday and Saturday had two full days of seminars offering great variety and selection. The schedule was broken down into five classes on the Friday and four classes on the Saturday. Each time slot offered classes covering the following product groups: Checkmate, Fast Parts, Web Products, Bidmate & Partmate and Executive & Management."

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2011 Northern Kentucky Thoroughbreds represent resilience, growth

"Car-Part is a search engine for recycled auto parts. Founded in 1998, Car-Part has grown to become the world's largest used parts marketplace, with over 10 million searches per month."

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Schroders Shine: Three Brothers, Two Businesses

"Whether or not you know the Schroder brothers, chances are you know the business they created. has swept the recycling industry, linking auto salvage with the online world for the past 10 years. It was not the first endeavor for the talented team behind it, composed of Urban, Roger and Jeff Schroder with Janice, Jeff's wife.

True leaders in every sense of the word, Urban, Roger, Jeff and Janice are carving out a niche in recycling to which others can only aspire. Their work ethic, management style and communications are regularly lauded by both peers and employees. Some say it was ingrained when they were young."

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1999 New Products Source Book is the first company to help auto recyclers sell parts on the Internet by adding inventory to their web sites. software allows easy uploads of inventory from Pinnacle, Hollander®#, Checkmate®, Classic and Checkmate®, Jr.

Automotive Recycling July / August 1999,
Vol.19, No.4

Simple menus let customers search parts and shop based on description, price, location and brand. Our innovative solutions have been embraced by leading recyclers, such as:,, Rancho Cordovas, Cadott Auto Recyclers, Century, Marshalls and Fellow auto recyclers have pooled their parts in making it over one million parts strong. For more information, visit or call (859) 344-1925

Your eKey to Companies By: Colby Horton

AutoInc. Automotive Service Association. July 2000

Net Profits By: Lynn Novelli

Joining forces with specialized networks is another strategy for boosting the odds for success, says Shannon Nordstrom. His companies site, for example, participates in the United Recyclers Group website, the EDEN Exchange, and, which now boasts an inventory of some 4 million parts, was the first Internet site dedicated to the automotive recycling industry. Launched in May 1998, the site now offers for sale the inventories of more than 150 recyclers.

January / February 2000 offers more information to the customer than was available before, which makes it a more useful tool, says president Jeffery Schroder. If you are looking for a way to add value to your inventory, this is it. Schroders company originally hosted websites for distinguished corporate clients such as the United Nations and Sesame Street. But, with a brother in the recycling business, Schroder got interested in the industrys e-commerce possibilities. Existing trading systems like ADP-Hollander®# were limited to recyclers, he explains. It seemed that a more open system that gave access to consumers and other interested businesses would be a benefit. Schroder was so convinced that he gave up his other corporate clients to concentrate his website company and the expertise of its 14 employees on the automotive recycling industry. Recyclers get a website hosted by, and their inventory is listed in the inventory, with a link back to the dealers website. Anyone with access to the Internet can search's inventory. Its a simple concept, and the webpages are not fancy. But it works: racks up some 400,000 visitors a month and 110,000 part searches.

Profile on Parts: Parts Trends 2000 By:Jeff Schroder

The Internet solves some of the problems associated with recycled parts. Giving repair professionals a better selection of recycled parts can increase their use. If a Web site provided 100 Ford Taurus doors, each with different characteristics (condition, location, delivery options, and price) the repair professional can choose the match that best fits their need. This dynamic pricing model is sweeping the Internet. The condition of recycled parts is very important because the time to repair can make the difference between a good value or a bad value (vs. a new OEM or aftermarket). It is very important that damage estimates by recyclers are accurate. Two recycling organizations have relevant damage standards. Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) has damage codes that define where the damage is and the United Recyclers Group (URG) defines each credit card size worth of damage to be equivalent to one hour of repair.

January 2000

New York Recycler by: Jeff Schroder

Like many solutions in the auto recycling industry, started with an auto recycling family solving a problem no one else seemed interested in solving. In 1996, Foreign Auto Salvage wanted to improve upon their Checkmate®/Orion® Experience. It appeared over time the inventory management system would improve either through URG's work or through the Checkmate® division of ADP(after a spin off from antitrust concerns).
The parts locating systems had 3 weaknesses. First, major buyers such as body shops and repair facilities were excluded from the parts locating systems. Second, auto recyclers could only locate from facilities using the same inventory management system and not from their natural business partners. Third, because the systems were telephone (and satellite) based and required long distance phone calls, they were too expensive.

An internet based parts locating system could improve the proprietary experience and greatly expand the auto recycling market as a whole. went live in May of 1998 with auto recycler inventory on the web.  Being the first company to offer the service to auto recyclers was just the beginning. went live in May of 1998 with auto recycler inventory on the web. Being the first company to offer the service to auto recyclers was just the beginning. currently supports Pinnacle, Hollander®#, Powerlink, Classic, Checkmate® and Checkmate® Jr. parts data and is currently working on Fast Parts Support. It was clear from the beginning that Interchange based searching would be a major benefit. We have been negotiating an Interchange license for over two years now and are told we are close to having one.

By leveraging their offline brands, auto recyclers can easily establish their online website and offer repair shops the convenience of 24 hour parts procurement. Leveraging the recognition of state associations, recyclers can gain further parts exposure by pooling their data onto the state association website (for example Auto recyclers can also pool their data together with trading partners and co-market consolidated sites to insurance companies and repair shops. The website markets the parts of 200 auto recyclers with a nationwide print campaign and an online campaign as well.  

We can grow the recycled parts market by giving repair shops the ability to find the recycled part that best fit their needs. The "best' part depends on many factors including condition, location, availability, brand, and price. Empowering your customers leads to greater loyalty and customer satisfaction. It's no surprise, 11% of recycled parts are expected to be purchased via the internet next year.

Jeff Schroder, President