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Novak Auto Parts Hosts Auto Recycling Event
NEW BRIGHTON, Pa. -- Novak Auto Parts will host the Pennsylvania Automotive Recycling Trade Society as part of the society’s 50th annual convention today and tomorrow. Judy Moore, assistant director for the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium, is the keynote speaker.
Moore will speak on safe recycling practices as well as the value that hybrid vehicles bring to the auto recycling industry.
The society is an affiliate state chapter of the national Automotive Recyclers Association.
Although auto-recycling sites are often compared to the junkyards of the past, Doug Reinert, past president of the association and chairman of the 2014 society events committee, said that many auto recycling sites, including Novak Auto Parts, are “a great representation of what the green recycled parts industry has become. We are committed to environmental responsibility and outstanding service, and we remain current with advancements in the auto industry," he said in a prepared statement. "That's why the topic of hybrid vehicles is so timely."
According to “Auto Alliance,” a research and development report funded by auto manufacturers, each year the auto recycling industry:
- Recycles enough steel to produce 13 million new vehicles.
- Reduces by 85 million barrels the oil needed to manufacture new or replacement parts.
- Recycles nearly 85% of the weight of each vehicle.
Roger Novak, owner of Novak Auto Parts, said the value of the industry value is often overlooked, despite the fact that automobiles are recycled more than any other consumer product. “We recycle Freon, transmission fluid, antifreeze, batteries, steel and almost everything else. Our own trucks are fueled by recycled gasoline and our buildings are heated by recycled oil."
The 20 acres where Novak Auto Parts sits maintains nearly 1,800 cars, making it one of the largest recyclers in the tri-state region of Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.
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