August of 1970, Wayne Auto Salvage, Inc. has grown from a struggling three-man
operation located in Mount Olive, NC to one of the largest salvage yard
operations in the Southeast. Wayne Auto Salvage employs an average 20 employees
including office, warehouse and yard personnel.
Full-time counter salespersons buy and sell via internet, satellite, teletype
lines, WATS lines, FAX, local phone and local walk-in customers. Of all parts
requested, 95% are serviced at our own locations. The Pinnacle computer system
is used for inventory, sales, accounts receivable, accounts payable and payroll.
Another system supplements the main computer system.
During the first ten years of operation, only used auto parts were bought and
sold. In 1980, aftermarket body parts were bought and sold and Wayne Auto
Salvage was one of the first companies on the East Coast to sell these items.
Over 65,000 sq. ft. of warehouse, plus
some shelters, house the inventoried new and used parts.
The computer inventory shows the
salesperson whether the specific part is in stock and exactly where it is
located. If a part is not in stock, it can be ordered and shipped ASAP.
The 60 acre external vehicle storage area is organized so that American and
Foreign Cars are in separate sections. Rows of cars are labeled so that
customers can find a specific vehicle easily.
Over the years of operation, other locations locations were added, including
yards in Walnut Creek, Smithfield, and Clinton, North Carolina. Following the
decision that they could better serve customers with one centralized location
the other sites were sold to up and coming Auto Recyclers in the area thus
assisting the growth of the Professional Auto Recycling Industry.
We are a member of URG, CAR, Automotive Recyclers Association (The International
Recyclers Association), the Goldsboro-Wayne County Committee of 100, the Keep
Wayne County Beautiful Committee and the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce.
In 1991, we received a merit award in the ARA Improvement and Beautification
contest. The award marks one of the highest corporate achievements in the
automotive recycling industry. The contest began in 1962 and continues to play
an important role in the efforts of ARA members to demonstrate their commitment
to community service by improving and updating their facilities and programs.
The major goals of auto recyclers are to dismantle, process and recycle parts
and fluids from cars trucks and other vehicles keeping scrap metal and other
parts and fluids out of landfills and offering cost-effective alternatives in
We are committed to the goals of
Environmental Auto Recycling and Recycling is stressed in all phases of our
operation...From paper in the office to freon, antifreeze, oil, Batteries and
catalytic converters as well as any other recyclable materials.