Founded in August of 1970, Wayne Auto Salvage Inc. has grown from a struggling three-man operation located in Mount Olive to one of the premier auto recyclers operations in the Southeast.
Four salespersons buy and sell via satellite, Internet, Teletype lines, WATS lines, satellites, Fax, and at the counter. Of all parts requested, 70% are serviced at our location. At present the Pinnacle computer system is used for inventory, sales, and accounts receivable. This is the newest and most advanced software available to our industry. The computer inventory shows the salesperson whether a specific part is in stock and exactly where it is located in the warehouse or on the field. If a part is not in stock it is ordered and shipped quickly.
Over the years several other locations have been bought and sold. These include locations in Smithfield, Clinton, and at Walnut Creek. In an effort to better service our customers, we recently sold all of our yards except the one in Goldsboro. We feel having one central, and self-contained location allows us to give exceptional service.
The 25-acre field is organized in rows of cars that are labeled so that anyone can find a specific vehicle easily. Recently we moved into our new “state of the art” warehouse. The 125’ X 150’ steel building is racked for easy part locating. Each type of part has a specific rack location including outside racking for doors, hoods, front ends, truck beds, etc. All of these improvements are geared toward customer satisfaction.
Wayne Auto Salvage, Inc. is an active member of the Carolina Auto Recyclers (CAR), the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) where we are Gold Seal Certified Recyclers, the Goldsboro-Wayne Committee of 100, the Keep Wayne County Beautiful Committee, the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, the United Recyclers Group (URG), the Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA), as well as numerous other industry and business related organizations.
In 1991 we received a merit award in the ARA Improvement and Beautification Contest. The award marked one of the highest corporate achievements in the automotive recycling industry. We are also URG 7000 certified.
The officers of Wayne Auto Salvage, Inc. are Dale Bevell, President, and Gary Bevell, Secretary / Treasurer. Gary, the companies founder, has many industry accomplishments including: 1990 ARA Presidential award, the 1991 ARA membership recruitment award, past president of CAR, a regional director for ARA, appointment to the NC Legislative Research Committee on Motor Vehicle Towing and Storage, service on the NC Legislative Research Committee on Salvage Titles, and on the Citizens’ Advisory Committee for the Division of Motor Vehicles, just to name a few. Dale’s accomplishments include: past president of CAR, past president of the Wayne County Auto Recyclers, past president of the Tri-Central Teletype Line, Computer Features Committee for the Pinnacle computer system, State Director for ARA, and Regional Director for ARA, the Wayne County Sheriff's Advisor Board. He is also currently 1st Vice president of CAR.
The growth of Wayne Auto Salvage, Inc. during its nearly 40 years has been developed through hard work, service, and quality parts. And it will continue to grow.