Modern Marvels

Season 9 Episode 10

The Junkyard

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Mar 05, 2002 on The History Channel
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The Junkyard
It's the place where one man's trash is truly another man's treasure. Enter the strange and mysterious world of the junkyard, where many pieces actually do add up to a whole. Uncover how junkyard operators create order out of seemingly random piles of junk.
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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (4)

      • The energy saved from one recycled aluminum can will operate a television set for up to three hours.

      • The auto salvage business is the 16th largest industry in the United States, with over $5 billion in annual sales.

      • Considered England's first great poet, the 14th century writer Geoffrey Chaucer was employed by the king to keep track of the country's scrap metal.

      • The U.S. Air Force runs one of the largest reclamation yards in the world. Its Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center in Tucson, Arizona stores nearly 4600 aircraft on 2600 acres of land.

    • QUOTES (1)

      • Narrator: Stacks of rusting automobiles, mountains of man made debris, where tons of refuse come to be torched, wrecked and shredded. But what seems like the end of the road is really a new lease on life. Now, Junkyards, on Modern Marvels.

    • NOTES (2)

      • William L. Rathje
        Research Prof., Archaeology Center, Stanford Univ.

        Daniel R. Juneau
        Operations Manager, Hugo Neu-Proler Company

        John Vander Haag
        Past President, Automotive Recyclers Assoc.

        Fred Day
        Manager, Pick Your Part Auto Wrecking

        Robert J. Glavin
        President & CEO, United Recycling Industries, Inc.

        Jim Glavin
        V.P. of Operations, United Recycling Industries, Inc.

        Jason Young
        SW Chapter Pres., Inst. of Scrap Recycling Industries

        Gary McGrath
        General Mgr., San Diego Facility, Allan Company

        Mark A. Thomson
        President, Aviation Warehouse

        Monte Blevins
        Foreman, Aviation Warehouse

        Tom Every
        a.k.a. Dr. Evermore

        Executive Producer: Don Cambou
        Writer: Robert Ziel
        Producer: Robert Ziel
        Associated Producer: Ryan W. Senter
        Line Producer: Paul Dzilvelis
        Narrator: Max Raphael
        Editor: Lou Laprocido
        Producer: Bruce Nash
        Creator: Bruce Nash
        Music: Alan Ett
        Production Manager: Kathlene Exner
        Post Producer: Scott Berkson
        Clearance Supervisor: Katie Del Core
        Director of Research: Hildie Katibah
        Archivist: Nilda Pergola-Jensen
        Researcher: Diane Wai
        Clearance Assistant: Gabe Martinez
        Historical Consultant: Fred Day
        Historical Consultant: William L. Rathje
        Historical Consultant: Mark A. Thomson
        Historical Consultant: John Vander Haag
        Footage Consultant: Ted Troll
        Post Production Supervisor: Jason Steinberg
        Post Production Coordinator: Gary Reid
        Post Production Assistant: Montgomery Jesselton Kingsley
        Camera: John Cummings
        Camera: Carlos Montaner
        Camera: Mark Morris
        Camera: Dylan S. O'Brien
        Camera: Jesse Phinney
        Camera: Patrick Ramson
        Field Audio: Jeff Irwin
        Field Audio: Dave Thomas
        Online Editor: David Rex
        Sound Mixer: Paul Ray
        Animation: Rick Orner
        Animation: Song Design, Inc.
        Graphics: Barry Hill
        Production Auditor: Dani Eslin
        Assistant Production Accountant: Linda Scribner
        Assistant Production Accountant: Dennis Luciani
        Production Coordinator: Michael Z Davis
        Assistant Production Coordinator: James Wiser
        Production Assistant: Rasi Delgado

        Special Thanks:
        Automotive Recyclers Association
        Hugo Neu-Proler Company
        Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries
        LKQ All Models
        Pick Your Part Auto Wrecking
        Seattle Knights
        United Recycling Industries, Inc.

        Executive Producer: Beth Dietrich-Segarra

      • This episode is also known as "Junkyards".

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