A tremendous opportunity

December 7, 2018 — The automotive industry is full of paths that lead to tremendous career opportunities. David Gold, president of Automotive Recyclers Association and owner of Standard Auto Wreckers, is determined to help youth see this potential, specifically when it comes to auto dismantling. Nothing lasts forever, and vehicles are no different. With that in mind, stakeholders […]

AARDA looking to update abandoned vehicle program

November 30, 2018 — Abandoned vehicles are being left in parking lots and off in the woods more frequently than the Alberta Auto Recycling and Dismantling Association would like. The abandoned vehicle program is a initiative that has been put in place to help salvage and stop people from leaving their vehicles in parking lots or in […]

ARPAC spreads awareness of recycling fires

December 5, 2018 – Over the past decade The Association of Auto Parts Recyclers (ARPAC) members have been involved in several major fires that have destroyed buildings storing dismantled vehicles. In most cases, gasoline handling was the cause. In February 2016, a prevention committee was established consisting of Pierre Robitaille, president of ARPAC; Denis Bégin, part-owner […]

B-CAR concerned over decrease in utilized parts

December 6, 2018 — The British Columbia Auto Recyclers Division (B-CAR) has been seeing a declining percentage of recycled parts utilized within the province, and is seeking answers. Recyclers who are known as allied subscribers that supply parts for the ICBC, have been experiencing a decline in recycled parts utilization over the past seven years despite […]

Canadian scrap metal yard issued a stop-work order for noise complaints

November 27, 2018 — For months the neighbors of the American Iron & Metal (AIM) scrap yard in Saint John, NB had been experiencing loud explosive noises, which has now resulted in the yard to temporarily idle its operations. A series of complaints from neighboring property owners had surfaced resulting the Department of Environment to […]

AARDA working to standardize provincial license requirements

November 29, 2018 — The Alberta Automotive Recyclers and Dismantlers Association (AARDA) has been working alongside the Alberta Vehicle Industry Council (AMVIC) to standardize the province’s license requirements for auto recyclers. “As an auto recycler there is an environmental responsibility with dismantling a vehicle properly,” says Ken Sorensen, executive director of the AARDA. Sorensen explained […]

Ajay Kochhar wins Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award

November 30, 2018 — Ajay Kochhar, president and CEO of Li-Cycle Corp, accepted the Young Entrepreneur of the Year award at the 2018 Mississauga Board of Trade (MBOT) Business Awards of Excellence. The event, which took place on November, 15, recognized businesses and individuals in 11 categories designed to highlight the best and brightest in Mississauga. […]

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

November 22, 2018 — Car-Part’s Roger and Jeff Schroder were honoured by the Auto Recyclers Association during the group’s 75 anniversary convention in Orlando, Florida. Given to an individual each year who has distinguished his or herself among the ARA membership, the ARA Board were unanimous in their decision to select Roger Schroder as the 2018 […]

Recyclers on the rise

By David Gold November 22, 2018 — A lot has changed in these past few months within the ARA, and within the industry itself. We all acknowledge that the only constant will be the change going forward. Some of that will be within our control and some of it will not—so this has been our guiding […]

Quebec invests in the lithium-ion battery industry

November 26, 2018 — Propulsion Québec, the province’s smart and electric vehicle cluster, announced the launch of a study on the development of the lithium-ion battery industry in Québec. The study will profile the lithium-ion battery industry and analyze opportunities for Quebec in battery component, cell manufacturing and end-of-life battery recycling. Québec has a number of assets vital to developing […]