Save the Date: The can’t-miss auto recycling events of 2019

2019 ARPAC Congress September 12, 2019 – September 15, 2019 Laurentides, Quebec 2019 AARDA Convention September 20, 2019 – September 22, 2019 Edmonton, Alberta 2019 ARC Board of Directors Meeting September 21, 2019 Edmonton, Alberta 76TH Auto Recycler Association Convention and Exposition October 10 -12, 2019 Charlotte, North Carolina AAPEX & SEMA Show 2019 November […]

Auto recyclers all over the world unite for the International Round Table

May 28, 2019– Last week, representatives of the world’s leading auto recycling organizations gathered in the East Anglian city of Norfolk for the 11th annual International Roundtable (IRT) on Auto Recycling. Co-hosted by the Vehicle Recyclers’ Association (VRA) and British Vehicle Salvage Federation (BVSF), delegates discussed the problems common to the industry. They also met with […]

Newco Metal & Auto Recycling installs its first shredder plant

May 28, 2019—Newco Metal & Auto Recycling has installed its first automobile shredder plant in St. John’s, Newfoundland. The facility has commissioned an M6090 modular automobile shredder plant and nonferrous separation system from auto recycling product manufacturer Wendt Corp in Buffalo, New York. Newco was originally founded in 1992, the company now has 12 stores […]

Saint John Council wants AIM to relocate its shredder

May 28, 2019 – The Saint John Council in New Brunswick has reportedly put in a letter to the Province asking if the scrap recycling plant, American Iron and Metal (AIM), can relocate its metal shredder. The current two-year permit for the plant was signed in June 2017, with the renewed permit set to be […]

Metal prices spike as trans-Pacific trade scrap starts

May 15, 2019 — The trade war brewing between the United States and China could have a significant impact on the price of the metals used in vehicle manufacturing. This week, the Chinese government announced it would be adding tariffs on American goods in response to more than $200 billion of tariffs announced by the […]

Volvo Car Group signs multi-billion-dollar battery supply deal

May 15, 2019 — A long-term agreement has been signed between lithium-ion battery company Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) and the Volvo Car Group to ensure a multi-billion-dollar supply of lithium-ion batteries over the coming decade for the new models of Volvo and Polestar cars. As early as 2017, Volvo Cars announced its strategic decision of developing […]

Lithion’s process will recycle 95 percent of old lithium-ion batteries into new ones

May 15, 2019 – While OEMs are leaning more towards electric vehicles, other companies are thinking of ways to properly recycle these vehicles batteries once they’ve reached its end of life cycle. Lithion, a Quebec recycling company has developed a process to recycle 95 percent of the old lithium-ion batteries into new ones. The company’s […]

Managing misfortune

By Gideon Scanlon To the observer, Frank Serravalle of Thorold Auto Parts and Recycling seems like a man fortune has taken a shine to, inheriting an established business set and primed for the future. Rarely seen without a warm smile on his face, the 44-year-old is, by any measure, happy and successful. His business, which […]

Calgary Metal Recycling yard has its fourth fire in seven years

May 1, 2019 – Dark smoke filled the air in southeast Calgary last Wednesday as 13 firetruck crews put out a blaze at metal recycling scrap yard, Calgary Metal Recycling. This would be the fourth major fire at this plant in the span of seven years. In 2012 the fire burned for two weeks and […]