Creating Carcone’s – Création de Carcone’s

By/Par Steve Fletcher From one-man-show to booming business In the year 1957, when Tony Carcone was just 16 years old, he boarded a ship departing Italy for Canada. Alone and in pursuit of a better life, he had always been interested in the automotive world. Tony secured his first job at a garage shortly after […]

Woodbeck’s Wisdom – La sagesse deWoodbeck

By/Par Steve Fletcher Bruce Woodbeck has an enviable track in the auto recycling world. By instinct, the industry veteran seeks out opportunities to stay current. It is also in his nature to provide leadership and help build a future – to better himself and the industry he loves. “It is a great business with many […]

The Auto Recyclers Association’s 2021

By/Par Gideon Scanlon Locked down, but ready to go – Verrouillé, mais prêt à partir In April, the Auto Recycler’s Association cancelled its annual Hill Day event due to the global pandemic. For the past few years, Hill Days has brought industry leaders together in order to educate government figures in the U.S. capitol about […]

The tightrope of triumph

By/Par Gideon Scanlon As salvage prices skyrocket and a global pandemic keeps its customer base at home, Bastarache Auto Parts continues to thrive Last spring, as COVID-19 made began to spread through North America, Ron Bastarache knew that it would be a rough year for the auto parts and recycling sector. The impact the pandemic […]


Joining the team In January, RePowered Batteries joined the Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association as an Associate Member. Headquartered in Gatineau, Quebec, RePowered takes electric vehicle batteries and repurposes them for future use in everything from solar power storage systems to grocery store grids. “RePowered Batteries take batteries from end-of-life electric vehicles and dismantle them to […]