Johnson Controls announces investment in auto battery recycling centre

Milwaukee, Wisconsin — September 1, 2011 — Johnson Controls has announced plans to invest more than $70 million in its automotive battery recycling centre in Cienega de Flores, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The investment will fund the replacement of the Cienega facility's existing rotary furnaces with larger, more efficient rotary furnaces as well as the addition […]

Auto recycler Trevor Generoux Rides With Lance for cancer

By Michael Raine Kitchener, Ontario — August 31, 2011 — On August 27, Trevor Generoux of Parkway Auto Recyclers in Kitchener, Ontario, along with 51 other riders, had the chance of a lifetime to bike alongside Lance Armstrong for 117 kms. The event was the fourth annual Ride With Lance fundraiser, which raised $1.2 million […]

AARDA members heading on a river adventure

Whitecourt, Alberta — August 30, 2011 — In late September all members of the Alberta Automotive Recyclers and Dismantlers Association (AARDA) and their employees or spouses are invited to get away from their recycling yards for a day and go on a river adventure.

ARA names new executive secretary

Manassas, Virginia — August 29, 2011 — The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) has announced that Ricky Young will serve as the organization’s executive secretary for the 2011-2012 term.

OARA members meeting in Belleville

Belleville, Ontario — August 23, 2011 — The Ontario Automotive Reyclers Association (OARA) will be holding a members meeting on September 16 and 17 in Belleville, Ontario. The meeting is complimentary for direct and associate members and will take place at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Belleville.

IARC heading back to Budapest for 2012 event

Budapest, Hungary — August 22, 2011 — Some initial information on the 12th annual International Automobile Recycling Congress (IARC) has been released. For the second time in IARC’s history, next year’s event will be held in Budapest on March 21-23.

AARDA continues charitable donation spree

Edmonton, Alberta — August 18, 2011 — The Alberta Automotive Recyclers and Dismantlers Association (AARDA) is certainly spreading the wealth. Fresh on the heels of number of charitable donations around Alberta, AARDA has donated another $4,000 to charities in the province in support of various causes. The funds were raised through end-of-life vehicle programs, such […]

How Poehl’s Auto Recyclers stays ahead of curve

By Michael Raine Kentville, Nova Scotia — August 15, 2011 — Being a leader in any industry requires staying ahead of the curve. It involves using the latest and best tools and knowing what’s in the woodwork before anyone else. It’s no different in the automotive recycling industry and few recyclers are able to stay […]

CARSTAR announces new sustainability plan

Hamilton, Ontario — August 15, 2011 — CARSTAR Collision Centres has announced its new sustainability plan, which details its social, environmental and economic initiatives in the Canadian collision repair industry.