In Memoriam: Jack Isaac Cohen of Jasper Auto Parts

Jack Cohen (right) with Colin McKean, Executive Director of the BC Environmental Association.

By Ian Hope Edmonton, Alberta — September 13, 2017 — Alberta has lost an industry icon with the passing of Jack Cohen, better known as “Jasper Jack.” He passed away on September 4, 2017 surrounded by his family which included his wife of 52 years, Marilyn, and his children Max, Cherie and Dave. It’s hard […]

Global View: Delegates highlight world recycling issues at IRT

Steve Fletcher of the Automotive Recyclers of Canada at the International Roundtable on Auto Recycling. The event drew representation from around the world.

By Alex Dugas Niagara Falls, Ontario — September 8, 2017 — The International Roundtable of Automotive Recyclers (IRT) took place recently in Niagara Falls. The event gathered an international crowd as leaders of the automotive recycling industry travelled from far and wide to discuss the state of the industry. Participants were given the chance to […]

Think Global, Tour Local: International experts visit Canadian auto recyclers

Auto recycling experts from around the world gathered in Niagara Falls for the 2017 International Roundtable on Auto Recycling. The event included tours of Miller's Auto Recycling and Thorold Auto Parts.

By Alex Dugas   Niagara Falls, Ontario — September 7, 2017 — The International Roundtable of Automotive Recyclers (IRT) kicked off this week in beautiful Niagara Falls. This year’s event gathered automotive recyclers from around the world, including speakers from Japan, Australia, the United Kingdom, India and Canada.   Canadian Auto Recyclers magazine was right […]

What makes a recycling operation tick?

David Gold is the co-owner of Standard Auto Wreckers and currently serves as the First Vice President of the Automotive Recyclers Association. He is also a regular columnist with Canadian Auto Recyclers' sister publication, Collision Repair magazine.

By David Gold Toronto, Ontario — August 16, 2017 — Auto recyclers regularly give tours of our operations for a variety of reasons. Sometimes we are asked to partake in community programs and teach a little bit about recycling and the reuse or our products and other times for more technical reasons, for example for […]

Tundra Take-Back launches fourth year of vehicle recycling in Canada’s north

The community of Kuujjuarapik in Nunavik, one of two communities to host Tundra Take-Back projects in 2017. Paul Bell of Poehl's Auto Recyclers will be on site in the town from August 17 to September 2.

By CAR Staff Nunavik, Quebec and Baffin Island, Nunavut — August 16, 2017 — Canada’s automotive recyclers are once again stepping up to bring their expertise to a new frontier. Tundra Take-Back has been running for the last several years. In brief, the project seeks to bring automotive recycling to communities in Canada’s far north. […]

World coming to Canada for International Roundtable

The 2017 International Roundtable on Auto Recycling will land in Niagara Falls, ontario in just a few short weeks. The event is expected to draw key stakeholders from around the world.

By CAR Staff Niagara Falls, Canada — August 16, 2017 — It’s less than a month until the next International Roundtable on Auto Recycling (IRT) takes place in Niagara Falls, Ontario. The IRT brings together the leading international automotive recycler associations, industry officials, guest speakers and local auto recyclers to discuss the global auto recycling […]

Tundra Take-Back continues clean-up efforts in 2016

On the scene at one of the Tundra Take-Back locations in 2016. A big part of the project involves professional automotive recyclers training local people to maintain the clean-up efforts in an environmentally conscious way.

By Shelby Kerbel Toronto, Ontario — November 23, 2016 — Many communities in Canada’s far north face significant challenges with effective vehicle recycling. Typically, end-of-life vehicles are simply piled up at the local dump. It’s a daunting task, but the Tundra Take-Back project proves that where there’s a will, there’s a way. The project started […]

Guild 21: New digital marketing basics for collision repair centres

Frank Terlep was the most recent guest on the Guild 21 conference call. Terlep discussed how shops must adapt their marketing to suit a mobile and connected populace.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — November 22, 2016 — Marketing through digital channels is a given today, but the way in which digital messages are received and processed has changed in profound ways over just the last couple of years. Frank Terlep, founder of Summit eMarketing Sherpas, was the featured guest on the latest […]

National automotive recycling sector council launched

On hand for the announcement of the new end-of-life vehicle sector council: Dave Adams of Global Automakers of Canada; Aleksandra Pogoda of the Canadian Steel Producers Association; Mark Nantais of the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers Association; Teresa Di Felice of the Canadian Automobile Association; Glen Murray, Ontario's Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Steve Fletcher of Automotive Recyclers of Canada. Make sure to check out the gallery below for more photos!

Toronto, Ontario — November 14, 2016 — Vehicles are an essential part of Canada’s economy, from the time they’re manufactured until the time they eventually reach their end-of-life. The importance of the last step in the chain was recently acknowledged with the launch of the national End-of-Life Vehicle Sector Council (ELVSC).The ELVSC was officially launched […]

OARA conference to feature Hollander Training Summit, Paul D’Adamo as keynote

The Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association has named Paul D’Adamo of Recycling Growth as the keynote speaker for the 2017 OARA Convention.

London, Ontario — November 9, 2016 — The Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association (OARA) is already gearing up for its conference this spring and the event promises to offer recyclers even more than in previous years. The annual OARA conference is the largest automotive recycling event in the country, frequently drawing attendees from other provinces. First, […]