Countdown to the 75th Annual ARA Convention & Exposition

The Automotive Recyclers Association’s annual Convention and Exposition will celebrate its 75th anniversary from October 31 to November 1. The event will feature industry speakers and over 30 educational classes, including the new Peer-to-Peer business process sessions. There will also be a lot of Canadian participation during the affair, with Torontonian David Gold, the out-going […]

An interview with Paul D’Adamo — better known as the Recall Guy

Paul D'Adamo, better known to the auto recycling community as 'The Recall Guy' has been appearing at industry events to make sure that every repairer remembers to #YankThatBag.

Toronto, Ontario — September 10, 2018 — From owning a recycling facility, to training college students on the finer points of public speaking, Paul D’Adamo’s career was split between two very different worlds. That all changed when Rebuilders Automotive Supply (RAS) approached him with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to bring both parts of his professional life […]

What about recycling EV batteries?

By Lindsey Cooke Toronto, Ontario — August 30, 2018 — As electric vehicles are becoming more of a hot commodity, it is important to understand how their batteries are recycled. The most common battery in standardized/internal combustion engine vehicles is a lead acid battery, which is typically used as the car’s starter batter. However, electric vehicles (e.g. hybrid, plug-in […]

R-1234yf will be put in all new cars by 2021

By CRM Staff Toronto, Ontario — August 31, 2018 — The R-1234yf refrigerant is becoming more common in the air conditioning systems of vehicles, which means more time and money for collision repairers and insurers. Under an Environmental Protection Agency mandate, R-134a will be taken out and R1234yf will be put in all new cars […]

A new era in auto recycling

By CRM Staff Toronto, Ontario — August 31, 2018 — It’s no surprise that the auto recycling industry is being impacted as new technology advances wihtin vehicles. Kirk Cranley, an auto recycler for Ray Cranley Auto Recycles in Douro, Ont. explained that the business is just not the same. He said that it’s definitely slowing […]

Ontario’s new tire plan

By CRM Staff Toronto, Ontario – August 23, 2018 – As of next year, tires will be recycled through a new system in Ontario. Last spring, Glen Murray, the minister of environment and climate change announced that Ontario Tire Stewardship, needs to close it’s Used Tires Program by the end of this year, and to […]

Scouting the true north

By Lindsey Cooke Toronto, Ontario – August 23, 2018 – Darrell Pitman, the owner of P&G Parts in North Bay has participated in multiple programs, events and causes for the auto recycling community. He recently attended the Tundra Take-Back this year for the third time. This time he was the only auto recycler there among […]

Rubber Recycling Symposium heads to Niagara Falls

By CRM Staff Toronto, Ontario — August 2, 2018 —The Tire and Rubber Association of Canada biennial Rubber Recycling Symposium is fast approaching, set to get under way November 7 til 8 at the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel in Niagara Falls. The theme for this year’s event will be ‘taking sustainability to the next […]