Two for One: CARI convention, ARAAC board meeting to overlap in Halifax in June

Halifax, Nova Scotia — In what organizers are calling an unprecedented “mega-meeting” of Canadian auto recyclers under a single roof, the Canadian Association of Recycling Industry (CARI) has set a date for its eighty-second Annual Convention in Halifax. This year’s convention, currently slated for June 8 to 10, will see several high-profile recycling industry meetings […]

Bought by the Bros: IAA Inc. purchased by B.C.-based Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers

Burnaby, British Columbia — Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, a Canadian equipment marketplace based in Burnaby, B.C., said Monday that it would purchase U.S.-based IAA Inc. in a US$7.3 billion deal. The company said the deal aligns with Ritchie Bros.’ goal of diversifying into the salvage vehicle market. Ritchie Bros. touted a market cap of approximately US$6.9 […]

CARI Camaraderie: Organization hosts 25th annual Consumer’s Night

Toronto, Ontario — The Canadian Association of Recycling Industries (CARI) held its 25th annual Consumer’s  Night last week, where friends of the organization gathered at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel for networking opportunities and an evening of programming alongside company representatives, CARI staff, board members and association members from both Canada and the United States. […]


We’re talking about salvage auctions Column by STEVE FLETCHER Auto recyclers rely on a steady flow of total loss vehicles from the insurance industry to secure their inventory of parts to provide to collision repairers and insurers—ideally to lower cycle time and severity and prevent further total losses. The balancing of interests in this mini-circular economy, […]

Together in Truro: ARAAC hosts 2022 Convention

Truro, Nova Scotia — From Sept. 30 to Oct. 1, the Automotive Recyclers Association of Atlantic Canada (ARAAC) hosted its 2022 Convention—marking the organization’s first official gathering since pre-pandemic days. Despite Hurricane Fiona’s devastating effect on the Maritimes, 50 dedicated recycling industry stakeholders made it to the first ARAAC Convention at the Inn on Prince […]

ARAAC You Ready: Atlantic recyclers to host 2022 convention this Friday, Saturday

UPDATE: A new session has been added: Requirement for contingency planning for spills and emergencies, and Q&A in relation to the NS Standard for Commercial Vehicle Salvage Facilities, presented by Matthew Brufatto, Nova Scotia Department of Environment & Climate Change Truro, Nova Scotia — Any last-minute stragglers, listen up! It’s your last chance to make […]