Crossed Wires: Lack of EV insights causing ‘rising tension’ between OEMs and suppliers, says survey

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— According to Plante Moran’s OEM-Supplier Working Relations Index (WRI) Study, there is “rising tension” between OEMs and suppliers, largely due to increased risk to short-term cost recovery issues, production scheduling and supply chain disruptions as the industry transitions to electric vehicles. “These are compounded by long-term strategic issues suppliers have, related to adequate […]

Fluid Faux Pas: St. Catharines metal recycler fined $27,000 for misleading documentation

St. Catharines, Ontario — A St. Catharines, Ont.-based metal recycling facility has come into the crosshairs of the province’s environmental regulator and is now facing more than $30,000 in penalties, according to a late-April news release. Glendale Metal Company, a division of Marine Recycling Corporation, is currently contending with a $27,000 fine, in addition to […]

Limitless Horizons: OARA members attend United Recyclers Group conference

Florida, United States — At the recent Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association (OARA) Convention, the OARA Board decided to hold a contest to support the travel to the United Recyclers Group (URG) Training Meeting in Orlando Florida. The draw was held Saturday morning of the OARA event, and the lucky winner was Dean Hellyer from Dave’s […]

EV Rundown: Electric vehicles add 2.5 days cycle time, six hours labour; rate of repair drops 10 percent, plus more insights from ARC’s EV Roundtable

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— The Automotive Recyclers of Canada hosted more than 80 members of the Canadian automotive aftermarket for an in-depth discussion on electric vehicles and how electrification will impact the auto recycling, collision repair and other automotive industries. The event was separated into four parts: Steve Fletcher, managing director of the  ARC, welcomed attendees before […]

Industry Intersection: CARI to co-host events with ARAAC-ARC meeting in Halifax, N.S.

Halifax, Nova Scotia – The Automotive Recyclers Association of Atlantic Canada (ARAAC) and Automotive Recyclers of Canada (ARC) board are partnering with the Canadian Association of Recycling Industries (CARI) to co-host events in Halifax, N.S. from June 8 to 10. This was described as “the first time the dismantling and scrap industries have met,” according […]