New Game Plan: Automotive Recyclers Association updates Strategic Plan

Manassas, Virginia —  The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) has provided an update on its 2020 Strategic Plan—representing a direction that will guide current and future work. The plan was adopted by the ARA Board of Directors on July 16, 2020. “2020 has been a game changer,” said ARA President, Scott Robertson. “During these challenging times and […]

Cracking Down on Converters: Alberta’s proposed Bill 25 aims to reduce metal theft

Calgary, Alberta — The Albertan government has introduced a new measure aimed at tackling metal thefts, particularly in the automotive industry. On June 18, Bill 25: Protecting Alberta Industry From Theft Act, 2020, was introduced to establish new measures that will make it more difficult for criminals to sell stolen metal for scrap. “Our government has […]

Environmental Issue: ARA displeased with Ford for ending bumper and lighting recovery program

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) says Ford’s decision to end its lighting and bumper fascia core recovery program on June 1 could have a negative environmental impact. ARA Executive Director Sandy Blalock said the organization is concerned about the environmental impact, but it is “confident the replacement parts market will find a […]

Repairer-Recycler Relations: Could COVID build a better bond?

Toronto, Ontario ⁠—  Industry leaders are suggesting auto recyclers and collision repairers use this pivotal time to discuss the opportunities and challenges in working together more efficiently. On this week’s episode of the Automotive Recycler’s Experience, hosts Chris Daglis of PARTnered Solutions and Chad Counselman, former Automotive Recyclers Association president and general manager of business […]

Recycling Required: Dom Vetere says auto recyclers are absolutely essential

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— Dom Vetere, owner of Dom’s Auto Parts, says auto recyclers are absolutely an essential service to both the supply chain and the general public⁠ amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “The OEM and aftermarket industries are having issues with parts supply⁠,” says Vetere. “As recyclers, we have those parts, and that enables us to […]

Coronavirus Cancellations: 2020 OARA Convention and Trade Show postponed

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— Steve Fletcher, executive director of the Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association (OARA) has announced that the 2020 OARA Convention and Trade Show has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The convention was originally scheduled to run from March 26 through March 28, 2020, at the Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale but, due to the World […]

Business As Usual: No change to Ontario’s handling of EV batteries

Toronto, Ontario — A decision has come from Ontario’s Ministry of Environment to not include large automotive batteries, such as lead-acid and larger hybrid or EV batteries, in new battery regulations for Ontario. Based on the feedback received by the provincial government, Ontario has removed all regulatory requirements for large batteries used for automotive applications, […]

Autumnal Event: The ARA heads to Reno for its Annual Convention and Exposition

Toronto, Ontario — The Auto Recycling Association’s 77th Annual Convention and Exposition will be held in Reno, Nevada this autumn. Showcase your company in front of attendees at one of the world’s largest gatherings of automotive recycling professionals. To be held at the Peppermill Resort on November 11-14, the exhibition will be the organization’s 77th […]