You are Canadian Auto Recycler Seeing Canada’s automotive recyclers unite in solidarity and fare through this global crisis has been nothing short of inspiring. Life as we knew it became scrambled when the COVID-19 pandemic first gripped Canada last March. One of the annual events I cherish most, and the first grand meeting of 2020—the […]

Celebrating Steve Fletcher

Steve alongside international delegates at the Automotive Recyclers Association’s 75th annual Convention and Trade Show in 2018. A homage to the ARC managing director’s tireless work It’s nearly impossible to imagine Canada’s auto recycling industry without the unstinting leadership of Steve Fletcher, managing director of the Automotive Recyclers of Canada. A near 30-year veteran in […]

EZ-Suite Transforming Automotive Recycling

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IN THE BEGINNING, Copart was a single salvage yard in Vallejo, California founded by Willis J. Johnson in 1982. TODAY, Copart is a global leader in online vehicle auctions and operates more than 190 locations in 11 countries with over 125,000 vehicles up for auction on a day-to-day basis. In 2003 the company opened its […]

Drawing Parallels – Parallèles de dessin

By/Par David Nolan Executive Director, Auto Recyclers Association of Australia Developments in auto recycling in Australia Australia and Canada are similar in many ways. There are parallels in our heritage, our culture and in fact in the structure of our auto recycling industry. Australia has about 20 million cars on the road and about 800,000 […]

Creating Carcone’s – Création de Carcone’s

By/Par Steve Fletcher From one-man-show to booming business In the year 1957, when Tony Carcone was just 16 years old, he boarded a ship departing Italy for Canada. Alone and in pursuit of a better life, he had always been interested in the automotive world. Tony secured his first job at a garage shortly after […]

Woodbeck’s Wisdom – La sagesse deWoodbeck

By/Par Steve Fletcher Bruce Woodbeck has an enviable track in the auto recycling world. By instinct, the industry veteran seeks out opportunities to stay current. It is also in his nature to provide leadership and help build a future – to better himself and the industry he loves. “It is a great business with many […]

Keeping Calm and Carrying On – Rester calme et continuer

BY/PAR GLORIA MANN The unstoppable momentum carrying the industry through uncertain times Last March, I was looking forward to attending the 2020 Ontario Auto Recyclers Association Convention and Tradeshow when I heard the news—coronavirus had arrived in Canada. Despite everything going wrong in the world, auto recyclers made huge strides in 2020. The ARC worked […]