Recyclers change lives and communities with Tundra Take-Back

Darrell Pitman of P and G Auto was one of the recycler volunteers for the latest Tundra Take-Back project. He got this tattoo to commemorate the occasion.

By Mike Davey Hamilton, Ontario — December 21, 2015 — Canada’s auto recyclers started something incredible in 2014 when industry partners banded together to clean up the Arctic and help Nunavut’s Arviat and Gjoa Haven communities establish sustainable models for dealing with hazardous vehicle waste. But they didn’t stop there. The project continued in 2015, […]

CAR-MS QRP expands, launches online parts locator


Brampton, Ontario — December 16, 2015 — CAR-MS QRP is expanding again, this time in Ontario. The network of professional automotive recyclers also recently announced new members in Atlantic Canada, greatly expanding the network’s coverage. The new facility in Ontario is the second location of Hotch’s Auto Parts, located in Bowmanville. Pat Ryan of CAR-MS […]

Reid’s Automotive Recycling wins environmental sustainability award

LEFT: Matt Reid accepting the finalist award for Environmental Sustainability. RIGHT: Teresa Reid accepting the Environmental Sustainability award on behalf of Reid’s Automotive Recycling & Alloy Wheel repair from George Strappa, Dean of Business at Douglas College.

By Mike Davey Burnaby, British Columbia — December 9, 2015 — Reid’s Automotive Recycling has been chosen as this year’s recipient of the Burnaby Board of Trade Excellence Award in the Environmental Sustainability Award Category. The Burnaby Business Excellence awards honour and celebrate businesses, entrepreneurs and not-for-profit organizations for their contributions to the local economy […]

Impact Auto Auctions purchases Sudbury Auto Auction

Impact Auto Auctions logo

Mississauga, Ontario — December 9, 2015 — Impact Auto Auctions has announced it has purchased the assets of Sudbury Auto Auction (SAA). Located at 90 National Street in Sudbury, the auction, which covers 17 acres, serves the northern Ontario fleet and dealer communities. Through the transaction, Impact Auto Auctions also becomes the sole owner of Impact Auto Auction Sudbury. “We are excited to be adding the talented team at Sudbury Auto Auction to our national auction network,” said Terry […]

Copart opens Moncton facility, integrates Montreal

Vinnie Mitz, President of Copart; Steve Macaluso, Managing Director for Copart Canada; Robert Goguen, at the time MP for Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe, and Peter Beers, GM of the Moncton location of Copart, at the new facility's grand opening.

Courtice, Ontario — December 9, 2015 — Copart Canada has announced the grand opening of the Moncton, New Brunswick location and the full integration of Copart’s Virtual Bidding – The Third Generation (VB3) technology at the Montreal, Québec location. Both locations have successfully hosted online auctions using VB3 technology, and have reportedly received a high […]

In Memoriam: Mike Moffat

Mike Moffat of Liberty Tire Recycling passed away recently after a battle with cancer.

Brantford, Ontario — November 25, 2015 — It is with deep regret that we must report the passing of Mike Moffat. Many in the Canadian automotive recycling industry from his work with Liberty Tire Recycling. Moffat passed away on Friday evening in Brantford, Ontario, after a year long battle with cancer. He was a great […]

UK government considers scrappage fees in twist on the VW emissions saga

The government of the UK is considering a scrappage scheme to encourage motorists to trade in higher-polluting vehicles.

By Jeff Sanford London, United Kingdom — November 25, 2015 — The UK House of Commons environment committee recently urged its government to consider a scrappage scheme for diesel cars. The call came in the wake of the VW emissions scandal. The thinking was that the government should consider ways of encouraging drivers to trade […]

Under the hood: Inside the numbers at Fenix Parts

Financial insight into Fenix Parts

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — November 24, 2015 — Newly minted publicly-traded recycling conglomerate Fenix Parts has been having a bit of a time convincing investors to get into the stock. The company went public in May at $11 a share. But over the past several months the price of shares has swooned, settling […]

Part images added to Car-Part Pro and Car-Part Pro app

Car-Part Pro and the Car-Part Pro app have added images to the descriptions and parts grading information already present. Clicking on the main image will bring up a gallery showing all images of the part in question.

Fort Wright, Kentucky — November 18, 2015 — Insurers and repairers can now see recyclers’ Part Images while shopping in the Car-Part Pro marketplace and in the newly redesigned Car-Part Pro app. Jeff Schroder, CEO of, made the announcements recently at the Car-Part Industry Conference. The new Part Images feature is automatic, and live […]

Fenix Parts announces Q3 results

Fenix Parts logo

By Jeff Sanford Westchester, Illinois — November 18, 2015 — Fenix Parts announced its third quarter results this week. The relatively new auto recycling conglomerate continues to iron out some of the challenges related to the merger that created Fenix, while dealing with a remarkably low price for scrap steel. The company reported that revenues […]