Atlantic recyclers meet to discuss key industry initiatives

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island — June 25, 2014 — Auto recyclers from Atlantic Canada came out in mass for the recently-held annual ARAAC general meeting where members discussed key industry initiatives moving forward through 2014.

Following breakfast and a brief roll call, delegates discussed the previous minutes report from ARAAC’s 2013 meeting, membership and treasurer’s reports, the ARAAC Vehicle Charity Fund and new businesses.


Barry Jackson of PEI’s Department of Environment & Justice delivered the province’s auto recycling license update, followed by the national report on CAREC, Gold Seal and Vehicle programs, and the industry’s nation-wide white paper by ARC Managing Director Steve Fletcher. Prior to lunch, ARA President Ed MacDonald followed Fletcher’s national recycling report with the international report.

Proceeding forward after the break, Summerhill’s Caroline Sturk delivered a presentation on program updates, while Car-Part’s Luke Gamm was in attendance to discuss the latest product updates from the company.

Rebuilders’ Auto Supply Account Manager Tonia Klemp also delivered a presentation on how to get more for your cores, while AARDA Executive Director Ian Hope closed out the presentation portion of the meeting by discussing the ground rules on how to develop people skills.

Following the meeting recyclers were able to enjoy a reception at Island Auto Supply, which was followed by a Lobster supper at the Fisherman’s Wharf, complemented by the comedic punchlines of “Bud the Spud.” 

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