The Happiest Place on Earth: ARA to host 79th Convention and Expo Sept. 22-24

Orlando, Florida ⁠— Mickey Mouse fans and auto recyclers will unite this September when the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) hosts its 79th Convention and Expo at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida.  The event will be held from Sept. 22 through Sept. 24, 2022, and the ARA Annual Convention and Educational Programming […]

Hollings-Head of the Table: ARA names Marty Hollingshead new president

Manassas, Virginia — The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) named Marty Hollingshead as the new president during the organization’s 78th annual conference in Dallas, Texas last month. Owner of Northlake Auto Recyclers in Hammond, Ind., Hollingshead brings 48 years of auto recycling expertise to the ARA and is a trailblazer in his home state for his […]

B.C. is EVFriendly: ARA launches EV confidence initiative aimed to inform industry professionals

Victoria, British Columbia — The Automotive Retailers Association of British Columbia (ARA) has announced the launch of EVfriendly, an initiative designed to cultivate a higher degree of confidence in zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) ownership in the province. According to the ARA, this new program helps ensure that only trained and qualified industry professionals are selling, servicing, […]

Together We Succeed: ARA’s 78th Annual Convention and Expo back for Nov. event

Dallas, Texas — The 78th Annual Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) Exposition and Convention is fast approaching. This year’s event will take place in Dallas, Texas, from November 10 through November 13 at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel. This year’s theme is Together We Succeed, and celebrates  the organization’s 78-year history of uniting automotive recyclers on common […]

Setting a Gold Standard: Standard Auto Wreckers receives honour from Port Hope mayor

Port Hope, Ontario ⁠— David Gold, owner of Ontario’s Standard Auto Wreckers, was recently recognized by Port Hope Mayor Bob Sanderson for his company’s work in the local community. “In 2014 we began discussions [for Standard to open in Port Hope], and it’s only been positive since then,” said Sanderson. The mayor noted Standard Auto […]

Lucasville Looters: More than 60 catalytic converters stolen from school buses in N.S.

Halifax, Nova Scotia — Halifax District RCMP is investigating the theft of more than 60 catalytic converters from school buses in Lucasville. On June 30, Police responded to a report of theft of catalytic converters from a property in Lucasville. More than 60 catalytic converters had been removed from buses on the property. This year […]

Aging Autos: ARA encouraging use of ROE parts as vehicle ages rise

Manassas, Virginia —  The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) is wanting vehicle owners, insurance companies and repair facilities to increase their use of recycled original equipment (ROE) automotive parts because the age of light vehicles in operation on U.S. roads has risen to 12.1 years, according to IHS Market reports. Sandy Blalock, ARA executive director, says that […]

The Auto Recyclers Association’s 2021

By/Par Gideon Scanlon Locked down, but ready to go – Verrouillé, mais prêt à partir In April, the Auto Recycler’s Association cancelled its annual Hill Day event due to the global pandemic. For the past few years, Hill Days has brought industry leaders together in order to educate government figures in the U.S. capitol about […]

Touted Tools: ARA debuts Auto Recycling Buyer’s Guide

Manassas, Virginia – The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) has transformed its annual ARA Auto Recycling Buyer’s Guide printed resource with the creation of a new online companion guide. The new online guide is designed to equip automotive recyclers with the critical information updated in real-time, as well as expanded vendor profiles, supplier news, and more. […]

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 […]