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 […]

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 […]

Association Accession: Scott Robertson succeeds Chad Counselman as ARA President

Scott Robertson will succeed Chad Counselman as the president of the Auto Recyclers Association. Counselman, who took on the position in October, resigned in order to accept a new position with an Australian company All Auto Recalls. He will remain on the ARA board. Robertson, who had been serving as the vice-president, is expected to […]

Recycle of the Fittest: Auto recyclers say don’t fear slowing part supply, buy used instead

Toronto, Ont – While the recent United Automobile Workers Union strike has begun to effect part suppliers across North America, Canadian auto recyclers are encouraging others to turn towards used parts instead — arguing that they’re cost-effective and more eco-friendly. “As we know, the ongoing UAW strike is impacting GM part suppliers, repair facilities and […]