Two for One: CARI convention, ARAAC board meeting to overlap in Halifax in June

Halifax, Nova Scotia — In what organizers are calling an unprecedented “mega-meeting” of Canadian auto recyclers under a single roof, the Canadian Association of Recycling Industry (CARI) has set a date for its eighty-second Annual Convention in Halifax. This year’s convention, currently slated for June 8 to 10, will see several high-profile recycling industry meetings […]

CARI Camaraderie: Organization hosts 25th annual Consumer’s Night

Toronto, Ontario — The Canadian Association of Recycling Industries (CARI) held its 25th annual Consumer’s  Night last week, where friends of the organization gathered at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel for networking opportunities and an evening of programming alongside company representatives, CARI staff, board members and association members from both Canada and the United States. […]

Very Merry for Gary: Gary Johnson to represent Quebec on ARC board of reps

Danford Lake, Quebec — Danford Lake, Que.’s own Gary Johnson has been appointed to the board of representatives for the Association des recycleurs de pièces d’autos et de camions (ARPAC), to represent the province alongside Recycleur Duverynay’s Pierre Robitaille. Johnson is the second-generation owner of Johnson Auto Wreckers Plus, where his family has served the […]

Recycler in the Race: Rob Smith of Erin Auto Recyclers to run for Erin mayor

Erin, Ontario — Rob Smith, owner and president of Erin Auto Recyclers, is running for mayor. Smith has owned the local recycler since 2005 and was first elected to Erin’s council in 2014. He told Elora Fergus Today that running for mayor feels like “a natural progression from his eight years on council” and eight […]

Spring Training: OARA unveils Spring Webinar Training Series lineup

Toronto, Ontario — The Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association (OARA) has unveiled its lineup of webinars featuring new products and business opportunities, set to kick off on May 4. The first hour-long session will be hosted by J.C. Cahill, owner of VIN Match Pro, a company that aids recyclers in sourcing and matching OEM parts. JC […]

Matte’s Mandate: ARPAC CEO shares four comments on 2035 emissions target

Montreal, Quebec— When it comes to electric vehicle batteries, the Association of Auto Parts Recyclers share a question in common with much of the general Canadian public: “What end of life electric vehicle battery strategies need to be in place to support our environmental goals while achieving the one hundred percent zero-emission vehicle target by […]

Search and Rescue: Canadian auto recyclers commended for handling of Takata airbag recall

Toronto, Ontario — Canadian auto recyclers are working hard to pick up the pieces of the still ongoing Takata airbag recall that affected millions of vehicles worldwide. Rebuilder’s Automotive Supply (RAS) congratulated the nation’s recyclers in an email on Wednesday, saying “Keep up the good work! We Appreciate Our Canadian Customers!”, recognizing them for their […]

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 […]