Limitless Horizons: OARA members attend United Recyclers Group conference

Florida, United States — At the recent Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association (OARA) Convention, the OARA Board decided to hold a contest to support the travel to the United Recyclers Group (URG) Training Meeting in Orlando Florida. The draw was held Saturday morning of the OARA event, and the lucky winner was Dean Hellyer from Dave’s […]

An Ode to OARA: Exclusive video interviews at the 2023 OARA Convention and Trade Show

Toronto, Ontario — On March 31 and April 1, the Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association (OARA) hosted its annual Convention and Trade Show, where representatives from across the aftermarket gathered for two days of learning, networking and good times. Our correspondent and editor, Allison Rogers, stopped by some of the trade show booths to hear what […]

Seeing Sunshine

By Allison Rogers Recyclers look back on DreamLift experiences As an auto recycler, you have the power to make dreams come true. If you need proof just ask the members of the Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association (OARA). OARA has long supported the Sunshine Foundation of Canada, a charity dedicated to changing the lives of children […]

It runs in the family

By Allison Rogers The noble success of Pierre Robitaille Both of Pierre and Sylvie’s sons work at Recycleur Duvernay: Samuel works as a parts seller and director of sales, while Nicholas runs the backyard business. When Pierre Robitaille looks at Recycleur Duvernay, he can’t help but feel swells of pride looking back on the familial […]

Bring on the Batteries: ARC hosts educational EV/hybrid webinar, provides vast overlook of end-of-life batteries and recyclers’ place in supply chain

Ottawa, Ontario ⁠— Last Thursday, the Automotive Recyclers of Canada (ARC) hosted a virtual session on Canadian Electric Vehicle and Hybrid Auto Recycling, featuring compelling conversations from industry leaders like Joanna Kyriazis of Clean Energy Canada; Kunal Phalpher of Li-Cycle; Jeff Haltrecht of Call2Recycle and Hans Eric Melin of Circular Energy Storage. The four-and-a-half-hour event […]

Save the Date: Auto Recyclers of Canada to host EV/Hybrid webinar Nov. 4

Ottawa, Ontario ⁠— The Automotive Recyclers of Canada (ARC) has been working on the implications to auto recyclers of the electrification of the Canadian fleet for almost two years now. Following lots of reading, seeking out experts, describing how the industry operates and may operate within a growing electric fleet economy, innumerable webinars, seminars and […]


Joining the team In January, RePowered Batteries joined the Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association as an Associate Member. Headquartered in Gatineau, Quebec, RePowered takes electric vehicle batteries and repurposes them for future use in everything from solar power storage systems to grocery store grids. “RePowered Batteries take batteries from end-of-life electric vehicles and dismantle them to […]

St. Thomas auto recycler changed by Africa mission trip

St Thomas auto recycler changed by Africa mission trip

St. Thomas, Ontario — October 28, 2015 — The owner of McGregor Auto Parts recently returned from a compassionate and life-changing trip to Sierra Leone, Africa with the grassroots organization, Let Them Laugh Out Loud (LOL). Jeff McGregor had travelled to the West African country as part of a team to support a paediatrician from […]

Hollander Regional Training Summit series touches down in Detroit

Hollander Regional Training Summit series touches down in Detroit

Minneapolis, Minnesota — July 2, 2015 Hollander has announced that the company will host its third Regional Training Summit in Detroit, Michigan. The next instalment of the series will be held at the Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest on August 29. The company says the full-day summit aims to increase yard efficiency and profitability with […]