Truro, Nova Scotia — From Sept. 30 to Oct. 1, the Automotive Recyclers Association of Atlantic Canada (ARAAC) hosted its 2022 Convention—marking the organization’s first official gathering since pre-pandemic days.
Despite Hurricane Fiona’s devastating effect on the Maritimes, 50 dedicated recycling industry stakeholders made it to the first ARAAC Convention at the Inn on Prince in Truro, N.S.
This year’s convention was generously sponsored by Car-Part.com, Copart, IAA, Monidex Distribution, Nova Scotia Department of Environment and Climate Change, PMR, Progi, Rebuilders Auto Supply and Solera | Hollander. The trade show featured booths from the Atlantic Used Oil Management Association, Auto and Trucking Atlantic, Car-Part.com, IAA, John Ross and Sons, Monidex Distribution, Rebuilders Auto Supply and Solera | Hollander.
Guests also witnessed a variety of presentations covering on-trend topics for auto recyclers, like boosting core and catalytic converter profitability; the impending opportunities in recycling electric vehicle batteries and insights on using your financials as strategic assets.
Next year’s event is already set and scheduled, said Steve Fletcher, managing director of the Auto Recyclers of Canada (ARC). He told Canadian Recycler that the 2023 Convention will be the biggest ARAAC event ever, as the organization partners with the Auto Recyclers of Canada (ARC) and the Canadian Association of Recycling Industries (CARI) in Halifax from June 8 to June 12, 2023.
Check out Canadian Auto Recycler’s photos from the event below, courtesy of Steve Fletcher.