Regina, Saskatchewan — The board of directors for the Saskatchewan Automotive Recyclers Association (SARA) has welcomed Dale Nagel, Dale & Lisa’s Farm & Auto Ltd in Mossbank, into its ranks.
A lifelong hot rodder, Nagel built his first ride when he was only 15 years old—a 1940 Fargo truck on a Malibu frame, with all parts sourced from his father’s farm shop.
All it took was some 20 abandoned vehicles showing up on his property circa. 1998 for Nagel to put driving buses in the past and start full-time on restoring and recycling vehicles alongside his wife Lisa.
“I started with SARA at its inception, and still participate actively out of a passion to build the business properly. The land this business sits on is my own and I am completely accountable for what happens to it,” said Nagel.
Nagel says that his business has done nothing but grow since it was first incorporated in 1999, which then upsized to a larger facility in 2004.
“We presently have four full-time employees, a part-time accountant, and have split the operation into two facilities: one for auto wrecking, and another in the town of Mossbank for repair. We run a couple of deck trucks and an off-road truck for towing in the area.”
“I look forward to being part of this board. I hope to be able to help guide the industry changes that are coming … including the adoption of hybrid, electric and autonomous technology and how auto recyclers will meet the challenge.”
The ARC (Automotive Recyclers of Canada) board unanimously endorsed Nagel’s nomination. He will take up his full responsibilities at the 2021 Virtual Annual General Meeting in November.