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 Wreckers’ exceptional community involvement projects, from its general vehicle recycling initiatives to tree planting, partnerships with local firefighters for vehicle extraction training and more. Sanderson also commended Standard for remaining a family-oriented business throughout the years. “Thank you for all the good work you do,” concluded Sanderson.


If there’s one constant the automotive recycling industry can count on for the future, it is continuous change–and the United Recyclers Group (URG) supported that sentiment at its recent URG Educational Conference, held August 5 through 7 in Dallas, Texas. With more than 600 people in attendance, this year’s URG Educational Conference sessions were carefully selected with the goal of helping attendees develop key attributes to take advantage of today’s market and challenging business market. The event’s keynote speakers included the ‘Marvelless’ Mark Kamp, engagement guru, author, entrepreneur and Las Vegas headliner; as well as inspirational speaker and author Inky Johnson, as well as countless recycling industry representative speakers, including, but not limited to: Kristen Alexander of URG, Mark Allen of Audi, Theresa Colbert of Car-Part.com, Chad Counselman of Auto PARTnered Solutions, Mike Kunkel and Lee Worman of Profit Team Consulting.


On November 4, the Automotive Recyclers of Canada (ARC) will host a webinar in partnership with U.K.-based Auto Recycling World to discuss the implications of the electrification of the Canadian fleet on the automotive recycling industry. The session will feature experts across the board, including speakers Joanna Kyriazis, senior policy advisor with Clean Energy Canada; Ken Hendricks, senior advisor with the ARA Auto Recycling Division; Jeff Haltrecht, executive advisor with Call2Recycle; Kunal Phalpher, chief commercial officer with Li-Cycle; Hans Eric Melin, managing director with Circular Energy Storage and Steve Fletcher, managing director of the ARC. Further details will be available closer to the session date.


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