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 […]

Recycler’s Rebuke: ARA critical of Subaru ban on recycled parts, ‘stifles competition’

Toronto, Ontario — The Automotive Recyclers Association has some strong words for Subaru after the Japanese automaker dropped a ban on repairing their vehicles with recycled parts, earlier in August. Representing 4,500 auto recycling facilities worldwide, ARA contends that alternative parts are “safe and economical”, and that Subaru’s recent decisions on the matter put further […]

Reminder: ARA accepting entries for annual Show and Shine contest through August 30

Toronto, Ontario — Entries are now being accepted for the Automotive Retailers Association’s (ARA) third annual Show and Shine contest.  The categories for this year’s car show are: antiques and vintage; ‘Best of Rods’; customs, classic and muscle cars; trucks; motorcycles and ‘Best in Show’ prize sponsored by BASF.  The event’s key sponsor, BASF, will […]

Aging Autos: ARA encouraging use of ROE parts as vehicle ages rise

Manassas, Virginia —  The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) is wanting vehicle owners, insurance companies and repair facilities to increase their use of recycled original equipment (ROE) automotive parts because the age of light vehicles in operation on U.S. roads has risen to 12.1 years, according to IHS Market reports.  Sandy Blalock, ARA executive director, says […]

Brighter Days: Output of U.S. recycling sector up 6.4 percent

Washington, D.C. ⁠— The resilience of the global recycling industry was showcased last week at the Institue of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) annual conference and exposition stage as organization President Robin Wiener said U.S. recycling industry output is up 6.4 percent from pre-pandemic levels. “As the industry gathers virtually for our ISRI 2021 annual convention this […]

ARA Teleconference

By CRM Staff Toronto, Ontario — February 7, 2019 —The Automotive Recyclers Association launched its first town hall meeting this afternoon, with a 30-minute teleconference discussing issues within the industry. Owner of Standard Auto Wreckers David Gold took some time to speak during the conference, highlighting the ARA Convention and Exposition, which is set to […]

ICBC committed to resolving dispute with ARA

By CRM staff  Toronto, Ontario – January 10, 2019 – Automotive Retailers Association CEO Ken McCormack has said the minister in charge of ICBC is committed to finding a solution to an ongoing dispute over compensation rates. McCormack met with BC Attorney General David Eby on January 7 to discuss a 2010 decision that ended negotiations […]

ARA Advisory Board provides recommendations for the Association

By CRM staff Toronto, Ontario — December 18, 2018 — During the association’s annual convention in Orlando, Florida the ARA Advisory Council met to discuss the Association’s long-term goals. The discussions focused on long-term growth strategies, ways to extend membership to auto recyclers who are not yet members and ways to increase organizational transparency. The […]

Recyclers on the rise

By David Gold Toronto, Ontario — November 22, 2018 — A lot has changed in these past few months within the ARA, and within the industry itself. We all acknowledge that the only constant will be the change going forward. Some of that will be within our control and some of it will not—so this has […]