Catalytic Attack: B.C. woman pepper sprayed during catalytic converter theft

New Westminster, British Columbia – A woman in B.C. says she was pepper-sprayed after two suspects allegedly stole the catalytic converter from her vehicle, according to a report by the New Westminster Police Department. “As the value of the precious metals contained within the catalytic converters continues to increase, so do the number of thefts […]

Canadian auto recyclers make magic in Orlando

By Steve Fletcher Orlando, Florida — November 7, 2018 — The 75th Automotive Recyclers Association annual convention & trade show saw an invasion of Canadian auto recyclers helping to advance the global auto recycling industry. From suppliers like Cliff Hope from PMR Catalyst, Philippe Clermont from Power-DB and Henk Huijgen from ELV Select/SEDA, to Board Members […]

Registration opens for 74th Annual ARA Convention and Exposition

Cutting the ribbon to officially open the ARA Convention and Exposition in 2016. This year's event will feature more than 20 educational sessions and over 100 exhibitors.

Manassas, Virginia — June 21, 2017 — Registration is now open for the 74th Annual ARA Convention and Exposition taking place November 1 to 4, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. A statement from ARA says this year’s event is expected to draw auto recyclers and vendors from around the world. The Automotive Recyclers of Canada is […]

Automotive recyclers applaud federal action to ban asbestos

Kirsty Duncan, federal Minister of Science, recently announced that the government of Canada will completely ban asbestos by 2018.

Toronto, Ontario — December 21, 2016 — The government of Canada has pledged to ban asbestos and asbestos-containing products by 2018. The comprehensive ban will include new regulations that ban the manufacture, use, import and export of asbestos and establish new federal workplace health and safety rules that will drastically limit the risk of people […]

Private member’s bill seeks to ban asbestos

No OEM currently uses asbestos brake pads. However, some overseas aftermarket manufacturer still use the material. The private member's bill seeks to ban the importation of products containing asbestos.

Ottawa, Ontario — November 23, 2016 — Canada’s auto recyclers, through the Automotive Recyclers of Canada (ARC), have been calling for a ban on asbestos imports for some time. Recently, a private member’s bill has been brought forward for consideration that would effectively end the importation of asbestos containing products. Sheri Benson, Member of Parliament […]

Grants in Gear awards to support alternative fuels, air quality

Grants in Gear logo

Toronto, Ontario — July 13, 2016 — The Automotive Recyclers of Canada (ARC) and Scout Environmental have announced the four winners of the Grants in Gear funding program. Grants in Gear is now in its third year. The primary goal of the program is to provide funding to projects that achieve tangible results in emissions […]

Auto recyclers across Canada celebrate Wally Dingman’s 50th birthday

A few views of Wally Dingman, Chairman of the ARC and OARA recycling associations. Dingman's hard work and dedication to his industry has served as an inspiration to others.

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario — May 12, 2016 — Greetings and good wishes are pouring in to celebrate the 50th birthday of Wally Dingman, Chairman of the Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association (OARA) and the Automotive Recyclers of Canada (ARC).    A rock solid mainstay of the auto recycling association world in Canada, Dingman has been the Chairman […]

Grants in Gear returns for 2016

Grants in Gear logo

London, Ontario — April 6, 2016 — Eight organizations across Canada have benefitted from the Grants in Gear program so far, and the next year will bring these benefits to even more organizations. The Automotive Recyclers of Canada (ARC) has partnered with Scout Environmental to offer Grants in Gear for a third year. program will […]

Threads of Life joins Car Heaven charities

Threads of Life joins Car Heaven charities

Toronto, Ontario — June 30, 2015 A new charity has joined the Car Heaven roster: Threads of Life, an organization that helps families of workplace tragedy along their journey of healing by providing support programs and services. Threads of Life offers numerous supports to families coping with a workplace injury or fatality. The organization provides […]

Grants in Gear winners announced

Grants in Gear winners announced

Toronto, Ontario — May 14, 2015 The Automotive Recyclers of Canada (ARC) and Summerhill Impact have announced the four winners of the Grants in Gear funding program. Each submission was evaluated by a five-member jury, looking for an applicant’s potential to achieve their stated environmental results and deliver against their proposed work plan and budget. […]