Viva Veilleux: Patrick Veilleux joins

Toronto, Ontario — Congratulations to Patrick Veilleux on the sale of his interest in Sherbrooke pièces autos usagées to his cousin Eric Veilleux. After many productive years in the industry, Veilleux is not leaving—he has joined to test and make improvements to their software. Veilleux was a long-time Member of the Automotive Recyclers of Canada (ARC) […]

Trustee the Board: CIECA unveils new Board of Trustees and 2020 award recipients

Toronto, Ontario — During the virtual CIECA board meeting on January 12, the organization’s Board of Trustees elected new officers for 2021 and announced the 2020 CIECA Award recipients.  “The CIECA Standards provide a great foundation for integration within the collision industry and our new initiative to develop CIECA API Standards will further simplify integration […]

Car-Part’s concerns

By CRM staff Toronto, Ontario – February 27, 2019 — When it comes to recalls on auto parts, co-founder of the internet marketplace, Jeff Schroder is one of the many auto recyclers concerned about gaining access to the proper information from OEMs. This is a frustrating concern that Jeff has been working on for the […] receives Collision Industry Electronic Commerce company of the year 2017 award

(From left) Mitchell International Chair of CIECA, Phil Martinez; CEO, Jeff Schroder and CIECA Executive Director, Fred Iantorno.

By Erin McLaughlin Toronto, Ontario — January 10, 2017 — The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) Board of Trustees recently presented the 2017 company of the year award to The association chose for its dedication to leadership and contributions to the industry. CEO, Jeff Schroder commented, “CIECA is at the centre […]

Hollander can help with uploading images to says that 67 percent of consumers say the quality of a product image is very important in selecting and purchasing products.

Fort Wright, Kentucky — March 28, 2017 — has some great news for Powerlink users using EDEN Pics who have not yet been able to upload their images to According to the company, most Powerlink users who subscribe to Car-Part Gold are already uploading their images to online part listings on, Car-Part […] launches Photomate imaging app has launched Photomate, an imaging app that interfaces directly with the company’s Checkmate system.

Fort Wright, Kentucky — March 1, 2017 — has announced the release of Photomate, the company’s latest imaging tool. Photomate is a mobile app that allows you to take photos of your inventory. Customers can see the photos online and salespeople can them in Checkmate,’s inventory management system. According to, Photomate is […]

ARA Expo puts technology in the spotlight

A few photos from the 73rd annual ARA Convention and Exposition! Check out the gallery below for more!

Baltimore, Maryland — November 9, 2016 — The importance of keeping up with advances in technology took centre stage during the  73rd Annual Convention and Exposition put on by the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA). ARA premiered a new segment during the event held in Baltimore, Maryland, a Technology Forum that offered automotive recyclers a full […]

Recycling convention to showcase technology

The Automotive Recycler's Association 73rd Annual Convention and Exposition will feature a Technology Forum for the first time.

Washington, DC — September 21, 2016 — There has never been a time when technology wasn’t a major force in business, but its impact and effects have increased in recent years. That might be why the upcoming Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) convention will feature an all-day Technology Forum for the first time. Taking place at […]

Ransomware cyberattacker did not pretend to be employee

cyberattack stock photo

By Mike Davey Hamilton, Ontario — March 14, 2016 — A recent “ransomware” attack on an automotive recycler has increased concerns about cybersecurity in the automotive aftermarket. Ransomware is a type of malicious software designed to block access to a computer system until a sum of money is paid. Usually the demand is accompanied by […]