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ARA Mourns the Passing of Mark Buessing; Scholarship Established in his Honor



ARA Mourns the Passing of Mark Thomas Buessing

 
July 28, 1952 - October 10, 2014


The rosary will be held on Thursday, October 23rd,  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Valley of the Sun Mortuary in Chandler, AZ.

The memorial service will be held on Friday, October 24th,  10:00 am - 11:00 am at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Chandler, AZ.

Record Number of International Attendees Expected for ARA's 71st Annual Convention and Exposition

        CONTACT:  Michael E. Wilson                      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
        (571) 208-0428                                                      Date:  October 8, 2014

Record Number of International Attendees Expected for ARA's 71st Annual Convention and Exposition

MANASSAS, VA – The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) announced today that professional automotive recyclers and automotive industry executives from over 10 countries so far have registered to attend ARA's upcoming 71st Annual Convention and Exposition.  The Association's Annual Convention and Exposition will take place October 22-25, 2014 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

ARA Responds to Louisiana Attorney General's Mischaracterization of Recycled Automotive Parts



CONTACT: Michael E. Wilson                                     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(571) 208-0428                                                             Date: September 10, 2014

ARA Responds to Louisiana Attorney General's Mischaracterization of Recycled Automotive Parts

MANASSAS, VA
– The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) sent a letter to Louisiana Attorney General James D. "Buddy" Caldwell this week responding to mischaracterizations and disparaging statements made about recycled automotive parts.

In public comments related to a recent lawsuit filed by the Louisiana Attorney General's Office against State Farm Insurance for allegedly steering consumers to direct repair providers who must comply with insurer requirements for replacement parts, Attorney General Caldwell is quoted as saying: “In some cases, we've found that these parts are nothing more than used junk yard parts."

ARA Letter to Louisiana Attorney General Responding to Mischaracterization of Recycled Automotive Parts




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www.a-r-a.org



September 8, 2014

The Honorable James D. "Buddy" Caldwell
Louisiana Attorney General
Office of the Attorney General
1885 North Third Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Dear Attorney General Caldwell:

I am writing to express disappointment about statements your office recently made about recycled automotive parts. The Automotive Recycling Association (ARA) is an international trade association representing over 4,500 automotive recycling facilities in the United States and fourteen other countries around the world. Our members, affiliated chapters, and associate member companies all share a common goal of safely and efficiently processing inoperable motor vehicles in an environmentally responsible manner and encourage the reuse of quality, recycled Original Equipment Manufactured (OEM) parts in the automotive marketplace. I write to you today on behalf of ARA and the many professional automotive recycling businesses in Louisiana.

Early-Bird Registrations Double for ARA's 71st Annual Convention and Exposition


CONTACT: Michael E. Wilson                                            FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(571) 208-0428                                                                      Date: September 5, 2014

Early-Bird Registrations Double for ARA's 71st Annual Convention and Exposition

MANASSAS, VA – The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) announced today that Early-Bird registration levels for the 71st Annual Convention, taking place October 22-25 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee, are more than double what they were for last year's Convention and on pace to make the 71st Annual Convention one of the best attended in recent Association history.

ARA Details Highlights, New Features and What to Expect of the 71st Annual Convention and Exposition


CONTACT: Michael E. Wilson                                                FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(571) 208-0428                                                                            Date: August 18, 2014

ARA Details Highlights, New Features and What to Expect of the 71st Annual Convention and Exposition
 


MANASSAS, VA – The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) urges professional automotive recyclers and industry partners to pick up Locator magazine's UpFront Summer 2014 edition to read the profile of ARA's upcoming 71st Annual Convention and Exposition. In an interview with magazine editors, ARA Meeting Planner Kim Glasscock shares some of the new features of this year's event, details the educational program and entertainment line-up, and explains why professional automotive recyclers cannot afford to miss this annual industry event. ARA's 71st Annual Convention and Exposition will take place October 22-25, 2014 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee.
 

ACD and ARA Finalize Associate Membership Relationship at NACE

CONTACT: Michael E. Wilson                                               FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(571) 208-0428                                                                           Date: August 7, 2014

ACD and ARA Finalize Associate Membership Relationship at NACE

WASHINGTON, DC - The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) is pleased to announce that ACD has joined the Association and is the most recent associate member of ARA. Servicing over 225 insurance companies, ACD presents insurance providers award winning technology, top-quality auto damage appraisals, subrogation auditing and a team of highly skilled claims professionals.. ACD delivers key information, decision support, auditing, consulting and serves to connect the links of the entire claims value chain.

ARA Applauds West Virginia Supreme Court Recognition that Recycled OEM Parts Are "Diametrically Different" than Aftermarket Parts


CONTACT:  Michael E. Wilson                                       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                  
(571) 208-0428                                                                      Date:  July 14, 2014

ARA Applauds West Virginia Supreme Court Recognition that Recycled OEM Parts Are “Diametrically Different” than Aftermarket Parts

MANASSAS, VA – The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) applauds the recent West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruling that the state's Automotive Crash Parts Act does not apply to the use of salvage/recycled OEM parts and as such, affirms the use of salvage/recycled OEM crash parts in vehicle repairs when such repairs are negotiated by insurers within the year of the vehicle's manufacture, or in the two succeeding years. 
 

ARA Announces Keynote Speakers for 71st Annual Convention and Exposition


CONTACT:  Michael E. Wilson                                     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                  
(571) 208-0428                                                                     Date:  July 7, 2014

ARA Announces Keynote Speakers for 71st Annual Convention and Exposition

MANASSAS, VA – The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) announced today that John Van Alstyne, CEO and President of I-CAR, and Christy Wright, a member of the Dave Ramsey Speakers Group, will be keynote speakers for ARA's 71st Annual Convention and Exposition.  The announcement came as online registration opened for the premier event of the professional automotive recycling industry.  ARA's 71st Annual Convention and Exposition will take place October 22-25, 2014 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee.
 

Automotive Recyclers Association Announces Nomination of David Gold as Next Secretary of ARA



CONTACT:  Michael E. Wilson                               FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(571) 208-0428                                                     Date:  June 25, 2014

David Gold Nominated as Secretary of the Automotive Recyclers Association

MANASSAS, VA – Professional Automotive Recycler David Gold, Standard Auto Wreckers, Toronto, Ontario, was nominated to be the next Secretary of the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) at the ARA Board of Directors meeting in Washington, DC on June 18, 2014.  The Board will vote to confirm Gold's nomination during ARA's 71st Annual Convention & Exposition in Nashville, Tennessee later this year. 
 

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