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July-August 2012
Global Opportunity Rising
Over 700 delegates from all over the world arrived in Liverpool for the CARS Show, featuring the International Roundtable on Auto Recycling. Guests from Japan, Malaysia, Australia, India, Brazil, United States, Canada, Europe, and the UK enjoyed Lancashire hospitality, which included food, drink and, of course, plenty of rain. The international visitors were treated to a tour of the JCB World Headquarters. JCB - a UK success story as one of the world's top three manufacturers of construction equipment - began in 1945 with one product, and is now a multi-billion dollar business, producing over 300 different models. With factories all over the world, they employ over 10,000 people, yet is still family-owned and operated. They served as the main sponsor of the CARS Show.
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Magical Discoveries
In today's economy and ever changing society, we can all use some magic in preparing for what's ahead. That's why it's more important than ever to join your associates from across the United States and around the world, at our industry's premier event, loaded with opportunities to learn about new products and services, experience outstanding educational sessions and network with colleagues. "I have been attending ARA conventions for the last 25 years," said Linda Pitman of Dulaney Auto and Truck Parts in Amarillo, Texas. "I grew up in the industry so I also went to a few conventions in the late 60's and early 70's. I enjoyed last year's Charlotte venue because of the NASCAR points of interest, the seminars, and as always the opportunity to network with people from the industry. Charlotte's seminars were informative and the trade show was great because it gave us the ability to see products and talk one on one with vendors all in one place."
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Safe Mode
A new ARA Safety Committee, established in April, aims to educate members on how to provide a safe workplace for their employees and ensure that their facilities meet the regulatory requirements of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The committee, chaired by Immediate Past President, Doug Reinert, is made up of twenty members from over ten different states. It includes auto recyclers with businesses of ten to over 100 employees, as well as environmental and safety consultants and directors, a regional director and an affiliate representative.
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Global Opportunity Rising
Over 700 delegates from all over the world arrived in Liverpool for the CARS Show, featuring the International Roundtable on Auto Recycling. Guests from Japan, Malaysia, Australia, India, Brazil, United States, Canada, Europe, and the UK enjoyed Lancashire hospitality, which included food, drink and, of course, plenty of rain. The international visitors were treated to a tour of the JCB World Headquarters. JCB - a UK success story as one of the world's top three manufacturers of construction equipment - began in 1945 with one product, and is now a multi-billion dollar business, producing over 300 different models. With factories all over the world, they employ over 10,000 people, yet is still family-owned and operated. They served as the main sponsor of the CARS Show.


Magical Discoveries
In today's economy and ever changing society, we can all use some magic in preparing for what's ahead. That's why it's more important than ever to join your associates from across the United States and around the world, at our industry's premier event, loaded with opportunities to learn about new products and services, experience outstanding educational sessions and network with colleagues. "I have been attending ARA conventions for the last 25 years," said Linda Pitman of Dulaney Auto and Truck Parts in Amarillo, Texas. "I grew up in the industry so I also went to a few conventions in the late 60's and early 70's. I enjoyed last year's Charlotte venue because of the NASCAR points of interest, the seminars, and as always the opportunity to network with people from the industry. Charlotte's seminars were informative and the trade show was great because it gave us the ability to see products and talk one on one with vendors all in one place."


Safe Mode
A new ARA Safety Committee, established in April, aims to educate members on how to provide a safe workplace for their employees and ensure that their facilities meet the regulatory requirements of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The committee, chaired by Immediate Past President, Doug Reinert, is made up of twenty members from over ten different states. It includes auto recyclers with businesses of ten to over 100 employees, as well as environmental and safety consultants and directors, a regional director and an affiliate representative.


Data in the Cloud (Part 1)
With the economic recession somewhat behind us, markets are poised for growth yet again. As fast-growing companies achieve greater market penetration and gain more customers, they face the challenge and opportunity of expanding to new locations and efficiently growing their business. They must be able to effectively manage their sales teams and channels and improve back-office efficiency, while ensuring high levels of service for customers. To take advantage of these opportunities, companies need to assess whether their existing business applications footprint for accounting, sales, service and other functions will effectively support the growth of the business. Many businesses that started out with ad hoc, standalone applications will determine they need to upgrade to a more flexible platform to support continued growth.


 
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