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Tackling Big Issues in the Big D

Relationships, idea sharing and innovative thinking are what will bring sustainability to the automotive recycling industry. Opportunities to work together will be plentiful at ARA’s 74th Annual Convention & Expo. High level interaction is the hope for the largest gathering of automotive recyclers this year. ARA’s 74th Annual Convention & Expo is a literal industry … Continue reading Tackling Big Issues in the Big D

The Key to Automotive Recycling’s Circular Economy

Automotive Manufacturers must embrace Parts Reuse as a means to close the loop in basic and effective economic models. The evolution of the circular economy, which dates back to the 1970s, is now a driving force for one of the fastest growing global economic trends. Automotive Recycling will examine the basic tenant of a circular … Continue reading The Key to Automotive Recycling’s Circular Economy

Up on the Hill Momentum

ARA’s annual 2017 State Legislative Summit and Hill Day continues to build support for pressing automotive recyclers concerns. ARA members from 15 states met in Washington, D.C. early May to discuss the state of the industry and represent the interests of the professional automotive recycling industry as a whole before their Members of Congress. All … Continue reading Up on the Hill Momentum

B&R Auto Wrecking is on a Northwesterly Course for Success

The 1990s was an era that changed the auto recycling industry forever. Over the course of that decade, the industry transformed from an amalgamation of primarily small, independent businesses to a more formal, corporate model. Large, publicly-held corporations were buying whatever family-owned yards were willing to sell, and many of the remaining independent yards came … Continue reading B&R Auto Wrecking is on a Northwesterly Course for Success

Making Your MARK in Marketing

“Marketing is too important to be left to the marketing department.” ~ David Packard, cofounder Hewlett-Packard All too often, automotive recycling companies delegate to others the task of developing their brand messaging, and ultimately spend more time explaining their business to the “professionals” than getting results. This is the feeling of Daniel Marks, Operations Manager … Continue reading Making Your MARK in Marketing

Heart of the Industry: ARA Volunteer Leader Profiles

What makes the ARA stronger than ever are the dedicated volunteers who serve the Association in time and talents. To get to know them, this month we’ll hear from an engineer diverted into auto recycling and a veteran-generational recycler Regional Director. Meet Andy Latham Managing Director, RecoAuto, Ltd. Technical Advisory Committee Chairperson Automotive Recycling: Please … Continue reading Heart of the Industry: ARA Volunteer Leader Profiles