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ENGAGE 2018

Get Ready to ENGAGE Recyclers!  This year our theme is Engage 2018!  Now more than ever recyclers need to engage and be involved in what is happening around them.  ARI is in this with you and we are here to help.  We have a great lineup of speakers and educational sessions planned with all of […]

Bloomington Auto Parts Achieves INCARES Certification

Bloomington Auto Parts – Hard Work Pays Off! Sara Hamidovic – President, VET Environmental Engineering, LLC VET Environmental Engineering, LLC   VET Environmental Engineering, LLC (VET) is proud to feature Bloomington Auto Parts (BAP), in Bloomington, Indiana. BAP is owned by Chuck Forney. We started working with BAP in early 2010. Chuck brought a menacing […]

Northlake Passes the ARA CAR Member of the Year Award to American Auto

Marty Hollingshead of Northlake Auto Recyclers passed the Reitman CAR Trophy to American Auto Recycling in Gilbert AZ at the 74th Annual ARA Convention held in Dallas, TX November 1-4, 2017.  This Award recognizes the excellence of facilities that maintain their facilities to the highest standards set forth by the ARA CAR Certification Program.   Marty […]

Recycling News Articles of Interest

·         http://www.autonews.com/article/20170207/OEM11/170209867/ftc-sued-over-sale-of-certified-used-cars ·        http://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/2017/01/29/auto-parts-suppliers-may-take-nafta-hit/97043034/ ·        http://www.myarklamiss.com/news/local-news/the-auto-parts-puzzle-whats-happens-to-your-car-in-a-repair/650100405 ·        https://www.fenderbender.com/articles/8609-ccc-completes-sales-to-advent-international ·        http://qctimes.com/business/investment/markets-and-stocks/lkq-hopes-for-better-results-from-strategic-refocus/article_12cc3521-a7b6-5736-acf6-c88dbf665a40.html ·        https://marketexclusive.com/fenix-parts-inc-nasdaqfenx-files-an-8-k-results-of-operations-and-financial-condition/73502/ ·        https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-02-03/defective-airbags-found-in-repaired-bmws-prompting-fresh-recall ·        https://www.macrumors.com/2017/02/14/apple-fight-right-to-repair/

National News Archive : January 2017

Automotive Recyclers Association Gears Up to Celebrate 75 Years

The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) is making final preparations for its 75th Annual Convention and Exposition, taking place October 31-November 3, 2018 in Orlando, Florida. The Association will be welcoming members from around the world to celebrate 75 years as the voice of the professional automotive recycling industry. “We are excited to use this 75th […]

ARA Responds to General Motors Ban on Recycled Bumpers

ARA issued a press release on June 15 calling a recent position statement by General Motors (GM), in which the automobile manufacturer bans the use of aftermarket, reconditioned, or salvage Bumpers/Fascias on vehicles equipped with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), a disserve to consumers. GM references the company’s commitment to safety and says that such […]

U.S. Federal Trade Commission Warns Automaker about Statements that Consumers Must Use Specified Parts or Service Providers to Keep Their Warranties

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) staff sent warning letters to six major companies including Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) that market and sell automobiles, cellular devices, and video gaming systems in the United States. The letters warn that FTC staff has concerns about the companies’ statements that consumers must use specified parts or service providers […]

Professional Automotive Recyclers Meet in Washington for Annual Hill Day and State Legislative Summit

Professional automotive recyclers and industry supporters from around the country joined together in Washington, D.C. on April 9 and 10 to hold one of the most informative and productive annual Hill Days in recent years. Recyclers from nearly two dozen states participated in over 60 Congressional appointments to ask their Members of Congress for assistance […]

ARA Comments to Department of Labor on Association Health Plans (AHPs)

ARA submitted comments to the Employee Benefits Security Administration and Department of Labor on March 5, 2018 regarding a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Association Health Plans (AHPs). For many years ARA has supported allowing associations to provide health insurance to members through AHPs because member organization, such as ARA, are uniquely suited to aggregate […]

ARA Applauds Congressman Advancing the Need for NHTSA to Convene Automakers and Recylers Recall Summit

During a February 14, 2018 House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee oversight hearing of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) raised the need for NHTSA’s leadership to convene a high-level recall summit between automakers and professional automotive recyclers. After inquiring about the status of his FAST Act recall provision signed into […]

Automotive Recyclers Association Statement on Recent Media Coverage of Defective Takata Airbags

The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) represents over 4,500 professional automotive recyclers across the United States and in 17 countries internationally. The professional automotive recycling industry shares a common goal of safely and efficiently processing inoperable motor vehicles in an environmentally responsible manner. Over the past several weeks, local newscasts across the country have aired reports […]

ARA Statement Regarding April 19, 2017 Associated Press Story on Defective Takata Airbags

It is important for consumers to procure used vehicles and parts from reputable businesses licensed in their state. Professional automotive recyclers are aware of the dangers of defective Takata airbags and the federal requirement regarding automakers’ non-remedied recalled automotive parts. Many of these professional automotive recycling facilities are participating in Honda’s Takata buy-back program or […]

ARA Technical Advisory Committee Paper Presented at Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress

Andy Latham, chair of the ARA Technical Advisory Committee, recently presented at the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) World Congress on ‘The Safe Handling of High Voltage Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Components within the Global Vehicle Recycling Industry.” The presentation was based on a paper written by the Technical Advisory Committee. Sales of electric and […]

ARA Presents at 2017 International Automobile Recycling Congress

ARA CEO Michael Wilson presented today at the International Automotive Recycling Congress (IARC) in Berlin, Germany. Leading representatives of the international automobile recycling industry came together in Berlin for the annual international event. From March 22 to 24, approximately 200 attendees and 20 exhibitors from 22 different countries assembled in the German capital to participate […]