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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 : November 2016

ARA Participates in Battery Symposium

In early November ARA was invited to participate and provide a keynote presentation at the Argonne National Laboratory symposium on hybrid and lithium-ion batteries. The two-day event, entitled the ReCell Center Industry Collaboration Meeting, included over one hundred participants from science, academia, automakers, suppliers, government, ISRI and other stakeholders. Marty Hollingshead, ARA’s Second Vice President/Treasurer […]

Recycled OE Parts a Solution to GM Part Scarcity Amid Strike

The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) today is encouraging all vehicle owners and automotive service providers to utilized Recycled Original Equipment (ROE) parts as a solution to the growing replacement parts shortage due to the ongoing United Automobile Workers Union strike. “As recent media reports indicate, the ongoing UAW strike is impacting GM part suppliers, repair […]

Global Industry Associations Sign Memorandum of Cooperation During 76th Annual ARA Convention

The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) announced today that professional automotive recycling industry associations from nine countries around the world have now signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC). The MOC outlines a shared commitment to increase collaboration, cooperation and information sharing amongst the organizations. Representatives from Brazil, Canada, Japan, New Zealand and Poland signed the global […]

Chad Counselman Becomes President of the Automotive Recyclers Association

Professional automotive recycler Chad Counselman, Counselman Automotive Recycling in Mobile, Alabama, was welcomed as the new President of the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) this past weekend at the organization’s 76th Annual Convention and Exposition in Charlotte, North Carolina. Prior to his naming as President, Counselman had served as Secretary, Second Vice President and First Vice […]

ARA Steps Up in Response to NSF Exit from Automotive Recycler Certification Program

ARA announced today that in response to the recent announcement from NSF International that effective September 30, 2019 NSF will exit the Automotive Parts Certification business, ARA is taking immediate steps to mitigate the impact this will have on the professional automotive recycling industry. “ARA recognizes the serious time and finances that many of our […]

National Vehicle Mercury Switch Recovery Program Extended to 2021

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator, Andrew Wheeler, renewed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the National Vehicle Mercury Switch Recovery Program (NVMSRP) to reduce mercury air emissions on November 15, 2018 – America Recycles Day. The MOU was previously signed by ARA as well as the Steel Manufacturers Association, the American Iron […]

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 […]