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ARA Applauds Introduction of Pro-Consumer, Pro-Safety OEM Parts Identification Legislation

The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) today is commending Representative Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) for introducing legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives to help protect consumers, support small businesses, and improve vehicle safety by requiring automotive manufacturers to provide original equipment manufacturer (OEM) part data to professional automotive recyclers and other vehicle owners. H.R. 5967 would […]

Automotive Recyclers Admonish General Motors’ Circular Economy Detour

The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) today is admonishing General Motors (GM) and its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mary Barra for GM’s new anti-environmental position on the utilization of recycled GM parts.  GM’s revised position statement on recycled and salvage original equipment manufacturers’ (OEM) parts, found on the corporation’s updated “Genuine GM Parts” website, significantly backtracks […]

Automotive Plastics Recovery Project Conducts On-Site Demonstration at ARA Member Facility

Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) representatives gathered on July 14 at an ARA member facility in Binghamton, New York to examine the viability of collecting and recycling automotive plastics from end-of-life vehicles.  Together with the Plastics Industry Trade Association (SPI), the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA), and Scout Environmental, representatives of ARA’s Technical Advisory Committee and the […]

ARA Defends the Industry Amid Misleading Automaker “Consumer Awareness” Campaigns

ARA submitted a Letter to the Editor of FenderBender magazine in response to their coverage of a Hyundai consumer awareness” campaign. The Hyundai campaign seeks to dismiss the value of recycled original equipment manufactured (OEM) automotive parts by falsely portraying recycled, aftermarket and salvaged parts the same as counterfeit. ARA’s response stated that Hyundai’s campaign […]

ARA Members Head to Washington for Annual Hill Day

ARA members from nearly 30 states were in Washington, D.C. on April 18-19, 2016 to attend the 9th Annual State Legislative Summit and ARA Hill Day. Held at the popular W Hotel next to the White House, attendees spent the two days On Monday, April 18 ARA members focused on state legislative issues impacting the […]

ARA Testifies Before Congress on Implementation of New Law Requiring Automakers to Provide Recalled Parts Data

On April 14, 2016 Michael Wilson, ARA CEO, testified before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade on the subject of “Oversight of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)”. ARA’s testimony discussed critical issues that need to be incorporated in a final rule to make the provision requiring automobile manufacturers […]

Automotive Recyclers Association Joins Transportation Secretary in Calling on Automakers to Provide Access to OEM Parts Numbers to Promote Consumer Safety

Leaders of the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) join U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx in calling on automakers to provide industry partners access to critical original equipment manufacturers (OEM) part information to identify manufacturers’ recalled parts in the automotive parts supply chain. Following a February 11, 2015 hearing of the U.S. House of Representatives […]

ARA Response to Automotive News Article

As you may know, the ARA is an international trade association of automotive recyclers. The ARA services over 1,000 direct member recyclers, as well as approximately 3,500 additional recyclers through affiliated organizations. The ARA does not control or direct the actions of the independent businesses who may be members, but among other things, the ARA […]

National News Archive : May 2015

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 […]

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 […]