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Automotive Recyclers Association Heading West; Will Offer 5 Tracks of Education and Training Sessions During 70th Annual Convention and Exposition

The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) will be meeting in Phoenix, Arizona next week for its 70th Annual Convention and Expo. For the first time, the program of educational and training sessions will be focused in five core areas critical to professional automotive recyclers: executive leadership, parts management and sales, market outreach, safety and environmental compliance, […]

New Record Age of Motor Vehicles on U.S. Roads Fueling Consumer Demand for Quality, Recycled OEM Parts

MANASSAS, VA –   Today, the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) is responding to new data demonstrating that the average age of light vehicles in the United States has reached an all-time high of 11.4 years, presenting significant opportunities for the increased utilization of recycled, genuine original equipment manufacturer (OEM) automotive parts. The data comes from the […]

Automotive Recyclers Association Commends New York Law Addressing Counterfeit Airbags

MANASSAS, VA – Today, the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) is applauding the efforts of state legislators in New York to address the increasing prevalence of counterfeit airbags in the automotive parts marketplace as Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Counterfeit Airbag Prevention Act into law. The legislation (S. 5037-B/A.6378-B) was sponsored by the Chairman of the […]

Automotive Recyclers Association Commends New Connecticut Law Addressing Counterfeit Airbags

Today, the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) is recognizing the efforts of Connecticut state legislators and Governor Daniel Malloy to address the increasing prevalence of counterfeit airbags in the automotive parts marketplace.  On July 12, Governor Malloy signed legislation into law making it a crime to manufacture, import, install, reinstall or sell a counterfeit or nonfunctional […]

ARA Applauds Automotive Recyclers of Canada’s Adoption of Gold Seal Certified Auto Recycler Program

Today, the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) announces that the Automotive Recyclers of Canada (ARC) has become the first international association to adopt the Gold Seal Program. As part of their decision, ARC also elected to have all of its automotive recycling members adhere to the Gold Seal standards. All ARC Members are already audited to […]

2013 Hill Day

Dear ARA Member: Please make plans to join your colleagues at this year’s ARA Mid-Year Board Conference, Hill Day and Legislative Summit three-day meeting from March 13 – 15, 2013 at the same great convenient location as last year – the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill.  Attached for your scheduling information is a copy […]

Automotive Recyclers Commend Ohio Legislators’ Decision to Adjourn Without Casting a Vote on SB 273

MANASSAS, Va., December 12, 2012 — The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) and the Ohio Auto and Truck Recyclers Association (OATRA) are commending leaders in the Ohio House of Representatives today, as the 2012 legislative session adjourns and lawmakers leave Columbus without taking further action on Senate Bill 273. The organizations have been engaged in an […]

ARA Product Services and Alteso Group Enter into an Agreement to Provide Solution to Product Inventory Needs

Manassas, VA – Today, the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) officially announced that its subsidiary, ARA Product Services LLC has reached an agreement with Alteso Group of Companies (Langhorne, PA) to provide ARA members and ARA affiliated state organization members a robust online auction platform for the efficient procurement of motor vehicles. ARA has seized this […]

National News Archive : November 2012

R.D. Hopper Becomes President of Automotive Recyclers Association

Professional Automotive Recycler R.D. Hopper, owner of Sonny’s Auto Salvage, Jacksonville, Arkansas, was welcomed as the new president of the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) tonight at the organization’s 73rd Annual Convention and Exposition in Baltimore, MD. Prior to his installment, Hopper had served as Secretary, Second Vice President and First Vice President of ARA and […]

Chad Counselman Selected for Secretary for Automotive Recyclers Association

The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) today announced that the Nominating Committee has selected Chad Counselman, owner of Counselman Automotive Recycling of Mobile, AL, as nominee for secretary for 2016-2017. Counselman brings years of experience in the industry to the Association’s Executive Committee and his stewardship of six locations in multiple states – both dismantling and […]

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 […]