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Professional Automotive Recycling Industry Highlighted by VARA and ARA Leaders in Richmond Newspaper

Recently, the Richmond Times-Dispatch highlighted professional automotive recycler’s embracement of technology and the changing landscape of our industry. For background, the reporter reached out to a number of leaders in the Virginia automotive recycling community and the Virginia Automotive Recyclers Association (VARA) as well as representatives at the Automotive Recycling Association (ARA) in Manassas, Virginia. […]

ARA Calls on Automotive Manufacturers to Embrace Reuse of OEM Parts

In the recent September 2017 issue of Recycling Today, the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) continued to urge automotive manufacturers to embrace circular economy concepts by supporting the reutilization of recycled Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts. The circular economy is one of the fastest-growing global economic trends. The basic tenant of a circular economy framework is […]

2017 Annual VARA Membership Meeting

Join us at Chesterfield Auto Parts; (5111 Old Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, VA 23224) for the VARA Membership Meeting. The schedule is as follows, 11:00 AM Welcome & Introductions, 11:30 AM E-Commerce/EBay Training (presented by Car-Part), and at 1:00 PM Boxed Lunch & VARA Membership Meeting. We will raffle a pair of tickets to the Richmond NASCAR race scheduled for that […]

VARA 2017 Annual Meeting & Trade Show

Don’t miss the VARA Trade Show happening on March 4, 2017 at the Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, VA.  This meeting is designed for all businesses working in or serving the automotive recycling industry in Virginia.  For more information, contact Sherry Whiting at 434-326-9842 or sherry.whiting@easterassociates.com.  Continue reading to download our attendee and exhibitor information. Click to view: VARA […]

National News Archive : June 2015

Automotive Recyclers Applaud Federal Trade Commission Action on Repair Restrictions

ARA is applauding a July 21, 2021 vote by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to increase enforcement against repair restrictions. The unanimous vote (5-0) on a policy statement that prioritizes investigations into unlawful repair restrictions was taken during an open Commission meeting during which ARA and others in the automotive replacement parts industry participated. “The […]

Recycled Original Equipment Parts a Smart Choice as Average Age of Vehicles in Operation Increases

ARA is calling on vehicle owners, repair facilities and insurance companies to increase utilization of ROE – Recycled Original Equipment® automotive parts as the average age of light vehicles in operation rises to 12.1 years. In response to new research from IHS Market, a research firm that delivers an annual report on the age of […]

ARA University Debuts Several New Resources!

Train Smarter, Not Harder! Several new and exciting training resources are now available to ARA members through ARA University, accessible for free, 24/7 to all ARA members and their employees. NEW Electric and Hybrid Training The automotive industry is going electric. Learn all about hybrid and electric automotive technology in this new 8-module certification course. […]

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 […]