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. […]
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 […]
The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA), representing over 4,500 professional automotive recyclers across the United States and in 17 countries internationally, today calls on automakers to publicly release a comprehensive list of vehicle identification numbers (VINs) and their airbag serial numbers for all vehicles with Takata airbags. For decades, the professional automotive recycling industry has sought […]
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 […]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Continue reading to download our attendee and exhibitor information. Click to view: VARA […]
Don’t miss your chance to learn from noted industry expert and consultant Bill Stevens of Counts Consulting. He will be the keynote speaker at the VARA Trade Show on March 4th and then will be conducting a special 4-hour sales training seminar on March 5th. If you miss him Saturday at the show you can […]
Professional automotive recycler Jonathan Morrow of M&M Auto Parts, Inc. Stafford, Virginia, was welcomed as Secretary of the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) at the 72nd Annual Convention & Exposition in Charlotte, North Carolina, October 7-10, 2015. As the newest member to the Executive Committee of the Association, Morrow will help direct the actions of the […]
Thanks to everyone who helped make the 2015 VARA Trade Show and meeting a big success!
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The Virginia Automotive Recyclers Association (VARA) is pleased to announce the launch of its new association website. VARA is a non-profit organization representing the interests of Virginia’s professional automotive recyclers. VARA is an affiliate chapter of the Automotive Recyclers Association.
Registration is now open for this year’s ARA Hill Days scheduled from Wednesday, June 18 through Friday, June 20. To register, download and complete the attached form then return to ARA via e-mail (email@example.com) or fax (615-534-0169). Registration closes on May 17. This year’s program will feature updates on ARA Committee activities, Congressional speakers, Hill […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
In an August 5, 2016 comment letter to the U.S. Department of Justice regarding the Partial Consent Decree for Volkswagen diesel vehicles, ARA urged the Department to adopt language that allows the owners of VW engines, not just the entire vehicle, to be “Eligible Owners” eligible for remedy under the recall program. Each day over 500,000 […]
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 […]