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 email@example.com. 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or fax (615-534-0169). Registration closes on May 17. This year’s program will feature updates on ARA Committee activities, Congressional speakers, Hill […]
At the recent 14th International Automotive Recyclers Congress in Brussels, Belgium, Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) CEO Michael E. Wilson urged the automotive manufacturing community to provide professional automotive recyclers with access to crucial original equipment manufacturers (OEM) parts data. In his March 20th presentation to the Congress, Wilson called on the automotive manufacturers in attendance […]
News Coalition Statement to NCIB Regarding Hurricane Sandy Flood Vehicles and the Insurance and Salvage Pool Industry – 11/12/2012 As a coalition of law enforcement support organizations we would like to address the risks to consumers from the purchase and resale of undisclosed damaged flood vehicles. As NICB noted in its recent press release, major […]
Record rainfall and flooding from the Carolinas up into Canada has resulted in vehicles all over the East Coast being submerged in water. The depth of flooding and length of time cars are left under water has the potential to increase the number of vehicles damaged beyond repair. Now more than ever, it is essential […]
As it happens every three years, a group of ARA members, leadership and staff met in Nashville on January 7 to tackle updating ARA’s Strategic Plan. A larger group of ARA members also gathered the following day to participate in the annual Legislative Summit. Deep dives occurred on updating the “strategic pillars” to reflect growing […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]