State News

Virginia Emergency Temporary Standard for COVID-19

On July 27, 2020 Virginia became the first state to approve an emergency temporary standard (16 VAC 25-220) to protect workers from COVID-19.  The standard has gone into effect and employers located in the state have until August 26, 2020 to implement the standard’s requirements, which include: Physical distancing measures and facial coverings for employees […]

Ford Motor Company’s Termination of Lighting and Bumper Core Program Highlights Lack of Commitment to Recycling

The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) today responded to the announcement by Ford Motor Company that the auto manufacturer has terminated its lighting and bumper fascia core recovery program effective June 1, 2020. Ford stated that it was ending the core recovery program, which has been in place for several years, due to the administrative burden […]

2nd Annual Recycling Summit & Expo Postponed

The Virginia Automotive Recyclers Association announced that it will postpone the second annual Recycling Summit & Expo scheduled for May 8-9, 2020 in Richmond, Virginia.  Automotive recyclers and industry vendors from across the state as well as neighboring states were expected to attend. However leaders of the Association decided to postpone the event due to […]

Automotive Recyclers Association Launches COVID-19 Relief Fund

The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) announced today that a relief fund has been established for professional automotive recyclers impacted by the COVID-19 virus. In large part this came about after ARA Associate Member company, Car-Part.com, announced that the company will pledge up to $30,000 to the fund. “Everyone is being impacted by the Corona virus,” […]

National News

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 […]