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 […]
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 […]
ARA Urges the Agency to Clearly Differentiate Between Counterfeit Airbags and Non-Deployed Recycled OEM Air Bags.Manassas, VA — The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) today announced its support of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) efforts to warn consumers about those who would promote the sale and use of counterfeit air bags. ARA has long […]
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 […]
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 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 […]