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AARA President, Chad Counselman, Elected Regional Director for Automotive Recyclers Association

Alabama Auto Recycling Association President, Chad Counselman of Counselman Automotive Recycling in Mobile, was elected as a Regional Director for the national Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) during the 71st Annual ARA Convention on October 22-25. As Regional Director for Region I, Counselman represents recyclers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Puerto Rico. He will serve […]

Registration Opens for ARA Hill Days and Legislative Summit!

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 (kim@a-r-a.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 […]

ARA Urges Auto Manufacturers to be Better Economic, Environmental and Safety Partners by Providing Important Automotive Parts Data

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 […]

Coalition Statement to NCIB Regarding Hurricane Sandy Flood Vehicles and the Insurance and Salvage Pool Industry – 11/12/2012

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 […]

Widespread Damage from Hurricane Sandy Results in Thousands of Flood-Damaged Vehicles; Only a Fully Functioning NMVTIS System Can Adequately Protect Consumers

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 […]

Automotive Recyclers Association Joins NHTSA in Warning Vehicle Owners About Counterfeit Air Bags

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 […]

Professional Automotive Recycler Certification Initiative Will Unify Standards of Excellence Worldwide

ARA Urges the Agency to Clearly Differentiate Between Counterfeit Airbags and Non-Deployed Recycled OEM Air Bags. Manassas, VA – Three leading professional automotive recycler organizations, the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA), Automotive Recyclers of Canada (ARC) and United Recycler’s Group(URG), are pleased to announce that the entities will centralize their respective accreditation programs into one united […]

National News Archive : August 2012

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 […]

Automotive Recyclers Association Gears Up to Celebrate 75 Years

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 Responds to General Motors Ban on Recycled Bumpers

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 […]

U.S. Federal Trade Commission Warns Automaker about Statements that Consumers Must Use Specified Parts or Service Providers to Keep Their Warranties

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 […]

Professional Automotive Recyclers Meet in Washington for Annual Hill Day and State Legislative Summit

Professional automotive recyclers and industry supporters from around the country joined together in Washington, D.C. on April 9 and 10 to hold one of the most informative and productive annual Hill Days in recent years. Recyclers from nearly two dozen states participated in over 60 Congressional appointments to ask their Members of Congress for assistance […]