May 2014

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ARA’s Integration With CIECA Standards Enters Final Phase

Chuck’s Auto Salvage Promotes Progressive Auto Recycling

Green Parts Logo Could Show Up As NASCAR Logo

Iowa And Arkansas Recyclers Plan Yearly Events

ARA’s Integration With CIECA Standards Enters Final Phase

The Automotive Recycler’s Association just announced that its collaboration with the Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CICECA) is complete.

The end result is a partnership between the two that blends the ARA / CIECA products/standards, includes ARA codes in CIECA messages, provides specific messages for recycled parts and provides Implementation Guides and Business Cases.

Development of standard formatting will enable electronic procurement of recycled parts within the collision industry, create tools for CIECA members, insurers, collision repairers and data information providers, and enable bi-directional communication of data and messaging.

ARA’s involvement in CIECA’s Salvage and Recycled Parts and Inventory Committees provided CIECA with the first implementation case studies. ARA Liaison to CIECA and Chair of Recycled Parts and Inventory Committee, Ginny Whelan, said “The deliverable implementation for recycled parts and salvage takes procurement to a new level by opening electronic communication doors that increase access to the end customer.” 

ARA stated that its Recycled Parts and Inventory Committee worked on the collaboration for three years.

Chuck’s Auto Salvage Promotes Progressive Auto Recycling

Chuck’s Auto Salvage was recently featured in an article published by McClatchy-Tribune Information Services about salvage businesses.

In the article owner Doug Reinert stressed how Junk is a four-letter word in the auto recycling industry and how Chuck’s Auto Salvage has worked to improve the quality of parts and to change people’s perception of salvage yards.

The article described the clean facility and the business’ many accreditations, including state and national association memberships. Reinert is a past president of ARA. Plus, it described the efficient way auto recyclers find and deliver parts to customers.

Read the full article here:


Green Parts Logo Could Show Up As NASCAR Logo

The Automotive Recycler’s Association (ARA) is asking members to help get the Green Recycled Parts logo on Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s stock car.

ARA has launched a campaign to support putting the Green Recycled Parts logo on two of JR Motorsports cars. It is asking for contributions, of any amount, from members, vendors and industry stakeholders. The association stated the logo could be seen by nearly 100 million NASCAR fans, giving recyclers tremendous exposure and making a difference in consumer purchasing habits - driving more parts sales and increasing parts utilization.

The logo would appear on Earnhardt Jr. and Regan Smith’s vehicles during the 2014 NASCAR season. Both are members of the JR Motorsports racing team.

ARA is pushing for the public awareness program to be completed soon since the 2014 racing season is already underway. Download the donation form here or call ARA at 888-385-1005.

Iowa And Arkansas Recyclers Plan Yearly Events

The Iowa Automotive Recyclers (IAR) is planning its 2014 Summer Outing event on June 13 - 14. The event will be held at member yard Quandt Auto Salvage and the Carrollton Inn & Conference Center, both in Carroll, Iowa. The event includes a trade show (visit The Locator’s booth!), yard tour, dinner, dance and auction event. Visit for more information.

The Arkansas Automotive Dismantlers & Recyclers Association (AADRA) will hold its 2014 Arkansas Recyclers Expo on June 20 - 21 at the Hot Springs Embassy Suites in Hot Springs, Ark. The event features a casino night and cash raffle. Auto recyclers from Arkansas and neighboring states are invited to attend. For more information, visit


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