Press Release

MANASSAS, VA – The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) today announced that professional automotive recycler Shannon Nordstrom of Nordstrom’s Automotive, Inc. in Garretson, South Dakota has been nominated to join the Association Executive Committee as Secretary for 2022-2023. Shannon is the Vice President and General Manager of Nordstrom’s Automotive Inc. He and his wife Tamie are the owners of the operation that has grown to an 80-member team that make is all happen. Nordstrom’s has different divisions including Full-Service Automotive Recycling, Ewe Pullet Self-Service Used Auto Parts, Nordstrom’s Repairables, and Nordstrom’s Installation and Diagnostic Center.

“I am honored to join the ranks of those that have committed the time and energy to serve the ARA as an executive officer and eventually it’s President,” said Nordstrom. “After prayer and consulting with my family and our company’s management team, the choice was made to step up and make it the right time. This is something I have always wanted to do so I can give back to an industry that has given me so much personally and professionally. My goal is to continue to promote the environmental and economic benefits that a Professional Gold Seal Certified Auto Recycler brings to the table. I also want to make sure that we help other recyclers, owners and managers grow to achieve their goals just like we did and make sure it is the member’s association that everyone regardless of facility size or experience can feel part of!”

Nordstrom’s unexpected business was born on their family’s rural dairy farm by Art and Marie Nordstrom, Shannon’s parents. Their first wrecked farm truck repair was the seed for what developed into the business “Nordstrom’s Used and Rebuilt Truck’s”. The business was started from the necessity to survive and guided by their family’s hard work and newfound faith. Art and Marie and their three children Yvette, Suzette and Shannon worked cows, cars, and crops to get it all going. Shannon joined his parents full time in 1988 with five employees. Working together, they have been able to learn and reach new goals every year. The business is located on that same land today and has grown to be a nationally recognized Certified Automotive Recycler.

Nordstrom’s Automotive, Inc. has been members of ARA since 1983 and Shannon has been Chair of the ARA Certification Committee since 2002. Nordstrom’s is also a member of URG and a proud member of Team PRP. Shannon is one of the founders of the Nationally Syndicated “Under the Hood Show with the Motor Medics” show on Radio, Podcast and just recently adding video on YouTube. Nordstrom’s was the ARA CAR Star award winner in 2018 and Shannon has twice been recognized as ARA Member of the Year in 2015 and 2021. Shannon and His Wife Tamie live in Garretson, SD and have three Children, a son Riley, 23 a daughter Madisen 20 and their youngest daughter Ava who is 14.

Nordstrom will be formally confirmed by the ARA Board of Directors and Membership during the ARA’s 79th Annual Convention and Exposition taking place September 22-24 in Orlando, Florida. “It’s an honor to have Shannon take my position on the ARA Executive Committee,” said Scott Robertson, Immediate Past President and chairman of ARA’s Nominating Committee. “The automotive recycling industry is finally gaining acceptance with vehicle manufactures and Shannon is one of the best amongst our industry leaders as a voice to represent us. We are fortunate to have him on our team.”

“Shannon’s commitment to the professional auto recycling industry will be an asset to our leadership team and I along with the entire staff look forward to working with him in his new role on the Executive Committee,” said ARA Executive Director, Sandy Blalock.


Since 1943, the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) represents an industry dedicated to the efficient removal and reuse of “green” automotive parts and the proper recycling of inoperable motor vehicles. ARA represents the interests of over 4,500 auto recycling facilities in the United States and fourteen other countries around the world. With programs such as the Certified Automotive Recycler Program (CAR), Green Recycled Parts, and other partnerships, ARA members continue to provide consumers with quality, low-cost alternatives for vehicle replacement parts, while preserving our environment for a “green” tomorrow.

To learn more about the Association, visit ARA’s Home Page at or call (571) 208-0428.