Covid 19 Relief

To our valued customers, With the coronavirus (COVID-19) affecting communities, families, and people around the world, this is a difficult time for all of us. Our hearts go out to all those who have been affected. At, our priority is the health and well-being of our employees and customers. We have taken several steps … Read more

ClearSpan Reacts to COVID-19 with Disaster Response Structures

ClearSpan Structures has quickly adjusted their manufacturing facility to provide governments, medical centers and communities with rapidly deployable disaster response structures and medical buildings. ClearSpan is now able to ship these buildings in fewer than 24 hours, and because of this quick turn around, the company already has buildings being used to respond to the … Read more Awarded CIECA Company of the Year 2019 received CIECA’s Company of the Year award during the 2019 Collision Industry Red Carpet Awards held in conjunction with SEMA. This is the second year that we have received this award, and we’re honored to be recognized for our ongoing commitment to the collision repair sector! Click here to read more from Collision Repair Magazine.   … Read more

Celebrating 70 Years!

A&A Midwest is celebrating our 70th anniversary throughout 2019. Started by Aaron and Alex Stolberg in 1949 from very humble beginnings. Today A&A is the industry leader in Engine and Transmission core supply as well as OEM type replacement parts and automotive recycling. A&A started out with a narrow focus of selling engines to engine … Read more

What can Stress do for You?

Let me know if this scenario sounds familiar: You have a plan for the day that you know needs to get done, and you may even have your day mapped out to the hour. But then you get a phone call with more work that needs addressed, your co-worker comes to you with a problem … Read more

A First Time for Everything

I’m sure everyone has those experiences in their lives- trying something for the very first time. Whether it’s a new food, a unique experience, we have a reaction to all of it. For me, that first experience was two-fold…traveling to Florida and attending the 75th Annual ARA Convention and Exposition. This being my first trip … Read more

Checkmate Top Management System for Recyclers

FORT WRIGHT, Kentucky, July 25, 2018 – is happy to announce that Checkmate is the #1 management system on, with more recyclers in its recycled parts marketplace running Checkmate than any other management system. Checkmate is designed to maximize recyclers’ sales on (the #1 recycled parts marketplace). The Checkmate inventory management system … Read more

Adam Lindley Appointed New President at SAS Forks

LUXEMBURG, Wis.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Builtrite Holdings, LLC announced the appointment of Adam Lindley to serve as President of its subsidiary, SAS Forks, located in Luxemburg, WI. Adam previously served for fourteen years as Manager, Sales and Marketing at SAS Forks, and is the first non– family member to lead the company since it was formed in 1972. … Read more

A Strong First Impression

A Strong First Impression I’ve always been someone who works hard at making a great first impression. Do I look professional? Did I bring everything to this event I need to have? Am I prepared to meet the right people? Those are just a few of the many questions that run through my head while … Read more

Sandy Blalock Hired as Executive Director of ARA

ARA is pleased to announce that Sandy Blalock has been named the Association’s new Executive Director. Sandy has been serving as interim CEO for the past six weeks, working closely with ARA leadership and staff during the transition. “Over the past several weeks, it has been our priority to find the individual best suited to lead … Read more

Major Recall Announcement!!

Dear Esteemed Industry Influencer, We are proud to announce that Ford Motor Company has joined the RAS Takata Airbag Recovery Program for Auto Recyclers. Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury models affected are part of the program. See the attached flyer for additional information. There are approximately 3.5M air bags represented in the Ford Air Bag Recovery Program. Ford has also … Read more

ARA Responds to General Motors Ban on Recycled Bumpers

Manassas, VA – The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) today expressed extreme disappointment with a recent position statement by General Motors (GM) stating that the automobile manufacturer does not approve of the use of aftermarket, reconditioned, or salvage Bumpers/Fascias on GM vehicles equipped with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). The position statement references the company’s commitment … Read more

ARA Pushes for Action in Response to Attacks on Recycled Parts Utilization

Manassas, VA – The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) today expressed disappointment with a recent revision by Hyundai Motor America to its policies regarding the use of replacement parts and manufacturer warranties. ARA continues to strongly urge the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to take swift action in response to what appears to be automotive manufacturers’ coordinated … Read more

URG Training Conference Recap

“Winners Find a Way,” this year’s educational conference, brought winners from across the US, Canada and the world together in Orlando for, what we at URG believe, is the premier Auto Recycling Industry Educational Conference. As I’ve said before, while recyclers may not be in a win or lose situation every day, having a winning … Read more

Important Message from the ARA Executive Committee

To the association, The leadership of your association is announcing the transition of its CEO Michael Wilson. I am reaching out today on behalf of the ARA Executive Committee to notify you that effective today, April 23, 2018, ARA CEO Michael Wilson will be transitioning from the Association. Michael has nearly 20 years of experience … Read more

New Sellick Plant Opens

Sellick Equipment Limited recently cut the ribbon on an all-new $21 million dollar manufacturing facility with state of the art technology to maintain Sellick as a leader in the rough terrain forklift market.The new 126,000 square foot purpose built factory, was designed for new product innovation, improvement to quality control and flexibility in product design. … Read more

2017 Electronic Commerce Company of the Year award to

The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) Board of Trustees, presented the 2017 Electronic Commerce Company of the Year award to, for its outstanding leadership, dedication and contribution. Award winning Integrated Car-Part Pro connects the Car-Part marketplace and its 4500 parts suppliers with collision estimating, shop management and workflow systems. Integrated Car-Part Pro’s 2017 … Read more

Discount Saw Blade Introduces Two New Lines of Blades

Discount Saw Blade is now carrying two new lines of metal cutting reciprocating saw blades. They are great for cutting catalytic converters, metal body panels and frame members. The Avanti Pro blades are our value line for the cost conscience. They are Swiss made, offered in 6″ and 9″, 8% Cobalt, Bi-Metal .035 thickness, and … Read more

The Automotive Recyclers Association Unveils New Logo

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) launched today a new association logo, marking a striking modification to its visual identity. Using an updated four-color version of the association’s historic vehicle and globe mark, a blue vehicle color and two hues of green, the logo better signifies the association’s brand today as it embarks … Read more

It’s Going to Be a Great Year

A year ago I had put my first Editor’s note in this publication. January of 2017 was my first publication that I was involved in and now it has been a full year! Twelve issues I have now been involved in. Time flies, doesn’t it? In recap of these last twelve months, I have enjoyed … Read more

Editor’s Note – What a Year!!!

What a Year!!! I have been here for officially a year! This year the Recyclers Power Source publication has grown and along with it a design firm has formed as well. As I have told many of you, design is my passion! Can one call their work a hobby? As I walked around the ARA … Read more

Looking Good!

At the beginning of this school year, my oldest daughter started band. All the parents with an interested 5th grader gathered in the gym for the introduction from the band teacher. He introduces us to two different companies that we could purchase or rent our child’s instrument from. Then he said “okay, go.” The gym … Read more

I Have the First Show Under My Belt!

I did it and it was fantastic. I was very anxious since I had started to get to my first show. After the first month working here I longed to meet all of those that I have been emailing and calling! The URG Training Conference was absolutely amazing! For starters their was NEVER a line … Read more

A Key to Great Achievement: Effective Delegation

You’re only one person, and you are going to need more folks pulling on the oars. Delegate. As owners, we tend to be possessive of our idea. After all, it was our brainchild, right? The problem is that many owners make the mistake of trying to do everything themselves. If you are going to move … Read more