Lauded as the largest gathering of recycling professionals in the world, the ISRI convention provided professional automotive recyclers with the opportunity to attend various educational seminars on critical issues impacting the scrap recycling and automotive recycling industries. In addition to general business topics like managing employees, ARA members took particular interest in sessions pertaining to the scrap metal market, problem of metals theft, exports and interactions with law enforcement.
Wilson explains, "Participation in the ISRI Conference is important to ARA and ARA members for many reasons. Many professional automotive recyclers also operate scrap metal processing arms of their business and interact daily with ISRI member companies. Legislation often has an impact on both industries as well."
Young and Wilson also met with ISRI leaders to discuss ways that the associations can collaborate to benefit both industries. ARA's exhibit on the trade show floor promoted their upcoming 72nd Annual Convention, scheduled for October 7-10 in Charlotte, NC as a means of encouraging scrap recyclers to attend this fall's event, creating even greater cooperation between the two industries.