ARA President Mike Swift attended the meeting and shared, "As always, this annual meeting proved to be a great place to network with others in the industry, share business ideas and information."
Swift addressed attendees in regards to ARA's recent activities, including passage of a five-year highway reauthorization bill in December that includes a provision requiring manufacturers to provide OEM parts data for recalled components. He noted, "Securing this critical part number data for the automotive recycling industry has been a top priority for ARA for many years."
Norman Wright, chair of ARA's Government Affairs Committee and CAR members, joined Swift in encouraging attendance at ARA's Annual Hill Day and State Legislative Summit in Washington, D. C. in April.
The annual meeting included an update on a new workers’ compensation plan offered to CAR members, and the association also announced plans to introduce a new web-based communications tool.
Attendees enjoyed presentations from automotive recycling industry favorites Robert Counts of Counts Business Consulting and Rian Garner of American Auto Salvage in Texas. CAR members also welcomed local legislators who met with recyclers throughout the day to reiterate the importance of involvement in policy discussions at the local and state levels.
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