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Automotive Recyclers Association

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Concerned Auto Recyclers of Wisconsin is our state association for professionals in the automotive recycling industry. It is the only state association specifically designed to increase the efficiency and profitability of business in the automotive dismantling and recycling industry, while continuing to preserve and protect our environment.

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Check out some pics from the 2023 Recycler's Convention!!!

From the Secretary’s Desk
Hello fellow recyclers, we are entering December 2023. Wow the year has gone buy so fast. Getting our yards ready for winter in Wisconsin is a chore but has to get done before the snow hits. I will send this out the last day of November so hopefully you will have the information about the Rocki Top Dinner Meeting for Dec 1st in Wausau. They want to invite all owners and managers to this dinner get together to talk about things that can help all of us improve our yards and the CARS association. Contact Rocki Top for more info.

I want to wish you all a wonderful holiday Season. Enjoy your time with your families, friends and most of all don't forget your employees that have worked for you this year to keep your business going.

Sincerely your Ex. Sec
Sandy Dumke


Join CARS of Wisconsin!
Like most non-profit organizations CARS OF WISCONSIN is looking for new members. We want to get more yards to join our association. I know there has been a lot of yards sold, and sorry to see some have closed for good. We need more yards to be able to make a good showing with the state government.

Having more association members helps prove that we are an important industry, and should not be neglected.

If you know any of the new owners, or some of the yards you have dealt with for years, that are not members of CARS please encourage them to join. I have included the membership application for your convince.


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Fall in New England
Leaf Blowing 101
by Paul D'Adamo
I am the luckiest guy on the planet. We live in New Hampshire so there is no lack of trees; ergo, fallen leaves in the Fall. Two years ago, my wife asked if she could get her own Leaf Blower. No surprise here, Lynn and I have always taken home maintenance seriously and her willingness to come out with me on a crisp Fall day reminded me why I asked her hand in marriage some 37 years ago. A quick trip to our local home center and Lynn was strapping on a neat backpack size blower and now we are the “Power Leaf Blowing Couple” in the neighborhood

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Certification Process
The Certified Automotive Recyclers program was established by the industry to set a standard of excellence in compliance for automotive recycling.

The certification program has established standards that participating member yards meet specific to general business practices, environmental compliance and stewardship, occupational health and safety practices and licensing and regulatory requirements. Together the criteria provide a basic framework of expectations by which member auto recyclers are certified.

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Independence Day
With the 4th of July just passing and with Independence being on my mind, it got me to thinking…Are the days of being independent numbered? If you look at all of the news lately, there has been a lot of interest in our industry and a lot of consolidation. More and more Auto Recyclers are being bought up by consolidators recently.

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Scrap Market for December
It's a little early to spectate on pricing as we complete November orders still. But the fundamentals that we watch would all point to a stronger marker ahead - stronger exports sales, good domestic mill demand, and limited supply. We've all lived through turbulent times with commodities so there are no guarantees how long the momentum lasts.

Non-ferrous markets have cooled a little coming into yearend as consumers work off inventories to clean up their books. I look to early 2024 for stronger markets.

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C.A.R.S. of Wisconsin Scholarship Opportunities
To apply for any of these three scholarships please submit an essay that answers all questions as completely as you can. In addition, add any information that you think may help separate yourself among the other candidates. All applications due November 30th.

Robert R. Morrison 1 scholarship available for $1500.00

Bob Hoffmann 1 scholarship available for $1000.00

Cheryl A Rastia 4 scholarships available for $ 500.00

Apply here.


Welcome New Members
We want to welcome two new CARS members.

22015 Canton Ct.
Farmington, MN 55024

4965 Veterans Ave
Suamico, WI 54173



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