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Automotive Recyclers Association

Welcome to CARS
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
We have had a hot and interesting JULY. As some of you know that Dave K from Stormtec has resigned. and will no longer do the CARS WICAR audits. The board has decided to contact ARA to get information on what to do now. Please contact Jenny from Conrads or any board member if you need more info.

Sincerely your Ex. Sec
Sandy Dumke



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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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For Your Information on WICAR
Effective for your 2024 CARS OF WI membership dues you will only see your due fees on the invoice, you will not see WICAR dues on this invoice. All audits and billing will be done through the auditor of your choice. This is being done so that our members have the freedom to choose and to take the middle man out of it.

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Scrap Market for August
After a slight drop in scrap metal pricing in July, many feel we may have hit bottom. Macro news doesn’t paint a rosy picture – with lackluster manufacturing news out of China and domestic EV production. Industrial business has dropped into the summer slump, so I anticipate a continuation of what you are seeing right now without a quick pop-up.

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Government Affairs - Get Involved
Hello fellow Auto Recyclers. Hit time here in Iowa, temps over 100 degrees this last week in summer. Hope all are doing well. In talking with recyclers around the country, last few weeks on the roller coaster ride, Busy one day slow the next. No rhyme or reason. So, we all just keep plugging along. Buy vehicles,dismantle,broker keep doing what we are doing and hopefully it all pays off. Also fighting scrap prices,cat prices another roller coaster ride. Driving to work everyday also seeing the price of gas and diesel The other day 3.19 a gallon Next day 3.49 a gallon Today 3.59 a gallon. So, we always have a battle it seems.

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Iowa Auto Recyclers Certification Course
We had the privilege of sending three of our employees to the Iowa Auto Recyclers certfication course on safe handling of electric & hybrid vehicles taught by Andy Lathem. Thank you to Iowa for holding and opening up this certfication to anyone that wanted to atend.

Although the classroom portion is always “boring” to sit through not only did they learn how to properly handle these vehicles they did they did come away with some tidbits that they thought were interesting. .

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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

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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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