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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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From the Secretary’s Desk
By Sandy Dumke

I am writing this on March fourth. I am tired of this snow. I have been home since Friday. My plow guy’s truck is broke down and I cannot get out of my driveway. If he does not get it fixed today I will have to find another plower. The snow is so piled up in my yard I don’t know where he will put more of it. The ground hog got this one wrong. Spring can come anytime.

I am getting some vendors booked for the Upper Midwest Convention. They have picked the booths they want and what they want to sponsor. We also have some CARS members that are picking sponsorship too. So, if your yard wants to sponsor something please let me know.

The attendee booklet has been mailed out and I have included a copy in this newsletter. The speakers are great, and I am sure you will all be excited to hear what they have to say. Marty Hollingshead, the ARA secretary, will be the representative for our national association. He will be in booth #6 and give us an update on what is happening on the national level as a speaker at our lunch. read more.


Let’s Talk Booms
By Dave Kendziorski, Stromtech, Inc. - WICAR Program Manager

Socks and booms are fabric tubes filled with a filter media that are designed to remove sediments, oils, and metals from storm water runoff. They are typically placed around catch basins or across channels or ditches. They remove pollutants by slowing the water down, which allows particles to settle out, and by allowing the water to filter through the media to capture pollutants.

Socks generally have a diameter of 2” or 3”. Booms typically have a diameter of 5” to 8”. Sediment booms are usually filled with coarse sand, pea gravel, straw, cellulose (paper), or weird things such as ground corn husks. Oil only absorbent booms (white) are usually polypropylene strips or fibers coated with a chemical that absorbs oil and fuels. Similar general purpose absorbent booms (blue, green, or gray) absorb all fluids, including water and antifreeze. Sediment and oil absorbent booms work pretty well if properly placed and maintained.. read more.

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