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Wednesday 26 October 2011

ARA Expo 2011

Charlotte, North Carolina -- October 19, 2011 -- The Automotive Recyclers Association’s 68th Annual Convention & Exposition took place October 11-15, 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina. This convention was a great place for those in the auto recycling industry to gain new knowledge and connect with peers. Top-notch speakers focused on saving money, encouraging enthusiasm and providing the tools needed to achieve long-term success.

NASCAR week coincided with the convention and many NASCAR events were incorporated into and around the schedule of ARA convention. Events included NASCAR garage tours and races for the Sprint Cup series and Nationwide series.

Seminars included business owners focusing on healthcare changes for small business, maximizing sales, self-service yards, and keeping recycled parts in the repair industry. Speakers included: CEO of Schnitzer Steel, Tamara Lundgren who did a speech on the future of the steel industry. Also, John Gilstrap of institute of Scrap Recylcing Industries and Dimitri Gerontis of S3 Software solutions.

The ARA expo show floor was a dynamic, comprehensive display of products, services, and development in the automotive recycling industry. Exhibits included cutting-edge technologies and business practices.
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