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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2015 Upper Midwest Auto & Truck
Recyclers Convention & Tradeshow
The 2015 Upper Midwest Auto & Truck
Recyclers Convention & Tradeshow will be held on May 7-9 at the Grand Seasons Hotel
& Conference Center in beautiful Waupaca, Wi. The convention is a tremendous opportunity for recyclers to network, attend classes, and learn about new ideas and resources in our field.
Exhibitor and Sponsorship packages are now available but space and opportunities are limited so please don't hesitate. To learn more about these opportunities
visit the official 2015 Upper Midwest Auto & Truck
Recyclers Convention & Tradeshow website.
CARS of WI Member Profile:
Remington Auto Salvage
Remington Auto Salvage, Inc., a
family owned and operated business,
has been in the automotive recycling
industry for 38 years and sits on a scenic
30 acres of Midwestern farm land.
Remington Auto Salvage, Inc. is
owned by Bob Remington with an additional
4 other family members working
alongside Remington’s 12 employees.
What, at one time was a large supplier
of antique salvaged vehicles, now
dismantles 600 late model cars annually.
We offer our customers a standard
6 month parts warranty as well as extended
We operate out of a newly renovated
sales office with 4 additional
warehouse buildings that house our
dismantling shed, shipping headquarters,
inventory, and parts storage.
In 2012, we broke ground to expand
our vehicle storage by working
alongside Gerke Excavating in hauling
out over 175,000 yards of dirt for the
Interstate 94 project. Gerke’s employees
worked up to 23 hours a day to
complete this time sensitive project
for the county and in turn, provided
Remington’s with two, 990 ft. by 220
ft. custom dirt pads adding storage for
an additional 1,800 more cars. At one
point, there was over 5 million dollars
worth of heavy machinery on site.
Remembering Bob Hoffmann
A well-known figure with Concerned Auto Recyclers of Wisconsin
for many years, Bob Hoffmann died on October 11th 2014. He
was the first non-yard owner to be President of the Association and
he met that obligation with enthusiasm and determination. Bob was
instrumental in the early development of many CARS of Wisconsin
training programs, a number of which I understand are still in use.
Bob started out in the automotive industry in parts and service in the Milwaukee area and eventually
moved his family, wife Sandy
and sons Mike and John, to Minocqua
where he was the service manager
at Sedlak Chevrolet for many
|From the Secretary’s Desk
I have just returned from the ARA Convention at the
Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, TN. This was my first
national convention. I had a full and adventurous time. I
went to a dinner show at the Wildhorse Saloon on Wednesday
night. I have done a lot of line dancing
over the years so being there, I
was able to go on the dance floor
and learn a new dance. It was
also my birthday so the night
was extra special. I also had my
daughter-in-law with me. She
came with me to meet up with
her nephew that was being deployed
to Afghanistan on Oct 27th.