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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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Presidents's Desk
Howdy to all my fellow recyclers!

Well, I am sure we are all in the same wonderful boat that is, what our government likes to call, economic recovery from the recession. All I can say is, if this is what economic recovery feels like, I hate to see it get any better. That being said, things are not all bad. From here we can look at markets correcting themselves after being at a falsely overinflated value, and get back to the realism of what things are actually worth. It’s also a good time to take advantage of market lows to beef up inventory for the fall and winter repair season. There are a lot of great business opportunities out there to be had.

On the CARS end of things, we just wrapped up our CARS Annual Meeting at the Ramada Inn, Green Bay. It was a great time full of food, fun, and education. We had Dave Bishop, from United Healthcare go over important changes with the Affordable Care Act. William Velin from Wells Fargo Insurance gave a great presentation on Data Breaches and how to protect your company. Larry Terrian with WACTAL spoke to us about the body shop industry. We also had Bob Remington from Remington Auto Salvage give us some updates and training on the CARS of WI Warranty program. As usual we are always looking for ways to make this event a valuable experience for our members. If you have suggestions about what you would like to see for future meetings and conventions, please feel free to contact us with your thoughts. read more.


CARS of WI Member Profile: Eagle Auto & Truck Parts

The profile for this month is Eagle Auto & Truck Parts. Mike Knoebel bought the yard three years ago. Eagle Auto has been in business in the same location for 60 years.

Eagle Auto & Truck Parts have six employees. They have late model cars and trucks for dismantling and also do tire installation and body part installations. Located on 10 acres, they have a 3000 sq. ft. building. Mike credits his employees for helping to make his business a success. He plans to increase his inventory levels in the next couple years. Read more.

From the Secretary’s Desk
I am writing this letter on October 28th. The weatherman said a possible chance of snow for the next two days. I hate to hear this. I am not a big winter fan but there is nothing I can do about it. Just have to live with it.

The price of scrap stinks and I heard it will not come back up until March or April. So if you can wait it out just stack the vehicles and hope for better prices next year. Read more.

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