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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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2015 Upper Midwest Auto & Truck Recyclers Convention and Trade Show
by Ron McClellan
On May 8 and 9 I again had the privilege of attending the Upper Midwest Auto & Truck Recyclers Convention. This year the convention was held at the Expo Center in Waupaca, Wisconsin.

The convention started with a tour of the Waupaca Foundry and Alter Metal. In the afternoon, classes were held followed by the Trade show from 4:00 to 8:00. Lively bidding at the Junkyard Art Auction followed the the day’s Trade Show.

The next morning, classes took place followed by another opportunity to visit with the vendors during the trade show in the afternoon.

The classes this year were very educational.
• Forklift and Wheel Loader Safety, by SAS Forks
• Hybrid safety and Quality of Component Concerns for Automotive Recycling,
• Smart Shipping, presented by SAV Transportation
• Workers Compensation, presented by Jordon Gross
• When Opportunity Knocks, Don’t Listen, and Training for Sales, by Terry Westedt

The trade show had about 30 exhibitors. Show attendance was a little low with only about 100 people attending. Those that did not attend missed out on some good classes, food, and conversations.

Next year the convention will be April 15 & 16 at PAM’s Auto in St. Cloud, MN.
Read more abouth this year's Convention in the Newsletter!

From the Secretary’s Desk
The 2015 Upper Midwest Convention and Trade Show is in the books.

The speakers were informative and brought in many new and exciting aspects of the salvage industry in the future. New things are coming and I hope everyone is ready. Some things are exciting and some are a little scary but with the information we have to draw from the future is going to be interesting. Remember if you have any questions or need more information you can contact any of our speakers or state directors at any time.

We had 33 vendors in the trade show. The trade show was well attended. Our trade show was set up a little different with the high tables and director chairs. Drapes were red and white. With the high tables it was easier to see the video presentations and computer monitors while standing. Many vendors said this was the first time with the high tables. Read more.

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