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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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Rhine Auto to Host Annual Meeting
Steve Urner of Rhine Auto in Plymouth, WI has invited CARS to tour their salvage yard and to host the 2018 CARS Annual Meeting. Rhine Auto was started in 1958 by Paul G. & Paul J. Urner. Currently the yard is owned by Mike & Steve Urner with help from the 4th generation of family members. They specialize in 1997 and newer foreign and domestic parts for trucks & sport utility vehicles.

Currently, their operation is dismantling 800 vehicles annually and processing 1000 scrap vehicles a year. They are inspected for environmental compliance every 12 months. A 90-Day Warranty with Extended Warranties are available to their customers.

I am sure you will not be disappointed by attending this yard tour and annual meeting. They are located at W5695 Garton Road, Plymouth WI 53073.


From the Secretary’s Desk
By Sandy Dumke

I hope you all had a very nice summer and an enjoyable Labor Day. I want to apologize for the incorrect information in my last newsletter article. The annual meeting will be October 14, 2017. It will be at Rhine Auto in Plymouth. The board has decided to have just a round table discussion and the annual meeting. That way owners and managers will only have one day away from the office. Watch for more info to come.

It is the CARS of WI Board of Directors’ goal to help educate your employees but without the help and participation from YOU, the owners, it is impossible to do that. CARS and the Board of Directors spend time and money to put an educational seminars for your employees and the turnout is low.

CARS of WI will be celebrating our 60th anniversary in 2019. We want to plan a huge celebration but will need your help. Wisconsin is one of the longest running state associations in the United States. Sixty years ago, there were several people with a vision for the recycling business. How to collectively make this industry something to be proud of. They wanted to change the image of the JUNK YARD into something that was respected by more people and make more money for their companies. read more.


New Membership Drive - Your Help Is Needed

We need your help. We are starting a new membership drive. We want to increase the number of Wisconsin Salvage Yards that belong to the state association. If you have a yard that you do business with and is not a CARS member please give them a copy of the membership form. This can be a yard in your county or anywhere in the state. New membership dues are only $100.00 for the first year.

Also, if you have a vender that you deal with you can also give them a membership form. Associate membership is $175.00 per year. Please put you name on the membership registration form as their sponsor. We will put all sponsor names in a raffle and award winners.

For your information, we have about 75 salvage yards that are members, but there are over 600 salvage licenses in Wisconsin. We have our 60th anniversary in 2019 so let’s get our membership over 100.

If you have any questions please contact Sandy Dumke at 715-853-6337 or email

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