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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 & 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.
Howdy and happy spring! The winter
hasn’t been too harsh but it’s still nice
to see the days get longer, to smell the
grass growing, to hear the happy birdsong
drifting through the air. Of course,
it’s also nice that we can grill out now
without our long johns on too!
As per usual we are working hard to
keep CARS working for you.
The Warranty program is working better
than ever. If you are interested in offering
extended warranties on the parts
you sell, don’t hesitate to get in touch
with the Warranty Board of Directors
or Dean Bellin. They can get you set
up in no time.
Dean Bellin and I recently attended the
annual NFIB (National Federation of
Independent Business) Business Day in
Madison on behalf of CARS. It was a
very interesting event with a stellar lineup
of speakers including; KT McFarland,
Ed Goeas, Brad Schimel, and topped off
by John Stossel at the end of the day.
During our lunch we had the privilege
of hearing the new head coach for the
UW Badgers football team, Paul Chryst,
and the highlight was having the honor
of hearing Governor Scott Walker. It was
a day of networking and getting a feel
for the political atmosphere for the future
of business. I would highly recommend
this event for anyone interested
in attending, whether you are a member
of NFIB or not. You can find more
information on state NFIB events and
happenings at www.NFIB.com. read more.
Member Profile: Rocki Top Auto
The CARS of Wisconsin Member Profile in this issue will
feature Rocki Top Auto. Their yard is located at W3095
Walrath Rd in Glen Flora, WI 54526.
This yard is owned by Jacob Nawrocki and Katy Joles.
Website is www.rockitopauto.com
Email is email@example.com.
Phone number is 715-322-5774
Fax is 715-322-5775.
The yard has been a family run business for over 25 years
and they currently have 4 employees. Read more.
|From the Secretary’s Desk
I have just returned from the ARA As most of you know, CARS of WI lifetime member Bob
Hoffman passed away last October. Bob was a huge contributor
to the development and success of CARS and helped
the association become, and stay, the success it is today. His
selfless contributions and his contagious smile will be greatly
missed but his memory and legacy will live on within CARS.
To honor that legacy, CARS has set up a scholarship fund
in his name.
We have begun organizing an event that we hope will become
a yearly tradition, The Bob Hoffman Memorial Golf
Outing. This year it is planned for July 11th in Eau Claire, WI
at the Mill Run Golf Course. Some highlights of the event;
a Dixon Challenge with prizes for closest to the pin, and
a Hole In-One contest also sponsored by DIXON GOLF,
makers of ECO-FRIENDLY golf balls. There will be other
prizes and raffles throughout the day. Ways that you can help
other than golfing are doing a hole sponsorship for $100 per
hole, donating raffle prizes and volunteering to help out at
the event. We hope you will join us. More information can
be found in this newsletter on page 9. Read more.