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
• 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!