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Is Your Business Ready For Electric Vehicles?
By Andy Latham, Salvage Wire

Make sure to attend the 2022 Upper Midwest Auto Recyclers Convention on April 28-29, 2022, to get you and your staff up to speed in this area. We will have Andy Latham, Managing Director with Salvage Wire, presenting three 1 – hour classes on this topic.

Classes Being Offered At Convention:

Back to Basics - EV Safety for beginners
Never touched an electric or hybrid vehicle before? Heard horror stories about how these vehicles can kill you? Step into the world of high voltage vehicles, learn how they work, the risks inherent in these vehicles, the processes required to shut them down and, most importantly, learn how to keep yourself and your colleagues safe from harm. Join industry specialist Andy Latham as he outlines how to work on one of these vehicles correctly

EV Management - Best Management Practices for Vehicle Dismantlers and Recyclers
An electric or hybrid vehicle arrives in your yard, who is responsible for how that vehicle is received, assessed, inventoried, stored, dismantled, and processed? Learn from industry specialist Andy Latham as he talks you through a best management practice for any vehicle dismantler and recycler of any size, including vehicle collection, receipt, assessment, storage, dismantling and parts sales.

Advanced EV - Maximizing value in EV’s at End of Life
Do the batteries in electric and hybrid vehicles have any value, or will they cost me money to dispose of? This is one of the most common questions. Join industry expert, Andy Latham as he discusses the various options available to vehicle recyclers and dismantlers with high voltage batteries and learn how to maximize the value from these components.

Andy Latham - From shop floor apprenticeship to After Sales Manager in retail motor industry, joined Aviva as Claims Engineer, now specialist in Motor Salvage and Automotive Recycling. Have a desire to raise professionalism within the global Auto Recycling industry, support and develop talented people within the industry who will be able to improve and advance auto recycling across the world. Member of the Steering Committee for the bi-annual CARS Expo (, Chair of the Technical Advisory Committee of the Automotive Recyclers Association and member of the Management Committee of the UK Vehicle Recycler's Association ( Registered as Incorporated Engineer (IEng) with the Engineering Council UK, Advanced Automotive Engineer (AAE) and Fellow of the Institute of the Motor Industry (FIMI), Member of the Society of Operation Engineers (MSOE) and Member of the Institute of Road Transport Engineers (MIRTE).

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