Oshawa, Ontario -- November 21, 2012 -- Impact Auto Auctions is set to celebrate the opening of Canada’s newest, largest and most advanced salvage auction facility. Notable members of the Oshawa community, as well as the insurance, automotive remarketing, and auto repair industries will come together on November 27 to formally open the newest home of Impact Auto Auctions in Oshawa. The event is open only to eligible buyers and invited guests.
Insurers, motor vehicle dealers, auto recyclers, collision repair facilites, fleet and rental firms, local dignitaries and business partners will experience Impact’s internet-based LiveBlock Hybrid Auction technology that brings people from around the world side-by-side with live bidders. The company’s signature Run and Drive auction process, combined with a high-energy crowd, together create what Impact customers know as the “Action of the Auction.”
The new Impact Toronto (Oshawa) facility is located 535 Wentworth Street West in Oshawa and features 37 acres of vehicle storage as well as a 12,000 sq. ft. office, auction and inspection building.
The event will take place on Tuesday, November 27, with breakfast starting at 8:30 a.m. Opening ceremonies kick off at 9:45 a.m., with live auctions and celebrations beginning at 10 a.m. Behind the scenes tours start at 10:30 a.m. Lunch will be served at noon.
A number of local notables and political figures will be on hand, including Mayor John Henry; members of Oshawa Council and City staff; Roger Anderson, Durham Regional Chair; Jerry Ouellette, MPP – Oshawa; Shane Kelly, Executive Assistant to Colin Carrie, MP – Oshawa; Terry Daniels, Managing Director, Impact Auto Auctions and numerous members of Oshawa’s business community and Impact customers and guests.
For more information, please visit impactauto.ca or contact Marcus Staviss at 416-920-0716 ext. 210.
Nick Staub, President of Romaine Electric, has been named APRA Chairman.
Chantilly, Virginia -- November 19, 2012 -- Nick Staub was installed as the Chairman of the Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association during the association's recent “International BIG R Show” at Bally's Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“This is quite an honour. My father, John Staub, was Chairman of APRA back in 1986, and was a
member of APRA since 1948, so it is really nice to follow in his footsteps,” he said. Nick and John are the third father and son team to have held the Chairman position in APRA.
Staub has been in the remanufacturing business since 1982 when he joined Romaine Electric which was owned by his father. He took over as President in 1989 after his father passed away.
Romaine Electric has 110 employees in 11 locations, five distribution centres and six retail shops. The company remanufactures rotating electrical, rewinds armatures and rotors, manufactures new armatures for OEM and the aftermarket and manufactures new 50 DN stators.
When asked about his upcoming term as APRA Chairman, Staub commented, “I’m honoured to be selected by my peers to serve as Chairman. My goal is to reach out to the small rebuilder and help grow our membership base, making our industry stronger by uniting all segments of our industry toward our common goal. Successfully leading the association into the future and taking advantage of the brain trust available to us is an opportunity that I look forward to.”
Staub will serve as APRA Chairman until November 4, 2013 at the conclusion of the next International BIG R Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
For more information on APRA, please visit apra.org.
Edmonton, Alberta -- November 7, 2012 -- The Alberta Automotive Recyclers and Dismantlers Association and the Alberta Motor Association have partnered to fund a new program designed to reward drive responsible motorists.
This program is being carried out in eight different communities across Alberta that have junior pro hockey teams. These include Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer, Grande Prairie, Fort McMurray, Lethbridge, Okotoks and Medicine Hat.
On predetermined “game nights,” the RCMP and local police detachments will be giving free tickets to junior hockey games to motorists at one of their Check Stops who have not had anything to drink before getting behind the wheel, hence the name “None for the Road.” With the present NHL lockout ticket recipients will particularly appreciate the chance to watch some really great hockey!
In addition to participating with AMA officials at booths set up at the arenas on game night, AARDA decided to financially support the initiative by providing these funds with which to purchase the hockey tickets from the teams. This is another way in which AARDA intends to promote safe and responsible driving in the communities involved. There will be many beneficiaries from this program: safer communities, the hockey teams who can use the sales and promotion, for the AMA and also for AARDA!
Steve Cox, AARDA President (right) and Ian Hope, AARDA’s Executive Director, present Debbie Hammond, Program Manager, with a cheque in the amount of $16,000 to help fund the AMA’s planned “None for the Road Program.” The cheque presentation took place at Allwest Auto Parts in Edmonton, Alta.
St. Catharines, Ontario -- November 1, 2012 -- It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of George Dingman. Our sincere condolences go out to Wally Dingman, Chairman of the Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association and Auto Recyclers of Canada Boards, and to the entire Dingman family and staff at Caughill Auto Wreckers.
George passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 31 at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on his 69th birthday.
He will be missed by his loving wife of 46 years, Mary, and his cherished sons Wally (Ingrid) and Brad (Denise). Devoted grandfather of Amanda, Jessica, Adam, Zach, Bridgette and Josh. He will be missed by his sister Gloria (Jim) Baker and brother Cecil (Debbie) Dingman. Also survived by his many nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his parents George and Francis.
George was the owner and operator of Caughill Auto Wreckers for 50 years.
George's family will receive visitors at the George Darte Funeral Chapel, 585 Carlton Street, St. Catharines on Friday, November 2 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. There will be a private family funeral service at a later date with burial in Niagara Lakeshore Cemetery.
If desired, memorial donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.
Orlando, Florida -- October 29, 2012 -- Show season is in full swing for the automotive aftermarket, and the auto recycling sector is no different. The Automotive Recycler's Association held its Annual Conference and Exposition Oct. 24 through 27 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.
The most anticipated event of the year in auto recycling, the 2012 ARA Annual Convention & Exposition feature opportunities to learn about new products and services, experience top-notch educational sessions and various networking events. Check out the latest photos from the event below and watch for a complete report in the next edition of Canadian Auto Recyclers magazine, coming soon!
For more information on ARA, please visit a-r-a.org.