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Thursday, 16 January 2020 17:15

ARA Gathers for 2020 State Legislative Summit

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During ARA’s 2020 State Legislative Summit, Tom Tucker, director of state affairs for the Auto Care Association, asked, “If you knew someone was talking about your business in a way that would make it difficult for you to do business and continue to provide for your family, would you speak up? This is where we are. This is the time for all of you and your employees to speak up.” During ARA’s 2020 State Legislative Summit, Tom Tucker, director of state affairs for the Auto Care Association, asked, “If you knew someone was talking about your business in a way that would make it difficult for you to do business and continue to provide for your family, would you speak up? This is where we are. This is the time for all of you and your employees to speak up.” ARA

On Jan. 8, the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) held its 2020 State Legislative Summit at the Nashville Airport Marriott in Nashville, TN.

According to ARA Executive Director Sandy Blalock, “Over 40 professional automotive recyclers gathered for the annual State Legislative Summit. The recyclers discussed anticipated legislative activity for the year and strategized on a variety of issues impacting the recycled original equipment parts market.”

 

“The event was well received,” Blalock continued. “Attendees enjoyed the summit, which was moved to Nashville from Washington, D.C., where it had been held the past several years. Attendees also enjoyed the earlier timeframe, meeting in January rather than April or May, to strategize before legislation was introduced.”

 

The goal of ARA’s Annual State Legislative Summit is to provide a forum for sharing information, discussing legislative issues, and strategizing to “ensure all recyclers speak with a common voice,” Blalock explained. “It is important for automotive recyclers from across the country to get together and share their experiences. Despite geographical and/or local market differences, many of the issues impacting recyclers on the legislative and regulatory level are the same.”

 

ARA’s 2020 State Legislative Summit took place the day after the association’s strategic planning meeting on Jan. 7. For more information about ARA, visit a-r-a.org.

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