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.