IAR Named “2014 Affiliate Chapter of the Year” by the Automotive Recyclers Association

The Iowa Automotive Recyclers Association (IAR), headquartered in Waterloo, Iowa, was awarded the prestigious “2014 Affiliate Chapter of the Year” award from the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) at the 71st Annual ARA Convention & Exposition in Nashville, Tennessee on October 22-25. The award honors an affiliated chapter of ARA that has shown exemplary dedication to the professional automotive recycling industry through their service and work on behalf of their members and the Association.

Ed MacDonald, now the immediate Past President of ARA, said in his remarks, “Led by their President, Andy Wilken of Wilken Auto Salvage and Executive Director Sue Schauls, the Iowa Auto Recyclers are at the forefront of the industry. With their I-CARE Environmental Certification Program, the Iowa Auto Recyclers truly set a standard of excellence for automotive recyclers in Iowa and throughout the auto recycling community.”

“The achievements of IAR have served as a model to others in the automotive recycling community and IAR leaders have been a valuable resource to ARA and other state affiliate chapters as they have been more than willing to share their experience and help others fighting to promote and protect the professional automotive recycling industry,” MacDonald said.

The Iowa Automotive Recyclers Association was established in 1957 and is known throughout Iowa for its strong representation before government agencies, consumers, and the larger automotive industry on behalf of its membership. IAR values fellowship within the industry, the exchange of ideas and promoting common action. To learn more about the Iowa Automotive Recyclers Association, please visit: http://www.iowaautorecyclers.com.