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Save the Date! 2018 Convention & Trade Show

March 12, 2018 - Michelle Lechner, Executive Director & Lobbyist

Announcing the 2018 ATRI Convention & Trade Show! On October 19 & 20, Illinois and Missouri associations come together to explore the Gateway to the Future, hosted by St. Louis U-Pic-Apart

2018 Convention Announcement

Convention Sponsors

October 30, 2017 - Michelle Lechner, Executive Director & Lobbyist

Thank you to the Heckenast Family for hosting our 2017 Convention & Trade Show! We'd also like to thank all of our sponsors:

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Hurricane Harvey Relief

September 6, 2017 - Michelle Lechner, Executive Director & Lobbyist

Due to the devastation from Hurricane Harvey and its resultant catastrophic flooding, the ATRI board of directors have agreed to donate a portion of the convention proceeds to auto recyclers affected by this hurricane and the impending Hurricane Irma. If you have any questions or would like to know how else you can help, please contact us.

The Race is On!

August 30, 2017 - Michelle Lechner, Executive Director & Lobbyist

Do you have the skills to be a racecar driver? Now's your chance to find out!

IAA is sponsoring a racing simulator at the 2017 Illinois Convention & Trade Show. Sign up at the registration for your chance to join in the fun! A prize will be awarded for the best time... and so will bragging rights!

Convention Events

August 2, 2017 - Michelle Lechner, Executive Director & Lobbyist

Larry Hoxenham

Yard tours will also be available during the convention at the following locations and times:

Bionic Auto Parts & Sales Inc
4655 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60639
Thursday, Sept 28 – 8am to 3pm
Friday, Sept 29 – 8am to 12pm

I-55 Auto Salvage
22701 S Thomas Dillon Dr
Channahon, IL 60410
Thursday, Sept 28 – 1am to 4pm
Friday, Sept 29 – 1am to 4pm

For more information, including registration forms, visit the convention page.

Registration Open

July 18, 2017 - Michelle Lechner, Executive Director & Lobbyist

Exhibitor and attendee registration forms are now available for our 2017 Convention & Trade Show! Now titled "The Race is On", convention details and registration forms are available on the convention page.

Save the Date! 2017 Illinois Convention & Trade Show: "A Heckenast Family"

November 15, 2016 - Michelle Lechner, Executive Director & Lobbyist

Announcing our 2017 Illinois Convention & Trade Show event, "A Heckenast Family"!

The 2017 event will be held September 29 & 30 in Chicago courtesy of Chicago U-Pic-A-Part. Watch this space for more information as it becomes available!

Registration Open for 2016 Convention & Trade Show

August 18, 2016 - Michelle Lechner, Executive Director & Lobbyist

Registration for attendees is now available for the Illinois Convention & Trade Show! Please join us this year at the State House Inn, downtown Springfield, IL on September 23 & 24. Our event will be going on during the Rt 66 Mother Road Show which will be held downtown that weekend as well. The trade show will actually be open to the public on Saturday for the last two hours of the show.

Head over to the event page for the Recycler Registration Form (PDF, 2MB) and Convention Information (PDF, <1MB). You can also still register as an exhibitor!

Save the Date! 2016 Convention & Trade Show

July 6, 2016 - Michelle Lechner, Executive Director & Lobbyist

Please join us this year at the State House Inn, downtown Springfield, IL for the Illinois Convention & Trade Show on September 23/24. Our event will be going on during the Rt 66 Mother Road Show which will be held downtown that weekend as well. The trade show will actually be open to the public on Saturday for the last two hours of the show. It's a fun filled weekend for all! There will be a Past Presidents reception at the opening of the trade show, educational forums, and so much more!

Head over to the event page for the Exhibitor Registration Form (PDF, 2MB) and Convention Information (PDF, <1MB)

Please also join us for a special educational seminar and membership meeting on July 29, presented by the American Society for Asset Protection. Join us afterward at TOPGOLF for a chance to win one admission to the Illinois Convention & Trade Show! Information and registration available here (PDF, 1MB).

2016 ATRI Membership Renewal

November 25, 2015 - Michelle Lechner, Executive Director & Lobbyist

The year 2015 is quickly drawing to a close. It's time to renew your membership for the coming year!

Our industry is struggling from the economy, and we are at a crucial point where we need to speak up and make a difference. There are more and more unregulated buyers out there forcing us to fight for the very thing that keeps us going, and alive, in this business today. We must take a proactive approach from this point on if we intend to stay in business. This is a battle that can't be fought alone.

Read more here and download a copy of the 2016 Membership application.

Convention Success and Consumer Protection Reminder

September 8, 2015 - Michelle Lechner, Executive Director & Lobbyist

Our 2015 Convention and Trades Show was a great success! Special thanks to all our exhibitors and sponsors:

  • Automotive Recyclers Association
  • Buddy Automotive Innovations
  • Car-Part.com
  • CCC Information Services
  • DC Tricore
  • Dorman Products
  • IAA - Insurance Auto Auctions
  • Induction Innovations
  • KB Cores
  • Legend Smelting & Recycling
  • MCI Cores
  • Panhandle Converters
  • Peddle
  • Rebuilders Automotive
  • SAS Forks
  • United Recyclers Group (URG)
  • VET Environmental Engineering

Plus:

E & R Towing • Hotlines • Midwest Bank • The Weaver Group

Our own John Catalano, Sr. of Bionic Auto Parts recently spoke with NBC 5 in Chicago about the potential for identity theft when personal information is left in a wrecked car that then makes its way to a salvage yard, particularly for wrecks at self-service yards. While responsibility falls on the car's former owner to ensure all personal effects have been removed prior to tow, that doesn't always happen, especially following injury accidents. For the protection of others, adopt a policy at your own facility to ALWAYS destroy any personal effects which are left behind in the wrecks you receive.

Watch the video and/or read the story on NBC 5's website (you must disable any ad-block software to view the video).

Time is Running Out!

September 8, 2015 - Michelle Lechner, Executive Director & Lobbyist

The 2015 Convention and Trade Show is almost upon us! If you haven't already registered, fill out and return your recycler and vendor registration forms as soon as possible. For more information, check the convention page, or contact us with your questions!

Convention Update

August 18, 2015 - Michelle Lechner, Executive Director & Lobbyist

There's still time to register for the 2015 Conference! Recycler and vendor registration forms are both available. Check out the full list of vendors who will be at the convention.

Convention Registration

August 3, 2015 - Michelle Lechner, Executive Director & Lobbyist

The registration form for the 2015 convention is now available! You may also view the full convention schedule on the Convention Information page.

New Website

July 31, 2015 - Michelle Lechner, Executive Director & Lobbyist

Welcome to our new and improved website! Please pardon our dust while the rest of the pieces settle into place.

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