Message from FADRA President, Phil Riffel

Welcome to the official website for the Florida Auto Dismantlers and Recyclers Association (FADRA). FADRA is closing in on its 50th year as an organization. FADRA was created by a group of recyclers to help individual operators in Florida, protect themselves against restrictive legislation and to work hand in hand with legislators to help write the laws that govern our industry today. FADRA is an affiliate chapter of the national association, “ARA” Automotive Recyclers Association.

FADRA is considered one of the largest state-run organizations in the country and holds an annual training convention where venders and members come together to share ideas and learn new opportunities to help every one of us grow. This convention offers educational opportunities, training and certifications for employees and networking between facility managers, salesman, and owners.

FADRA works with Full Service Automotive Dismantlers and Self-Serve (U-Pull It) operators in the state.

FADRA members are fully licensed and insured.

FADRA members purchase and dismantle thousands of end-of-life vehicles per year.

FADRA members are committed to being good stewards to the environment by committing to clean recycling of all materials from the vehicles they process in their facilities.

FADRA is fortunate to have a lobbyist with our organization that monitors all State and National legislation. In this relationship we work directly with several government agencies to ensure that we have a voice and or a seat at the table when any topic comes up that could affect the nature of our business.  Recently we have worked with the DMV to be able to process our end-of-life vehicle titles. This saves our members and the government agencies, that are overwhelmed with the ability to junk these end-of-life vehicles online.

FADRA members are kept up to date by our Quarterly Newsletter. This Newsletter has articles from other industry leading consultants around the country that offer timely articles relevant to today’s market trends and business-related topics.

As your President, I want to ensure that everyone has a voice in our association. Each facility can be part of our conversations at board meetings or individual conversations with our team. I will work to continue to grow our membership around the state, because our greatest strength is our number of members working together toward the same goal. If you have any questions or concerns, you can reach out to me at: [email protected].

FADRA 2024
Convention and Trade Show
July 16-20, 2024
        Sheraton Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL        

FADRA held a highly successful 2023 Annual Convention & Trade Show at the Sheraton Sand Key, with 155 attendees and guest and 75 exhibitor reps from 29 companies. The opening event, a group outing to the Left Field Terrace at the Tampa Bay Rays-Baltimore Orioles baseball game, brought people togethe in an inviting and exciting atmosphere. The enjoyment never stopped, as we moved through a high-level lineup of speakers led by keynote speaker Dan Snyder, owner of Snyder's Certified Auto & Truck Parts in Holland, TX. The meeting rooms were full as attendees came to hear and talk with Mike Kunkel of Profit Team, Sue Schauls of the Iowa Auto Recyclers Association, Dalan Zartman of Energy Security Agency, Garff Fitzgerald of eBay Sales, Davith Men and Beth Gustafson of Fenix Parts, and others. The Trade Show was always hopping with a heady mix of great food, free-flowing libations, and a full house of state and national vendors. The Tailgate Party once again brought the meeting to a close with a top-notch dinner, sports-themed games, the live and silent auction to benefit the FADRA Legislative Fund, and the Special Membership Drawing. 

Make sure to register early for a booth or as an attendee in 2024 so you can see what the excitement is all about.                                                                                    

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