Message from FADRA President, Tony Quarno

Welcome to the official website of the Florida Auto Dismantlers and Recyclers Association. FADRA is your go-to resource for professional auto recyclers in the State of Florida.  As an affiliate chapter of the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA), the national association, we provide resources to modern recyclers addressing their needs and concerns all across the country. FADRA has been going strong for 47 years and we continue to improve and grow. Founded in part to fight harmful legislation, FADRA has grown into a well-rounded organization devoted to both full service and self-service auto recyclers as well as vendors and affiliates in the automotive industry. In fact, FADRA is recognized as one of the strongest State Associations in the Country.  

You and your organization can benefit from that strength by becoming a member. FADRA has their own lobbyist to monitor State and National legislation, but we can offer so much more. FADRA works directly with law enforcement, DHSMV, DEP, NMVTIS and other state and federal regulatory agencies to keep our members up to date and at the forefront of industry laws and changes affecting our members. We are proud to offer one of the largest and best convention and trade shows in the country. Industry leaders, nationally known vendors, and highly respected speakers from throughout the US and abroad all converge on our yearly meeting to educate, train, and inspire our members to become safer, more compliant, more environmentally friendly, and more profitable. We also publish a quarterly newsletter to keep you informed and up-to-date on best practices and regulatory changes in the industry.

Our strength lies in our members. Becoming a member not only benefits you, it benefits the entire industry.

As your President, my priority is to make sure that everyone in our industry succeeds together and that we keep getting better and stronger. If you have questions, concerns, comments, or just want to know a little more about what we do, feel free to contact me at [email protected]

It’s my privilege and honor to be your President and to continue the great work of our Association in the coming years.

FADRA 2023
Convention and Trade Show
July 20-23, 2023

Build a Winning Team With FADRA!

Sheraton Sand Key Resort, Clearwater Beach, FL


 The 2023 Convention Committee has largely put together its program for the 2023 Convention and it promises to be another special event. Opening with a group visit to a Tampa Bay Rays-Baltimore Orioles baseball game on Thursday evening and concluding with a Saturday Night Tailgate Party, the FADRA Convention & Trade Show will delight and dazzle everyone who attends. 

Keynote speaker Dan Snyder, owner of Snyder's Certified Auto & Truck Parts in Holland, TX, leads a dynamic lineup of speakers. His colleague Jeremy Barnett will give a session on maximizing core and end-of-life revenues and his son Barrett Snyder with join Gary Lindros, Jr. on a self-service panel. Mike Kunkel and Rob Rainwater of Profit Team return to provide sessions on sales, including a two-part Sales School, while Garff Fitzgerald of EBay Motors also returns to discuss online sales and marketing. Sue Schauls, Executive Director of the Iowa Auto Recyclers Association and an expert consultant and trainer on environmental issues, will speak concerning safety and environmental best practices. Kristie Werner of URG and J.C. Cahill of VINMatchPRO will team up to discuss data protection online. Phil Riffel of Polk County Pick and Pay will lead an open forum on problem solving in your business and Beth Gustafson and Davith Men of Fenix Parts will provide a session on training employees according to lean management principles. Dalan Zartman of Energy Security Agency will discuss EV battery recycling. We'll conclude the learning with a fun and competitive automotive trivia competition. Business education and information sharing combine with lots of social activities to benefit the auto recycling industry.

The Trade Show brings together vendors from all over the US and Canada who provide equipment and services to the auto recycling industry. FADRA's industry sponsors provided record sponsorship in 2022 and all booths are sold out.                                                                                                                         

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