How can you get better at managing your auto recycling business? Where can you find lots of other people who know your struggles and have good ideas to share? The FADRA Convention!
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FADRA 2021 Convention is On!

July 15-18, 2021

The Convention is scheduled for July 15-18 2021. Speakers include Greg Condon, Jonathan Morrow, Scotty Robertson, Jason Howell of eBay, an auditor from the Florida Dept. of the Treasury, a forklift certification seminar from SAS Forks, and much more. Mike Kunkel's user group and Recyclers Cross Dock will also be meeting in conjunction with FADRA. A full registration schedule will be published and online registration open in April.

After a year of COVID-19 pandemic and monitoring the improving situation in Florida, the FADRA Board of Directors has agreed to hold its 2021 annual convention in person. It's full speed ahead and our members from both yards and vendor companies are eager to meet again in person to learn from the best in the business and reconnect on a human level. However, he safety of our members, vendors and staff remains of paramount importance, and the meeting will reflect that. The Sheraton Sand Key has developed numerous measures to provide adequate social spacing and cleaning that has made meetings possible there, without adverse effects. There will be changes to the trade show and more outdoor and on-your-own activities to avoid too much potential exposure to germs.

We're very excited to come out of the pandemic strong and ready to move forward. FADRA welcomes members from all over our state and the Southeast for a premier industry event. I look forward to seeing everyone again.

Gary Lindros
President, Florida Auto Dismantlers & Recyclers Association

Sheraton Sand Key Resort

1160 Gulf Blvd. Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

FADRA returns to a familiar favorite this year, the Sheraton Sand Key Resort in Clearwater Beach. In a year with so much uncertainty, we want to work with a facility and people with whom we have a level of trust and familiarity. With 10 acres of private beach, spacious rooms, a pool with adjacent Poolside Café and the Turtle Bar, tennis courts, spa, fitness center, and three on-site dining options (The Mainstay Tavern sports bar, Island Grille, and Rusty’s Bistro) inside the resort, you’ll be comfortable and entertained. The Sheraton Sand Key is near major shopping districts in Dunedin and Ybor City as well as the many attractions of the Clearwater itself, including the nightly festival at Pier 60. Bring yourself, your employees, and your family to this wonderful destination on July 15-18, 2021.

We encourage you to secure your rooms early, as we anticipate great participation this year!

Reservation Dates: July 13-18, 2021

FADRA Room Rate: $173 USD per night

Reservation Cut-off Date: June 13, 2021

Book Your Room for FADRA 2021

 If you wish to book a reservation outside of the July 13-18 dates or if you have any questions regarding your reservation, please contact the hotel directly at 727-595-1611 and ask for In-House Reservations.  Be sure to mention you are with FADRA.

Call 727-595-1611

Group Name: FADRA
Group Code: FG13AA
Check-in: 14-JUL-2021
Check-out: 18-JUL-2021


Explore St. Pete/Clearwater

On Monday evening, MUG attendees have a night free to explore the local area. If you decide to come early or stay beyond Wednesday, there is plenty to do and see in the Clearwater-St. Pete area.


Sunsets at Pier 60, Clearwater Beach

Within walking distance of the hotel, each day before, during, and after sunset street performers, crafters, artisans, and the community gather on the boardwalk.

Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Explore Florida’s diverse marine ecosystems from freshwater lakes to the depths of the Gulf of Mexico and all parts in between.

Sunken Gardens, St. Pete

The city’s oldest living museum, you can see more than 50,000 plants and flowers.

John’s Pass Village & Boardwalk, Madeira Beach

More than 100 shops and restaurants in wooden buildings along the boardwalk in Madeira Beach.

Busch Gardens, Tampa

Rides, animal encounters, great food and drink. A zoo with exciting rides


The Dali Museum

Located in downtown St. Pete. From amazing drawings to enormous canvases of his work, the Dali Museum will enthrall and astound you.

Morean Arts Center

Located in St. Pete has a superb Chihuly exhibit of creations in colored glass.

Walk through St. Pete’s Central Arts District, which boasts hundreds of murals.

Haslam’s Bookstore, St. Pete

For more than 85 years, Haslam’s has provided used and new books in an impressive central location.


The St. Pete Clearwater Beach Craft Beer Trail.

From Tarpon Springs in the north to St. Pete in the south, several craft beer bars form a highlight of the “Gulp Coast.” The closest to the hotel is Clearwater Social Brewing Company. Get the Passport 2.0 from the CVB.

Fine and Casual dining options

  • The Wave at Shephard’s Resort, Clearwater Beach
  • The Palm Pavilion Beachside Bar & Grill, Clearwater Beach
  • Jimmy’s Fish House & Iguana Bar, Clearwater Beach
  • Jimmy’s Crow’s Nest rooftop bar, Clearwater
  • Sharky’s Beach Bar, Clearwater Beach
  • Canopy Rooftop Lounge, St. Pete
  • Tryst Gastro Lounge, St. Pete
  • Woody’s, St. Pete
  • Cask & Ale, St. Pete

the great Outdoors

You can go fishing on a local charter boat. In Clearwater, A Boat Day, Above Average Charters and the Calypso Queen go out daily. St Pete has several charters, including Allen’s Aquatic Adventures, Action Fishing Charters, Barracudaville Sportfishing Charters, Big Rod’s Charters, and several more.

For a golf outing, the Renaissance Vinoy Golf Club and Mangrove Bay municipal course are in St. Pete. Both are championship-level golf courses. The Dunedin Golf Club and Copperhead Course at Innisbrook in Palm Harbor are also nearby.

Central Arts District

St Johns Pass Boardwalk

Salvador Dali Museum

Mangrove Bay Golf Course

Jimmy's Fish House


For more information on local attractions and restaurants in the Clearwater-St. Petersburg area, go to the Visit St. Pete-Clearwater web site.