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Established in 1975, FADRA is a professional association of professional auto recyclers in Florida and the Southeast, along with allied service vendors, devoted to advancing the industry and improving the strength of member businesses. FADRA promotes best industry practices though continuing education, business networking at association events, and legislative action to protect member interests.  FADRA is affiliated with ARA, the Automotive Recyclers Association, and is one of the largest nd most active state associations in the United States. 

FADRA Annual Convention The FADRA convention is recognized as one of the premier convention and trade shows in the country. Held in July each year, prominent industry speakers and Florida members share information and insight on ways to expand sales and profits, manage your organizations better, and other issues affecting your business such as sales and shipping, employee relations, insurance, etc. Attendees take the opportunity to discuss problem problems and make new business contacts with fellow business owners at social events during the meeting. The trade show brings together vendors from all over the United States in a fun and friendly atmosphere. 

Legislative PowerFADRA's lobbying efforts help avoid expensive legislation and time-consuming regulation, while protecting your rights as an auto recycler. FADRA hires a professional lobbying firm, Colodny and Fass of Tallahassee, to monitor and act on legislative issues throughout the year. FADRA has tackled legislative issues on DMV online processing of derelict vehicles and the derelict motor vehicle bill, used tire liability, mercury switch recycling, auto theft prevention initiatives, auto salvage licensing,   and an amendment to change the threshold on certificate of destruction vehicles. We encourage you to join us for FADRA Legislative Days, held during or just before the Legislative Session each year. This is a great way to personally make contact with our legislators and make sure they know FADRA and you, as their constituents, have a voice in the legislative process.

FADRA also works with ARA, the DEP, the DMV, law enforcement, and other agencies and organizations to make sure you are represented fairly.

Business Opportunities – Whether by joining a trade network, meeting another auto recycler at the convention with whom you can start doing business, or finding a vendor that improves operations, FADRA helps members expand their business network. Customers often visit the FADRA Website looking for parts search; these requests are passed along to members. 

FADRA News Magazine – Your association produces a quarterly, four-color, information-packed newsletter, a Web site, and annual convention and trade show. FADRA keeps you informed on member and industry news and helps improve your business knowledge.

Scholarships – Formed in 2007, FADRA is committed to Education and Training. The Scholarship Program awards up to five $1,000 cash awards each year. This benefit is available to the Employees and the employees Children, or Grandchildren who work at FADRA Member Yards and Associate Member Companies.

Members Online Directory – All FADRA Members are recognized on the FADRA Website with a full company listing, along with their logos and hyperlinks to their company website.

ARA University Safety Program CoursesFADRA Member Yards receive complimentary training on over 25 ARA Safety Programs, with course certifications issued at completion. A full list of safety course training programs can be found at

Together we are making a difference in the Automotive Recycling Industry!