The VET Review - INCARES: 2015 Progress Report

ARI News - June/July 2015

We would like to congratulate our newest Indiana Certified Automotive Recycler Exemplary Standards (INCARES) PLATINUM Medalist: Ray’s Auto Parts.  The crew at Ray’s used their INCARES Audit Form from 2014 to work through and correct the few minor issues we found last year.  They have now earned the highest score we have seen in Indiana!  Very well done!

We would also like to welcome our seven new INCARES Members: Brothers Auto Parts, Crossroads Auto Recycling, Hundt’s Auto Salvage, Liberty Auto Salvage, Neal’s Garage and Salvage, Pic-A-Part, Indy, and Vander Haag’s, Winamac to the INCARES program.  VET audited eight members since the last edition of the VET Review went to press.  The seven facilities listed below as “PENDING” are working toward their initial certification and obtaining their medals.  At the conclusion of each audit members are given the option of working with VET to improve their initial score.  Members are marked as “PENDING” until this process is complete.  Our members have until August 22, 2015 to improve their medal standing.  Awards will be presented at the 2nd Annual Indiana Recycling Summit in Indianapolis.

As a reminder: INCARES Certification is awarded based on the following grade scale:


SILVER Certification - 75% Compliance with INCARES Standards
GOLD Certification - 85% Compliance with INCARES Standards
PLATINUM Certification - 95% Compliance with INCARES Standards


It has been a busy spring for us auditing our new members.  We have almost doubled our membership to the INCARES program in the first quarter of 2015.  We are proud to say we now have 16 INCARES facilities!  Please give us a call soon if you are interested in joining this influential group of Indiana Auto Recyclers.  The summer will go by quickly and we want to ensure everyone that wants to be involved gets an audit.  Please do not be shy.  Not everyone gets certified the first time we conduct an audit.  But, what I can say with certainty is if you are willing to work through your deficiencies we will find a way to get you there.  Our medalists and new membership should all be very proud of the commitments they’ve made.  You have taken a huge step toward environmental and safety compliance, improving your business, and gaining peace of mind.        


Ray’s Auto Parts (98.28%) – PLATINUM (PROMOTION from 2014)
Brothers Auto Parts – PENDING
Crossroad Auto Recycling – PENDING
Hundt’s Auto Salvage – PENDING
Liberty Auto Salvage – PENDING
Neal’s Garage and Salvage – PENDING
Pic-A-Part, Indy – PENDING
Vander Haag’s, Winamac – PENDING



Northlake Auto Recyclers (97.77%) – PLATINUM
Car Recyclers (95.40%) – PLATINUM
Veldman’s Auto Parts (89.66%) – GOLD
Ray’s Auto Parts (89.08%) – GOLD
Legal Chop Shop (86.21%) – GOLD
Archie’s Auto Recycling (79.89%) – SILVER
Midwest Jeeps (78.74%) – SILVER
Beard’s Auto Parts (77.01%) – SILVER
Crushers Auto Recycling (75.29%) – SILVER


Don’t forget our goal for 2015 is to end the year with 25 INCARES medalists.  VET will award a “Most Valuable” award to the medalist that supports the INCARES program and helps us to grow through recommendations and referrals.  If you’ve seen the benefits of our program please tell your friends and colleagues.  The stronger our group the more meaningful it is to each medalist.  Finally, I will present a “Most Improved” award to our medalist that has made the most significant improvements to their facility over the course of the year.  Please give us a call anytime.  My cell phone number is (812) 327-2838.  Thank you to all our medalists and new members for your support.  We look forward to certifying more deserving INCARES members this year!  Enjoy the beautiful weather and take this opportunity to improve your business.


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