The 20th Annual Kent Utter Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund Golf Outing scheduled for Monday, June 22, 2020 has been cancelled.

We want to thank everyone for their support of ARM and the scholarship fund over the years and look forward to seeing everyone next year!

Watch the ARM Member’s News Update, the ARM website, an the ARM Facebook page for information about next year’s golf outing.


The ARM Members Only Do-It-Yourself Storm Water Permit Compliance is now available here on the website.

ARM Members now have access to a set of Sample Compliance Documents that will help you prepare the required permit compliance documents that must be submitted to the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) – formerly the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).

In order to access the Members Only section, request a log-in (if you don’t already have one) and once your membership status is verified by the ARM office, you will have access.



Automotive Recyclers of Michigan & Friends 19th Annual Golf Outing

Monday, June 17, 2019 – Links of Novi

Proceeds to the Kent Utter Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund & ARM

2019 Golf Outing Registration



The ARM Safety Manual is now available to Members Only with fill-in forms. Log in and go to Members Only Programs, Safety Program, View Members Only Content where you’ll find the Safety Manual and Airbag Training.

The DEQ is offering a comprehensive Environmental Compliance Workshop for the Auto Salvage and Scrap Metal Industries, Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at Genesys Conference and Banquet Center in Grand Blanc, Michigan.

Businesses involved with the management and processing of scrap metal and automotive salvage are subject to many environmental regulations. Compliance with these regulations is vital to protecting Michigan’s air, land, and water resources as well as the health of workers and the community.

The DEQ is hosting this day-long, comprehensive training to help scrap metal processors and automotive recyclers understand and comply with state and federal environmental regulations. With several staff from the DEQ and MIOSHA on hand to answer questions, attendees will get details on new storm water requirements, as well as air quality and waste management regulations. Participants will also learn how to prepare for and respond to accidental releases and environmental emergencies.

This workshop will also be of interest to local officials, code enforcement officers, and other environmental, health, and safety professionals.

To register and for the preliminary agenda, follow the link below:,4561,7-135-3308_3333-480140–,00.html



The 2018 ARM Annual Meeting will be a Teleconference on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

Please let the ARM office know if you would like to be a part of this meeting and we will send you the information to access the call once it is available. Members Only.


The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) issued a new industrial storm water permit that took effect on April 1, 2016. This new permit includes complicated and challenging permit requirements that specifically apply to auto recyclers.  The ARM Storm Water Program will help you with the following:

● Designed to make compliance easy and affordable

● Professional technical assistance and onsite guidance

● Report preparation

● MiWaters database submittals

● Organization: procedures, forms, and Storm Water Manual

● Coordination of laboratory services

● Coordination with DEQ

● Education and training

● Discounted cost for MICAR Members

You must be a member in good standing with the Automotive Recyclers of Michigan to belong to the program. Members of MICAR receive a discounted rate.

For more information, contact the ARM office.





Be sure to plan on attending a Storm Water Compliance Workshop!

Free to all Michigan Auto Recyclers

Cedar Springs, March 29th

Mason (Lansing), March 30th 

Sterling Heights, March 31st

Click on the link below for more information.

Storm Water Compliance Workshops Flyer

The 8th Annual ARM Road Show & Business Networking Conference will be hosted this year by Highway Auto Parts in Roseville, May 12-14, 2016.  Highway Auto Parts was founded in 1957 by Jack Rukes behind a few houses on Groesbeck in Roseville. In 1962 the houses were torn down and the current building was put up for a sales lobby, offices, and warehouse. Jack Rukes quickly grew the business into one of the busiest salvage yards in the Detroit Metro area. During the 70s he paved the entire yard with cement and built a new 30,000 sq. foot warehouse with more office space. Business continued to thrive and in 1989 Don Sharon and Hank Cloutier purchased it from the Rukes family. They renamed it Don & Hank’s Highway Auto Parts and continued to run it until 2012 when they both were ready to retire. Ryan’s Auto Parts purchased it in 2012 and changed the name back to Highway Auto Parts. After purchasing it they quickly set about modernizing the facility. New racks, hoists, and equipment were brought in. A new drainage system with multiple catch basins and separators was installed around the property. The facade, lobby, and warehouse spaces of both buildings were updated, and a new covered truck well was installed.