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July 18-21, 2019

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! It is the place to be to get in the game, compete, and win!


Keynote: Bill Stevens, Fenix Parts.
A longtime auto recycling executive and consultant, Bill brings old-school savvy to new-school applications and market realities.


Mike  Kunkel, Profit Team.
Another veteran of the recycling industry, Mike gets into the gritty details of high-performing sales, selling warranties, and brokering parts.


Jen Wilson, Jencey Consulting.
An experienced sales and yard management consultant who started with Pinnacle and started her own company in 2006.

Gary Hayden, Fenix Parts.
Gary is VP of Human Resources with Fenix Parts with 15 years of experience in compensation and benefits, training, safety, payroll, recruiting, employee relations and communications.


Theresa Colbert,
Theresa brings a warm style to her hard-hitting presentations on e-commerce. She is a Sales and Training Specialist at Car-Part expert in successful core programs, inventory, and sales who has worked for salvage yards and 10 years with NuParts selling aftermarket parts.



Ask the Experts with ARA President Jonathan Morrow, FADRA Past President Jim Butler of Butler Auto Recycling, and Paul Delaney of Late Model Auto Parts; Finding Hidden Value in Your Cores with Chad Counselman of Counselman Automotive Recycling , Dan Ulrich, U Pull and Pay, and Jonathan Morrow; and Efficient Dismantling with Justin Cipriano of Counselman Automotive Recycling, Todd Ensworth of CarEggs, and Chris Sauls of Greenstar. We always bring together people in the business to share tips and tricks with our attendees.


The Trade Show is your point of contact with vendors selling all types of services and products that improve your operations. We have dedicated exhibit hall hours with food and drink, prize and cash giveaways, and a great place for talking with both other yard owners and vendors.
The following companies are represented in the following booths in the Trade Show:

2: Checkmate
3: Team PRP (Premium Recycled Parts)
4: Crush Software
5-6: United Catalyst Corporation
7: Buddy Automotive
8: Midwest Gas
9: Solera - Hollander - APU
10: Dorman Products
11: IAA
12: Rebuilders Automotive Supply
13: United Recyclers Group
14: Auto Data Direct, Inc.
15: Manheim
16. Phoenix Automotive Cores
17: PGM of Texas
18: CCC Information Services

19: Copart
20: Legend Smelting and Recycling
21: Power-DB
22-31. PMR, Inc.
23: ESD Waste2Water, Inc.
24: 360 Solutions
25: Commercial Forms Recycler Supply
26: Hotlines
27: EZ Suite
28: G-Cor Automotive
29: Synergy Recycling
30: eComply
32: United Merchant Services
33. AER Manufacturing
34: Automotive Recyclers Association
35: CarEggs



An opening cruise on the Intracoastal on the Calypso Queen with plenty of sponsored food and refreshments. The FADRA Hospitality Suite on Friday night with complimentary beer, the closing Superhero party, and many points in between give you a chance to reconnect with friends and get to know people you’ve just met.



After all the seminars are finished, the Trade Show closes, join us as we come together for great food and fun at the closing event. This year’s party has a Superhero theme. Come as you are or go full cosplay and come as Wonder Woman, Batman, Black Panther, Harley Quinn…whatever Superhero you aspire to be. We’ll have games for parents and kids, such as a caricature artist and retro gaming stations, and a full-course meal with complimentary drinks. As always, we have the live and silent auction of great gifts that benefit the Legislative and Scholarship Funds.


Convention Hotel
Sheraton Sand Key Resort

1160 Gulf Blvd. Clearwater Beach, FL 33767


Book your group rate for FADRA 2019 Conference & Trade Show

Reservations: 727-595-1611
Identify yourself as a member of FADRA
Reservation Code: FG13AA

Bring your family to the fun and casual resort on the beach, the Sheraton Sand Key Resort. Walk out onto miles of white-sand beach or take the trolley to the hot spots of Clearwater. Enjoy traditional and beach tennis, massage and relaxation in the spa, complimentary continental breakfast and refreshments day and night on the ninth-floor Sheraton Club. Hang out for light eating and drinks at the Poolside Cafe and Turtle Bar. You can choose from a variety of excellent dining options at the Sheraton Sand Key. Savor delicious a unique Caribbean-meets-Southwest cuisine at Rusty's Bistro.


Important – Regarding your ONLINE Reservation

If you have any problems with the Online reservation link and it says there is no availability or does not go through, please email the Sheraton Sand Key reservation department at: [email protected] or call 727-595-1611 and request in house group reservations.

They will be able to assist you with booking your room.
Thank you!


Explore St. Pete/Clearwater

On Monday evening, FADRA 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.

The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art 

Opened in April 2018 and transports visitors through the rich and diverse heritage of the American West. Its more than 400 works of art evoke the spirit of a wide-open frontier and the beauty of life in the wild.  

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.

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