Please note that MATR does not sell automotive parts. If you are interested in purchasing parts please contact one of our members, they will be able to help you find the part you need.
MATR is a statewide, volunteer association of licensed automobile and truck salvage dealers, recyclers and dismantlers. Our membership is made of large, medium, and small size operations and represents not only the owners and the many employees but also the firms that do business with the recycler and the dismantler.
The MATR Board of Directors is comprised of 17 Members - four Officers elected annually and thirteen other Board members who are elected for three-year terms from designated regions of the state. This helps to insure geographic representation. The past president also services an ex-officio member of the Board. Board members and Officers take an active, responsible role in all MATR activities. Officers and Board members receive no funds for these expenses or as compensation from the Association.
MATR is a member of and maintains a close relationship with the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA), the national trade association. ARA provides the industry with an effective, unified, national voice in Washington, D.C. just as MATR does on the state level in Jefferson City. ARA serves as an excellent source for trade publications, industry information updates, dismantler's manuals, films and slides on the recycling and dismantling business. MATR values the benefits of ARA and encourages all state members to become ARA members.
MATR members have long demonstrated their commitment to environmental and ecological programs. As a result, Missouri recyclers have been recognized nationally for various beautification projects and membership development programs.
In addition to MATR, local dismantlers and recyclers associations exist in Kansas City and St. Louis areas to serve the members on local issues. We believe in helping our fellow man, especially if they are in the same business.
The primary goal of MATR is to promote the future welfare of the dismantler and recycler business. MATR, comprised or only recylcers and dismantlers, serves as the only trade association exclusively representing your interests at the state level.