ATLANTA – Mark your calendars for May 16-17, when the Total Resource Auctions will host the 2008 Industry Technology and Training (IT) Conference at Manheim DRIVE in Stockbridge, Ga.

The eighth annual conference, themed “Reunion, Revival, and Review,” offers hands-on training opportunities. Seminars, workshops, and live demos provide an in-depth education for auto recyclers across all areas of the industry. Key industry leaders also will share insights and best practices that provide innovative business solutions.

Attendees can network and reconnect over food, refreshments, and live entertainment from award-winning blues artist Mike Watson and MWB. NASCAR great Harry Gant will be in attendance to meet and greet conference-goers.

IT 2008 will also conduct a live auction with a portion of the proceeds going to several charities and associations, including ARA Educational Foundation, Manheim’s Heart to Hearts Program, and Georgia Automotive Recyclers Association.

All conference programs take place at a single location — Manheim DRIVE — a one-of-a-kind event and training facility.

Each day, attendees will experience 12 hours of simultaneous events with a special focus on “green” efforts, including:

  • Latest fluid evacuation methods.

  • Innovative tire removal techniques.

  • Mercury switch removal procedures.

  • Glass removal with induction heat.

  • Car crushing compactor systems.

    Attendees can register for the two-day event online at Additional details are available on the site or by calling Bill Weaver at (434)791-3323.