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Washington, D.C. – The Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA), an independent non-profit standard-setting and certification organization for automotive crash parts, announces that it has certified over 100 million aftermarket parts since 1990. Samples of the 100 million parts were all tested and certified to CAPA standards by Intertek, a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, Read more…


Source: David Salkeld, Arent Fox The US Government has been under a partial shutdown since December 21, 2018, and it is anyone’s guess when the shutdown will end. Congress has recessed until this week, and there is little word of progress among the parties. We have compiled a brief summary regarding what US Customs and Border Protection Read more…


Source: Jacob Bourne, The Silicon Valley Voice Faith Bumper Service Keeps Bumpers out of Landfills, on Verge of Folding Faith Bumper Service has been around since 1975 repairing automobile bumpers from all over the Bay Area, but recent market changes are putting it on the brink of closing shop. The family owned business was located on Di Read more…


Source: CCC Information Services Volvo Car USA will be the first automaker to leverage CCC® Accident Advisor to help keep drivers safe, informed, and in control in the minutes following an auto accident There are more than 13 million auto accidents every year in the U.S., most leaving drivers feeling confused and uncertain of what to do Read more…


We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2019 ABPA Annual Meeting and Convention, which will be held April 30 – May 3, 2019 at the Westin Ft. Lauderdale Beach Resort in sunny Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Our 2018 San Diego convention was a huge success and we expect Ft. Lauderdale to be even Read more…


The ABPA is pleased to announce that Greg Horn of the Hartford Insurance Company will address the audience during the ABPA Fort Lauderdale Convention! Greg will present an industry overview of accident data, trends in repair and the increasing need for alternate parts use. Greg is the Assistant Vice President of Auto and Property Claims Strategy at Read more…


Source: Property Casualty Insurers Association of America The following is a joint statement from Anthony J. Kuczinski, President and Chief Executive Officer of Munich Reinsurance America, Inc. and Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Insurance Association (AIA) and Pete McPartland, Chairman of the Board, President, and CEO of Sentry Insurance and Chair of the Read more…


Source: Certified Collision Group Now the Largest U.S. National Repair Network, Plans to Selectively Add 200 Locations in 2019 San Jose, CA ― Certified Collision Group™ (CCG), the OE Certifications and KPI-focused solutions provider to the collision repair and insurance communities, announced today that it will wrap up the year having added 132 U.S. locations in 2018, Read more…


Source: asTech Plano, TX – Repairify, Inc., the maker of the patented asTech® diagnostic device is excited to announce the appointment of Rob Wagman to its Board of Directors, in the role of Chairman. Mr. Wagman previously served as the President and CEO of LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ) from 2012 to 2017, overseeing the company’s revenue expansion from Read more…

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