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Want to know what’s going on at the upcoming ABPA Annual Business Meeting and Trade Fair in Chicago on April 21 -24? There’s an app for that! Attendees can access complete information about the convention schedule, venue, travel and transportation and speakers through an app called ENCORE by Cumulus. Simply visit http://cumulus.encore-us.com and enter the event ID: Read more…


Chicago-based CCC Information Services is welcoming ABPA Annual Meeting attendees to the Windy City with an “after hours” cocktail reception on Thursday evening, April 23, immediately following the ABPA gala dinner. The party will be held at the rooftop drumBAR at the Raffaello Hotel, at 201 E. Delaware Ave., just one block south of the Drake Hotel. Read more…


WASHINGTON, DC – The Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA) has announced the election of Don Feeley or City Body & Frame; Jared Humphrey of Service King Collision Repair Centers; Bob Keith of CARSTAR; Randall Bollander of Empire Auto Parts; Jeff Chen of T.Y.G. Products, L.P.; Richard Wang of Gordon Auto Body Parts Co., Ltd.; Dan Risley of Read more…


The Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) has released the program for its 2015 Annual Business Meeting and Trade Fair, which will be held at the Drake Hotel in Chicago from April 21 -24. ABPA Chicago Program The Drake Hotel is offering special convention rate of $199 per night plus tax for those registering by March 31. You can Read more…


Milestone reached with Tong Yang Industry Co.’s recent certification of more than 500 automotive aftermarket sheet metal fenders and hoods and 600 plastic bumper covers and grills ANN ARBOR, Mich. – NSF International, a global organization with 70 years of certification and testing experience, has reached a milestone with 1,000 exterior sheet metal automotive aftermarket hoods and Read more…


By Bill McDonough, Editor, Body Language A recent report published by Collision Week cited U.S. government figures on inflation that show the price of auto insurance and the cost of body repairs are both increasing faster than the overall rate of inflation over the past twelve months. From January 2014 to January 2015, auto insurance costs rose Read more…


Will you be attending the NACE, CIC or NABC conferences this year? Be sure to schedule a little extra time to participate in the Collision Repair Education Association’s annual golf tournament. This year’s tournament will be held on Wednesday, July 22 at the Northville Hills Golf Club in Northville, Michigan (just outside Detroit, where the conferences are Read more…


Despite reports of increased revenue, LKQ Corporation’s stock prices declined by more than 12% on Thursday, before closing the day at $24.78 per share. The drop in prices was precipitated by lower than expected earnings for the fourth quarter. LKQ posted $0.26 in earnings per diluted share compared with the $0.32 per share consensus estimate. According to Read more…


Smithfield, RI, Feb. 26, 2015 — The Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) is proud to announce its support of the “Promoting Automotive Repair, Trade and Sales Act” (The PARTS Act – S. 560 and H.R. 1057) which was introduced today. The PARTS ACT was jointly reintroduced in the 114th Congress by Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Sheldon Read more…


By Bill McDonough, Editor, Body Language A report broadcast on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360° program on February 11, 2015 took a hard look at alleged steering practices by insurers. The report was strongly biased against insurers and took a very negative attitude toward non-OEM parts. Watch the report online by clicking here. While the focus of the Read more…

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