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Thursday afternoon saw the return of the popular breakout sessions, giving attendees the opportunity to learn more about specific industry topics and trends. Dave Boden of CCC Information gave an overview of their CCC ONE online parts ordering system, which integrates with their estimating system and a body shop’s accounting system. Dave noted statistics that show electronic Read more…


Plenty of great information and ideas filled the room during the Thursday morning business session at the 2016 ABPA Annual Meeting & Convention in Miami. Among the highlights: Bob Passmore – PCI The day’s first keynote address was presented by Bob Passmore of the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI). Bob noted that there has been Read more…


During Thursday’s business session at the 2016 ABPA Annual Meeting, the election of new Board of Directors members was held. Newly elected Chairperson Kim Hicks announced the five newest members: Joseph Tsai (UCC New World) (elected to a second term) Jeffrey Lee (Continental Auto Parts) Chris Northup (Professional Parts Group) Rob Barkley (Automotive Supply Experts) Jackson Kwok Read more…


One of the highlights of the ABPA Annual Meeting & Convention is the announcement of our annual award winners. This year saw a particularly deserving group of individuals and companies recognized for their contributions to the aftermarket parts industry. Chairman’s Award: Mike Dolabi, National Auto Body Parts Warehouse Presidential Award: Nationwide Insurance (represented by Don Ashby and Read more…


This article originally appeared in the MIRS (Michigan Information and Research Service Inc.) Capitol Capsule newsletter on Friday, May 6, 2016. It was written by Lauren Gibbons, Senate Reporter. Legislation requiring auto mechanics use parts coming from the original manufacturer, if at all possible, is drawing criticism from some retailers who claim the bill would threaten their Read more…


After a busy day of education and discussion, everybody was ready to relax and enjoy a dinner cruise aboard the Biscayne Lady luxury yacht on Thursday night. It was a truly spectacular evening, with calm waters, amazing views from the deck, plenty of delicious food and networking on every level of the boat. The sight of the Read more…


A national consumer watchdog group has taken a strong stand against a bill in the Michigan legislature that would severely restrict consumer choice and drive up repair costs. In a letter to Michigan legislators, Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) urged them to reject House Bill 4344, stating in part: In addition to rejecting efforts to raise taxes Read more…


WASHINGTON, DC – The Certified Automotive Parts Association announced today the election of Nick Scheid of LNS & Associates located in Ray, Michigan as vice-chair of CAPA’s Technical Committee. CAPA’s Technical Committee is unique in the collision repair industry and is comprised of nationally recognized collision repairers, part distributors, manufacturers, insurers, and quality experts.  The Committee reviews, Read more…


The 2016 ABPA annual meeting & convention got underway under blue skies in Miami today. The golfers took to the links for an energetic round, as early arrivals checked in and registered. The highlight of the day was a well-attended “Welcome” dinner at the host Hyatt Regency Hotel, which provided an opportunity to socialize and network.


The partnership includes joint education, marketing and promotional programs for NSF International’s Parts Distribution Certification Program ANN ARBOR, Mich. and HOUSTON, Texas – NSF International, a global organization with more than 70 years of certification expertise that provides independent certification throughout the automotive supply chain, is partnering with the Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) to expand NSF International’s Parts Distributor Read more…

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