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ABPA to challenge validity and enforceability of Ford’s design patents I am writing to inform you of the Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA)’s decision to move forward with a lawsuit vs. Ford Global Technologies. The basis of our lawsuit is to challenge the validity and enforceability of Ford’s design patents on common collision repair parts. The continued Read more…


Ed Salamy, Executive Director of ABPA named new Executive Director of Quality Parts Coalition (QPC) WASHINGTON, September 19, 2013 — The Quality Parts Coalition (QPC) has appointed Ed Salamy as the Coalition’s new executive director, effective immediately. In addition to serving as an active member of the QPC, Salamy is the president of ETS Management Group Inc. Read more…


Chicago, IL (August 20, 2013) – LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ) today announced it formed a joint venture with Suncorp Group to develop an alternative auto parts business in Australia and New Zealand. Suncorp Group is Australia’s largest insurer (measured by premiums) and New Zealand’s second largest general insurance company LKQ will supply aftermarket parts to the joint venture Read more…


NSF certification includes TYC headlamps, tail, fog, corner, reverse and park lamps, and reflectors ANN ARBOR, MI & TAINAN, Taiwan — NSF International, a global organization with 70 years of certification and testing experience, has certified more than 900 TYC Brother Industrial Company Ltd.’s (TYC) lamps via the NSF Automotive Collision Replacement Parts Certification Program. These 900 Read more…


Smithfield, RI – May 23, 2013 Dear ABPA Member, As your new Executive Director, I wanted to take a moment and give you some updates on important matters that are affecting our community and ultimately, your business. Effective immediately, Dan Morrissey, Chairman of the ABPA Board, has been appointed interim Executive Director of the Quality Parts Coalition Read more…


Dan Morrissey, Chairman of the Board of ABPA named acting interim Executive Director of Quality Parts Coalition (QPC) Charleston, SC – May 2, 2013 The Quality Parts Coalition (QPC) has appointed Dan Morrissey as the Coalition’s new executive director, effective immediately. In addition to serving as an active Board member of the QPC, Morrissey is currently vice Read more…


July 27, 2011 ABPA today released the following statement following publication of a Volvo Service Manager Bulletin regarding the replacement of structural parts on Volvo vehicles: The Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) continues to advocate for the use of quality, safe alternative parts for consumer vehicle repairs, despite attempts by Volvo and other car companies to limit Read more…


New Distributor Program Complements NSF’s Automotive Aftermarket Parts Certification Program, and closes the supply chain gap between parts manufacturers and body shops by addressing key requirements, including automotive parts traceability and recall processes SALT LAKE CITY, UT–July 20, 2011, NSF International launched a new program to certify distributors who sell automotive aftermarket collision parts at the Collision Read more…


ABPA founder and longtime chairman loses life battle valiantly on March 24, 2011 INDEPENDENCE, KY — A two day event to honor Donald Richard Gorman, Sr. was held here on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 29 and 30, attended by hundreds. More than 400 people attended either the viewing on Tuesday late afternoon-early evening at the Community Family Read more…


The battle between OEMs and the aftermarket continues. As OEMs make public comments discouraging the use of alternative parts, the aftermarket parts industry is combating those statements with research and testing of its own. FenderBender’s Andrew Johnson sat down with Eileen Sottile, co-chair of the government affairs committee for the Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) and executive Read more…

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