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Smithfield, RI – Now that Covid is somewhat behind us and people resume their normal routines, business travel is back for many including myself. I tend to try to visit ABPA members that reside in cities where I may be in town for a convention or trade show. Recently while visiting southern California for a quick trip, Read more…


Houston, TX – After an amazing week in sunny Newport Beach, the 42nd Annual ABPA Convention is complete! With great attendance and participation in our first post major post Covid meeting, this was the best ABPA event in years. Here are some of the highlights: Tuesday 5/3 Early attendees took advantage of the sunny weather in southern Read more…


Believe it or not, the 2022 ABPA Convention is almost here! There is still time to register for the convention, but this is the LAST CALL to secure the ABPA rate at the host property, the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach. Deadline is next Monday, 4/11! The Hyatt Regency is in exclusive Newport Beach, CA with multiple options Read more…


This year, the ABPA is proud to team up with the National Auto Body Council (NABC), Mission Viejo Auto Collision, Auto Art Collision Specialists, Nationwide and Farmers Insurance in supporting the NABC Recycled Rides program. For those who regularly attend the ABPA convention, this is a tremendous event where a local family in need receives a donated Read more…


Have you booked your registration package for ABPA Newport Beach? If not, the time to do so is now! Early bird pricing is in effect now and expires on 3/21. Register soon to take advantage of these special savings. Why attend the ABPA Convention in Newport Beach? This is the best opportunity for collision part professionals to Read more…


The ABPA is pleased to announce that Tim O’Day, President and CEO of Boyd Group Services (Gerber Collision) will be presenting to ABPA Convention attendees on Thursday, 5/5/22! Mr. O’Day serves as the President & Chief Executive Officer of Boyd Group Services Inc. In his role, he has overall responsibility for the affairs of Boyd, including strategy, Read more…


The CAR Coalition recently introduced two new videos that support the SMART Act (see below). In addition to these videos, they have also recently updated their microsite CarRepairChoice.org with additional new content. I encourage all ABPA members to view the site, link to your social media pages, and sign the petition. The ABPA will continue to support Read more…


As we start 2022, the annual ABPA Convention will soon be upon us this Spring! The location of the 2022 ABPA Convention is the Hyatt Regency Hotel located in beautiful Newport Beach California. Register now to secure your spot and lock in early bird pricing before it expires! In addition to a great lineup of speakers and Read more…


Smithfield, RI – As things return somewhat back to normal for me and my travel schedule, going back to visiting ABPA members is something that I truly enjoy doing. After almost 25 years in the industry and hearing so many stories, I still appreciate hearing how ABPA members run their businesses, their tales of success and challenges, Read more…


After a long two and a half years since the last ABPA Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, ABPA Attendees converged to the Renaissance Hotel located in bustling downtown Nashville. Initially scheduled to be held in Spring 2021, this was a great opportunity for ABPA members to get together, have a great time and participate in an informative business Read more…

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