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In the current climate of industry consolidation, many past mid-sized ABPA members have disappeared over the past twenty years leaving opportunities for smaller, niche distributors to fill in a certain market need. One of those smaller, specialty ABPA members is B&D Autobody Parts of Florida which is run by owner and industry veteran, Brian Bisbee. Starting in Read more…


The ABPA is your voice and industry advocacy group that fights against issues that affect your business. These issues range from design patents, trademarks, and border taxes. As an ABPA member, your support is needed to help fund the design patent lawsuit vs Ford Global Technologies that is currently underway. It is a drawn-out battle and all Read more…


San Diego, CA – During this year’s meeting to the ABPA convention held in San Diego, ABPA Board member Nick Scheid and I took the opportunity to visit with ABPA member Quality Plus Automotive. Quality Plus is located right in the heart of San Diego and was an easy trip for Nick and me on our commute Read more…


By Ed Salamy, ABPA Executive Director San Diego, CA – After an amazing week in sunny San Diego, the 38th Annual ABPA Convention is complete! With the highest attendance and participation in recent memory, this was the best ABPA event in years. Here are some of the highlights: Tuesday 4/24 Early bird attendees flew into San Diego Read more…


By Ed Salamy, Executive Director, ABPA Houston, TX – While in town to attend the services for the late ABPA Executive Director, Stan Rodman, I had the opportunity to meet up with local ABPA member, Pro Parts Center. Pro Parts is owned and operated by Tommy Wong, a dedicated parts professional who has been in the aftermarket Read more…


The ABPA is your voice and industry advocacy group that fights against issues that affect your business. These issues range from design patents, trademarks, and border taxes. As an ABPA member, your support is needed to help fund the design patent lawsuit vs Ford Global Technologies that is currently underway. It is a drawn-out battle and all Read more…


Recently, I wrote an article that spoke about the new and highly successful ABPA member benefits program, “savings4members”. I am happy to say that after reading this article, even more of you signed up for the program to save money. Great job! However, did you know that the most popular member benefit for ABPA members is a Read more…


Over the past few weeks, I have been fortunate to have received several calls from organizations who are looking to join the ABPA. For me, having these discussions has always been a pleasure as I am proud of our history and our current advocacy efforts on behalf of our membership. However, now it is even easier for Read more…


By Ed Salamy, Executive Director, ABPA Tempe, AZ – While traveling through the low desert of Arizona for the annual CCC conference held this year in Phoenix, I reached out to long time member Brock Supply. I previously had the pleasure of meeting Chris Walsh of Brock Supply at a recent AAPEX show. Chris was gracious enough Read more…


By Ed Salamy, Executive Director The 37th annual meeting of the Auto Body Parts Association, held April 25-28 in Atlanta, Georgia, was one of the best-attended and widely praised gatherings in recent memory. More than 150 industry leaders gathered at the Renaissance Midtown Hotel to listen, learn and make their voices heard. There was plenty to absorb Read more…

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