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Ed Salamy, Executive Director, ABPA As we enter the final days before the ABPA Meeting in Nashville next week, I want to reach out for a few last moment reminders prior to the meeting. For those attending in person – We will have a smaller meeting as expected with many opting to join us virtually. With that Read more…


Planning on attending the ABPA convention in Nashville but have not yet registered? It is still not too late! For easy registration, visit the ABPA registration page today and reserve your spot! On-site registrations are also accepted at our ABPA registration desk. This is your opportunity to meet the major industry leaders all in one setting. With Read more…


Believe it or not, the 2021 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 Renaissance Nashville Hotel. Deadline is Friday, 8/27! For the special ABPA rate of $252, attendees will appreciate the convenient location of Read more…


During the ABPA Nashville Convention’s Thursday (9/23) afternoon business session, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in an informative seminar that will demonstrate the capabilities of the Partslink numbering system. Mark Shin of telemark software, Partslink administrator, will provide a user-friendly demonstration of the Partslink data which will showcase the benefits of a subscription and how Read more…


Ever think of becoming an ABPA Board member or know someone who may want to serve? Your opportunity is now! During the 2021 ABPA Convention in Nashville, we will be conducting Board elections during the late morning session on Thursday, 9/23. Should you choose to run, you will have the opportunity to address the membership on your Read more…


The ABPA has received concerns from various members regarding the significant increase in freight rates for importing containers from overseas. To address this matter, we have written to the Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), Daniel Maffei, clearly addressing our concerns and how it is affecting both ABPA members and consumers. Additionally, the FMC recently announced Read more…


Each year, the ABPA relies on its sponsors to ensure that the convention is a success. While all sponsors are important, we would like to give special recognition to the Platinum Sponsors of the 2021 ABPA Convention in Nashville! CAPA/Intertek www.capacertified.org | www.intertek.com KSI Auto Parts www.ksiautoparts.com Partslink www.partslink.org TYC/Genera www.genera.com Sponsorships are still available! To be Read more…


By Edward Salamy, Executive Director – Automotive Body Parts Association Smithfield, RI – Famed YouTuber Tyler Hoover aka “Hoovie” of Hoovie’s Garage recently posted a video stating that his 2020 Jeep Gladiator was just totaled for a very “DUMB reason”. That reason? A simple lack of repair parts from Stellantis, the company that manufacturers the Jeep. Hoover Read more…


Dear ABPA Members, As we look back on 2020, it is a year that I am sure that many of you will not miss. As the year started no one could have imagined that a pandemic would ravage our country, our economy and affect so many lives. Even though auto parts distributors were classified as essential businesses, Read more…


The ABPA is pleased to announce that we will be starting our new webinar series in October 2020! These webinars will be focused on member education on a variety of topics that impact their businesses. Our first webinar will be presented by CAPA/Intertek and participants will be able to choose from two sessions, either on Thursday 10/22 Read more…

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