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The ABPA is pleased to introduce a new program to help our members save money on their operational costs. ABPA has partnered with savings4members to offer discounted programs as a benefit of your ABPA membership. Through the savings4members program ABPA members will now have access to over 20 national vendors with substantial discounts. savings4members has established partnerships Read more…


With the New Year behind us, the ABPA is now in high gear preparing for our annual convention. For those of you not in the know, this year’s convention is being held in the beautiful Renaissance Atlanta Midtown located in downtown Atlanta on April 25 -28, 2017. I am happy to report that early feedback from our Read more…


By Ed Salamy, Executive Director As the calendar page turns over to a new year, many people take time to look in the rear-view mirror at the 12 months just ended. It was quite a ride! But I prefer to keep my eyes focused on the road ahead. What does 2017 have in store for the aftermarket Read more…


By Ed Salamy, ABPA Executive Director November means another annual pilgrimage to Las Vegas for the annual SEMA / AAPEX show. When I tell non-industry friends that I am heading out for this event, the first reaction that I get from many of them is, “Oh wow! That sounds like so much fun! I have always wanted Read more…


by Ed Salamy, ABPA Executive Director Sunny Orange County, California was the new location for the 2016 NACE show.  This was the first year that NACE has been held in on the West Coast, with the last two events being held in Detroit and Las Vegas. With the change in venue, the show opened itself up to Read more…


By Ed Salamy, Executive Director “We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender…” – Sir Winston Churchill These bold words inspired the people of Great Britain in their darkest days during World Read more…


The 2016 International Bodyshop Industry Symposium (IBIS) was held from May 23-26, at the Hilton Diagonal Mar in Barcelona, Spain. For North Americans who are not familiar with IBIS, it is an annual conference established to provide a forum for insurance companies, vehicle manufacturers, multi-site collision repair operators (MSOs), and associated businesses in the collision repair industry. Read more…


By Ed Salamy Executive Director The weather was warm and sunny, the waters on Biscayne Bay were calm, and the meeting space was packed for the ABPA’s Annual Meeting & Convention in Miami on April 26-29. A great location at the Miami Hyatt Regency, a stellar line up of speakers and breakout sessions, and top-notch social activities Read more…


By Ed Salamy, Executive Director When the ABPA announced our opposition to the recently introduced legislation that would regulate auto body parts use in Maryland (Maryland House Bill 1258) we knew that not everyone in the industry would agree with our stance. There are even those within our industry who came out in support of the bill, Read more…


By Ed Salamy, Executive Director With the success of our 2015 convention in Chicago and a surge in membership growth, the ABPA is unified in moving forward in 2016 and beyond. Which makes our upcoming annual convention in sunny Miami, Florida on April 26-29 an even more exciting and eagerly anticipated event. As always, the ABPA convention Read more…

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