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San Diego, CA – The Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) is pleased to announce the location for the 2019 Annual Convention! The 39th ABPA Convention will be held in Fort Lauderdale Florida at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort from April 30, 2019 – May 3, 2019. This is a beautiful beachside property located right in the Read more…


San Diego, CA – The Annual ABPA Awards ceremony was performed during the San Diego Convention. Each year, ABPA leadership makes the difficult decisions in choosing the recipients of the awards. A complete listing of the 2018 award winners is below along with the description of their award. Congratulations to the winners! CHAIRMAN’S AWARD: Selected as the 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…


On November 22, 2017, the patent infringement lawsuit filed in Michigan by Ford Global Technologies LLC (FGTL) against ABPA member New World International (New World) was transferred to the Northern District of Texas following the Supreme Court’s landmark patent venue ruling in TC Heartland. The entire case was transferred, which involves thirteen separate design patents. The case Read more…


We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2018 ABPA Annual Meeting and Convention, which will be held on April 24–27, 2018 at the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa in San Diego, CA. For more details about the convention, including registration links and more, please visit the 2018 ABPA Convention Hub Page 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…


Smithfield, RI (September 6, 2017): The 2018 Annual Meeting & Trade show of the Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) will be held April 24-27, 2018 at the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa located in San Diego, CA. The event is a gathering of aftermarket parts manufacturers, distributors, insurance industry executives, and collision repair companies. In addition 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…


Updated: September 21, 2017 The service for former ABPA Executive Director Stan Rodman will be held at Grace Presbyterian Church (10221 Ella Lee Lane, Houston, TX) on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 1:00 PM CST. A Reception will follow the service. For those that plan on attending in person, please RSVP with Gene Barinholtz at gbarinholtz@krdcpas.com. In Read more…


In Memoriam Stan Rodman, former ABPA Executive Director 1937-2017 On Friday, July 21, former long-time ABPA Executive Director Stan Rodman, 79, passed away after dealing with a lengthy illness. Stan, who was Executive Director of the ABPA for thirty years from 1983-2013, is survived by his step-sons Gene Barinholtz (and Kelly), Alec Barinholtz (and Carroll), David Barinholtz Read more…

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