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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…


We have recently completed an overhaul and upgrade of the Automotive Body Parts Association’s website, and we think you’ll be very pleased with the new look and functionality of the site. Navigation throughout the new website is cleaner, faster and more intuitive. The new website is also mobile-friendly, so you can view it on your smart phone Read more…


The ABPA is proud to announce that our 2017 annual convention is being held in Atlanta! Once again, the ABPA has arranged a packed schedule with informative speakers, educational breakout sessions, and of course, an exciting social schedule. Our convention in Miami last year was by far the best one we have had in recent years, but Read more…


Andrew Rodman, nephew of longtime ABPA Executive Director Stan Rodman, died on January 7, 2017 in Portland, Oregon, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. For nearly a dozen years starting in the late ’90s, Andrew Rodman was the webmaster for the ABPA website. Many will recall Andrew as a regular at our annual meetings, and all 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…


On November 25, 2013, the Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) filed a lawsuit in Federal Court against Ford Global Technologies, LLC (Ford Global).  The lawsuit requested a declaration that certain Ford Global design patents directed toward automotive body repair parts are invalid and unenforceable under the doctrines of functionality and patent exhaustion.  ABPA is proceeding on the Read more…


HIGHLAND PARK, MI—Howard Taylor Hicks, Sr., a longtime leader in the formative days of the bumper plating industry, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at age 88. Born in Tennessee, this longtime resident of the Detroit area endured a brief illness and hospitalization in Royal Oaks, Mi., before he succumbed to generally deteriorating health. Howard, in the Read more…


CLAREMONT, CA — Once considered the de facto first lady of ABPA, Marie Claire Wade Hogarty passed into eternity early Sunday morning, Sept. 18, at age 74. Marie had just turned 74 years old three days earlier on September 15.  Surrounded by her family, she lost a three-year battle to ovarian cancer which first struck her in 2013. Read more…


Following our most successful and well-attended annual meetings in recent memory, I am very excited to announce that the ABPA’s 2017 Annual Meeting & Convention will be held on April 25-28, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia! Our host hotel will the Renaissance Atlanta Midtown, a Marriott property. The hotel is centrally located, with great access to the airport, Read more…


Former ABPA Executive Director Stan Rodman reunites with Judy and Bob Schmoker of Premier Flexipak. The Galveston Bay waterfront community of Kemah, Texas was recently the site of a reunion of Premier Flexipac’s Bob and Judy Schmoker and former ABPA executive director Stan Rodman. Meeting on the afternoon of Tuesday, July 12 in this waterfront community 25 Read more…

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