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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…


Anyone who left for an early flight or a head start home missed an outstanding group of speakers during the final day of the ABPA’s 37th annual meeting. Information regarding certification programs, the association’s lawsuit against Ford Global, the pending PARTS Act in Congress, working successfully with insurance companies, and the consolidation trend in the parts industry Read more…


One of the highlights of this year’s ABPA Annual Meeting & Convention was a ceremony late Thursday afternoon, in which a young family from the Atlanta area received a refurbished Mazda SUV through the National Auto Body Council’s “Recycled Rides” program. The vehicle – a “total” – was donated by Farmer’s Insurance and restored by the local Read more…


Thursday afternoon’s “breakout” sessions have proven to be one of the most popular events during the APBA’s annual meeting. This year was no exception, as the four classroom sessions were all near capacity.


On Thursday afternoon, a demonstration of CAPA’s Vehicle Test Fit (VTF) process was held in the parking garage of the Renaissance Midtown Hotel. Test engineers from Intertek conducted a brief fitting demonstration of a Honda hood from a certified vs. non-certified manufacturer. A large crowd made their way to the garage for the event.


The ABPA’s 37th annual meeting and convention got down to business on Thursday, April 26, when ABPA Chair Kim Hicks gavelled the convention to order. A full day of expert speakers, industry updates, and educational breakout sessions followed, including an emotional ceremony in which a young family from Atlanta received the latest vehicle donated by the National Read more…


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…

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