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The Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) and the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) need your help to create and fund an ABPA-sponsored high school/college collision student scholarship for early 2016. After the first of the year, the CREF will be announcing over $200,000 in various scholarships and tool grants that are available for collision repair students across Read more…


Austin was huge. Chicago was even bigger. But the “Windy City” was a little cold for some, so for our next annual meeting we decided to seek out the sun. Therefore… We are pleased to announce that the 2016 ABPA Annual Meeting & Convention will be held in sunny Miami, Florida! The meeting will be held from Read more…


ABPA sued Ford Global Technologies LLC (FGTL) in the Eastern District of Texas (EDTX) for a declaration that FGTL’s design patents are invalid and unenforceable. FGTL moved to dismiss the case, claiming that ABPA lacked associational standing to challenge the patents. ABPA won the motion and became the first association ever to win an associational standing challenge Read more…


The Automotive Body Parts Association has filed an amicus curiae brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support a petition filed by Felder’s Auto Parts of Louisiana to overturn the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals dismissal of Felder’s antitrust suit against General Motors and one its dealers. The Automotive Body Parts Association believes the 5th U.S. Read more…


The ABPA depends on the hard work of its members to help strengthen our organization, represent our industry, and move our agenda forward. It is a great pleasure to recognize those members, both individual and corporate, who stand out for their dedication, leadership and long term commitment to the ABPA in our annual awards. Industry Award In Read more…


ABPA to challenge validity and enforceability of Ford’s design patents I am writing to inform you of the Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA)’s decision to move forward with a lawsuit vs. Ford Global Technologies. The basis of our lawsuit is to challenge the validity and enforceability of Ford’s design patents on common collision repair parts. The continued Read more…


Smithfield, RI – May 23, 2013 Dear ABPA Member, As your new Executive Director, I wanted to take a moment and give you some updates on important matters that are affecting our community and ultimately, your business. Effective immediately, Dan Morrissey, Chairman of the ABPA Board, has been appointed interim Executive Director of the Quality Parts Coalition Read more…


ABPA founder and longtime chairman loses life battle valiantly on March 24, 2011 INDEPENDENCE, KY — A two day event to honor Donald Richard Gorman, Sr. was held here on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 29 and 30, attended by hundreds. More than 400 people attended either the viewing on Tuesday late afternoon-early evening at the Community Family Read more…

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