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Providence, RI – The Rhode Island Senate is considering a bill that would require written consent from consumers if insurers or body shops specify aftermarket crash parts for vehicles that are newer than 48 months beyond their manufacturing date. ABPA Executive Director Ed Salamy, who is also a Rhode Island resident, recently wrote a piece that was Read more…


San Diego, CA – During this year’s meeting to the ABPA convention held in San Diego, ABPA Board member Nick Scheid and I took the opportunity to visit with ABPA member Quality Plus Automotive. Quality Plus is located right in the heart of San Diego and was an easy trip for Nick and me on our commute 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…


By Ed Salamy, Executive Director, ABPA Houston, TX – While in town to attend the services for the late ABPA Executive Director, Stan Rodman, I had the opportunity to meet up with local ABPA member, Pro Parts Center. Pro Parts is owned and operated by Tommy Wong, a dedicated parts professional who has been in the aftermarket Read more…


Source: Chris Daglis | PARTnered Solutions ABPA Editor’s Note: The following story was shared with us by Chris Daglis, a strategic advisor to the collison, alternative parts and insurance industries. Although it is about the Australian market, it’s still an interesting read. The ABPA supports all certified parts. It was 1991. I was in Taiwan being taken Read more…


By Ed Salamy, Executive Director, ABPA Tempe, AZ – While traveling through the low desert of Arizona for the annual CCC conference held this year in Phoenix, I reached out to long time member Brock Supply. I previously had the pleasure of meeting Chris Walsh of Brock Supply at a recent AAPEX show. Chris was gracious enough Read more…


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…


By Bill McDonough, Editor, Body Language According to a report in Collision Week (Feb. 9, 2017), the Maryland Senate is considering yet another bill that, if passed into law, would require automobile insurers to authorize collision repairs only if they are made with OEM parts or certified aftermarket parts. Parts covered by the bill include fenders, bumpers, Read more…


By Bill McDonough, Editor, Body Language A recent report issued by the investment banking firm Morgan Stanley and the Boston Consulting Group, as covered in Forbes magazine, paints a dire picture for the future of the automobile insurance market. Citing advances in on-board safety features, the expansion of ride sharing, and the looming introduction of self-driving vehicles, 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…

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