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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…


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…


By Ed Salamy, ABPA Executive Director November means another annual pilgrimage to Las Vegas for the annual SEMA / AAPEX show. When I tell non-industry friends that I am heading out for this event, the first reaction that I get from many of them is, “Oh wow! That sounds like so much fun! I have always wanted Read more…


By Karen Fierst, KerenOr Consultants EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is an opinion piece written independently, and does not reflect the position of the ABPA or Body Language, which remain neutral on the issue of multiple certifying organizations. We are publishing it in the spirit of open communication. A few months ago while I was traveling abroad I had a Read more…


by Ed Salamy, ABPA Executive Director Sunny Orange County, California was the new location for the 2016 NACE show.  This was the first year that NACE has been held in on the West Coast, with the last two events being held in Detroit and Las Vegas. With the change in venue, the show opened itself up to Read more…


By Bill McDonough, Editor, Body Language The State of Nevada Division of Insurance recently sent a bulletin to insurance companies to remind them about the state’s requirement that claimants for vehicle damage must be notified – in writing –  if a collision repair estimate is prepared using aftermarket parts. In addition, insurers must obtain written consent from Read more…


By Ed Salamy, Executive Director “We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender…” – Sir Winston Churchill These bold words inspired the people of Great Britain in their darkest days during World Read more…


The 2016 International Bodyshop Industry Symposium (IBIS) was held from May 23-26, at the Hilton Diagonal Mar in Barcelona, Spain. For North Americans who are not familiar with IBIS, it is an annual conference established to provide a forum for insurance companies, vehicle manufacturers, multi-site collision repair operators (MSOs), and associated businesses in the collision repair industry. Read more…

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