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Source: Consumer Federation of America Jack Gillis, CFA’s Long-Time Director of Public Affairs to Succeed Brobeck Washington D.C. — In June, Stephen Brobeck will retire as Executive Director of the Consumer Federation of America after 38 years of service. Having served on the CFA Board from 1976 to 1979, he was appointed Executive Director in the spring Read more…


Source: Auto Care Association The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sent a compliance warning letter to Hyundai Motor America last month regarding possible violations of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. The letter explains that the act prohibits warrantors of consumer products from conditioning (tying) their written warranties to a consumer’s use of any article or service that is identified Read more…


Source: CollisionWeek Senate Bill 2679 would expand non-OEM parts prohibition to 48 months, require OEM repair procedures. Rhode Island Senate Bill, that was introduced in March by State Senators Maryellen Goodwin, Dominick Ruggerio and Michael McCaffrey, is scheduled for a hearing tomorrow, May 8 before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Ruggerio is President of the Senate and McCaffrey Read more…


San Diego, CA – The Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) is pleased to announce the location for the 2019 Annual Convention! The 39th ABPA Convention will be held in Fort Lauderdale Florida at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort from April 30, 2019 – May 3, 2019. This is a beautiful beachside property located right in the Read more…


San Diego, CA – The Annual ABPA Awards ceremony was performed during the San Diego Convention. Each year, ABPA leadership makes the difficult decisions in choosing the recipients of the awards. A complete listing of the 2018 award winners is below along with the description of their award. Congratulations to the winners! CHAIRMAN’S AWARD: Selected as the 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…


Source: Diane Bell, The San Diego Union-Tribune “I thought it was a prank,” said Robert Iaulualo of Chula Vista. “I was in shock. I even teared up a bit.” The Marine Corps Recruit Depot communications administrator had received an unexpected call announcing that a free car was headed his way. The timing was great — Iaulualo had Read more…


WASHINGTON — Nat Wienecke, Senior Vice President for Federal Government Relations at Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) issued the following statement applauding Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) for raising the importance of the Promoting Automotive Repair, Trade, and Sales (PARTS) Act to preserve competition in the aftermarket parts market during today’s Senate Committee on Judiciary hearing Read more…


April 26, 2018 Revenue growth of 16.1% to $2.72 billion Organic revenue growth for parts and services of 3.7% Growth of net income from continuing operations attributable to LKQ stockholders of 9% to $153 million First quarter 2018 diluted EPS from continuing operations attributable to LKQ stockholders of $0.49; adjusted diluted EPS of $0.55 2018 annual earnings Read more…


Source: Mitchell International Mitchell Secures New Investment Partner in Stone Point Capital in its Continued Commitment to Growth and Innovation SAN DIEGO and NEW YORK — April 26th, 2018 — Mitchell International, Inc. (Mitchell), a leading provider of technology, connectivity and information solutions to the Property & Casualty (P&C) claims and Collision Repair industries, KKR, and Elliott Read more…

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