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Houston, TX – After an amazing week in sunny Newport Beach, the 42nd Annual ABPA Convention is complete! With great attendance and participation in our first post major post Covid meeting, this was the best ABPA event in years. Here are some of the highlights: Tuesday 5/3 Early attendees took advantage of the sunny weather in southern Read more…


Effective 5/15/2022, new Partslink data is available for download for existing subscribers. For information on the Partslink program, including market intelligence, and how to subscribe to Partslink, please visit www.autobpa.com/partslink. Partslink Monthly Statistics Partslink is more than just a database of part numbers. Information pertaining to part pricing and supersession are also available to subscribers.


Source: Joshua D. Sarnoff, Truth on the Market The 15th entry in [Truth on the Market’s] FTC UMC Rulemaking symposium is a guest post from DePaul University College of Law‘s Josh Sarnoff, a former Thomas A. Edison Distinguished Scholar at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. You can find other posts at the symposium page here. Truth Read more…


Sanford, NC — The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) announced that its next CIECAST webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, May 24 at 11 am PST/1 pm CST/2 pm EST: “Data Sharing in the Collision Industry and Its Unintended Consequences.” The one-hour webinar will feature Pete Tagliapietra, managing director at DATATOUCH, LLC. During the live broadcast, Tagliapietra Read more…


The ABPA is saddened to learn that long-time ABPA member, Leon (Leo) Schigel, lost his battle with cancer in September 2021. Leo lived the American dream having been born in Cuba and then starting in the parts industry with his first company Intuero Auto Parts. Leo has the distinction of being a member of the rare club Read more…


NABC Recycled Rides® Program Joined Nationwide, Farmers Insurance®, Auto Art Collision Specialist, Mission Viejo Auto Collision, and Family Promise of Orange County To Donate Two Refurbished Vehicles Car Presentation to Recipients was Part of the Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) Annual Convention NEWPORT BEACH, CA – On Wednesday May 4, two deserving Southern California residents experienced a Read more…


Source: Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register The National Auto Body Council’s Recycled Rides program and its charity partner, Family Promise of Orange County, surprised two deserving Southern California families with a car. The first car, a like-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee, was given to Lauren and her partner, Frankie. Despite working full-time jobs, the couple still struggles to Read more…


Source: Enterprise Rent-A-Car The first quarter of 2022 saw average Length of Rental (LOR) for collision replacement-related rentals increase 4.9 days when compared to 2021. This nearly five-day increase continues the trend of unprecedented industry increases, including an almost four (3.9) day increase in the fourth quarter of 2021. While January is a traditional LOR peak time Read more…


April 28, 2022 Revenue of $3.3 billion (up 5.6% year-over-year) Parts and services organic revenue increased 6.9% (5.6% on a per day basis) Diluted EPS of $0.94 (up 6.8%); adjusted diluted EPS of $1.00 (up 6.4%) Operating cash flow of $409 million; free cash flow of $350 million Stock buyback program invested $144 million for 2.7 million Read more…


South Plainfield, NJ — KSI Auto Parts, a leader in the distribution of automotive aftermarket collision parts, has acquired Southeast Bumpers (SEB), which has been based in the Knoxville, TN area for more than 15 years. KSI will continue to operate the location through the support of Clayton Thompson and his team. The Southeast Bumpers team has Read more…

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