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Source: CollisionWeek ABRA, Boyd, Caliber and Service King continue to grow their total number of locations though annual unit growth and percentage growth has slowed somewhat since high in 2014. While the rate of acquisitions and new collision repair facility openings by the four large multiple collision repair shop operators (MSOs) in North America has slowed somewhat Read more…


Source: Auto Care Association BETHESDA, MD – July 2, 2018 – The Auto Care Association last Friday urged the Trump administration to consider the severity of unintended consequences that may ensue by imposing tariffs on imported autos and auto parts, including the negative impact it would have on both the U.S. automotive industry and the jobs created Read more…


Source: Automotive Service Association NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas, June 29, 2018 – The Automotive Service Association (ASA) announced that ASA President and Executive Director Dan Risley will be resigning effective July 13. Risley has accepted a position with CCC Information Services Inc. in his home state of Illinois. For the past five years, Risley was working remotely Read more…


Smithfield, RI – The Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) is voicing our extreme disappointment to a recent self-serving position statement by General Motors (GM) stating that the automobile manufacturer does not approve of the use of aftermarket, reconditioned, or salvage Bumper Covers/Fascias on GM vehicles equipped with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). “The ABPA takes exception to Read more…


BETHESDA, M.D. and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The U.S. automotive aftermarket is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.4 percent through 2021, according to the “2018 Joint Channel Forecast Model” produced jointly by the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) and the Auto Care Association. The 2018 Joint Channel Forecast Model also Read more…


The ABPA would like to first express our respect for the administration’s intentions to protect US industries, their employees and our homeland security in an ever-expanding world economy. However, we oppose all tariffs targeting the automotive industry and specifically imported auto parts because ultimately, they severely diminish free enterprise and competition establishing undesirable domestic monopolies that would Read more…


Kentwood, MI – The Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA), an independent non-profit standard setting and certification organization for automotive crash parts, is pleased to announce that Stacy Bartnik has been appointed Aftermarket Industry Relations Manager for its testing and certification program. Bartnik brings more than 20 years of experience in the industry, including program and business development, Read more…


Source: BASF SOUTHFIELD, MI, June 8, 2018 – Micro Auto Paint & Supplies (Micro) won the BASF Automotive Refinish 2017 Distributor of the Year award at the annual ColorSource conference. Approximately 135 single-line distribution partners attended the conference in Scottsdale, AZ. “Micro has been a critically important BASF partner in the Midwest for over 30 years,” said Read more…


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…


Source: CollisionWeek Diamond Standard announced that the first of an extensive offering of previously uncertified alternative replacement parts that have achieved CAPA certification is now available. “This category of certified compounded polymer including PP, PC, PA, and PBT has been a gap in certified offerings. Once again Diamond Standard takes the lead,” said Michael O’Neal, President of Read more…

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