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CBP Issues Procedures for Possible Disruption Business groups, including the Auto Care Association, are urging longshoremen and their employers to avoid a dispute that could cripple ports along the West Coast and affect billions of dollars in commerce. Negotiations began in May to replace a six-year pact between the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Read more…


ABPA Encourages Consumers to Understand the Difference Between Counterfeit and Alternative Parts Smithfield, RI, Jun. 9, 2014 — An article was recently published by Joshua Dowling (National Motoring Editor of the “News Corp Australia Network”) titled “New Safety Fears Over Counterfeit Parts”. In this article, Mr. Dowling brings up the important safety issue of counterfeit airbags and Read more…


CAP Announces achievement of NSF International Distributor Certification Newark, NJ — June 6, 2014 Continental Auto Parts (CAP) is excited to announce that we have achieved a milestone by becoming an NSF International certified distributor. The NSF International Automotive Collision Parts Distributor Certification Program closes the supply chain gap between parts manufacturers and repair shops by addressing Read more…


ABPA Denounces Recent Auto Body Repair Legislation in Maryland Smithfield, RI, Mar. 4, 2014 — The Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) is publicly denouncing and expresses grave concern over the recently announced Auto Body Repair legislation in Maryland (Senate Bill 487) and its corresponding House Bill, 574. Senate Bill 487 would prohibit insurers from requiring the use Read more…


Chrysler Group LLC v. LKQ Corporation et. al. CHICAGO, Jan. 20, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LKQ Corporation (Nasdaq:LKQ) confirmed that a complaint has been filed against it by Chrysler Group LLC in the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Michigan. The lawsuit contends that certain aftermarket parts we sell infringe Chrysler design patents relating to Read more…


QPC: Learn how car companies are trying to force you to buy auto repairs parts only from them Watch the video below to learn how car companies are trying to force you to buy auto repair parts only from them after a car accident, limiting your choice and increasing your cost. Congress introduced the PARTS Act to Read more…


ABPA to challenge validity and enforceability of Ford’s design patents I am writing to inform you of the Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA)’s decision to move forward with a lawsuit vs. Ford Global Technologies. The basis of our lawsuit is to challenge the validity and enforceability of Ford’s design patents on common collision repair parts. The continued Read more…


Ed Salamy, Executive Director of ABPA named new Executive Director of Quality Parts Coalition (QPC) WASHINGTON, September 19, 2013 — The Quality Parts Coalition (QPC) has appointed Ed Salamy as the Coalition’s new executive director, effective immediately. In addition to serving as an active member of the QPC, Salamy is the president of ETS Management Group Inc. Read more…


Chicago, IL (August 20, 2013) – LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ) today announced it formed a joint venture with Suncorp Group to develop an alternative auto parts business in Australia and New Zealand. Suncorp Group is Australia’s largest insurer (measured by premiums) and New Zealand’s second largest general insurance company LKQ will supply aftermarket parts to the joint venture Read more…


NSF certification includes TYC headlamps, tail, fog, corner, reverse and park lamps, and reflectors ANN ARBOR, MI & TAINAN, Taiwan — NSF International, a global organization with 70 years of certification and testing experience, has certified more than 900 TYC Brother Industrial Company Ltd.’s (TYC) lamps via the NSF Automotive Collision Replacement Parts Certification Program. These 900 Read more…

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