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Auto Body Parts Association

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For more than 25 years, Auto Body Parts Association has been the voice of manufacturers, suppliers and warehouse distributors specializing in the production and distribution of independently produced collision replacement parts, including remanufactured and recycled bumpers, to body shops throughout the North America.
The Association was initially chartered as a nonprofit organization in California in January, 1980. Seven individuals signed the incorporation papers. In its first two years of its existence the Aftermarket Body Parts Distributors Association as it was first knownwas administered from the offices of the Association's legal counsel in Oxnard, Ca.
In 1982, headquarters was moved to a specialized management firm in Washington, D.C., By early 1983, after the account executive handling the administrative affairs of the Association made known his intent to leave that agency, Board members began exploring other management options. In April, 1983, then President Don Gorman signed a contract of services with Stanley A. Rodman, the current principal officer of SARCO Management & Publications, which was then Chicago-based. At the time, the Association had 63 dues paying members.
There are more than 170 members of the Automotive Body Parts Association occupying more than 415 separate collision parts distribution, bumper sales, recycling facilities and manufacturing plants. Collectively, they are responsible for distributing more than 75 percent of non OEM aftermarket collision replacement parts sold to the collision repair trade. The members of ABPA are dedicated to serving the collision repair industry with Quality Replacement Parts, backed by Dependable Service and Fair Prices. Each subscribes to a Code of Ethics which encompasses high standards of business practice on behalf of its customers and the motoring public.
ABPA Membership benefits extend from communication to credit collection to insurance, but it's the pursuit of industry goals and objectives through an active, on-going campaign which affords the greatest benefit to ABPA member firms.
ABPA’s members recognize their responsibility to provide the collision repair industry with quality products and an ABPA members warrants the products sold. The Association has two types of warranties a Limited Five Year Warranty and a Limited Lifetime Warranty. The warranties protect the customers from product defects in workmanship and material. The sign of ABPA Membership is the greatest assurance that collision repair customers receive the best products and services available. They invite you to join and support ABPA. It’s the sign of the Replacement Collision Parts Professional.

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