February 27, 2012 // Franchising.com // MINNEAPOLIS, MN – ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a Minnesota-based damaged vehicle repair company and industry leader continues its national expansion with the announcement of their newest franchise location in Clarksville, Tennessee, just north of Nashville.
Final preparations are underway for the opening of ABRA’s 39th state-of-the-art franchise located at 855 Kraft Street in Clarksville. It will be one of the largest collision repair centers in the area with more than 21,000 square feet of repair technology and shop operations. The official opening is scheduled for April 2.
ABRA Auto Body & Glass is recognized throughout the collision industry for its exceptionally low cycle times – in which cars are repaired on average four days faster than competitors. The company utilizes an operational excellence philosophy which significantly improves operating metrics. ABRA is known as America’s Most Recommended for rating consistently high in customer satisfaction levels.
Operations Director Dwayne Brown said, “We are combining two body shops into one and look forward to doing the ABRA way of business…we are quite impressed with the ABRA process and how well orchestrated it is.”
The new franchise will be independently owned by the Wyatt-Johnson Automotive Group, one of Tennessee’s top GMC-Buick dealerships. Brown said the repair center will be a large and modern facility that can handle a great deal of volume. It’s conveniently located with lots of amenities. “When they see us; customers are going to be impressed.”
Mark Wahlin, ABRA’s Vice President of Franchise Development said, “This is a tremendous opportunity for ABRA as we continue our expansion efforts. We are extremely proud to welcome Wyatt Johnson to our group of ABRA franchisees. Their dealer presence and reputation in the Clarksville market fit perfectly with our mission to be the best auto body and glass company in America.”
ABRA is committed to becoming greener and environmentally friendly and participates in neighborhood activities and local events which continually enhance the community.
Headquartered in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, ABRA Auto Body & Glass is a leading provider of vehicle damage repair services specializing in collision repair, paintless dent removal, and auto glass repair and replacement. Plans for accelerating national growth include acquiring existing facilities, building new locations, and adding franchise partners.