ABRA Auto Body & Glass Expands Operations for the Second Time in Seven Days

MINNEAPOLIS - August 12, 2013 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a leading national vehicle repair company and one of the country’s most prominent multi shop operators, continues to accelerate its rate of expansion.

For the second time in a week, the company announced the opening of another repair center, this time in Tennessee. It’s ABRA’s 17th repair center in the state and is located at 280 Tech Park Drive in La Vergne, Tennessee. The newest repair center will serve the city of Smyrna and surrounding communities.

“We are aggressively investing in major markets that enhance ABRA’s national reach and capabilities,” said Duane Rouse, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Not only are we fully committed to our long-term growth strategy, but we believe ABRA can rise to even greater levels of operational excellence while maintaining our competitive advantage and serving customers and business partners across the country.”

ABRA’s impressive national growth is becoming more aggressive and continues to gain strength. The company is a front-runner in the collision repair industry. Today’s opening brings the total number of ABRA’s corporate and franchise repair centers nationwide to 175 in 17 states.

“We are creating a powerful market presence in Tennessee,” said Tim Adelmann, Executive Vice President of Business Development. “Not only is ABRA becoming a household name, but we’re a premier multi-shop operator with the expertise, talent, and industry-leading processes that allows us to be a best-in-class collision repairer.”

ABRA plans to continue expanding in the years ahead and is actively seeking new opportunities to acquire repair centers and integrate them into its industry leading operating system as part of its aggressive national growth plans in major markets. Interested parties should contact Scott Gerling, Vice President of Corporate Development (sgerling@abraauto.com or 763.585.6210).

For franchise opportunities in small and midsize markets contact Mark Wahlin, Vice President of Franchise Development and Operations (mwahlin@abraauto.com or 763.585.6315).

ABRA is committed to conducting operations based on responsible business practices including implementation of environmentally sustainable initiatives, health and safety, and a commitment to the communities in which they serve.

About ABRA Auto Body & Glass

Founded in 1984 and headquartered in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, ABRA is a leading provider of vehicle repair services specializing in collision repair, paintless dent removal, and auto glass repair and replacement. ABRA’s mission is to be the best auto body and glass company in America by providing quality repairs, in a timely manner, with friendly, helpful service. For more information about ABRA visit www.abraauto.com

Media Contact:

ABRA Auto Body & Glass
Laurie Janu
763-585-6240
Director of National Marketing
ljanu@abraauto.com

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