ABRA Auto Body & Glass Acquires 24 Collision Centers of America Locations

MINNEAPOLIS - April 25, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a leading national damaged vehicle repair company, announced the purchase of all 24 Collision Centers of America repair centers in Chicago, Illinois, the surrounding communities, and Northwest Indiana. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

ABRA is one of the largest and fastest growing multi shop repair operators in the country. Today’s transaction boosts its nationwide portfolio to 218 collision repair centers in 17 states.

"This is another major step forward in our growth strategy," said Duane Rouse, ABRA’s president and chief executive officer. "Acquiring Collision Centers of America introduces us to the city of Chicago and Northwest Indiana and assures our customers and business partners we’re prepared to serve them no matter where they are in the country."

"ABRA is one of the most iconic brands in the collision repair industry," said David Mulder Sr., founder and president of Collision Centers of America. "They’re a great company. I know our employees and customers will be in good hands moving forward and will receive the same personalized service and top-quality workmanship they have enjoyed with us over the years."

Building on its increasing success, ABRA plans to continue expanding in the months and years ahead as part of its aggressive national growth strategy. It is actively seeking new opportunities to acquire repair centers and integrate them into its industry-leading operating system. Interested parties in major markets 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 business 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 Park, 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.

Contact:

Laurie Janu
ABRA Auto Body & Glass
763-585-6240
Director of National Marketing

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