Stillwater, MN Location Celebrates Grand Re-opening

We’re celebrating the Grand Re-opening of the Stillwater, MN location! We invited local business partners and chamber members to join us for food and fun and the new, expanded facility. It was great meeting folks in the community and reintroducing ourselves. Click here for photos from the event

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Ford Builds Mustang on top of Empire State Building to Celebrate Vehicle’s 50th Birthday

To celebrate the Mustang’s 50th birthday, Ford recreated its original launch event… by building a Mustang on top of the Empire State Building! Click here to see how they did it.

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ABRA – American Fork Celebrates Spring With Grand Opening

he ABRA – American Fork Grand Opening was a huge success! Great food, superb music, a car show, and a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Mayor, who raved about the repair he’d received at ABRA! See below for the photos.

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America’s Favorite Jelly Bean Flavor and More…

What’s your favorite jelly bean flavor? Comment below and click here to find out more about Easter candy (and just how many people plan to take some back from their kids’ Easter stash): http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/news/2014/04/09/easters-coming-most-popular-jelly-bean-flavor.html

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Ten Tips for National Car Care Month

April is National Car Care Month - click here for 10 tips to make sure your vehicle is as ready for spring as we are! 

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Washington Team Educates Future Technicians

Click here to see our Washington team show the ropes to the next generation of auto body technicians. They’re learning from some of the best in the business – ABRA’s expert techs!

Here are photos from the event:

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Expands into Knoxville, Tennessee

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – (April 4, 2014) – ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a leading national damaged vehicle repair company and one of the country’s top multi shop repair operators, announced the acquisition of Knoxville Collision Center in Knoxville, Tennessee – it’s first ABRA repair center in the city. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Plans to continue expanding in Knoxville and around the state are aggressively underway. ABRA currently has a strong foothold in the region with repair centers in Memphis, Nashville, and Chattanooga. With today’s transaction, ABRA’s portfolio now includes a total of 194 collision repair centers in 17 states.

“Knoxville Collision Center is well-regarded as a leader in the community for their standard of services, solid relationships, and level of expertise,” said Duane Rouse, ABRA’s president and chief executive officer. “This acquisition is not only an excellent complement to our Tennessee operations, but it also reaffirms our growth strategy while enhancing ABRA’s brand name across the country.”

Rodney Kuhn, co-owner of Knoxville Collision Center acknowledges the tremendous benefit to the community and opportunity for his employees with today’s deal.  “We’re bringing together two great names for one common goal – to lead the way in the collision repair industry.  I have complete confidence ABRA will continue the legacy we’ve built of delivering top-notch customer service and repair solutions to the city of Knoxville.”

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

Media Contacts

Laurie Janu
Director of National Marketing
763.585.6240
ljanu@abraauto.com

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Man Finds a 50 Year Old Letter While Restoring Car – Delivers It

Happy Friday everyone! Click the link to start your weekend off right with a story of love, time, and a ’59 Chevy Bel Air :)

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Slowly But Surely, Sinkhole Corvettes Are Being Recovered

Remember the sinkhole that opened up below the National Corvette Museum last month? Their teams of engineers have been able to get them out! Take a look at how they’ve been getting these pieces of automotive history back above ground.

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Lower Your Impact On The Environment and Wallet This Spring!

Springtime is here! It’s easy to keep the environment and your wallet green; read these tips on saving money and reducing your vehicle’s environmental footprint.

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