MINNEAPOLIS, MN – (December 6, 2013) – ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a leading national damaged vehicle repair company, announced today the acquisition of two Affordable Auto Body CARSTAR® repair centers just south of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Today’s transaction brings the total number of ABRA repair centers in the state to 16 and increases the company’s corporate and franchise repair centers nationwide to 179 in 17 states.
ABRA’s President and Chief Executive Officer Duane Rouse said, “We were looking to expand and strengthen our presence in Wisconsin as part of our national growth strategy. Acquiring Affordable Auto Body CARSTAR® gives us the opportunity to further develop relationships with our customers and insurance partners in Wisconsin and throughout the Midwest.”
Scott Krohn, ABRA’s Executive Vice President of Operations said, “We look forward to utilizing our operational excellence philosophy and implementing our superior processes at both of these new locations. OpEx is how we significantly improve our operating metrics and why we consistently rate high in customer satisfaction in our repair centers across the country.”
ABRA’s newly acquired state-of-the-art repair centers are located at 5525 West Rawson in Franklin and 5975 South Packard Avenue in Cudahy. Both locations employ highly trained and skilled body shop technicians.
ABRA plans to continue expanding and is actively seeking new opportunities to acquire repair centers to 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org or 763.585.6210).
For franchise opportunities in small and midsize markets contact Mark Wahlin, Vice President of Franchise Development and Operations (email@example.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 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
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