MINNEAPOLIS, MN – (February 20, 2015) – ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a leading national damaged vehicle repair company, announced it acquired Triangle Auto Body in the Research Triangle Park neighborhood of Durham, North Carolina. Terms of today’s deal were not disclosed.

It’s the second expansion for ABRA in two different markets in two weeks and comes less than six months after the company increased its collision and glass presence in North Carolina.

ABRA’s repair center portfolio now stands at 265 in 20 states. The accelerated and continued growth is part of the company’s aggressive initiative to dramatically increase
its national footprint.

Duane Rouse, ABRA’s President and Chief Executive Officer, is pleased with the company’s growth strategy and its ongoing efforts to deliver value to customers and business partners. “We’re excited about this transaction and proud to have the opportunity to show customers in the Research Triangle Park community and  throughout North Carolina our innovative service model. The market is thriving and we look forward to building on the success we’ve achieved in the region.”

The company uses an operational excellence philosophy resulting in industry-leading operating metrics, distinguishing it from competitors and making it a preferred option for insurance carriers and vehicle owners.

Tim Adelmann, ABRA’s Executive Vice President of Business Development says,
“We’ve received tremendous support from the community and our insurance partners.This acquisition allows us to become a valued partner by showing customers firsthand our operational excellence philosophy and superior processes that make us an industry leader.”

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/Relations (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 it serves.

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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