MINNEAPOLIS, MN – (November 14, 2014) – ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a leading national damaged vehicle repair company, announced it has expanded into a new market with the opening of a franchise in Post Falls, Idaho and has accelerated growth in Illinois with the acquisition of three Central Auto Body locations in Grayslake, Waukegan, and Zion.

The additional openings in both states this week increases ABRA’s total repair center portfolio to 251 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 says the company is at a pivotal point in its growth strategy. “ABRA is expanding and evolving to the next stage. Our vision for the future is taking shape and our entire team is excited about the long-term growth opportunities ahead.”

ABRA uses an operational excellence philosophy that significantly improves its operating metrics, distinguishing it from competitors and making it a preferred option for insurance carriers and vehicle owners.

“Expanding in Idaho is about meeting the demand of customers and insurance
partners all across the country,” said Mark Wahlin, ABRA’s vice president of
franchise development/relations. “Opening the Post Falls repair center is an
opportunity to show the community why we’re America’s Most Recommended and
a trusted leader in the collision repair industry.”

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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