MINNEAPOLIS, MN – (September 5, 2014) – ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a leading national damaged vehicle repair company, continued its nationwide expansion with the announcement it had acquired  USA Collision Centers in Harrison, West Chester, and Cincinnati, Ohio. Today’s news follows ABRA’s initial entry into the state just 60 days ago. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

The recent growth in Ohio is part of the company’s aggressive and ongoing strategy to increase its national footprint. ABRA is one of the collision industry’s largest and most-respected multi shop repair operators in the country. It 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. ABRA’s portfolio now stands at 243 repair centers in 19 states.

“The acquisition of USA Collision Centers represents a fantastic opportunity to
expand our presence in Ohio and continue building on the extraordinary success
we’ve achieved in the region,” said Duane Rouse, ABRA’s president and chief
executive officer. “The market is thriving and our entire team is excited to show
our customers and insurance partners ABRA’s operational excellence philosophy and
innovative service model.”

Joseph Sanfillipo, Jr., founder and co-owner of USA Collision Centers, embraces
today’s acquisition and underscores the importance ABRA will have on the community.
“I have complete confidence ABRA will continue the legacy my family and I have
built over the years. There is no doubt our employees will flourish and our customers will receive the highest quality repairs and superior service they’ve come to expect.”

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 abraauto.wpengine.com

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