MINNEAPOLIS, MN – (October 3, 2014) – ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a leading national damaged vehicle repair company, announced it had expanded again in the Chicago area with the acquisition of Auto Werks of Northbrook, Inc. in Illinois – about an hour northwest of downtown Chicago. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

The growth in Illinois and around Chicago in recent months is part of the company’s aggressive and ongoing strategy to increase its national footprint.

Duane Rouse, ABRA’s President and Chief Executive Officer says the company’s growth and success is simply a reflection of industry experience, superior processes and a commitment to quality. “We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished and the track record we’ve built since entering the market a few months ago,” he said. “We’re excited to expand our presence further and look forward to more growth in the future.”

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. ABRA’s portfolio now stands at 245 repair centers in 19 states.

Tim Adelmann, ABRA’s Executive Vice President of Business Development acknowledges the increasing demands and expectations of multi shop repair operators from insurance partners and vehicle owners. “Offering our customers more options while maintaining our superior processes and operational excellence is what ABRA is all about. We have lots of momentum and are delighted to be expanding in the region.”

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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