MINNEAPOLIS, MN – (August 15, 2014) – Just four months after entering into Knoxville, Tennessee, ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a leading national damaged vehicle repair company, announced it had expanded once again with the purchase of Tennessee Collision Repair. The new center is located in Alcoa, Tennessee, about 20 minutes south of Knoxville. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

ABRA is one of the collision industry’s largest multi shop repair operators. The company uses an operational excellence philosophy that significantly improves its operating metrics; distinguishing it from competitors. Today’s acquisition increases ABRA’s repair center portfolio to 239 in 19 states.

Duane Rouse, ABRA’s President and Chief Executive Officer said, “Tennessee Collision Repair has deep roots in the Alcoa community. We are excited to announce our expansion in Tennessee which reinforces our growth strategy. We are focused on markets with favorable demographics and economic growth. We look forward to strengthening our ability to meet the collision repair demands of customers and insurance partners across the country.”
David and Brenda Maples, owners of Tennessee Collision Repair welcomes today’s Transaction and acknowledges the tremendous benefit to the community. “We are
proud to have serviced our customers for nearly three decades. This is a tremendous
opportunity for our employees and a great cultural fit for the city of Alcoa.”

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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