MINNEAPOLIS, MN – (August 22, 2014) – ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a leading national damaged vehicle repair company, announced plans to substantially increase its glass presence in Charlotte, North Carolina with the acquisitions of Deals Auto Glass Service and Kimble Glass Services. Terms of the transactions were not disclosed.

The glass acquisitions are part of the company’s aggressive and ongoing growth 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 includes 239 repair centers in 19 states.

“We have recently established a track record of success in the Charlotte market
and want to continue to evolve and grow in the region,” said Duane Rouse, ABRA’s
president and chief executive officer. “We have received tremendous support
from the community and our insurance partners. Expanding our glass offerings
allows us to become a trusted partner by showing customers firsthand the operational
excellence and superior processes that make us an industry leader.”

“We’ve purchased two well-established and respected brands,” said Jim Richardson, ABRA’s vice president of Auto Glass. “We’re excited to expand our glass operations in the Charlotte community and are committed to becoming the clear choice for auto glass repair and replacement to meet the growing needs of vehicle owners and our insurance partners.”

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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