MINNEAPOLIS, MN – (October 10, 2014) – ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a leading national damaged vehicle repair company, announced the opening of its newest franchise in Fort Madison, Iowa along with the acquisition of Corpo Collision Center in Schaumburg, Illinois. It’s ABRA’s 50th franchise and the company’s second acquisition in Illinois in 14 days.

The additional openings in both states this week increases ABRA’s total repair center portfolio to 247 in 19 states. The accelerated and continued growth is part of the company’s aggressive strategy to dramatically increase its national footprint.

Duane Rouse, ABRA’s President and Chief Executive Officer says the company’s successful expansion is simply a reflection of consumer demands and changes in the collision repair industry. “The expectations of vehicle owners and insurance partners continue to grow,” he said. “The favorable outcomes we’ve achieved in Illinois and around the Midwest are a direct result of industry experience, superior processes and our commitment to quality. We’re a trusted name in these communities.”

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.

“It’s about meeting the demand of our customers and insurance partners in the community,” said Mark Wahlin, ABRA’s vice president of franchise development/relations. “Expanding operations in Iowa makes sense. Offering top-quality collision repair and glass service across the country is what ABRA is all about.”

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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