MINNEAPOLIS, MN – (April 4, 2014) – ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a leading national damaged vehicle repair company and one of the country’s top multi shop repair operators, announced the acquisition of Knoxville Collision Center in Knoxville, Tennessee – it’s first ABRA repair center in the city. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Plans to continue expanding in Knoxville and around the state are aggressively underway. ABRA currently has a strong foothold in the region with repair centers in Memphis, Nashville, and Chattanooga. With today’s transaction, ABRA’s portfolio now includes a total of 194 collision repair centers in 17 states.

“Knoxville Collision Center is well-regarded as a leader in the community for their standard of services, solid relationships, and level of expertise,” said Duane Rouse, ABRA’s president and chief executive officer. “This acquisition is not only an excellent complement to our Tennessee operations, but it also reaffirms our growth strategy while enhancing ABRA’s brand name across the country.”

Rodney Kuhn, co-owner of Knoxville Collision Center acknowledges the tremendous benefit to the community and opportunity for his employees with today’s deal.  “We’re bringing together two great names for one common goal – to lead the way in the collision repair industry.  I have complete confidence ABRA will continue the legacy we’ve built of delivering top-notch customer service and repair solutions to the city of Knoxville.”

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 and Operations (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 they serve.

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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