MINNEAPOLIS, MN – (August 19, 2014) – ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a leading national damaged vehicle repair company, announced the opening of its newest franchise repair center in Ellensburg, Washington.

ABRA is one of the collision industry’s largest and most-respected multi shop repair operators in the country. The company uses an operational excellence philosophy that significantly improves its operating metrics which distinguishes it from competitors.

ABRA’s repair center portfolio now stands at 239 in 19 states. The new repair center is located at 641 West University Way in Ellensburg, Washington, about 100 miles east of Seattle. It is the first ABRA franchise in the state and is owned and operated by Tom and Sandy Morris.

Mark Wahlin, ABRA’s Vice President of Franchise Development and Relations
said, “Part of our growth strategy is to expand our franchise conversion rates in small
and midsize markets to help meet the demand of our customers and insurance
partners in the communities in which we serve. Opening the Ellensburg ABRA repair
center is another important step toward meeting our goals.”

ABRA franchise owner Tom Morris said, “I am impressed with ABRA’s operational
excellence philosophy, their culture of ethics and integrity. There is no doubt this
is great for Kittitas County and a tremendous opportunity for our employees to flourish and grow.”

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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