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More than 200 ABRA Auto Body & Glass repair centers are certified by NSF International

200+ ABRA Locations Earn NSF Certification

ABRA Auto Body & Glass is pleased to announce it has earned NSF certification for over 200 of its auto body shops through NSF International’s Collision Repair Shop Certification Program. As the first auto body repairer certified by NSF International, ABRA is leading the way in the industry, demonstrating an on-going commitment to performing high-quality, […]

Auto Body Technician welding. There has never been a better time to consider a career in the collision repair industry

Collision Repair: A High-Tech, Growing Field

There has never been a better time to consider a career in the Collision and Auto Body Repair industry, which is expected to add 200,000 jobs over the next ten years. Driving this growth is an aging workforce. More than half of the auto body technicians in the US are over the age of 50, […]

ABRA ADAS

ADAS: Why Experience Matters

Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) are designed to Prevent Collisions or reduce severity when they occur. Using sensors throughout the vehicle, including the windshield, ADAS recognizes dangers including, blind spots, lane departures, and objects in the road. Experience Matters When Replacing Models with ADAS Advanced Training The repair of vehicles with ADAS is a complex […]

ABRA Auto Body Techs

The Future is Bright for Auto Body Apprentice Technicians

With the dawn of self-driving vehicles upon us, there’s been much discussion in the automotive industry concerning the future of the auto body technician career. While one can argue the career is certainly changing, it isn’t going anywhere any time soon; in fact, the future appears bright for students interested in getting started in the […]

ADAS

What is ADAS?

Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) are designed to Prevent Collisions or reduce severity when they occur. Using sensors throughout the vehicle, including the windshield, ADAS recognizes dangers including, blind spots, lane departures, and objects in the road. When a hazard is detected, a warning may be sent to the driver through lights, sounds, vibrations in […]

ABRA Auto Body & Glass Expands into State of Kentucky

ABRA Auto Body & Glass Expands into State of Kentucky

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – (September 19, 2016) – ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a leading national damaged vehicle repair company, expanded today with the addition of a new location in Florence, Kentucky, approximately 15 miles southwest of Cincinnati, Ohio. Today’s opening brings the company’s national portfolio of repair centers to 335 locations in 25 states. The […]

Auto Body Collision Repair

Taking Care of Cars Starts with Taking Care of People

Few industries exist in which the entire purpose is founded upon meeting people on their worst days. Collision repair happens to be one of them. No one is happy to set foot in an auto body shop. No one is happy to see the smiling customer service representative waiting to greet them. Rather, they were […]

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70 ABRA Shops Become First to Earn NSF Certification

Aug. 10, 2016—NSF International announced Tuesday that it has certified 70 ABRA Auto Body & Glass Repair Centers through the NSF Collision Repair Shop Certification program. “We are pleased to have 70 of our repair centers now certified by NSF International,” Scott Krohn, ABRA executive vice president of operations, said. “This independent certification is confirmation […]

Duane Rouse, CEO of ABRA

Make a Smooth Leadership Transition

On May 2, ABRA Auto Body & Glass announced that its CEO of five years, Duane Rouse, will step down from his position. Under Rouse’s leadership, ABRA increased the company’s system-wide revenue from less than $300 million to more than $1 billion. The company has also added 150 new locations in the past two years […]

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