ABRA Announces Acquisition of Schoonover's
November 19, 2012

by Casey Neeley, cneeley@glass.com

Minneapolis, Minn.-based ABRA Auto Body and Glass announced Friday its agreement to acquire the assets of the Stillwater, Minn., office of Schoonover Bodyworks and Glass.

"Schoonover's has a rich history of bodywork and glass in the Stillwater area," says Duane Rouse, president and CEO of ABRA. "We are extremely pleased to continue the legacy the family has built over three generations."

"We have been truly fortunate to have served vehicle owners in the Stillwater community over the years," says Mike Schoonover, owner of Schoonover's. "We know our Stillwater customers will be in good hands with ABRA and receive the same personalized service and top quality workmanship they have with us over the years."

According to a release issued Friday, the agreement serves as part of ABRA's plans for expansion.

"Not only does this acquisition align with our growth strategy, it reinforces ABRA's commitment to serve our customers and business partners with a state-of-the-art repair center in the area," says Rouse.

Schoonover's will maintain ownership of its Shoreview, Minn., location as part of the agreement.

Mike Schoonover was unavailable for further comment at the time of press.

"Both parties are excited about the acquisition and are looking forward to serving our customers with the added location," says Laurie Janu, director of national marketing for ABRA.

What do you think of the multiple acquisitions announced this month? Send your comments to Casey Neeley at cneeley@glass.com.

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