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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Names New CEO

ABRA Auto Body & Glass named Ann Fandozzi as chief executive officer October 10.

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Purchases Four Sons’ Automotive Glass Division

ABRA Auto Body & Glass has acquired Four Sons Auto Glass, the AGRR division of Gap, Pa.-based Four Sons Glass & Mirror. The purchase will allow ABRA to expand its automotive glass operations in Philadelphia, Pa., according to a statement released by the company.

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Launches Career Development Academy

ABRA Auto Body & Glass is now enrolling students into its Career Development Academy. The academy, located in Eagan, Minn., is set to open later this summer.

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Donates $81,000

ABRA Auto Body & Glass has donated $81,000 to the Collision Repair Education Foundation to help support education programs, schools and students.

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Searches for New CEO

Duane Rouse, CEO of ABRA Auto Body & Glass, plans step down as chief executive to become vice chairman of the company’s board of directors. Rouse will continue to serve as CEO until a replacement is appointed, according to the company. ABRA has begun its search.

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TODAY’S BLOG: The Intersection of Collision Body Shops and Glass

“When airbags deploy in a crash, chances are good the glass is damaged. The collision repair and AGRR industries’ relationship goes back for decades. However, in recent years, it appears these ties have become stronger.” —Jenna Reed

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Expands in Minnesota

ABRA Auto Body & Glass has opened a new center in Worthington, Minn.

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ABRA Expands in Minnesota

ABRA Auto Body & Glass has opened a new franchise repair center in Worthington, Minn. The company now operates a total of 335 repair centers in 24 states. The new franchise location is owned and operated by Aaron Marthaler, owner … Continue reading

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ABRA Completes CollisionMax Purchase

ABRA Auto Body & Glass has completed its purchase 11 CollisionMax Auto Body and Glass repair centers throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Helps Raise $29,000 for Riley Children’s Foundation

ABRA Auto Body & Glass has helped to raise more than $29,000 for the Riley Children’s Foundation in Indianapolis.

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Announces Expansion in 3 States

ABRA Auto Body & Glass is adding 12 new repair centers across Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey. This will be the company’s initial entry into New Jersey.

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Expands in Colorado

ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a leading national damaged vehicle repair company, expanded in Colorado with the acquisition of Pro Auto Collision.

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Donates More Than $12,000 to Help Children

ABRA Auto Body & Glass has donated more than $12,000 to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. The hospital is located in Nashville, Tenn.

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How Will Changing Vehicle Technology Impact Your Business?

The AGRR industry is in for some big changes thanks to new technology that appears to be coming down the pipeline at light speed. In a panel discussion, industry experts addressed new installation methods and calibration requirements that go hand … Continue reading

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Expands Glass Operations

ABRA Auto Body & Glass has entered into the Chicago market by acquiring Express Auto Glass. Details of the transaction were not disclosed.

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Helps Raise More Than $120,000 for Charity

The Courage Kenny Golf Challenge raised more than $123,000, according to ABRA Auto Body & Glass. Proceeds from the event will be used to fund sports and recreation programs at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute.

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Expands in Minnesota

ABRA Auto Body & Glass has expanded in Minnesota with the acquisition of all six Lehman’s Garage locations. All locations are within the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Details of the transaction were not disclosed.

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AGRR Technician Dies in Car Crash While on the Job

LaMark “Mark” Matthew Stallings, an Auto Glass Safety Council™ certified technician, was on the job last week in Salisbury, N.C., when his van was involved in an accident and he passed away from his injuries.

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Adds Delaware Location

ABRA Auto Body & Glass has acquired Henry Brothers Auto Body in Wilmington, Del. Details of the transaction were not disclosed. ABRA first entered the Northeast region 90 days ago with the purchase of all Keenan Auto Body repair centers. … Continue reading

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Adds New Georgia Location

ABRA Auto Body & Glass has acquired a new collision repair center in Georgia.

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ABRA Finalizes Kadel Acquisition

ABRA Auto Body & Glass has finalized its agreement to acquire 23 Kadel’s Auto Body locations in Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Adds Wisconsin Location

ABRA Auto Body & Glass has acquired Reflections Auto Body in Milwaukee, Wis. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Acquiring 23 New Centers

ABRA Auto Body & Glass and its principal owner Hellman & Friedman LLC are acquiring 23 Kadel’s Auto Body locations in Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Expands in Colorado

ABRA Auto Body & Glass has acquired MGM Collision South Inc. in Fountain, Colo.

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Gains Farmers Insurance Award

ABRA Auto Body & Glass has been named the 2014 Farmers Insurance National MSO Group of the year for the third consecutive year.

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AGRR Companies Help Denver Dig Out from Freakish Hail Storm

In some neighborhoods the hail was so bad in Denver last week that snow plows had to help clear the streets. “My house got hit and two of my cars were damaged as well as my camper,” says Mike Brown, a Novus Glass franchisee in Longmont, Colo. “And we were just on the fringe of it.”

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Expands Operations in Minnesota

ABRA Auto Body & Glass has opened its newest franchise repair center in Mankato, Minn.

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ABRA Expands into Northeast

ABRA Auto Body & Glass has acquired 12 Keenan Auto Body locations in Pennsylvania and Delaware, in addition to Indy Collision Center’s Fishers, Ind., location.

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Expands in Chicago

ABRA Auto Body & Glass has added another location in the Chicago market. The company acquired Quality Werks Collision Center located in Algonquin, Ill.

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Expands Operations in Chicago

ABRA Auto Body & Glass has expanded in Chicago with two separate acquisitions that add four collision repair centers to the company’s footprint.

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Opens New Repair Center in West Nashville

ABRA Auto Body & Glass has added a new location in West Nashville, Tenn. It is the eighth repair center for ABRA in the Nashville metro area.

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Abra Auto Body Acquires Raleigh, N.C.-Area AGRR Chain

Last Friday the 13th seemed to be a lucky day for Abra Auto Body and Glass. The company announced it is continuing its aggressive nationwide expansion efforts with the purchase of four Interstate Glass centers in the Raleigh, N.C., area. … Continue reading

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Acquires Illinois Collision Center

ABRA Auto Body & Glass has acquired Crash1 Off Alpine Collision Center in Rockford, Ill.

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Purchases Triangle Auto Body in N.C.

ABRA Auto Body & Glass has acquired Triangle Auto Body in the Research Triangle Park neighborhood of Durham, N.C. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass and the National Auto Body Council Donate Vehicle

ABRA Auto Body & Glass has donated a refurbished 2012 Mazda 3 to a recipient from Family Promise.

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Acquires Seven Repair Centers in Washington

ABRA Auto Body & Glass has acquired seven collision repair centers in Washington. The company has purchased six of Barrett’s Collision Centers in South Puget Sound/Tacoma and the Olympia area in Washington, in addition to GW Auto Rebuild in Edmonds, Wash.

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Adds Location

In a final year-end move, ABRA Auto Body & Glass opened a franchise location in Wausau, Wis., about 90 minutes Northwest of Green Bay. The latest ABRA franchise is independently owned and operated by Keith Kocourek of Kocourek Auto Group.

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Expands in Three States

ABRA Auto Body & Glass has expanded in three separate states with three separate transactions. ABRA has acquired Consolidated Collision Center in Park Forest, Ill.; three CARS Inc. locations in Knoxville, Tenn.; and the Murdock Collision Center in Woods Cross, Utah. Consolidated Collision Center offers AGRR services, according to the company’s website.

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Opens Wisconsin Location

ABRA Auto Body & Glass has opened a new franchise location in Hudson, Wis., about 20 minutes east of St. Paul, Minn.

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Donates $10,000 to Families in Need

ABRA Auto Body & Glass recently helped to raise $10,000 during the Pine Island Country Club Golf Tournament to benefit The Sandbox. The Sandbox serves families whose children have cancer or a life-altering illness.

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Expands in Idaho and Illinois

ABRA Auto Body & Glass has opened a franchise in Post Falls, Idaho, and has acquired three Central Auto Body locations in Grayslake, Waukegan and Zion, Ill.

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Helps Raise $18,000 for St. Louis Children’s Hospital Foundation

ABRA Auto Body & Glass helped to raise $18,000 during the second annual Forest Park Charity Golf Tournament to benefit St. Louis Children’s Foundation.

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Supports Charity for Children’s Hospital

ABRA Auto Body & Glass helped to raise more than $10,000 during the third annual Gaylord Springs Charity Golf Tournament to benefit Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Adds Locations in Iowa and Illinois

ABRA Auto Body & Glass has added a franchise in Fort Madison, Iowa, and acquired Corpo Collision Center in Schaumburg, Ill.

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Continues Chicago Area Expansion

ABRA Auto Body & Glass has expanded again in the Chicago area with the acquisition of Auto Werks of Northbrook Inc. in Illinois – about an hour northwest of downtown Chicago. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “We’re proud … Continue reading

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Purchases Consolidate Auto Service Center

ABRA Auto Body & Glass has acquired Consolidated Auto Service Center in Forest Park, Ill.—just 30 minutes from downtown Chicago. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Helps Raise $40,000 for Helping Paws

ABRA Auto Body & Glass helped to raise more than $40,000 during the second annual Bent Creek Charity Golf Tournament to benefit Helping Paws Inc.

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ABRA Deal Closes

ABRA Auto Body & Glass and its principal owner, Palladium Equity Partners LLC, have closed the deal for ABRA to be acquired by affiliates of Hellman & Friedman LLC and the senior management team. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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ABRA Expands Glass Operations in North Carolina

ABRA Auto Body & Glass is acquiring Deals Auto Glass Service and Kimble Glass Services in Charlotte, N.C. Terms of the transactions were not disclosed.

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Enters Washington with Franchisee

ABRA Auto Body & Glass has opened a franchise repair center in Ellensburg, Wash.

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Continues Tennessee Expansion

Minneapolis, Minn.-based ABRA Auto Body & Glass has purchased Tennessee Collision Repair. The new center is located in Alcoa, Tenn., about 20 minutes south of Knoxville. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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ABRA Continues Expansion

ABRA Auto Body & Glass has purchased White Auto Body repair centers in Florissant and O’Fallon, Mo. and Fayetteville Collision in Fayetteville, N.C. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Enters Missouri, Expands in Washington

ABRA Auto Body & Glass has purchased three TEAM1 Auto Body and Glass collision centers in St. Louis, Mo., and one Auto Hound Collision Center in Seattle, Wash.

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Opens New Minnesota Center

ABRA Auto Body & Glass has opened a new franchise center in Princeton, Minn.

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Acquires 12 True Quality Collision Centers

ABRA Auto Body & Glass has purchased 12 True Quality Collision Centers in Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio, and Bloomington, Ind. The company offers windshield repair and replacements services.

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Seeks New Owner

ABRA Auto Body & Glass is in the market for a new private equity owner. “It is a good time to capitalize,” says Duane Rouse, ABRA’s president and CEO. And the company’s management sees automotive glass repair and replacement services playing a big role in the company’s ongoing expansion.

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Highest Performing ABRA Repair Center in 2013 Awarded to ABRA-Coon Rapids

ABRA Auto Body & Glass’ Coon Rapids, Minn., repair center has received the Farmers Insurance Circle of Dependability “Highest Performing ABRA Repair Center of the Year” award.

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Honored by Farmers Insurance

ABRA Auto Body & Glass has been awarded the 2013 Farmers Insurance National MSO Group of the Year.

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Acquires 24 Collision Centers

ABRA Auto Body & Glass has purchased all 24 Collision Centers of America in Chicago, the surrounding communities and Northwest Indiana.

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Expands into Knoxville

ABRA Auto Body & Glass has acquired the Knoxville Collision Center in Knoxville, Tenn. This is the company’s first center in the city.

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ABRA Purchases 13 Repair Centers in Charlotte

ABRA Auto Body & Glass announced it has purchased all of the 13 Wilburn Auto Body repair centers in the Charlotte, N.C., metro area. AGRR services are offered in-house.

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Acquires Illinois-Based X2 Collision

ABRA Auto Body & Glass has purchased X2 Collision in Southern Illinois, just outside St. Louis, Mo.

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Acquires Two Wisconsin Repair Centers

ABRA Auto Body & Glass has acquired two Affordable Auto Body Carstar repair centers just south of Milwaukee, Wis. ABRA handles AGRR services via its national call center.

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Names New Chief Financial Officer

ABRA Auto Body & Glass has named Brent A. Moen as executive vice president and chief financial officer.

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Adds New Wisconsin Franchise

ABRA Auto Body & Glass has opened a new franchise at 105 Commerce Drive in New Lisbon, Wis., that offers AGRR services.

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