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Safelite CEO Talks about Latest Acquisition and More

Safelite CEO and president, Tom Feeney, spoke with AGRR/glassBYTEs.com’s Deb Levy late last week about a variety of topics including the company’s recent TruRoad acquisition. Feeney also said there was absolutely no truth to the rumors of a possible acquisition … Continue reading

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Glass America Acquires Ryan’s Auto Glass

Glass America, a subsidiary of the Boyd Group, has purchased Ryan’s Auto Glass, which includes four locations serving the Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio, area. Ryan’s Auto Glass is a business unit of All Service Glass, which is based in Lima, Ohio. The corporate location in Lima is not a part of the deal. Continue reading

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Gerber National Glass Services Coins New Name

The Boyd Group, parent company to Gerber Collision & Glass, Glass America and others, has changed the name of its third-party claims administrator from Gerber National Glass Services to Gerber National Claim Services. Continue reading

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Boyd Group Income Fund Completes Bought Deal Financing

Boyd Group Income Fund, parent company to Glass America, Gerber Collision & Glass and others, has closed its previously announced $100 million CAD bought deal financing consisting of 1,181,000 trust units at a price of $42.35 CAD per unit and $50 million CAD aggregate principal amount of 5.25 percent convertible unsecured subordinated debentures due October 31, 2021. Continue reading

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Boyd Group Announces a Bought Deal Financing for Gross Proceeds of Approximately $100 Million CAD

Boyd Group Income Fund, parent company to Glass America, Gerber Collision & Glass and others, has entered into an agreement to raise about $100 million CAD through an offering of units at $42.35 CAD each and the sale of convertible debentures. The Fund intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to repay bank indebtedness under its revolving credit facility as well as to fund acquisitions and for general corporate purposes. Continue reading

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Cheskis Anticipates Changes with Acquisition of Netcost

Gerber National Glass Services (GNGS), a third-party automotive glass claims administrator (TPA), might soon move away from its partnership with LYNX Services, which provides call center services. Boyd Group Income Fund is purchasing Netcost Claims Services (NCS)—and bringing with it, a call center—to combine with GNGS, according to Eddie Cheskis, CEO of Glass America, a Boyd Group subsidiary. Continue reading

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Boyd Group Consolidates U.S. Automotive Retail Glass Under Glass America Brand

Boyd Group Income Fund, parent company to Gerber Collision & Glass, Glass America, Hansen Collision and Glass and others, has consolidated its U.S. automotive glass retail operations under the Glass America brand, according to Eddie Cheskis, CEO of the U.S. glass division.
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