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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Acquires Shop in Knoxville, Tenn.

Acquisition of Knoxville Collision Center increases total number of stores to 194 in 17 states.


ABRA Auto Body & Glass has announced the acquisition of Knoxville Collision Center in Knoxville, Tenn. – the first ABRA repair center in the city. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Plans to continue expanding in Knoxville and around the state are aggressively underway. ABRA currently has a strong foothold in the region with repair centers in Memphis, Nashville and Chattanooga. With today’s transaction, ABRA’s portfolio now includes a total of 194 collision repair centers in 17 states.
“Knoxville Collision Center is well-regarded as a leader in the community for their standard of services, solid relationships and level of expertise,” said Duane Rouse, ABRA’s president and chief executive officer. “This acquisition is not only an excellent complement to our Tennessee operations, but it also reaffirms our growth strategy while enhancing ABRA’s brand name across the country.”
Added Rodney Kuhn, co-owner of Knoxville Collision Center, “We’re bringing together two great names for one common goal: to lead the way in the collision repair industry. I have complete confidence ABRA will continue the legacy we’ve built of delivering top-notch customer service and repair solutions to the city of Knoxville.”
Building on its increasing success, ABRA plans to continue expanding in the months and years ahead as part of an aggressive national growth strategy. It is actively seeking new opportunities to acquire repair centers and integrate them into its operating system.

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Interested parties in major markets should contact Scott Gerling, vice president of corporate development at (763) 585-6210.
For franchise opportunities in small and midsize markets, contact Mark Wahlin, vice president of franchise development and operations at (763) 585-6315.


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