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Cole’s Collision Centers Celebrates Grand Opening of New Service Center

Facility is the fifth location for the family-owned collision repair business.

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Photo credit: Colonie Chamber of Commerce

Cole’s Collision Centers has opened its fifth, and largest, service center located in Colonie, N.Y. Construction began in the spring on the 18,000-square-foot facility, formerly the Northway Inn. The new location is in addition to another nearby Cole’s center.

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Cole’s has experienced rapid growth since opening its first location in Colonie in 2007. The company continued to expand in 2010, adding two new centers in Ballston Spa and Wilton. Cole’s fourth location, in Clifton Park, opened in 2012.

This new shop features some of the most advanced auto repair equipment, including a custom, two-car USI Italia spraybooth. It also includes room to house more than 30 cars, features a showroom and training center, and is home to Cole’s management and insurance offices.

“Our customers recognize our commitment to maintaining the highest safety standards and offering the best quality service,” said John Cole, founder and president, Cole’s Collision Centers. “That commitment is what allows us to continue to grow and add more locations and employees. This new service center wouldn’t be possible without the support of our customers, partners, suppliers and staff.”

Cole’s hired more than 15 new employees to staff the new location, from mechanical technicians and journeymen to clerical staff and customer service representatives. The company employs around 100 people between its five locations.

The facility was officially unveiled at an open house and ribbon-cutting celebration on Sept. 24th at which Cole’s representatives presented a $5,000 donation to their charity partner, Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region. Colonie Chamber of Commerce officials and local elected officials were also on hand.

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“Cole’s is a family-owned business, and their support of Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region really shows their dedication to assisting families throughout this area,” said Jeff Yule, executive director, Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region. “We’re extremely grateful for their generous donation and wish them success with their newest expansion.”

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