Consolidator Report

Consolidator Report

Consolidation news from the week of Sept. 4.

ABRA Owners Add Fifth Location to Network

Kedrick and Louann Johnson have recently purchased their fifth Abra store, Abra Cloquet in Minnesota, from fellow franchisee Mike DeBoer.

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Crash Champions Expands in New Jersey

Crash Champions announced the acquisition of Terry’s Auto Body in Whippany, N.J., and Towne Auto Restoration in Randolph, N.J.

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PPG Extends Partnerships with Indianapolis Motor Speedway, INDYCAR, Team Penske

The agreement also makes PPG the entitlement sponsor of the Brickyard 400 NASCAR CUP series race, which takes place at the IMS.

PPG announced that it has extended its partnerships with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS), INDYCAR and Team Penske through 2029. The agreement also makes PPG the entitlement sponsor of the Brickyard 400 NASCAR CUP series race, which takes place at the IMS.

“We are excited to build upon our extensive history with Team Penske, INDYCAR and IMS,” said Tim Knavish, chairman and CEO of PPG. “To be able to expand and strengthen these relationships speaks to the commitment and success we’ve had together. I look forward to the seeing the PPG name on Team Penske cars and at the Brickyard 400 for years to come.”

Women in Auto Care Achieves Record-Breaking Scholarship Distribution

Approximately 81 awards totaling $425,000 were distributed to female students across the U.S. interested in pursuing careers in the automotive aftermarket.

Brian Cruickshank Elected as CAWA’s 2025 Secretary to Board of Directors

Cruickshank is a partner at Schwartz Advisors, an aftermarket-focused M&A advisory firm.

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Matt Daigle Joins SEMA’s Public and Government Affairs Team

Daigle is a seasoned communicator with more than 20 years of experience and leadership in advocacy and member communications.

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PPG Recognized as Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion

This is the third consecutive year PPG has earned this recognition from the Disability Quality Index.

NABC Donates Recycled Rides to Denver-Area Military Families

The NABC, GEICO, Allstate and Crash Champions recently donated refurbished vehicles to two military families in the Colorado State Capitol.