Consolidator Report

Consolidator Report

Consolidation news from the week of Jan. 17.

ABRA Mitchell Opens in South Dakota

ABRA Auto Body Repair of America announced its expansion in South Dakota with the opening of ABRA Mitchell in Mitchell, S.D.

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Maaco Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Founded in 1972 by Anthony Martino, Maaco began its operations with a pilot location in Wilmington, Del., and in less than five years grew to nearly 200 franchised locations.

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CARSTAR Ranked No. 1 Collision Franchise by Entrepreneur

CARSTAR announced it has been ranked no. 1 in its category among the top franchises in Entrepreneur magazine’s 2022 Franchise 500.

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Service King Funds $30,000 in Grants Through CREF

CREF announced that Service King has donated $30,000 for distribution between three schools’ collision education programs through the Service King Way Grant: In Honor of Mario Malacara.

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Gerber Collision Donates $2,500 to Florida Collision School Through CREF

Gerber Collision & Glass has funded a $2,500 grant for Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Fla., via CREF.

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Crash Champions Donates Recycled Ride to Single Mother

Crash Champions recently restored and donated a Hyundai Elantra to a Springfield, Mo., single mother in need as part of the Recycled Rides program.

Crash Champions recently joined hands with the National Auto Body Council (NABC), GEICO and local non-profit organizations to restore and donate a Hyundai Elantra to a Springfield, Mo., single mother in need. The ceremonial giveaway was part of the NABC's Recycled Rides program.

The recipient, who asked to remain anonymous, was nominated by Women in Need of the Ozarks, which provides support for local single women facing short-term crises. The car was restored by certified collision repair technicians from Crash Champions who volunteered their time and expertise to restore the vehicle to like-new condition.

CCCR to Address Unpaid Administrative Time

According to a recent survey, unpaid administrative time, material costs and repair versus replace are the top three issues facing Canadian collision repairers.

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VIVE Collision Promotes Brian Walker to Chief Financial Officer

Walker has over 10 years of financial leadership experience, including seven-plus years of private equity portfolio company experience. 

Auto Glass Now Spotlight Women Leaders

As March celebrates Women’s History Month, Auto Glass Now is cheering on the women who keep the future bright.

Dave Luehr Presents 4th Annual Positivity Summit

Dave Luehr and Ryan Taylor will be joined by over 25 body shop owners and managers, industry leaders and thought leaders from around the world to discuss the hot topics concerning the industry.

I-CAR Achieves National Recognition as Top Workplace

I-CAR has earned a 2023 Top Workplaces USA award, which recognizes and celebrates organizations across the country that have built exceptional, people-centric workplace cultures.