December 8, 2009 - The Boyd Group Inc. (the "Boyd Group") today announced the acquisition of Big Sky Autobody in Arizona and the opening of a new start-up in Georgia. Big Sky Autobody is a regional operator of four collision repair centers in Arizona with three centers located in Tucson and one in Avondale. These four centers will be re-branded under the Gerber Collision & Glass trade name. The new start-up is located in Rome, Georgia and is approximately 12,000 square feet in size. With these five new facilities, Gerber Collision & Glass now operates 11 centers in Arizona, seven in Georgia and 53 overall in the U.S.
"The acquisition of Big Sky Autobody allows us to establish a strong market presence for the Gerber Collision & Glass brand in the Tucson market, while the Avondale location helps strengthen our existing presence in the western Phoenix suburban area," said Tim O'Day, President and COO of the Boyd Group's U.S. Operations. "The acquired centers are modern facilities with skilled personnel and are a good fit with our existing network. We look forward to welcoming former Big Sky Autobody employees to Gerber Collision & Glass."
"Our new start-up is well located to help serve consumers and insurance clients in the growing region of northwest Georgia. Rome is the county seat of Floyd County and the largest city located in the triangular area of Atlanta-Birmingham-Chattanooga," added Mr. O'Day.
The Boyd Group is continuously looking to add new collision repair locations to its existing network in Canada and the U.S. Interested collision repair center owners are asked to contact Kim Allen, Business Development Manager for Gerber Collision & Glass, for more information.
About The Boyd Group Inc.
The Boyd Group Inc. is the largest operator of collision repair centres in Canada and among the largest in North America. The company operates locations in the four western Canadian provinces under the trade name Boyd Autobody & Glass, as well as in seven U.S. states under the trade name Gerber Collision & Glass. The company also operates Gerber National Glass Services, an auto glass repair and replacement referral business with affiliated service providers throughout the United States. For more information on The Boyd Group Inc. or Boyd Group Income Fund, please visit our Web site at www.boydgroup.com.
For further information, please contact:
President & COO
Tel: (204) 895-1244
Business Development Manager
Tel: (847) 410-6003