Chicago, Illinois - April 15, 2013 - The Boyd Group Inc. (the "Boyd Group") today announced the opening of three new repair centers in North Carolina and one new repair center in Florida. The Boyd Group now operates 185 locations in the U.S.
Two of the new repair centers are located in Wilmington, North Carolina, bringing our total centers in Wilmington to three. The first center is approximately 10,700 square feet and was previously known as Wilmington Paint & Body Works. The second center is approximately 10,000 square feet and previously operated as Factory Finish Collision Center. The third newly opened North Carolina location is in Durham. It is our second repair center in Durham and is approximately 18,600 square feet. It previously operated as CBS Quality Cars. With these additions, the Boyd Group owns and operates 22 repair centers in North Carolina. These centers now operate under the Gerber Collision & Glass trade name.
The new repair center in Florida is located in Lakeland, Florida and is approximately 7,300 square feet. This center was previously known as Express Auto Body, and now also operates under the Gerber Collision & Glass trade name. The Boyd Group now owns and operates 38 repair centers in Florida.
"The opening of these new locations is in line with our stated growth strategy of achieving 6-10% of growth in number of centers through single-location additions," said Tim O'Day, President and COO of the Boyd Group's U.S. operations. "These centers allow us to better serve customers and insurance partners in these markets and we plan to continue to focus on expanding our presence in similar attractive U.S. markets."
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 at the contact coordinates below for more information.
About The Boyd Group Inc.
The Boyd Group Inc. is the largest operator of collision repair centres in North America. The Company operates locations in the four Western Canadian provinces under the trade name Boyd Autobody & Glass (https://www.boydautobody.com), as well as in 14 U.S. states under the trade names Gerber Collision & Glass (https://www.gerbercollision.com), The Recovery Room, and Autocrafters Collision Repair. The Company also operates Gerber National Glass Services, an auto glass repair and replacement referral business with approximately 3,000 affiliated service providers throughout the United States. For more information on The Boyd Group Inc. or Boyd Group Income Fund, please visit our website at https://www.boydgroup.com.
For further information, please contact:
President & CEO
Tel: (204) 895-1244
Business Development Manager
Tel: (847) 410-6003