Chicago, Illinois - November 7, 2013 - The Boyd Group Inc. (the "Boyd Group") today announced the opening of two new repair centers in Maryland, one located in Catonsville situated just west of the Baltimore city border and one in Ellicott City, the county seat of Howard County and listed amongst the most affluent communities in the United States.
The Catonsville and Ellicott City repair centers are approximately 12,500 square feet, and previously operated as Pie's Body Shop and Pie's Auto Collision Experts, respectively. Both Centers now operate under the Gerber Collision & Glass trade name. With these two new additions, the Boyd Group owns and operates nine repair centers in Maryland, which brings the total current number of U.S. locations in operation to 216 including those branded as Hansen Collision and Glass.
"The opening of these two well-situated Centers shows our strong commitment to further grow our business," said Tim O'Day, President and COO of the Boyd Group's U.S. operations. "Our successful execution of single-location additions allows us to broaden our geographic footprint while expanding our reach to better serve new and existing customers. We are within our stated range of 6-10% growth in single-location additions this year and expect to continue with this momentum."
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 believed to be the largest operator of collision repair centers in North America. The Company operates locations in five Canadian provinces under the trade name Boyd Autobody & Glass (http://www.boydautobody.com), as well as in 15 U.S. states under the trade names Gerber Collision & Glass (http://www.gerbercollision.com) and Hansen Collision and Glass. The Company is a major retail auto glass operator in the U.S. with locations across 28 U.S. states under the trade names Gerber Collision & Glass, Glass America, Auto Glass Services, Auto Glass Authority and S&L Glass. 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 (http://www.boydgroup.com).
For further information, please contact:
President & CEO
Tel: (204) 895-1244
Business Development Manager
Tel: (847) 410-6003