October 3, 2011 -- The Boyd Group Inc. (the "Boyd Group") today announced the opening of two new repair centers, located in Grove City, Ohio and Seattle, Washington. A third center in Everett, Washington is expected to open next week. With these additions, the Boyd Group now owns and operates nine repair centres in Ohio and 10 in Washington, bringing the total number of U.S. locations to 128.
The Grove City, Ohio start-up facility operates under the True2Form Collision Repair Centers trade name and is approximately 19,000 square feet in size, with 13,000 square feet of production space. The Seattle, Washington and Everett, Washington facilities operate under the Gerber Collision & Glass trade name and are approximately 19,000 and 9,000 square feet in size, respectively. The Boyd Group now owns and operates 38 repair centers that operate under the True2Form trade name and 63 under Gerber Collision & Glass trade name.
"We are continuing to execute on our strategy of expanding into select markets and growing our network of repair centers across North America," said Tim O'Day, President and COO of the Boyd Group's U.S. Operations. "Our newest start-up facility in Grove City is our fifth location in the Columbus metro area and expands our service territory to southwestern Franklin County."
"We are also excited about our strengthening presence in Washington, as we expand our service offerings to customers and insurance partners in the west side of Seattle as well as south and central Everett. The design of these new facilities has taken into account lean manufacturing initiatives, with the Seattle location additionally including a regional training facility."
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 North America. The Company operates locations in the four Western Canadian provinces under the trade name Boyd Autobody & Glass, as well as in 13 U.S. states under the trade names Gerber Collision & Glass, True2Form, and Cars. 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 www.boydgroup.com.
For further information, please contact:
President & CEO
Tel: (204) 895-1244
Business Development Manager
Tel: (847) 410-6003