Gerber Collision & Glass Acquires Repair Center in Washington

TORONTO, Jan. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - The Boyd Group Inc. (the "Boyd Group") today announced the December 2011 acquisition of a collision repair center in Kent, Washington.  The Boyd Group now owns and operates 11 locations in Washington, which brings the total number of U.S. locations to 137.

The new repair center will operate under the Gerber Collision & Glass trade name and is approximately 12,200 square feet in size, with 10,200 square feet of production space.  The new facility expands coverage in the local market, bridging the service area between existing locations.

"This location will allow us to better service vehicle owners and insurance partners in the area with an expanded footprint both locally and across Washington as we continue to execute on our strategic growth objectives to further increase our presence throughout North America," said Tim O'Day, President and COO of the Boyd Group's U.S. operations.

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, as well as in 14 U.S. states under the trade names Gerber Collision & Glass, True2Form, Cars, and Master 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 www.boydgroup.com.

SOURCE Gerber Collision

For further information:

Brock Bulbuck
President & CEO
Tel: (204) 895-1244
brock.bulbuck@boydgroup.com

Kim Allen
Business Development Manager
Tel: (847) 410-6003
kallen@gerbercollision.com


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