CHICAGO, IL, May 15, 2013 /CNW/ - The Boyd Group Inc. (the "Boyd Group")
today announced the opening of two new repair centers, one in
Gastonia, North Carolina and the other in Spokane, Washington. The Boyd
Group now operates 187 locations in the U.S.
The new repair center located in Gastonia, North Carolina, is located
approximately 20 miles west of Charlotte and in the second largest city
in the Charlotte metropolitan area. The center is approximately 24,000
square feet and was previously operated under the name of Sonny Hancock
Collision Center. With this addition, the Boyd Group owns and operates
23 repair centers in North Carolina. These centers now operate under
the Gerber Collision & Glass trade name.
The new repair center in Washington is located in Spokane, Washington
and is approximately 15,000 square feet. This center was previously
operated as Swanson Auto Body, and now also operates under the Gerber
Collision & Glass trade name. The Spokane addition is Gerber's first
location in Eastern Washington, introducing the brand into a new
"The openings of these two new locations are further examples of our
execution of our stated growth strategy which is to achieve 6-10%
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 new centers will allow us to introduce our brands into
additional markets and better serve new customers and insurance
partners. We continue to identify opportunities to expand our presence
in similar attractive U.S. markets and will remain active in
capitalizing on those opportunities."
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 (http://www.boydautobody.com), as well as in 14 U.S. states under the trade names Gerber Collision &
Glass (http://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
SOURCE: Gerber Collision & Glass
For further information:
President & CEO
Tel: (204) 895-1244
Business Development Manager
Tel: (847) 410-6003