Gerber Collision acquires collision repair center in Illinois

TORONTO, June 24 /CNW/ - The Boyd Group Inc. (the "Boyd Group") today announced the opening of its new repair center in Evanston, Illinois. The repair center, previously known as M&D Auto Body, was recently acquired by the Boyd Group and now operates under the Gerber Collision & Glass trade name. The new location is approximately 8,000 square feet, with nearly 7,500 sq. ft. of production space. With this addition, Gerber Collision & Glass now operates 23 repair centers in Illinois and 55 overall in the U.S.

"Our latest acquisition is consistent with 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 location in Evanston will complement our existing network in Illinois and, in particular, Cook County, the second most populous county in all of the U.S."

The Boyd Group is continuously looking to add new collision repair locations to its existing network in the U.S. and Canada. 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 Canada and among the largest in North America. The company operates locations in the four Western Canadian provinces under the trade name Boyd Autobody & Glass, as well as in seven U.S. states under the trade name Gerber Collision & Glass. The company also operates Gerber National Glass Services, an auto glass repair and replacement referral business with 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 Web site at www.boydgroup.com.

SOURCE Gerber Collision & Glass

For further information: 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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