WINNIPEG, May 16, 2016 /CNW/ - The Boyd Group Inc. (the "Boyd Group") today announced the May 6th, 2016 acquisition and opening on May 9th, 2016 of a location operated by one of its long-time licensed partners. Boyd Autobody & Glass "Galaxie" has been a licensed partner in our program since Sept 1997 and has operated in Burnaby since 1977.
"We are extremely pleased to be able to add this great partner to our corporate network and at the same time, provide the opportunity for Salim Lalani and Ray HayJee to retire and enjoy some time with their families," said Eric Danberg, President of the Boyd Group's Canadian operations. "This location has always been a great fit geographically for us, and we expect a seamless transition as we move them onto our corporate network. With 12 corporate locations in British Columbia, and seven remaining Licensed Partners, Boyd is a leading provider of collision repair services in the province and continues to make progress towards its goal of doubling the size of its business over the next five years."
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 in the U.S. are asked to contact Kim Allen and, in Canada, Eric Danberg or Stephen Boyd at the contact coordinates below for more information.
About The Boyd Group Inc.
The Boyd Group Inc. (the "Company"), directly and through subsidiaries, is one of the largest operators of non-franchised collision repair centers in North America in terms of number of locations and sales. The Company operates locations in five Canadian provinces under the trade name Boyd Autobody & Glass (http://www.boydautobody.com), as well as in 19 U.S. states under the trade name Gerber Collision & Glass (http://www.gerbercollision.com). The Company is also a major retail auto glass operator in the U.S. with locations across 31 U.S. states under the trade names Gerber Collision & Glass, Glass America, Auto Glass Service, Auto Glass Authority and Autoglassonly.com. The Company also operates a third party administrator, Gerber National Claims Services ("GNCS") that offers first notice of loss, glass and related services. GNCS has approximately 5,500 affiliated glass provider locations and 4,600 affiliated emergency roadside services providers throughout the U.S. For more information on The Boyd Group Inc. or Boyd Group Income Fund, please visit our website at (http://www.boydgroup.com).
SOURCE Gerber Collision & Glass
For further information: please contact: Eric Danberg, President, Canadian Operations, Tel: (204) 297-0389, [email protected]; Stephen Boyd, Vice President, Corporate Development, Tel: (204) 594-1776, [email protected]; Kim Allen, Director of Business Development, Tel: (847) 410-6003, [email protected]