CHICAGO, IL, June 18, 2015 /CNW/ - The Boyd Group Inc. (the "Boyd Group") today announced the June 12, 2015 acquisition and opening of a collision repair center in Battle Creek Michigan. The center has about 19,000 square feet of production space and previously operated under the name Phil Smead's Auto Body.
"This is Gerber's second location in Battle Creek and adds to our strong presence in the state of Michigan," said Tim O'Day, President and COO of the Boyd Group's U.S. operations. "As we continue to expand in the state we are able to better serve our customers and insurance partners."
"This is a large facility that has been serving the Battle Creek community since 1980," Mr. O'Day added. "We will maintain the high level of customer service and quality that has been established over the past 35 years and that we are known for at all our Gerber repair centers. Our portfolio continues to grow and we are on track to meet our targeted 2015 growth rate of 6 to 10 percent through single store additions."
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. ("the "Company"), directly and through subsidiaries, is the largest operator of non-franchised collision repair centers in North America in terms of number of locations and one of the largest in terms of sales. The Company operates locations in five Canadian provinces under the trade name Boyd Autobody & Glass (http://www.boydautobody.com), as well as in 17 U.S. states under the trade names Gerber Collision & Glass (http://www.gerbercollision.com) and Champ's Collision Centers. The Company is also a major retail auto glass operator in the U.S. with locations across 29 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: Stephen Boyd, Vice President, Corporate Development, Tel: (204) 594-1776, [email protected]; Kim Allen, Director of Business Development, Tel: (847) 410-6003, [email protected]