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June 5, 2012—The Boyd Group Inc. recently announced its acquisition and opening of two new collision repair centers in Orlando, Fla., and Jessup, Md.

The Boyd Group said both repair centers will operate under the Gerber Collision & Glass trade name. Gerber Collision & Glass now operates 141 collision repair facilities throughout the U.S.

Gerber Collision & Glass’ new repair center in Orlando, Fla., previously known as Leading Edge Collision, officially opened May 30. The 10,000-square-foot facility is the company’s ninth location in the Orlando market.

“Florida is a market we first entered in January,” the Boyd Group said. “Orlando, the fifth largest city in Florida, is an attractive market where we expect to benefit from increased awareness of the Gerber trade name.”

Gerber Collision & Glass’ new repair center in Jessup, Md., previously known as ACI Auto Collision, opened May 25. The 13,000-square-foot facility is the company’s eighth location in Maryland.

"With the opening of these two repair centers, we continue to strengthen our presence in Florida and Maryland, and execute our growth strategy in North America," said Tim O'Day, president and chief operating officer of the Boyd Group's U.S. operations. "In addition to these two new openings, we recently closed our Redmond, Wash., location and opened a new Redmond location with expanded repair capacity to enhance our ability to serve customers in this market."

The Boyd Group said it is the largest operator of collision repair centers in North America. The company operates locations in four Canadian provinces under the trade name Boyd Autobody & Glass, and in 14 U.S. states under the trade names Gerber Collision & Glass, True2Form and Master Collision Repair. The Boyd Group also operates Gerber National Glass Services, an auto glass repair and replacement referral business with about 3,000 affiliated service providers throughout the country.

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