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ABRA Acquires Five Indiana Locations

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April 16, 2013—Multi-shop operator ABRA Auto Body & Glass nearly doubled its footprint in Indiana this week after acquiring all five locations of Hubler Express Collision in the Indianapolis market.

The new shop acquisitions are located in the Indiana communities of Greenwood, Indianapolis, Carmel, Fishers and Plainfield.

“We’ve been exploring new markets and growth opportunities across the country,” said Duane Rouse, president and CEO of Brooklyn Center, Minn.-based ABRA. “Hubler Express Collision’s strong position in the market made it a natural fit for ABRA. Not only does this transaction reinforce our growth strategy, but we will be able to cultivate and leverage their strong reputation for excellence, leadership and trust in the Indianapolis community.”

Hubler Express Collision owners John Dompier and Rob Wilson will assume leadership roles in the company to help manage shop operations in the Indianapolis market.

“Our mission has always been to improve our people, processes, procedures and customer service,” said Dompier. “Vehicle repair is not only a science, but it’s also an art form. We’re bringing together two great names and creating one common goal—to lead the way in the collision repair industry.”

With the acquisition, ABRA now operates 11 collision repair centers in Indiana, and a total of 149 corporate and franchise locations throughout 16 U.S. states.

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