August 9, 2018
Gerber Collision & Glass Establishes a Presence in Alabama with the Acquisition of Two Centers in Jefferson County
Chicago, Illinois – August 9, 2018 – The Boyd Group Inc. (the “Boyd Group”) today announced the August 3, 2018 acquisition of two collision repair centers in Bessemer and Birmingham, Alabama. These centers were previously operated as C & M Collision Center. This operation was founded in Birmingham in 2005.With success in this market, an additional location was opened in the neighbouring city of Bessemer in 2016. Bessemer and Birmingham are cities in Jefferson County, the most highly populated county in Alabama, located at the northern end of the state. Both centers are located within close proximity to Interstate 20, the major highway spanning from western Texas to South Carolina.
“We are pleased to enter our 24th state with two locations in Alabama” said Tim O’Day, President and COO of the Boyd Group. “We look forward to introducing Gerber Collision and Glass to Birmingham, the largest city in the state, and the nearby city of Bessemer. As we continue to expand our presence and establish locations in new states, we best position ourselves to serve our customers and insurance providers across the U.S.”
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 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 names Boyd Autobody & Glass (http://www.boydautobody.com) and Assured Automotive (http://www.assuredauto.ca), as well as in 24 U.S. states under the trade name Gerber Collision & Glass (http://www.gerbercollision.com). The Company uses newly acquired brand names during a transition period until acquired locations have been rebranded.The Company is also a major retail auto glass operator in the U.S. with locations across 34 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 glass, emergency roadside and first notice of loss 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).
For further information, please contact:
Vice President, Corporate Development
Tel: (204) 594-1776