ABRA Auto Body & Glass Opens 14th Atlanta-Area Repair Center in Buckhead

ABRA Auto Body & Glass, the nation's leader in damaged vehicle repair services, announced the acquisition of Prestige Auto Service at 205 Pharr Road NE in the Buckhead area of Atlanta.

This acquisition represents ABRA's eighty-second repair center, sixty-two of which are corporate-owned along with twenty franchise locations.

"ABRA is in the midst of a growth strategy which includes expansion in our existing markets," stated Tim Adelmann, Chief Operations Officer. "The purchase of Prestige Auto Service brings the total number of ABRA Auto Body & Glass repair centers in metro Atlanta to fourteen. Other locations include Carrollton, Conyers, Douglasville, Fayetteville, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, two locations in Marietta, Morrow, Newnan, Dunwoody, Peachtree City and Suwanee."

The Buckhead center consists of 17,000 square feet. ABRA will renovate the office and production areas, and invest in new state-of-the-art equipment.

According to Andy Ingalls, Vice President ABRA-Georgia, "Our new Buckhead repair center will give us a tremendous advantage in servicing our customers and insurance partners in the Atlanta business districts of Buckhead, Midtown and Downtown Atlanta. This repair center is ABRA's first inside the 285 loop."

In addition to collision repair, ABRA-Buckhead will specialize in auto glass replacement and repair, paintless dent removal, and will continue the high-line mechanical services provided by Prestige Auto Service.

ABRA Auto Body & Glass is a national damaged vehicle repair company specializing in collision repair, paintless dent removal, and auto glass repair and replacement. Started with one repair center in 1984, they have grown to eighty-two facilities in ten states. Their plans for accelerated national growth over the next several years include acquiring existing facilities, building new locations, and awarding franchises.

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Date: 11 September 2003
Source: Businesswire.com

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