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ABRA Acquires 13 Repair Centers in Charlotte

March 12, 2014 - Press Release

ABRA Auto Body & Glass, one of the country’s top multi-shop repair operators, announced the purchase of all 13 Wilburn Auto Body repair centers in the Charlotte, N.C., area. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

With the transaction, ABRA’s portfolio now includes 145 company-owned locations and 48 independently owned franchises for a total of 193 collision repair centers in 17 states. 

“We are bringing two companies together that have demonstrated innovation and leadership in the collision repair industry for decades,” said Duane Rouse, ABRA’s president and CEO. “Wilburn Auto Body has deep roots in the Charlotte community and this purchase not only complements ABRA’s portfolio, but meets the demand of customers and business partners in the region while strengthening our presence in the state of North Carolina.”

Don Wilburn, founder and CEO of Wilburn Auto Body, embraces the acquisition.

“This is a significant milestone for me,” Wilburn said. “Wilburn Auto Body has served Charlotte since 1975. I have complete confidence ABRA will continue the legacy of delivering top-notch customer service and repair solutions to our customers and the community.”

ABRA plans to continue expanding in the months and years ahead, as part of the company’s aggressive national growth strategy.

ABRA specializes in collision repair, paintless dent removal, and auto glass repair and replacement. The company, headquartered in Brooklyn Park, Minn., was founded in 1984.

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