Boyd Group buys heavy-duty repair facility

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Winnipeg, Manitoba — September 27, 2016 — The Boyd Group has announced its 37th shop acquisition of 2016. The Winnipeg-based consolidator has announced the September 26, 2016 opening of a new collision repair centre in Portage, Ind.

This particular acquisition is a little unusual for Boyd. The company usually seems to acquire general purpose collision repair facilities, typically either independent facilities or smaller chains.

In this case, the new facility will focus on the repair of semi-trucks and large commercial vehicles, as well as recreational vehicles. Boyd has four other heavy-duty repair facilities throughout its network.

The new facility was previously operated by Great Lakes Peterbilt, a large truck dealership, with which it shares a location. Portage is located about 40 miles southeast of Chicago and the collision centre is in close proximity to Interstate 94.

“This is our fifth centre that specializes in commercial vehicles and RVs,” said Tim O’Day, President and COO of the Boyd Group’s US operations. “This new location will enhance our large footprint in metropolitan Chicago and will enable us to serve additional customers and further assist our insurance partners.”

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