Boyd Group Consolidates U.S. Automotive Retail Glass Under Glass America Brand

Boyd Group Income Fund, parent company to Gerber Collision & Glass, Glass America, Hansen Collision and Glass and others, has consolidated its U.S. automotive glass retail operations under the Glass America brand, according to Eddie Cheskis, CEO of the U.S. glass division.

“We combined Boyd U.S. retail automotive glass and Glass America into one business,” he explains. “Overall, the integration went well. We are one: one leadership team of whom I am privileged to be CEO, one operating platform, one management system, and with a couple of exceptions, one brand—Glass America.”

Boyd acquired a majority ownership and controlling interest in Chicago-based Glass America in June 2013.

The “integration and performance” of Glass America is going “as planned,” Brock Bulbuck, president and CEO, said during a company conference call last summer. He added that Glass America contributed “meaningfully” to second quarter results.

In the most recent quarterly report, Boyd Group reported that third-quarter sales in the U.S. came in at $129.6 million, up $37.8 million or 41.1 percent, from the same period of 2012. The increase is largely due to acquisitions, including Glass America and Hansen Collision and Glass, according to company officials.

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