Press release from Business Wire
FinishMaster Opens Two New Branch Locations
Thursday, June 21, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS (Business Wire) -- FinishMaster is pleased to announce the opening of new branches in Norfolk, Virginia and Chattanooga, Tennessee.
The branches are FinishMaster's fifth location in Virginia and second in Tennessee. These new branches expand FinishMaster's national footprint to 164 locations and create opportunities in new markets for FinishMaster.
In both locations FinishMaster joined forces with the local Uni-Select Auto Plus facility. “The opportunity to expand FinishMaster operations through combining with an Auto Plus location provide us greater efficiency in how we serve our customers. Thereby, we are able to grow and provide both exceptional value and superior service,” said Daniel Courtney, President, FinishMaster. “Most importantly, these locations promote the opportunity for body shops to now have a one-stop shop, making their order process more efficient.”
Courtney continued, “FinishMaster will continue to pursue similar growth opportunities in new markets on our own or with the opportunity created by Auto Plus. No matter the location, we strive to be a key factor in our customers' success.” FinishMaster has five additional co-location facilities with Auto Plus located in Buffalo, NY; Austin, TX; San Antonio, TX; St. Louis, MO; and Kansas City, KS.
FinishMaster is a wholly owned subsidiary of Uni-Select. Founded in 1968, Uni-Select is a major distributor of replacement parts, equipment, tools and accessories for motor vehicles in North America. Leader in the Canadian industry, Uni-Select is the 6th largest distributor in the United States and the leading independent distributor of automotive paint and related products. With 6,600 employees, the Uni-Select network includes over 2,500 independent jobbers and services more than 3,500 points of sale in North America. Uni-Select is headquartered in Boucherville, Canada and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the symbol UNS.
Daniel Courtney, 317-263-2023
Karine Vachon, 450-641-6972
Manager, IR and Communications