March 18, 2016

Glass America Acquires Glass Repair Business in Ohio

Winnipeg, Manitoba — March 18, 2016 — The Boyd Group (“the Company” or “Boyd”) today announced the acquisition, through its Glass America subsidiary, of Ryan’s Auto Glass, a glass repair business serving the Cincinnati Ohio area. The Cincinnati metropolitan area is the largest in Ohio and has a population of over two million.

Ryan’s Auto Glass has four locations and has been serving the community for over 25 years. It also provides a mobile glass repair business serving customers directly at their home or business.

“We are very pleased to acquire Ryan’s Auto Glass,” said Eddie Cheskis, President and CEO of Glass America. “This acquisition and its excellent employees give us the ability to provide timely, quality auto glass repair and replacement services in a consumer-friendly environment. We look forward to serving the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky areas.”

Glass America is continuously looking to add new glass repair locations to its existing network in Canada and the U.S. Interested repair center owners are asked to contact Eddie Cheskis or Stephen Boyd at the contact coordinates below for more information.

About The Boyd Group Inc.
The Boyd Group Inc. (the “Company”), directly and through subsidiaries, is one of the largest operators of non-franchised collision repair centres in North America in terms of number of locations and sales. The Company operates locations in five Canadian provinces under the trade name Boyd Autobody & Glass (, as well as in 19 U.S. states under the trade name Gerber Collision & Glass ( The Company is also a major retail auto glass operator in the U.S. with locations across 31 U.S. states under the trade names Gerber Collision & Glass, Glass America, Auto Glass Service, Auto Glass Authority and The Company also operates a third party administrator, Gerber National Claims Services (“GNCS”) that offers first notice of loss, glass and related services. GNCS has approximately 5,500 affiliated glass provider locations and 4,600 affiliated emergency roadside services providers throughout the U.S. For more information on The Boyd Group Inc. or Boyd Group Income Fund, please visit our website at (

For further information, please contact:

Eddie Cheskis,
President, Glass America LLC

Stephen Boyd
Vice President, Corporate Development
Tel: (204) 594-1776
Corporate Headquarters
Boyd Group Services Inc.

1745 Ellice Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3H 1A6
Tel: 204-895-1244
Fax: 204-895-1283