The Boyd Group Inc. announced the acquisition of three collision repair centers in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
The repair centers, located in Escanaba, Kingsford and Marquette, previously operated as Classic Auto Collision Centers, originating in 1984 in Escanaba. A new repair center was built in 1990 and a second location opened in Marquette. The Escanaba location relocated to a newly built facility in 1992 and the Kingsford location was added in 1996.
The Upper Peninsula (UP) is a forested region bordering Northern Wisconsin and is connected to the Lower Peninsula of Michigan by the 5-mile Mackinac Bridge.
Commonly shortened to "Esky," Escanaba is the third largest city in the UP, the county seat of Delta County.
Located within the Iron Mountain statistical area, Kingsford is approximately 70 miles east of Escanaba and near Pine Mountain Ski Resort, which houses one of the largest ski jumps in the world and hosts national ski jump competitions.
Located on the shore of Lake Superior, Marquettte is the largest city in the UP, the county seat of Marquette County and home to Northern Michigan University.