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Skidmore Group Adds 5th NOVUS Glass BC Location

December 1, 2017 - Coquitlam, British Columbia - Skidmore Group announced that it has acquired Crown Glass Ltd., an auto, residential and commercial glass shop located in the Kitsalano neighborhood of Vancouver, BC. This acquisition will help NOVUS Glass, a subsidiary of the Skidmore Group, better serve the needs of customers located in the Vancouver area. This will become the 5th retail location of NOVUS Glass in BC, with other shops located throughout Langley, Surrey and Coquitlam. 

“This investment offers NOVUS Glass the opportunity to provide auto, residential and commercial glass services to the people in and around Vancouver, said Anthony Breuker, regional manager of the NOVUS Glass branches in BC. "The acquisition adds to our capacity and geographic presence, allowing us to serve a greater number of people in a more efficient manner.” 

Crown Glass, which will be re-branded to NOVUS Glass, is now a wholly owned subsidiary of the Skidmore Group. This purchase fits into the Skidmore Group's strategy of consolidation and retail expansion for NOVUS Glass across BC. “We believe that this transaction offers NOVUS Glass an opportunity to accelerate its growth throughout BC,” said Rick Christiaanse, CCO of the Skidmore Group. “Crown Glass has an excellent history of glass service in Vancouver, and I believe that NOVUS Glass will benefit greatly from this acquisition.”

About NOVUS Glass

NOVUS glass, headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, invented windshield repair in 1972. For over 40 years, NOVUS Glass remains the industry’s glass research & development pioneer. NOVUS has been awarded more U.S. Patents for windshield repair than the rest of the windshield repair industry combined. For more information, visit us at or 1-800-77-NOVUS (800-776-6887) for a NOVUS location near you. For media information, contact Matthew Cosar 

About Skidmore Group

The Skidmore Group is a family enterprise that turns good businesses into great companies. We believe in the entrepreneurial spirit and creating value from collaboration, commitment, excellence and the process of innovation. In partnering with Skidmore, companies benefit from 70 years of deep operational experience and financial resources to transform results.

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