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News   November 9, 2004   by Auto Service World

Meineke Canada Announces Alliance with Network Franchising International

Meineke Car Care Centers, Inc., has announced an agreement with industry leader Network Franchising International to manage a major Meineke expansion initiative in Canada.
“There have been significant changes in the Canadian auto repair industry,” said Ken Walker, President & CEO of Meineke Car Care Centers, Inc. “We feel it’s the right time to aggressively grow our chain in Canada and we’re pleased to have Network Franchising International(NFI) on board to help with our expansion.”
“I am very excited about our new association with Meineke in Canada”, remarked Cliff Richler, President of NFI. “This is a great opportunity, with unlimited potential”, added Bruno Piva, NFI’s Account Manager for Meineke Canada, adding “Meineke has nearly 900 franchises worldwide, with exceptionally strong brand awareness, and offers an exceptional franchise business opportunity for astute entrepreneurs”.
NFI specializes in recruiting franchisees and working closely with them through the day of shop opening. “It will be a great combination”, added Duane Arbeau, Meineke VP of Canadian Operations.
Meineke VP OF Franchise Development Mark Street noted, “We have been in Canada for a number of years now, but really have not achieved the level of penetration we’re looking for. We feel the timing is right for expansion and look forward to working with NFI as we move in this direction.”
There are approximately 900 Meineke franchises throughout Canada, USA, Mexico, Ecuador, Guatemala, Venezuela, and the Caribbean.

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