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Franchising has long been a way to speed up expansion for a growing business. But Tuffy Associates Corp. in Toledo, Ohio, has found a way to put even franchise growth into overdrive.

The 25-year-old auto service company purchases new locations from auto shop owners who are ready to retire, then manages the stores until they can be resold to franchisees as Tuffy Auto Service Centers.

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