Safelite on the Move: New Stores and Relocations
April 27, 2012

by Katie O'Mara,

Safelite AutoGlass has been busy this April with a number of new stores opening up and relocations of current stores. Some of these facilities will be offering new technology and upgrades to customer comfort.

“Our goal with many of these is to create improved customer waiting areas while also expanding warehousing size,” says Safelite spokesperson Melina Metzger. “We prioritize the relocations and remodels by ROI projections and the lease expirations.”

A new7,800 square-foot facility opened on April 2 in Irvine, Calif. The building will be able to stock more than 1,000 glass units and will employ a manager and 11 employees.

Also on April 2, the Lehigh Valley, Pa., Safelite AutoGlass was relocated to Whitehall, Pa. The new location will be able to house 100 more parts and has a lobby featuring Wi-Fi, cable television and snacks for customers. The store has added an additional five employees.

The Burlington, Wash., facility was moved on April 3 to a larger location within the city. The new 4,000 square-foot facility will allow the location to increase inventory by 50 percent.

A brand new Safelite location was opened in Green Park, Mo., on April 9. The 8,000 square-foot facility will be able to store 200 vehicle glass parts and will include a manager and nine employees.

Another relocation occurred in Dayton as the Safelite Autoglass store moved to a larger facility that include three bay doors, a double in glass inventory and extra amenities in the waiting room.

The Salinas, Calif., location has moved to a new building. The new facility will hold 10 times the inventory as the previous location and will also feature a newly designed waiting room.

Relocations in May are planned for locations in Tucson, Ariz., North Charleston, S.C. and Fairfield, Calif.

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