Special News Alert: Safelite Purchases Giant
January 4, 2012
Safelite® Group has announced the purchase of North Andover, Mass.-based
Giant Glass Co. The company notes that sellers Dennis Drinkwater
and Lance Cramer will continue to work with the company under Safelite.
"I am proud of the company that my business partner Lance and I
have built," Drinkwater says. "We have a strong customer base and
excellent employees and we wanted both of them to be well taken
care of in the future. We trust that Safelite will take care of
"While much of our growth has come organically from expanding the
company's existing sales and profit base, we've also had various
strategic, targeted acquisitions in the last several years," says
Tom Feeney, president and CEO of Safelite. "We expect that Giant
Glass' clients, customers, business partners and employees will
benefit from our commitment to be the leader in the vehicle glass
This will mark the third major acquisition Safelite has completed
in recent months, including Klein-Dickert
Co. Inc. and Southern
Glass and Plastics, both in November 2012.
Giant is exactly that, a giant in the New England area. According
to its website it has five Massachusetts locations in Peabody, Worcester,
Lawrence, Weymouth and North Andover as well as more than 30 mobile
vans and 54 employees.
Drinkwater is a noted figure in the Boston community and Giant
Glass previously has been a high-profile sponsor for the Boston
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