Safelite Group Acquires New England-Based Windshield
January 11, 2013
Safelite® Group announced today its agreement to acquire substantially
all of the auto glass-related assets of Barre, Vermont-based Windshield
World. The deal was finalized December 31, 2012.
Windshield World is an auto glass repair and replacement company
in upper New England, which is an area Safelite officials say the
company has not had a strong physical presence, making the acquisition
highly attractive to Safelite AutoGlass®.
Originally established in 1984, Windshield World employs 40 people
and operates in 20 cities and towns in Vermont, New Hampshire and
Safelite officials say in the release the acquisition is the continuation
of the company's mission to grow in the U.S.
According to the release, Windshield World's owner Patrick Malone
will transition his focus toward his commercial real estate business.
General manager Mike Miceli will continue as a consultant during
the transition, and he will play a significant role in the integration
of the two businesses.
"We are happy to welcome Windshield World's employees to the Safelite
team," said Tom Feeney, president and CEO of Safelite Group. "As
we continue to grow our companyboth through strategic acquisitions
of smaller, strong regional brands, as well as through organic growth,
we know that our associates will benefit from our commitment to
giving them all the resources they need to succeed and that our
customers will continue to receive the best value and service in
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