Safelite Group Acquires New England-Based Windshield World
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 New York.

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 company—both 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 the industry."

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