Safelite Group has acquired the auto glass division assets of Michigan Mobile Glass & Trim Inc., which includes three locations in the Detroit metro area and one location in Traverse City, Mich. The deal excludes the architectural glazing-related business.
The company will operate under a Safelite and Michigan Mobile co-branding strategy, according to Melina Metzger, Safelite public relations manager. “
For the immediate future, areas with overlap will operate under a Safelite and Michigan Mobile co-branding strategy until we have time to evaluate and make further plans,” Metzger says.
The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
Michigan Mobile was founded in 1974. Co-founder Gerald Johnson, his son Jerry Johnson and daughter Sherry Dumbeck will stay on under the new company.
“Jerry and Sherry will join Safelite’s team while Gerald will serve as a consultant until his retirement at the end of 2013,” says Metzger.
The Detroit-based company has 26 employees and Safelite plans to retain as many as possible, according to officials.
“It is Safelite’s goal to find a position for essentially everybody,” Metzger notes.
Michigan Mobile’s management had not responded to request for comment at press time.
“We are pleased to welcome Michigan Mobile’s employees to the Safelite team,” says Tom Feeney, president and CEO of Safelite Group. Michigan Mobile also offers services in commercial and residential glass, as well as remodeling.