Safelite Holds Grand Opening for New Distribution
Center in Braselton, Ga.
September 23, 2010
Safelite AutoGlass® celebrated the official opening of its
newest vehicle glass distribution center today. The 357,000-square-foot
facility in Braselton, Ga., will process three million units of
glass in 2011, according to the company. The center currently employs
77, and the company plans to increase that number to 120.
"We chose the area for its proximity to the I-85 corridor
and access to the area's strong business community and workforce,"
says Tom Feeney, president and CEO of Safelite. "We've received
a very warm welcome from civic leaders and are looking forward to
becoming an integral part of the community."
He adds, "This new distribution center is key to our strategic
growth plans, enabling us to more effectively serve the eastern
half of the country. Employing the latest in parts logistics technology
and some of the most innovative 'green' building techniques, the
center will truly be a flagship operation."
Safelite is partnering with Quick Start, Georgia's economic development
program, to provide customized workforce training to its employees.
Lanier Technical College also will assist the company's ongoing
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