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 training programs.

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