Safelite AutoGlass® Expands Chicago Supercenter
November 18, 2011

Safelite AutoGlass officials have announced that they are expanding the company’s Chicago SuperCenter, located in Wood Dale, Ill.

The facility will expand from 28,000 square feet to 41,000 square feet. A large portion of the expanded facility—35,000 square feet—will will be devoted to warehousing auto glass inventory, making it Safelite’s fifth largest in the country. This will allow the distribution center to stock an additional 2,300 SKUs.

The customer waiting area also will be expanded, allowing it to accommodate more than 20 customers. New picture windows will allow full view of the windshield installation area, which has grown from two service bays to more than 2,400 square feet, according to the company.

“By expanding our Chicago SuperCenter, we will be able to provide more same-day service to our customers. However, customers also will continue to have the option to schedule a mobile appointment,” says Tim Zimmer, market manager for Safelite’s Chicago region.

Chris Lindsay, who has 14 years’ experience with Safelite, serves as manager of the location, oversees a staff of 40 service representatives, dispatchers, technicians and warehouse associates.

The company also has opened a new, 6,000-square-foot retail facility in Gulfport, Miss. Company officials say the location will main an inventory of more than 500 parts, and is is managed by Joe Giroux.

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