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Safelite Group Names New Executive Vice President, Supply Chain

Safelite® Group, parent company to Safelite AutoGlass® and Safelite® Solutions, announced John Stacy as the company’s new executive vice president, supply chain. “Our industry-leading supply chain has long played a key role in Safelite’s success, helping us serve customers where and when … Continue reading

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Safelite to Close Business Unit

Safelite Autoglass is notifying employees and key customers today that it intends to end its wholesale operation, Service Auto Glass, this week. Safelite Group will officially sunset the Service Auto Glass brand and the wholesale side of its business on … Continue reading

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Safelite Solutions Ends Deal with Westhill Inc.

Safelite Solutions recently announced it has terminated its strategic partnership with Westhill Inc., an Atlanta insurance technology company after seven months. Both companies had announced the new partnership in late January of this year. “Over the past few months, it … Continue reading

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Safelite AutoGlass Names Ryan Trierweiler as New Foundation Chair

Safelite AutoGlass®, provider of vehicle glass repair, replacement and recalibration services, has appointed Ryan Trierweiler, its executive vice president of people and leadership, as chair of the Safelite AutoGlass® Foundation. “The Foundation reflects the caring hearts of our people and … Continue reading

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Safelite Announces Layoffs and Other Measures in Response to COVID-19

Safelite president and CEO Tom Feeney announced major company changes today, due to the effects of COVID-19 on the auto glass industry. According to Feeney, the company has experienced unprecedented change brought on by unimaginable circumstances. “COVID-19 is a major … Continue reading

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The Industry Weighs In On Oscar-Nominated “American Factory”

“American Factory,” a documentary which sparked a mix of reviews from the auto glass industry has been nominated for an Oscar. The awards ceremony will be held this weekend, but before you tune in to see how it fares, we … Continue reading

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Safelite Solutions Inks Deal with Westhill

Today Safelite Solutions (Safelite) announced a new strategic partnership with Westhill Inc. (Westhill), an Atlanta-based digital solutions company. According to a Safelite press release, Westhill’s “breakthrough technology redefines the traditional property insurance claims process, resulting in a greatly enhanced policyholder experience.” … Continue reading

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Safelite Announces New Senior Vice President and CIO

Safelite Group, parent company to Safelite AutoGlass, announced Howard Bruss as the company’s senior vice president and chief information officer. “As CIO, Howard will have a seat at the table with our senior leadership team and be part of the … Continue reading

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Safelite Acquires Quick’s Glass Service

Safelite Group (Safelite), the owner of Safelite AutoGlass, announced its acquisition of Quick’s Glass Service’s assets. According to the company, the transaction was completed at the close of business October 25, 2019. Quick’s Glass Service had been in business for … Continue reading

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Safelite CEO Talks about Latest Acquisition and More

Safelite CEO and president, Tom Feeney, spoke with AGRR/glassBYTEs.com’s Deb Levy late last week about a variety of topics including the company’s recent TruRoad acquisition. Feeney also said there was absolutely no truth to the rumors of a possible acquisition … Continue reading

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Safelite Acquires TruRoad—owner of J.N. Phillips, TechnaGlass, Harmon and Strategic Claims

Safelite Group (Safelite), owner of Safelite AutoGlass, has acquired the combined businesses of TruRoad. TruRoad owns several businesses that include: JN Phillips Auto Glass, TechnaGlass, Windshield Centers, Carolina Windshield Centers, and Harmon AutoGlass service brands and StrategicClaim software and services … Continue reading

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Safelite Group Announces New Chief Customer Experience Officer

Safelite Group, parent company to Safelite AutoGlass, announced the promotion of Renee Cacchillo to executive vice president, customer experience officer. “As the architect of our customer driven strategy, Renee’s proven record of success in improving customer and business insights has … Continue reading

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Safelite AutoGlass Buys Glasspro

Safelite has purchased another regional powerhouse; Glasspro of North Charleston SC, an 11 – location AGRR company owned by Paul Heinauer. The transaction was completed at the close of business January 4, 2019, according to the company. “I’ve always been … Continue reading

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Safelite Group Acquires Black Diamond Auto Glass

Safelite® Group has acquired the assets of Black Diamond Auto Glass with 4 locations in Arizona. The transaction was completed November 9, 2018. “As a family-owned business, our people and our customers are a top priority making it important that … Continue reading

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Safelite Restructures Sales Team

Safelite Autoglass has restructured its sales efforts with the elimination of one type of position and the introduction of three new ones. “On Friday, we announced the elimination of the Area Sales Manager (ASM) position,” said Tom Feeney, president and … Continue reading

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Feeney: Reports on My Demise are False

Tom Feeney thinks he and Mark Twain have something in common. The Safelite CEO echoes one of the Midwest’s most prolific writers, saying that reports of his demise have been greatly exaggerated. In a wide-ranging interview with glassBYTEs.com/AGRR magazine on … Continue reading

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Safelite to Close Enfield Plant and Exit Automotive Glass Manufacturing

Safelite AutoGlass, the nation’s largest automotive glass installation company, will close its plant in Enfield, N.C., and cease manufacturing automotive glass parts before the end of the year. Officials say the decision was based on the increased complexity—and cost—of manufacturing such parts as their complexity and number of different types are expected to increase rapidly in the future. Continue reading

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Safelite AutoGlass to Hire 900 at New Mexico Center

Safelite Group will create 900 new insurance claims processing and support jobs in Rio Rancho, N.M., over the next four years as it opens a new center, according to Gov. Susana Martinez. Continue reading

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Safelite Group Buys Central Missouri AGRR Company

Safelite Group is acquiring substantially all of the automotive glass assets of central Missouri-based Accurate Glass. Continue reading

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Safelite AutoGlass Foundation Awards $500,000 to Non-Profit Groups

Safelite AutoGlass Foundation has awarded $500,000 in impact grants to 20 separate Columbus, Ohio-based area non-profit groups, each receiving $25,000. Continue reading

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Safelite Group Acquires Turner’s Custom Auto Glass in South Carolina

Safelite Group, parent company to Safelite AutoGlass, is acquiring substantially all of the automotive glass assets of Turner’s Custom Auto Glass based in Florence, S.C. The company will operate under a co-branding strategy “until further plans are made,” according to Safelite. Continue reading

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Is This the Beginning of the End of the Giant Glass Brand?

Three years after purchasing North Andover, Mass.-based Giant Glass Co., Safelite AutoGlass is moving to co-brand its name with the company. Prior to this, Giant Glass’ five locations continued to operate under the existing name, and Safelite rebranded its Falmouth, Mass., store into the Boston brand. Down the road could Safelite phase out the Giant Glass name and market the stores solely under the Safelite AutoGlass moniker? It wouldn’t be the first time, according to those in the industry. Continue reading

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Safelite AutoGlass Reaches Milestone in Windshield Recycling Program

Safelite AutoGlass has recycled 4 million windshields in partnership with Shark Glass Recycling North America since 2012. Continue reading

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Safelite AutoGlass Foundation Raises $1 Million

The Safelite AutoGlass Foundation hosted its fifth annual Charity Golf Classic on September 29, 2015, raising $1 million for charity. Continue reading

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Safelite Group Acquires Western Pennsylvania-Based Pro Auto Glass

Safelite Group is acquiring substantially all of the automotive glass assets of Hermitage, Pa.-based Pro Auto Glass & Mirror. For the immediate future, the company will operate under a Safelite and Pro Auto Glass co-branding strategy. Continue reading

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Safelite CEO Honored as Red Cross Humanitarian of the Year

Tom Feeney, president and CEO of Safelite Group, which owns Safelite AutoGlass and Safelite Solutions, is the recipient of the 2015 American Red Cross Humanitarian of the Year award—an honor bestowed upon those who have improved lives in central Ohio and beyond, according to the company. Continue reading

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Safelite AutoGlass Recycled More Than 1.3 Million Windshields in 2014

Safelite AutoGlass reports it has recycled more than 1.3 million windshields in 2014. In 2012, Safelite AutoGlass partnered with Shark Glass Recycling North America to launch the recycling program. Continue reading

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Safelite AutoGlass Foundation Awards $400,000 in Impact Grants

Safelite AutoGlass Foundation has awarded $400,000 in impact grants to 14 separate Columbus, Ohio-area non-profit groups, each receiving $25,000 or more. This is the fourth year the foundation has awarded the grants and donations have grown $100,000 over last year. Continue reading

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Safelite AutoGlass President and CEO Earns Two Leadership Awards

In October, Tom Feeney, Safelite AutoGlass’ president and CEO, earned two special recognitions from the central Ohio business community. Continue reading

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Safelite AutoGlass Foundation Raises $693,000 during Fourth Annual Charity Golf Classic

Safelite AutoGlass Foundation recently hosted its fourth annual Charity Golf Classic, welcoming approximately 170 representatives from its suppliers and business partners from throughout the country, with fundraising efforts totaling more than $693,000. Continue reading

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Safelite Acquires AGRR Services’ Side of Santa Fe Glass

Safelite Group, parent company to Safelite AutoGlass, is acquiring substantially all of the automotive glass assets of Kansas City’s Santa Fe Glass, not including its glazing-related business. The AGRR business “will operate under a Safelite and Santa Fe co-branding strategy until further plans are made,” according to a Safelite statement. Continue reading

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Charity Q & A: Safelite Exec Chat Rescheduled for July 31

Safelite CEO Tom Feeney’s fundraiser video question-and-answer program for the Ronald McDonald House charities has been rescheduled for July 31 at 8 p.m. The cost to participate is $5 per ticket. Continue reading

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Charity Q & A: Safelite Exec Raises Money for Ronald McDonald House

Tom Feeney, CEO of Safelite, is fundraising for the Ronald McDonald House charities in a unique way. Feeney will be participating in a video question-and-answer program on July 2 at 8 p.m. in which ticket purchasers will be able to ask Feeney questions and chat with him about anything. The cost to participate is $5 per ticket and Feeney invites all ticket holders to ask him “anything.” Continue reading

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Safelite AutoGlass Recycled More Than 1 Million Windshields in 2013

Safelite AutoGlass announced it has recycled more than 1 million windshields in 2013. Continue reading

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Safelite Creates New Position: Vice President, Customer and Brand Strategy

Safelite Group has named Renee Cacchillo to the newly created position of vice president, customer and brand strategy. Cacchillo was formerly vice president of service delivery. Continue reading

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Safelite Group Acquires Auto Glass Division of Detroit-Based Michigan Mobile

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 glazing-related business. Continue reading

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