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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
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
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
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
“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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
Safelite Group is acquiring substantially all of the automotive glass assets of central Missouri-based Accurate Glass.
Safelite AutoGlass Foundation has awarded $500,000 in impact grants to 20 separate Columbus, Ohio-based area non-profit groups, each receiving $25,000.
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.
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.
Safelite AutoGlass has recycled 4 million windshields in partnership with Shark Glass Recycling North America since 2012.
The Safelite AutoGlass Foundation hosted its fifth annual Charity Golf Classic on September 29, 2015, raising $1 million for charity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In October, Tom Feeney, Safelite AutoGlass’ president and CEO, earned two special recognitions from the central Ohio business community.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Safelite AutoGlass announced it has recycled more than 1 million windshields in 2013.
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.
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.