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05-14-2011

Safelite Joins NABC as a Diamond Level Member

The National Auto Body Council (NABC) is pleased to announce that Safelite AutoGlass® has stepped forward to become a Diamond Level Member

Princeton Junction, NJ – May 15, 2011 - The National Auto Body Council (NABC) is pleased to announce that Safelite AutoGlass® has stepped forward to become a Diamond Level Member, the highest level of NABC corporate sponsorship.

Because it is the nation’s leading provider of vehicle glass repair and replacement services, as well as the largest exclusively domestic producer of windshields for the vehicle glass replacement market, Safelite’s involvement in this year’s Recycled Rides® vehicle donation program seems a natural fit. Recycled Rides is a nationwide community service project where members of NABC repair and donate recycled vehicles to families and service organizations in need, in their own communities.

”We are happy to donate vehicle glass as part of NABC’s Recycled Rides program,” said Pete Pearson, senior vice president of client sales and support at Safelite. “It is a win-win program for participating repairers who are building their repair skills; and for those families and charitable institutions that receive the refurbished cars.”

Safelite’s patronage of NABC does not end with the Recycled Rides initiative, however. As it turns out, the company wished to assist NABC on an even broader scale.

“I was very grateful when I was initially informed that Safelite was interested in helping out on Recycled Rides,” stated NABC Executive Director Chuck Sulkala. “Then I ended up being blown away by the fact that they expressed a major interest in NABC’s total effort and direction to improving the image of the industry. It was a very pleasant—and welcomed—surprise. We are happy to welcome them to our prestigious Diamond Level family of committed industry partners, and I am excited about our future journey together.”

“Safelite is similarly enthusiastic about stepping up to the plate and becoming an NABC Diamond Level member. “We are honored to be among a prestigious group of other Diamond Sponsors such as, AutoZone, Hertz, Progressive, Allstate and State Farm,” added Pearson. “We look forward to growing this partnership with the National Auto Body Council.”

Diamond-level members allow NABC to bring reasonably-priced programs of value to the collision industry. Companies and collision repairers interested in changing the industry for the better can help by becoming a member of NABC. Membership applications are available on the website at www.autobodycouncil.org.

About Safelite AutoGlass®

Safelite AutoGlass®, founded in 1947, is the nation’s leading provider of vehicle glass repair and replacement services, providing mobile service to more than 95 percent of the U.S. population in all 50 states. In 2010, Safelite AutoGlass® served nearly 4 million customers.

In addition, Safelite® Glass Corp. is the nation's largest exclusively domestic producer of windshields for the vehicle glass replacement market. The Safelite® Glass Corp. manufacturing and distribution facilities are ISO-9001 certified. Finally, Safelite® Solutions provides property and casualty claims management services to more than 100 insurance and fleet clients, including 19 of the top 30 U.S. property and casualty insurance companies. For more information, visit www.safelite.com.

About NABC

NABC is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the image of the collision industry. Our ongoing and continued success is a direct result of the efforts and support of our sponsoring companies and membership. Please contact NABC directly for membership information. Call 1-888-667-7433 (888-66PRIDE) or go to www.autobodycouncil.org.


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