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11-14-2011

Safelite AutoGlass® Expands Chicago Supercenter

Safelite AutoGlass®, the nation’s leading provider of vehicle glass repair and replacement services, is expanding its Chicago SuperCenter, located at 500 East Thorndale Ave.

CHICAGO – Nov. 14, 2011 – Safelite AutoGlass®, the nation’s leading provider of vehicle glass repair and replacement services, is expanding its Chicago SuperCenter, located at 500 East Thorndale Ave., Wood Dale, Ill., 60191, November 14.

The facility will expand from 28,000 square feet to 41,000, 35,000 of which will be devoted to warehousing vehicle glass inventory, making it Safelite’s fifth largest in the country. This allows the SuperCenter to stock an additional 2,300 SKUs (types of glass parts), improving same-day availability to local customers.

The customer waiting area also will be enhanced. It will be large enough to comfortably accommodate over 20 customers. The 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.

“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,” said Tim Zimmer, market manager for Safelite’s Chicago region. “We look forward to continuing to serve our Chicago-area customers in a friendly and timely manner.”

Chris Lindsay, a 14-year veteran with Safelite AutoGlass® serves as the SuperCenter’s manager and oversees a staff of 40 service representatives, dispatchers, technicians, and warehouse associates.

Safelite® customers in Chicago and elsewhere can receive a quote or schedule service 24/7 at safelite.com or by calling 1-800-800-ASAP (2727). Both in-shop and mobile vehicle glass service appointments are available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

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. The Columbus, Ohio-based company employs nearly 10,000 people across the United States and served 4 million customers last year. For more information, visit www.safelite.com.


Media Contacts:

Melina Metzger, Safelite® Group, PR Manager, 614.210.9232, melina.metzger@safelite.com

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Media Relations department.

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