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11-04-2011

Safelite AutoGlass® Opens Shop in Santa Maria, CA

Safelite AutoGlass®, the nation’s leading provider of vehicle glass repair and replacement services, opened a new shop in Santa Maria on October 17, 2011

SANTA MARIA, Calif. – Nov. 4, 2011 – Safelite AutoGlass®, the nation’s leading provider of vehicle glass repair and replacement services, opened a new shop in Santa Maria on October 17, 2011, to better serve area customers with same-day and in-shop service. Located at 2220 A Street #101, Santa Maria, CA, 93455, the 7,000-square-foot facility holds 2,300 glass parts, making it the largest inventory assortment in the Central Coast.

Safelite’s Santa Maria shop will conveniently serve the following Central Coast communities: Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Avila Beach, Buelton, Cambria, Cayucos, Grover Beach, Guadalupe, Harmony, Lompoc, Los Alamos, Los Osos, Morro Bay, Nipomo, Oceano, Paso Robles, Pismo Beach, San Luis Obispo, San Miguel, San Simeon, Santa Margarita, Santa Maria, Santa Ynez, Shell Beach, Solvang, Templeton and Vandenberg.

Safelite AutoGlass® has traditionally provided this community mobile service, sending technicians to the customer’s home or office and will continue to do so. However, the new store will increase accessibility to parts, thereby enabling faster in-shop and mobile service.

Dana Szczepanski serves as the store manager, overseeing six employees: four technicians, one technician trainee, and one repair specialist. Szczepanski expects to hire two more technicians soon.

“We look forward to continuing to serve the Central Coast community in a friendly and timely manner,” said Szczepanski. “Keeping people safe while they are in their vehicles is critical. Vehicle glass is an important element of a car’s structural integrity, and we are happy to perform inspections to identify any risky chips or provide a quote on glass damage.”

The addition of this Central Coast store is a part of Safelite’s plan to expand and improve service throughout southern California. Since 2009, Safelite® has developed a number of initiatives to provide unrivaled customer service, technical quality, and same-day service for southern California customers. Safelite’s growth in the Southwest U.S. includes:

•opening its second-largest distribution center in Ontario, Calif., in 2009

•opening its third national contact center in Phoenix, Ariz., in 2010

•opening 9 other new locations throughout Southern California in 2011

•relocating 4 existing Southern California locations to improve customer visibility and waiting areas, glass storage, and employee amenities in 2011

Safelite® customers in Central Coast 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

For additional information, please contact our

Media Relations department.

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