Safelite Relocates Springdale, AR Store
SPRINGDALE, Ark. - March 11, 2011- Safelite AutoGlass®, the nation’s leading provider of vehicle glass repair and replacement services, relocated its Springdale store from 3112 North Thompson to 3546 West Sunset in March 2011.
The new 4,000 square-foot facility allows the company to nearly quadruple in-stock vehicle glass and part inventory so that more same-day and convenient in-shop appointments can be offered in the area. Customers also will continue to have the option to schedule a mobile appointment.
“Safelite is committed to serving customers in northwest Arkansas, and we think they’ll quicker service from our larger, easier-to-find store,” said Nathan Paul, general manager. “Keeping people safe while they are in their vehicles is a key component to Safelite’s approach to the business. 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.”
This new Safelite® store, which is the largest in northwest Arkansas, is more centrally located and is easily accessible to customers from Interstate 540. It is managed by Timothy Gilley who leads a team of one installation manager and five Safelite-certified technicians. Safelite® expects to hire more in the near future.
The new store is part of the company’s overall growth strategy. Since 2009, Safelite® has invested greatly to support an expanded physical presence, including:
- Opened, expanded or relocated 35 warehouses for added inventory
- Opened, expanded or relocated more than 10 stores
- Opened its second-largest distribution center in Ontario, California and its largest distribution center in Braselton, Ga.
- Expanded inventory to allow for cross-border deliveries with Canada
- Opened its third national contact center, creating 500 immediate jobs with the potential for up to 1,000 in Phoenix, Ariz.
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 serves more than 4 million customers each year through its company-owned operations.