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Safelite distribution center opens in Braselton, Ga.

Post Time:Sep 23,2010Classify:Industry NewsView:321

Safelite AutoGlass celebrated the official opening of its newest vehicle glass distribution center Sept. 23, according to a release. The 357,000-square-foot facility in Braselton, Ga., will process 3 million units of glass in 2011. Safelite AutoGlass will have a significant impact on the town of just over 2,000, bringing 77 immediate jobs to the area, with an eventual 120-person workforce anticipated, according to the release.

“Being able to provide employment opportunities for the residents of the Braselton area and aid in the overall economic health of the Jackson County area is something we’re very excited about,” said Tom Feeney, president and CEO, Safelite Group, in the release. “We chose the area for its proximity to the I-85 corridor and access to the area’s strong business community and workforce. We’ve received a very warm welcome from civic leaders and are looking forward to becoming an integral part of the community. This new distribution center is key to our strategic growth plans, enabling us to more effectively serve the eastern half of the country. Employing the latest in parts logistics technology and some of the most innovative ‘green’ building techniques, the center will truly be a flagship operation.”

Safelite AutoGlassis partnering with Quick Start, Georgia’s economic development program, to provide customized workforce training to its employees. Lanier Technical College also will assist Safelite AutoGlass with ongoing training programs.

“Safelite’s Braselton distribution center is a very real example of how Georgia’s highly networked logistics infrastructure plays a vital role in bringing jobs and investment to communities throughout our state,” said Heidi Green, commissioner, Georgia Department of Economic Development, in the release. “As a Georgia Certified Work Ready Community, Jackson County has a pipeline of skilled talent that will benefit Safelite as it expands its Braselton workforce. We welcome the addition of Safelite to Georgia’s automotive industry, and look forward to the company’s growth and success in our state.”

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