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Safelite to celebrate opening of newest distribution center in Braselton, Ga.

Post Time:Sep 09,2010Classify:Industry NewsView:105

Safelite AutoGlasswill celebrate the opening of its newest distribution center in Braselton, Ga., on Sept. 23, according to a Sept. 9 release.

The centerwill beBelron's largest distribution center, with the potentialto process3 million glass units in 2011. The 357,000-square-foot facility will bring 77 immediate jobs to the town of just over 2,000, with an eventual 120 person workforce anticipated.

In addition to the community benefit, Safelite has incorporated environmentally friendly design elements and has applied for certification by the U.S. Green Building Council as a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design facility, according to the release. Examples include: reduced storm water pollution by vehicle fluid leaks and mechanical equipment wastes; increased water efficiency, reducing consumption by 44 percent; Energy Star qualified equipment for more than 90 percent of all appliances, office equipment and electronics; banned use of any CFC-based refrigerants in heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems to reduce stratospheric ozone depletion; and energy conservation with occupancy sensors on more than 75 percent of lighting.

The grand opening on Sept. 23 at 10 a.m. will include: commentary from Safelite leadership; tours of the facility at 1350 Braselton Parkway, Suite 100, by Safelite's Braselton associates; and a presentation of a $1,000 donation to the Jackson County Boys & Girls Club.

Safelite has two distribution centers across the country. These centers employ more than 130 associates who work in parts sourcing and logistics for the company. With opening of the new center, the company will employ nearly 240 between its distribution and retail operations in the state of Georgia.

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