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Safelite Autoglass opens new warehouse in Davenport

Post Time:Aug 19,2010Classify:Industry NewsView:137

Safelite AutoGlass, Columbus, Ohio, has opened a new warehouse in Davenport, Iowa, according to an Aug. 19 release.

The facility, at 409 W. 76th St., features 32,500 square feet of space and employs more than 30 people. It replaces a previous 18,000-square-foot warehouse, nearly doubling available space. The warehouse will be fully operational on Aug. 20.

“This warehouse is the result of our significant growth in the eastern Iowa and central Illinois markets," said Bill Seibel, area general manager, in the release. "The new facility will help us to provide even better service to our customers, by increasing inventory levels. This will, in turn, allow for quicker service to greater numbers of customers than ever before.”

The new warehouse is part of the company’s overall growth strategy. Beginning in 2009, Safelite invested $38 million to support growth and will make similar investments in 2010. In addition to opening the new warehouse, the company has also:

Opened six new warehouses, expanded five and relocated 11 other existing warehouses for added inventoryRemodeled 40 storesOpened its second-largest distribution center in Ontario, Calif.Expanded inventory to allow for cross-border deliveries with CanadaOpened its third national contact center, creating 500 immediate jobs with the potential for up to 1,000 in Phoenix.Signed a long-term lease for the largest Belron distribution center in the world in Braselton, Ga.

“Safelite’s growth strategy has allowed our company to embark on an exciting course,” said Tom Feeney, president and CEO, SafeliteAutoGlass, in the release. “By putting our focus on our people and the facilities that support their efforts to serve our customers, we have been able to grow exponentially, while maintaining quality, integrity and improving our customer’s experience.”

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