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Belron completes acquisition of IGD Industries' vehicle glass repair and replacement assets

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Belron US, Columbus, Ohio, operator of Safelite AutoGlass, has completed the acquisition of the vehicle glass repair and replacement assets of IGD Industries, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, according to an Oct. 2 release. These businesses include Auto Glass Center, Inc.; Auto Glass Center of Kansas, Inc.; Arnie’s Auto Glass Center; Glass Installations, LLC (DBA Midwest Auto Glass Center); JC’s Glass LLC; Globe of Iowa LLC (DBA Nationwide Auto Glass); and Alliance Claims Solutions, Inc.The acquisition was announced Sept. 23 and the deal closed effective Sept. 30.“This acquisition brings together two businesses that complement each other well,” said Tom Feeney, Belron US president and CEO, in the release. “We are thrilled to welcome this new group of talented people into our family and will now begin discussions on how we can work together.”The acquisition adds approximately 450 employees operating 78 stores in 16 states--primarily in the Midwest and Western regions of the United States--to Belron US, bringing the company’s headcount to 9,000.“For now we want everyone to continue to do what they do everyday … provide the best possible service to our customers,” Feeney said in the release. “Until we formalize action plans related to the integration of the businesses, our people will continue to work as they do today and report to the same individuals.”The Belron US and Auto Glass Center and Alliance Claims Solutions leadership teams under the direction of John Sadler, vice president, supply chain development and business integration, will work together to formalize integration plans, which are expected to be implemented over the next few months.

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