Glass America Donates Funds After the 2011 Super Tornado Outbreak

Knoxville, TN, June 24, 2011 --( Glass America made a donation to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund on May 25th in response to the 2011 Super Outbreak. Operating as Auto Glass Service in Tennessee, Glass America is one of the largest independently-owned automobile glass replacement and repair companies in the nation.

Across the country, families and businesses continue to pick up the pieces after the series of devastating tornadoes that swept through Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia April 25-28.

“Many homes and vehicles were damaged and destroyed as the violent twisters wreaked havoc on entire communities and claimed hundreds of lives,” says Brandon Cottles, a Regional Manager at Glass America. “Glass America is contributing to the clean-up efforts, while pledging to go above and beyond for those who require auto glass repairs and replacement caused by the tornadoes. We want to help residents and drivers to get back on their feet again,” Cottles explains.

Many companies such as Glass America are seeing an increase in auto glass repairs during the aftermath of the 2011 Super Outbreak. Glass America’s service centers in Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee have seen a significant increase in business, and they expect that the influx will last at least another month. To accommodate customers, Glass America employees are working overtime to provide services during this difficult time. The company offers windshield repairs and replacements both in their shop, and also through convenient mobile services at customers’ homes and offices.

“We didn’t have power for six days at our some of our locations,” says Cottles, “We installed generators so we could keep the service centers open and be available for customers who needed auto glass repairs and replacements. The roads were cleared pretty quickly, so our installers are able to provide mobile services which are helpful for people who are trying to get their lives back on track again,” he says.

On a typical day, auto glass companies often see chipped and cracked windshields, but after a violent storm, installers see an increase in damaged tempered glass from the doors and back of the vehicle as debris and falling objects crash into the glass. As severe storms and tornadoes continue to affect many parts of the country, drivers should be aware that dangling tree limbs, lose bricks, and broken signage can still pose a threat to windshields, even after the storm is over.

To schedule an auto glass repair or replacement, please call 1-877-745-2774 to connect to the nearest location or visit

About Glass America

Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Glass America is one of the largest independently-owned automobile glass replacement and repair companies in the country. The company is American owned and operated, with 95 service centers conducting business under the names Glass America and Auto Glass Service in Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Glass America offers a complete line of auto glass repair and replacement services for all years, makes and models, foreign and domestic, commercial or passenger vehicles. In contrast to many auto glass companies in the country, Glass America buys glass only from OEM (original equipment manufactured) suppliers. This means the proper windshield with the perfect fit.

As a leader in the auto-glass replacement industry, Glass America upholds the highest levels of quality craftsmanship, and consistently maintains a proven track record for excellent customer service. The company is a member of the Independent Glass Association and all technicians are certified by Sika Adhesive Systems and LYNX Services. All auto glass installations and workmanship will meet or exceed the Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standards (AGRSS), and have a national lifetime warranty. Glass America uses only the most advanced Polyurethane Adhesives that cure quickly and provide a One Hour Safe Drive Away Time on all windshield replacements. Glass America’s direct billing procedures and pricing structures meet or exceed the requirements of all insurance companies and glass networks. All of the company’s national service areas offer both drive-in and mobile services, and always strive to make business as quick and as convenient as possible for their patrons. For more information on Glass America, or to place an order, please call 1-800-634-5623 to connect to the nearest location. For more information, please visit Glass America has a media library at that contains the following informational videos: Eye on America, The Importance of Auto Glass Safety, The Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standard, and Why Quality Matters, an interview with David Rohlfing, President & CEO.

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