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Merrimack Valley

January 5, 2013

North Andover's Giant Glass sold to Ohio company

NORTH ANDOVER — Giant Glass has been sold to Ohio’s Safelite Group, a leading vehicle glass company.

Owned and operated locally by Dennis Drinkwater and Lance Cramer since 1978, Giant Glass includes 54 employees; 30 mobile vans; and five locations: Lawrence, North Andover, Peabody, Weymouth and Worcester.

“I am proud of the company that my business partner Lance and I have built,” Drinkwater said in a statement about the sale. “We have a strong customer base and excellent employees and we wanted both of them to be well taken care of in the future. We trust that Safelite will take care of them both.”

According to Safelite, the acquisition is the continuation of the group’s mission to profitably grow in the U.S. and to become the customer’s “natural choice” for vehicle glass repair and replacement services.

Drinkwater and Cramer will remain at the helm of Giant Glass, which will also retain it’s name.

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