Trico Products Corporation, a global OEM and aftermarket supplier offering the most complete line of innovative driver visibility products under a trusted brand providing creative solutions for the light, commercial and recreational vehicle markets, is proud to announce its sponsorship of Auto Glass Week™ 2014. The three-day international event features automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an Exhibition/Extravaganza where sponsoring companies will be seen.
According to Justin Hnatio, sales representative for Trico Products Corporation, “when a bicyclist and a National Roadster collided on a Buffalo, New York, street late one rainy night in 1917, it was an impact felt around the world. Although the cyclist was not seriously injured, the accident was enough to profoundly shake the driver of the car, Buffalo theatre owner J.R. Oishei. Vowing that such an accident should never happen again, Oishei was determined to improve the ability of drivers to see during bad weather. The company Oishei formed, the Tri-Continental Corporation (later shortened to Tri-Co), introduced the first windshield wiper, Rain Rubber, for the slotted, two-piece windshields found on many of the popular automobiles of the time. Today, TRICO® is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of windshield wiper systems, wiper blades and refills, with plants on five continents.”
As a Sponsor of Auto Glass Week, Trico Products Corporation will be featured on the show floor October 7-9 and will be “exhibiting various wiper blade products and displays which glass shops are able to order,” Hnatio stated.
Trico Products Corporation chose to sponsor Auto Glass Week 2014, because it “values the importance of being an active member in the glass industry and working to form valuable relationships,” explained Hnatio.
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The annual event, managed by AGRR™ magazine and co-sponsored by the Auto Glass Safety Council, Independent Glass Association, National Glass Association and National Windshield Repair Association, draws more than 1,000 attendees and features top industry players on the show floor each year. Auto Glass Week will be held in Baltimore, Md., at the Baltimore Convention Center and Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel.
When asked why an event such as Auto Glass Week is important to the automotive glass industry, Hnatio answered “Auto Glass Week is an excellent opportunity for individuals and companies related to the automotive glass industry to network together, building strong working relationships for the future.”
Join Trico Products Corporation for the one event devoted to the automotive glass industry. For more information on attending or sponsoring, visit the official event website.