The three-day international event featuring automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor, is proud to welcome C.R. Laurence Co., Inc., an ISO 9001:2008 certified premier manufacturer that has built innovative truck and van windows, sliders, sunroofs, and accessories for more than 40 years.
“The C.R. Laurence brand means quality in the automotive window business,” says Fred Altamirano, vice president of automotive. “That’s why so many major glass distributors, van converters, and installation facilities nationwide offer C.R. Laurence automotive windows, tools and supplies.
“In addition to an expansive in-stock product line, CRL has produced custom windows for major original equipment manufacturers such as General Motors, Ford, Ram, Nissan, Toyota, Navistar, Peterbilt, Freightliner, Bombardier and John Deere. They are the Mercedes-Benz preferred aftermarket window supplier for the Sprinter Van outfitter program,” he adds. “C.R. Laurence has built an infrastructure strategically positioned throughout the North American market, providing localized shipping, service, and support.”
The company is serving as a Sponsor for Auto Glass Week because, “We attended 2014 show and had a good representation of installers on the East Coast which we have not called on in the past, although we have spoken to them via phone. We plan to see the same for 2015 but with some local West Coast customers,” says Altamirano.
“Auto Glass week is important to us because a) it helps us stay in tune with the AGR installer base, and b) we can update the installer base on new products that CRL has recently released,” he adds.
As a manufacturer and distributor of glass and glazing products to the automotive aftermarket, C.R. Laurence will display:
- a) Rear truck sliders;
- b) Van windows; and
- c) Sundries, urethane, tools and glass cleaner, etc.
Mark your calendars now to visit with C.R. Laurence on the exhibition floor, as well as all the Sponsors at this year’s event. Registration for Auto Glass Week 2015 is open and pre-registration discounts end September 8.
Offering some advice to competitors, Altamirano says, “Take your time and do it right the first time. There are no shortcuts, and no substitutions for quality products.”
The annual event, co-sponsored by AGRR™ magazine, Auto Glass Safety Council™, Independent Glass Association, National Glass Association and National Windshield Repair Association, draws attendees and top players from throughout the industry to the exhibition floor each year. Auto Glass Week will be held at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center and Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno, Nev.
Let the event devoted to the automotive glass industry and making connections that drive profit work for you. Join C.R. Laurence and the other companies working for the betterment of our industry. For more information on attending, competing or sponsoring, visit the official event website.