Pilkington North America will return as a Platinum Sponsor of Auto Glass Week™ 2016 this fall in San Antonio, Texas. The three-day international event featuring automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor, is proud to once again welcome Pilkington N.A. as a named sponsor of the Pilkington Clear Advantage Auto Glass Technician Competition.
“We at Pilkington find the reach of Auto Glass Week to be very beneficial,” says Stacy Ulrich, marketing specialist. “We love that we can interact with so many people in the glass industry at just one show! We have sponsored Auto Glass Week for years and truly value the show as the premier industry event. More than anything, Auto Glass Week is about the people and it gives us a great opportunity to interact with and get to know our customers.”
It is important for Pilkington N.A. to support the event to help the industry stay up to date on the latest information, she says. When questioned about the event, Ulrich summed it up in one word—educational.
One key area this education comes into play at Auto Glass Week is with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). Automotive glass technicians need to be prepared. These systems include cameras, which are often connected to the windshield.
“We would advise AGRR technicians to stay fully educated on these new systems,” Ulrich says. “With the rapid growth of ADAS, it is crucial that one understands these systems to ensure proper installation and functioning. This event will help the industry by bringing people together from all over the world to introduce new products, provide education and keep the industry standards.”
Pilkington N.A. will be at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, on October 5-7, 2016, featuring its products and services on the exhibition floor.
“We are excited to showcase our ToughGuard tempered and EZ-KOOL laminated glass. We will also have a wide variety of OETech accessories on display at the show,” says Ulrich.
Registration for the Pilkington Clear Advantage Auto Glass Technician Competition is now available online.
The annual event, co-sponsored by the Auto Glass Safety Council™, Independent Glass Association, National Glass Association, National Windshield Repair Association and AGRR™ magazine, draws attendees and top players from throughout the industry to the exhibition floor each year.
Auto Glass Week will be held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and San Antonio Marriott RiverCenter in San Antonio, Texas.
Let the event devoted to the automotive glass industry and making connections that drive profit work for you. Join Pilkington N.A. and the other companies working for the betterment of our industry. For more information on attending, competing or sponsoring, visit the official event website.