GlasWeld 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 GlasWeld as a named sponsor of the GlasWeld Windshield Repair Competition.
“For us, being a Platinum Sponsor for Auto Glass Week is equal parts tradition and exposure,” says Shiloh Spoo, GlasWeld president. “We have long sponsored the show and repair competition, and it has now become part of our annual tradition as a company. It also is the only show really dedicated to our industry that draws a national and international audience.
“The repair competition represents the best of the windshield repair industry, so do GlasWeld products,” he adds. “From our perspective, sponsoring the event and specifically, the repair competition, supports and encourages more people to take repair and their repair tools seriously. It also allows us to demonstrate our commitment to doing the best possible repair.”
Spoo calls the event valuable.
“The location in San Antonio is intriguing,” he adds. “It should draw from a new region and hopefully attract more international visitors.”
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) could be a good thing for the automotive glass repair industry, Spoo says. These systems include cameras, which are often connected to the windshield.
“First, we believe that it will be a good thing for our industry as a whole, and even more so for the repair sector,” says Spoo. “The true cost of replacing a windshield will continue to increase as things like heads up displays and safety sensors become more prevalent. It will no longer make sense to replace a windshield for a small crack. Calibration can be avoided altogether with a proper repair.”
GlasWeld will be at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, on October 5-7, 2016, featuring its products on the exhibition floor.
“We will be showcasing at least two new windshield repair products,” says Spoo. “We believe these new products will make the process of repair much easier and much faster. We also will showcase our Single Cut Fiber Line Windshield Removal System, which has quickly garnered rave reviews in the U.S. market. We always offer attractive show specials, which are only available at the show.”
Registration for the GlasWeld Windshield Repair 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 GlasWeld and the other companies working for the betterment of our industry. For more information on attending, competing or sponsoring, visit the official event website.