The showroom floor of Auto Glass Week™ in San Antonio was filled from wall to wall with exhibitors and industry professionals eager to learn about what’s new in auto glass. The reigning theme was overall growth. Some companies, such as GlasWeld, said they’ve seen growth, and as a result, have been able to increase its staff. While other companies, such as Mygrant Glass, have seen an upward swing and are looking to expand in the near future.
Tools Take the Stage
Meanwhile, across the floor new tools were being demoed and shown off. WRD Glass Tools Inc. had three new items on display: the spider 3, a cordless drill operation, the orange bat which is a dual spindle auto glass removal system that’s also cordless, and the pro 6, which is also a glass handling and removal system. WRD Glass Tools wasn’t the only company that introduced new tools.
Extractor had new blades for auto glass removal in addition to its new lithium battery. GT Tools displayed its shorter and quarter-glass cutter, which also allows for easier quarter window removal, according to its representatives. Finally, Lil Buddy introduced its Mongoose Pro Complete kit.
Windshield repair options could be found on the show floor as well. This includes windshield repair resins and tools such as the new UV light on display at Delta Kits. Some companies offer special deals at Auto Glass Week, and this included Glass Mechanix, which offered two repair kits at special prices.
Glass Magic Professional showcased its one-minute resin. The water-soluble formula has a two-minute cure time, according to the company, and can be applied in one step.
Cleaners, Components and More
Following are additional companies who were eager to talk to attendees about their products and services.
- Spray-X kept cleaning at the head of its display by showing off its new quarter pallet.
- Sunroof Express launched its new parts site which allows customers to view its products and inventory.
- IBS Software featured its new point-of-sale system called Elmo Anywhere. This easy-to-use and convenient feature allows companies to conduct business all in one place. Everything is cloud connected to allow for fast and reliable connections, according to the company.
Auto Glass Week runs through Saturday at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio. Stay tuned to glassBYTEs.com™ for the latest from the event.