Three weeks before the United States went into lockdown for the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, Mygrant Glass held an open house in Albuquerque, N.M. Last Saturday, the company opened its doors in Spokane once again.
“We do these because we’re very proud of our locations,” says Paul Anaya, Mygrant’s vice president of sales. Anaya says that approximately 100 people attended, and 15 vendors. He gives credit to Mygrant’s manager Mary Rogers and account manager Phil Tibessar in Spokane for the event’s success post-pandemic.
Participants drove from as far away as Montana to meet with other industry members and learn about the latest Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) technology. “We’re really big on education and safety,” Anaya says of the ADAS demonstrations on vehicles shown at the open house. Anaya says many customers had not seen an ADAS demonstration and did not know what an ADAS target is. The demonstrations gave them a first-hand look at ADAS and calibration. “It was refreshing to see them walk away with an abundance of education on ADAS.”
The ADAS demonstrations were new to Mygrant’s open house and will be seen more at future events. “We’ve got a platform where we can display [new technology] and talk about these things,” Anaya says of the company’s open houses.
Mygrant hopes to hold more this year. “The goal is really to help our customers strengthen their businesses, become more profitable, more educated,” says Anaya.