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Boyd Group Income Fund announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, The Boyd Group (U.S.) Inc., has signed a definitive agreement and concurrently closed, effective June 2, 2014, the acquisition of Collex Collision Experts Inc. and Collex Collision Experts of Florida … Continue reading
Correction: An earlier version of this story ran with an incorrect headline. The current has been updated to accurately reflect the information below. United States District Judge Ann Aiken, in the United States District Court for the District of Oregon, … Continue reading
Vetrocar, the Italian Partner of Automotive Glass Europe, recently opened 10 new service depots. Its network all over Italy now includes 115 Vetrocar depots. “We expected growth because of the remarkable changes in the Italian market last year, but this … Continue reading
Method Glass opened its mobile shop in Phoenix, Ariz. The new family-owned automotive glass repair and replacement company offers certified expert automotive glass technicians and a lifetime warranty to its customers. Method Glass offers all forms of vehicle repair and replacement … Continue reading
Glass Doctor of the Heart of Texas, owned by Doug Dotson, former glassBYTEs.com blogger, faced an exciting challenge when he and his company installed 26 large windows in a turn-of-the-century home. Not only was it a complicated project, but the … Continue reading
Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW) plans to sell its Insurance and Services Division (I&S), which includes LYNX Services, GTS and Glaxis, along with other information technology services to Solera Holdings (NYSE SLH) of Westlake, TX. Solera will purchase 100% of the … Continue reading
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) recently awarded two new DOT numbers to companies; one of which is based in Italy, the other the Authority Transit Car in New York. DOT No. 1015 went to Authority Transit Car, which is … Continue reading
Oklahoma auto glass shop employees say this series of hail storms hasn’t brought as much damage, or as much business, as the past series of storms. “We haven’t seen anything yet,” says Bill Stoneking, shop foreman for City Glass OKC … Continue reading
SRP, a leading automotive glass industry organization providing auto glass adhesives, cleaner, WSR kits and headlamp restoration kits, is proud to announce its sponsorship of Auto Glass Week™. The three-day international event features automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational … Continue reading
Senate Approves Bills to Fight Auto Insurance Fraud
Orion Business to Invest $15.3 Million, Create 102 Jobs
Safe-Guard Canada announced a new partnership with Nissan Canada Extended Services Inc. (NCESI). Protection plans, which will include windshield protection, administered by Safe-Guard Canada will be available to Nissan and Infiniti buyers and lessees in 219 dealer showrooms across Canada … Continue reading
A newly updated Repair of Laminated Automotive Glass Standard™ (ROLAGS) has been submitted by its secretariat, the National Windshield Repair Association and approved by ANSI. ANSI/NWRA/ROLAGS™ 001-2014 replaces and supersedes the previous ROLAGS Standard. It now includes redesigned testing protocols … Continue reading
Safelite Group Denies Former Tech’s Allegations of Wrongful Termination Under Americans with Disabilities Act
The attorneys for Safelite Group deny the company did anything wrong in its dealings with a former technician trainee with Safelite AutoGlass in Charlotte, N.C., who alleges he was wrongfully terminated under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Mathew Howcroft, who … Continue reading
This October, Auto Glass Week™ will host AGRR™ magazine’s two competitions as they return for their ninth year in Baltimore, Md. Registered and prospective contestants can now view the official competition rules and regulations online, as well as the annotated … Continue reading
The Boyd Group Inc. announced the opening of a new location in Mundelein, Ill. The repair center is approximately 15,700 square feet. It previously operated under the name of Performance Restoration and Collision Center and now operates under the Gerber … Continue reading
Caliber Collision Centers opened two new locations in the Los Angeles area, as well as a new location in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and one in the Silicon Valley region. “We are continuously looking for locations across our trading areas … Continue reading
The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Ford have recalled several models for impaired windshield visibility. “The presence of bubbles may hinder driver’s visibility thereby increasing the risk of a crash,” according to the recall notice.
It’s here. Whether you are for it or against it, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has officially gone into effect. Does your company meet the requirements of the law?
Aubrey Lee Price, a wanted man by the FBI, has been resurrected from the dead, all thanks to a cracked windshield and some dark window film. During a routine traffic stop in Brunswick, Ga., the 47-year-old fugitive, who was declared dead about a year ago following an apparently faked suicide, was brought into custody after being pulled over for a cracked windshield and illegal levels of window tint New Year’s Eve on Interstate 95.
Toyota and General Motors have each issued recalls through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for potential problems with windshield wipers and defrosters, respectively, which could impact windshield visibility. Toyota is recalling certain model year 2013-14 Camry and Camry … Continue reading
Pilkington North America, a subsidiary of Nippon Sheet Glass, has announced it is closing its Lathrop, Calif., plant, which currently manufactures automotive and commercial architectural glass. According to a release from the company, “This decision was made after a careful … Continue reading
The Federal Highway Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation, has released the newest numbers for miles driven in August 2013, showing an overall increase of 1.3 percent, or 3.4 billion vehicle miles, from August 2012. Overall travel … Continue reading
Webasto has announced a new Chongqing, China plant location. With an area encompassing approximately 172,200 square feet, the newly constructed site represents a total investment more than $8.7 million. According to a statement from the company, medium-term planning calls for … Continue reading
Following Christopher Boyle’s recent filing in the U.S. District Court of Oregon asking the court to strike patent infringement claims, plaintiff GlasWeld followed suit, filing a motion to strike the unenforceability defense from Boyle’s answer. In the company’s memo in … Continue reading
In an emotional presentation, today’s keynote speaker for Auto Glass Week™, FDNY Chief Richard Picciotto, the highest-ranking firefighter to survive the September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center, shared his harrowing tale of the infamous day. He was … Continue reading
A Repair of Laminated Auto Glass Standards (ROLAGS™) Committee meeting was held at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina during Auto Glass Week today in Tampa, Fla. Members of the committee met to discuss both subcommittees and old and … Continue reading
Alpine Glass of Minneapolis, Minn., has been awarded an arbitration award against AAA Insurance Co. for $149,500.57. The award represents 100 percent of the amount sought through arbitration for short pays from the insurer. Mike Reid, president of Alpine Glass, … Continue reading
Scranton, Pa.-based Auto Glass Fitters announced the hiring of Nik Frye as its new vice president of sales. Frye brings many years of industry experience in retail sales, national sales, field sales, marketing and operations to the auto glass repair … Continue reading
If you’ve accepted MasterCard and Visa payments from consumers within the past nine years, you may have some money coming your way. Notice of a settlement was recently filed in the amount of $7.25 billion with merchants who have accepted … Continue reading