Author Archives: AGRR/glassBYTEs Editor

Fix Network World Expands Into Spain

Fix Network World, a global automotive aftermarket franchise network for collision, glass and mechanical repair services, announced the launch of the first six Fix Auto-NOVUS Glass locations across the country. The six new locations—Barcelona North, Arganda del Rey, Leganes, Madrid … Continue reading

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Magna Announces Agreement with Veoneer in ADAS-Inspired Move

Magna International Inc. and Veoneer Inc. announced they entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Magna will acquire Veoneer, a provider of automotive safety technology. Pursuant to the agreement, Magna will acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares … Continue reading

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Corning Inc. Unveils New Augmented Reality Automotive Glass, Partnership with Hyundai

Corning Inc. Unveils New Augmented Reality Automotive Glass, Partnership with Hyundai

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Meet the Winners: Delta Kits Windshield Repair Competition (WRO) Silver Medalist—Tiffany Domingos

AGRR magazine interviewed Tiffany Domingos of JJB Auto Glass in Atascadero, Calif., after the awards ceremony.  YouTube Link

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Employee Gets Trapped Under Lift at Sipes Body and Glass

Employee Gets Trapped Under Lift at Sipes Body and Glass

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A Pole Dance You Never Want: Windshield Slows Projectile

A Phoenix, Ariz., woman escaped impalement by a metal pole Thursday while driving on Arizona State Route 51 in Phoenix. As reported by KPNX Action News on Monday, Mandy Poff was preparing to exit Route 51 about 11:53 a.m. on … Continue reading

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High-Tech Cars and Cracked Windshields Don’t Mix Well

High-Tech Cars and Cracked Windshields Don’t Mix Well

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Driverless Cars to ‘Significantly Change’ Motor Business Model

Driverless Cars to ‘Significantly Change’ Motor Business Model

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Three Felony Charges Filed Against Accused I-90 Rock Thrower

Three Felony Charges Filed Against Accused I-90 Rock Thrower

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Several Volusia County Agencies Work to Track Down Car Break-In Suspects

Several Volusia County Agencies Work to Track Down Car Break-In Suspects

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Gerber Collision & Glass to Acquire 35 Repair Centers

The Boyd Group Inc. (the “Boyd Group”) announced an agreement to acquire Collision Works of Oklahoma, LLC (“Collision Works”), a multi-store operation consisting of 35 collision repair centers located in Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. The transaction is expected to be … Continue reading

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Meet the Winners: Delta Kits Windshield Repair Competition (WRO) Bronze Medalist—Jen Curbow

Meet the Winners: Delta Kits Windshield Repair Competition (WRO) Bronze Medalist—Jen Curbow

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Insurers Come Out of COVID Looking at AI-Based Claims Tech

Insurers Come Out of COVID Looking at AI-Based Claims Tech

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Jay Leno, Diverse Industry Leaders to be Honored at Automotive Hall of Fame Induction

Jay Leno, Diverse Industry Leaders to be Honored at Automotive Hall of Fame Induction

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Tips to Protect Your Car From Break-Ins

Tips to Protect Your Car From Break-Ins

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Elusive Glass Octopus Spotted in the Remote Pacific Ocean

Elusive Glass Octopus Spotted in the Remote Pacific Ocean

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Caliber Named to Forbes 2021 List of America’s Best Large Employers

Caliber, whose automotive service brands include Caliber Collision, Caliber Auto Care and Caliber Auto Glass, has been recognized as one of Forbes magazine’s America’s Best Large Employers. “Caliber is humbled and honored to be recognized by Forbes as one of … Continue reading

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Gerber Collision & Glass Acquires Repair Center in Appleton, Wisconsin

The Boyd Group Inc. (the “Boyd Group”) announced the acquisition of a collision repair center in Appleton, Wis. This repair center operated as Peotter’s Collision Center at its current location since 1992. “We welcome the Appleton team to our Gerber … Continue reading

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Auto Windscreens Reports 145% Increase in ADAS Calibrations Since 2019

Auto Windscreens, a United Kingdom windscreen repair and replacement company, has reported a 145% increase in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) calibrations since 2019. Auto Windscreens says it has completed the highest rate of ADAS calibrations ever, with 14% of … Continue reading

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Meet the Winners: AGTO 2021 Silver Medalist—Jorge Sandoval

Meet the Winners: AGTO 2021 Silver Medalist—Jorge Sandoval

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10 Year-Old Kid Uses Karate Kick to Break Car Windscreen and Rescue His Drowning Family

10 Year-Old Kid Uses Karate Kick to Break Car Windscreen and Rescue His Drowning Family

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No U.S. Litigation Between VW and Prevent

After a “protracted dispute” in Germany between Volkswagen AG and Prevent Group, the automaker told the Sixth Circuit that the auto parts maker cannot bring litigation to the U.S. VW and its U.S. unit Volkswagen Group of America Inc. filed … Continue reading

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Arrival EV Selects ADAS Partner

Arrival EV Selects ADAS Partner

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Mahindra Teases a Cool New Feature for the Upcoming XUV700

Mahindra Teases a Cool New Feature for the Upcoming XUV700

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Atascadero Resident Wins Silver for Auto Glass Repair

Atascadero Resident Wins Silver for Auto Glass Repair

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32 Accused in San Diego-Based Auto Insurance Fraud Ring

32 Accused in San Diego-Based Auto Insurance Fraud Ring

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Woman Gets Wrongful Red Light Camera Violation Retracted After I-Team Investigates

Woman Gets Wrongful Red Light Camera Violation Retracted After I-Team Investigates

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Nashik Man Finds Snake on his Maruti Ertiga’s Windshield While Driving

Nashik Man Finds Snake on his Maruti Ertiga’s Windshield While Driving

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FMCSA Plans to Increase Windshield Area to Mount Safety Devices

FMCSA Plans to Increase Windshield Area to Mount Safety Devices

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Man Taken to Hospital After Accident at Railroad Crossing

Man Taken to Hospital After Accident at Railroad Crossing

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Going Digital with Proof of Car Insurance

Going Digital with Proof of Car Insurance

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Mike’s Auto Glass Impacted by Leaky International Pipeline

Mike’s Auto Glass Impacted by Leaky International Pipeline

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Hitachi Astemo Americas and Light Collaborate on Development of ADAS Technology

Hitachi Astemo Americas, Inc., and Light, a leading provider of depth perception for vehicles, have begun “proof of concept” development of a forward-facing perception system for use with advanced driver assistance systems. The two companies will begin to field test … Continue reading

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Breakthrough Automotive Film Technology Puts AkzoNobel’s Innovation on the Radar

Innovative film technology that allows automotive manufacturers to hide radar sensors behind decorative metallic parts has been developed by AkzoNobel. The radar-transparent bright film means vehicle makers no longer have to worry about hiding sensors behind solid metal. For more … Continue reading

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UniglassPlus Kingston Opens in Eastern Ontario

Uniban announced the opening of UniglassPlus Kingston located at 670 Fortune Crescent, Kingston, ON K7P 2T3. James Peach, owner of UniglassPlus Kingston, has over 35 years of industry experience. Originally from Newfoundland, James grew up in his family’s automotive business … Continue reading

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Camera Captures Moment Deer Crashes Through School Bus Windshield

Camera Captures Moment Deer Crashes Through School Bus Windshield

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Safelite Group Welcomes New Director of Community Engagement

Safelite Group Welcomes New Director of Community Engagement

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Jorge Sandoval of Moreno Valley, California Gets the Silver Medal

Jorge Sandoval of Moreno Valley, California Gets the Silver Medal

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2022 Toyota Tundra Shows Power Sliding Rear Window in New Teaser

2022 Toyota Tundra Shows Power Sliding Rear Window in New Teaser

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New Report Shows Auto Insurance Rates Slowly Declining in Alberta

New Report Shows Auto Insurance Rates Slowly Declining in Alberta

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At Least 12 Car Windows Smashed in Bizarre Parkade Rampage in Surrey

At Least 12 Car Windows Smashed in Bizarre Parkade Rampage in Surrey

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D’Ieteren: Acquisition of a 40% Stake in TVH Parts

D’Ieteren: Acquisition of a 40% Stake in TVH Parts

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Liberty Mutual to Buy State Auto Group

Liberty Mutual to Buy State Auto Group

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Rule Change Would Increase Space to Mount Devices on Windshields

Rule Change Would Increase Space to Mount Devices on Windshields

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Sweltering Fresno Heat Causes Car Windshield Sun Protector to Melt

Sweltering Fresno Heat Causes Car Windshield Sun Protector to Melt

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Study Finds Advanced Driver Assistance Systems Not Always Reliable in Long-term Operation

Study Finds Advanced Driver Assistance Systems Not Always Reliable in Long-term Operation

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Minieye Raises Fresh Funds to Deliver 500,000 ADAS Solutions in 2021

Minieye Raises Fresh Funds to Deliver 500,000 ADAS Solutions in 2021

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Charging for ADAS Services

Charging for ADAS Services

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Breakfast Club of Canada Receives More than $10,000 from UniglassPlus and VitroPlus

UniglassPlus and VitroPlus announced that they have raised over $10,000 for Breakfast Club of Canada through its spring windshield repair program. Through the start of spring, UniglassPlus and VitroPlus owners from across the country committed to donating one nutritious breakfast … Continue reading

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The Biden Federal Trade Commission Signals an Aggressive Antitrust Enforcement Agenda

The Biden Federal Trade Commission Signals an Aggressive Antitrust Enforcement Agenda

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Refurbished Car Donated to Local Army Veteran

Refurbished Car Donated to Local Army Veteran

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Ram Says it Will Build an EV 1500 Pickup by 2024

Ram Says it Will Build an EV 1500 Pickup by 2024

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KKR to Acquire Home Services Platform Neighborly®

KKR, a global investment firm, announced that it has agreed to acquire Neighborly® (the “Company”), a provider and franchisor of home service brands, from Harvest Partners. Glass Doctor, a glass replacement, service and repair provider, is a subsidiary of Neighborly. … Continue reading

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Moreno Valley Business Owner Wins Silver at Auto Glass Week

Moreno Valley Business Owner Wins Silver at Auto Glass Week

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Broncos QB Drew Lock’s Windshield Fends off Flying Lug Nut

Broncos QB Drew Lock’s Windshield Fends off Flying Lug Nut

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Meet the Winners: AGTO 2021 Gold Medalist—Macenzie Curbow

Meet the Winners: AGTO 2021 Gold Medalist—Macenzie Curbow

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TJ Tirado of Katy, Texas Takes Gold at Auto Glass Week

TJ Tirado of Katy, Texas Takes Gold at Auto Glass Week

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James Chapman of Zanesville Medals at Auto Glass Week

James Chapman of Zanesville Medals at Auto Glass Week

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Glass-Bottomed Panda Train Debuts in China

Glass-Bottomed Panda Train Debuts in China

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PPI: Automotive-Related Products Pricing Generally Positive in May

Prices for materials used in the auto glass industry showed mostly increases in May 2021, according to recently released Producer Price Index (PPI) data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The monthly PPI, which includes auto glass*, increased both … Continue reading

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NHTSA Launches Interactive, Searchable Recall Dashboard

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) unveiled a new cloud-based recall dashboard to make searching for auto safety recall data easy and efficient. The dashboard offers user-friendly and transparent ways to sort, filter, visualize and export recall data, according … Continue reading

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Collision, Mechanical and Transportation Crossover is Real

Collision, Mechanical and Transportation Crossover is Real

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SpaceX’s First Civilian Crew Will Have ‘One Hell of a View’ from the Spaceship’s Toilet in a New Glass Dome

SpaceX’s First Civilian Crew Will Have ‘One Hell of a View’ from the Spaceship’s Toilet in a New Glass Dome

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Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Shooting Marbles at Cars on Highway 101

Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Shooting Marbles at Cars on Highway 101

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DuPont Named Winner of GM Overdrive Award

DuPont Mobility & Materials announced that it has won the GM Overdrive Award for its BETASEAL™ 900 EI electrically-isolating sealant in the “Accelerate Innovation” category. DuPont was one of only five companies in that category to be selected for this … Continue reading

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Gerber Collision & Glass Acquires 16 Repair Centers in South Carolina and Georgia

The Boyd Group Inc. (the “Boyd Group”) announced the acquisition of 16 collision repair centers located in South Carolina and Georgia. These repair centers operated as John Harris Body Shops, which originated in 1975 in Columbia, S.C.. The South Carolina … Continue reading

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The Auto Industry is Distancing Itself from Tesla in Response to New Crash Reporting Rule

The Auto Industry is Distancing Itself from Tesla in Response to New Crash Reporting Rule

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Caliber Raising Funds for Heart Disease and Stroke Research

Caliber, the parent company of Caliber Collision, Caliber Auto Care and Caliber Auto Glass, is launching a new campaign to raise funds to support the American Heart Association’s life-saving heart disease and stroke research. Beginning July 1 and running through … Continue reading

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NHTSA Orders Crash Reporting for ADAS-Equipped Vehicles

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a Standing General Order requiring manufacturers and operators of vehicles equipped with SAE Level 2 Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) or SAE Levels 3-5 Automated Driving Systems (ADS) to report crashes. “NHTSA’s … Continue reading

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Cracked Windshield Repair in the Age of Tall-Tech Auto: It’s Not That Easy

Cracked Windshield Repair in the Age of Tall-Tech Auto: It’s Not That Easy

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Car Break-Ins Are up as Tourism Returns to San Francisco

Car Break-Ins Are up as Tourism Returns to San Francisco

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Say Farewell to the BMW i3, the Kooky Electric Hatchback That Couldn’t Quite Make it

Say Farewell to the BMW i3, the Kooky Electric Hatchback That Couldn’t Quite Make it

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Mutares Completes the Acquisition of the Majority Stake in Carglass® Maison Group from Belron

Mutares Completes the Acquisition of the Majority Stake in Carglass® Maison Group from Belron

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2021 Fortune 500 List Sees Insurance Companies Shift

Fortune’s 67th edition of its Fortune 500 list ranked America’s largest companies, detailing the pandemic’s ‘winners and losers.’ The insurance industry (property and casualty (mutual) featured several. The top five companies in this segment were: State Farm Insurance (39), Nationwide … Continue reading

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Local Fundraiser Hoping to Donate Bulletproof Windshields to Law Enforcement Vehicles

Local Fundraiser Hoping to Donate Bulletproof Windshields to Law Enforcement Vehicles

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Honda to Reveal Prologue Electric SUV: 2024 Model Developed With GM

Honda to Reveal Prologue Electric SUV: 2024 Model Developed With GM

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Miles Driven Report Shows Sharp Increase in U.S. Travel

All road and street travel in the U.S. increased by 54.6%, or 90.6 billion vehicle miles, for April 2021, compared to April 2020, according to the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHA) most recent numbers. Overall travel for the month is estimated … Continue reading

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UniglassPlus Bradford Opens in Ontario

Uniban announced the opening of UniglassPlus Bradford located at 170 Artesian Industrial Parkway, Bradford, Ontario, L3Z 3G3. Adrian Vegnaduzzo, owner of UniglassPlus Bradford, began working in the industry part-time at a body shop during school. Although he graduated with a … Continue reading

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Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Gets $15 Billion in New US Bipartisan Proposal, New EV Rebate to Come Later

Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Gets $15 Billion in New US Bipartisan Proposal, New EV Rebate to Come Later

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US NHTSA Investigates Driver Assistance Systems After Crashes

US NHTSA Investigates Driver Assistance Systems After Crashes

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6 Things Every Small Business Needs to Know About Ransomware Attacks

6 Things Every Small Business Needs to Know About Ransomware Attacks

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And Tree Breaks Three: Tesla Model 3 Gets Just That

A1 Custom Auto Glass and Electronics in Manalapan Township, N.J., does routine repair and replacement work for customers daily. But a glass replacement job on a 2019 Tesla Model 3 this month proved to be more extensive than usual. “We … Continue reading

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Car Break-Ins Frustrate Sarpy County Vehicle Owners

Car Break-Ins Frustrate Sarpy County Vehicle Owners

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2024 Volkswagen ID Buzz Spy Shots: Modern Electric Bus Starts Testing

2024 Volkswagen ID Buzz Spy Shots: Modern Electric Bus Starts Testing

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BMW Introduces Two New Electric Cars—and They’re Very Different

BMW Introduces Two New Electric Cars—and They’re Very Different

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Maintaining a Healthy Work/Life Balance

Maintaining a Healthy Work/Life Balance

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Mygrant Glass Increases Surcharge Rate Due to Ongoing Supply Chain Challenges

Rising industry surcharge rates are the latest indication of an uncertain economic recovery in the auto glass industry. Effective Monday, June 21, Mygrant Glass increased its fuel surcharge to $8 per delivery: “As we continue to navigate a very challenging … Continue reading

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Service Key for A 2 Beeline Auto Glass

Service Key for A 2 Beeline Auto Glass

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Alexandria Police Investigate 60-Car, Break-In Spree

Alexandria Police Investigate 60-Car, Break-In Spree

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Service King Donates Recycled Ride to Colorado Veteran

Service King Donates Recycled Ride to Colorado Veteran

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Have a Crack in Your Windshield? The Summertime Heat Will Only Make it Worse.

Have a Crack in Your Windshield? The Summertime Heat Will Only Make it Worse.

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Adhesive Manufacturers Talk Adhesive Supply Chain

Last week, glassBYTEs reported that suppliers have begun notifying their customers of anticipated shortages of some adhesives. Courtny Squibb, director of national product sales and distribution at NOVUS Glass, weighed in on SRP’s supply-chain management during COVID-19. “Given that our … Continue reading

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‘It Was Like a Bomb Went Off’: Shattered Sunroof Frightens and Frustrates Calgary Driver.

‘It Was Like a Bomb Went Off’: Shattered Sunroof Frightens and Frustrates Calgary Driver.

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Woman Pulled From Car Crushed by Fallen Tree, Officials Say

Woman Pulled From Car Crushed by Fallen Tree, Officials Say

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Tesla Taps New Glass Supplier for Plaid Model S

Tesla Taps New Glass Supplier for Plaid Model S

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We Try the Lexus Teammate Hands-Free Driver-Assist System

We Try the Lexus Teammate Hands-Free Driver-Assist System

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UniglassPlus Mississauga 401 Opens in Ontario

Uniban announced the opening of UniglassPlus Mississauga 401 located at 2795 Argentia Rd, Mississauga, ON L5N 8G6. Mike Cherneta and Kapi Komera, owners of CARSTAR Mississauga 401, CARSTAR Georgetown and CARSTAR Milton, invested in the addition of automotive glass repair … Continue reading

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Gerber Collision & Glass Acquires Repair Center in Pittsburgh

The Boyd Group Inc. (the “Boyd Group”) announced the acquisition of a collision repair center in Pittsburgh, Pa., the second largest city in the state. This location operated as Wolbert Auto Body & Repair and serviced the community for 49 … Continue reading

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Dividend Announcement: Boyd Group Services Inc. Declared a Dividend of $0.1410 Per Share

Dividend Announcement: Boyd Group Services Inc. Declared a Dividend of $0.1410 Per Share

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Mitchell Analyzes Evolving Auto Industry

Every facet of society is being re-worked and reimagined—no industry is immune to the ever-evolving ‘normal,’ which seems to shift by the quarter. Mitchell, parent company of NAGS and a provider of technology, connectivity and information solutions to the collision … Continue reading

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PH Vitres d’Autos Announces CEO’s Retirement

The Leadership Team of PH Vitres d’Autos announced the retirement of Mr. Mario Jutras, who held the company’s reins as chief executive officer since 1987. Jutras entered the family business in the late 1970s when he took over for his … Continue reading

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Gerber Collision & Glass Acquires Repair Center in Victor, New York

The Boyd Group Inc. (the “Boyd Group”) announced the acquisition of a collision repair center in Victor, N.Y. This location operated as Austin-Spencer Collision Repair Center – Victor, servicing the community for 35 years. “We welcome this experienced and well-performing … Continue reading

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Judge Refuses to Reduce Bail for Suspected Southern California Freeway BB Gun Shooter

Judge Refuses to Reduce Bail for Suspected Southern California Freeway BB Gun Shooter

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Lincoln Going Full EV by 2030, Starting With an Electric SUV in 2022

Lincoln Going Full EV by 2030, Starting With an Electric SUV in 2022

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Judge Approves Settlement for Subaru Class Action Case

On June 11, New Jersey Federal Judge Renee Marie Bumb gave final approval to a settlement in Khona, et al. versus Subaru of America Inc. The settlement gives a class of Subaru owners extended warranties and a reimbursement program to … Continue reading

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AsTech Acquires Mobile Tech RX

Repairify, Inc. d/b/a asTech (“asTech”), a portfolio company of Kinderhook Industries, LLC (“Kinderhook”), announced today the acquisition of Mobile Tech RX (“Mobile Tech RX” or the “Company”). Mobile Tech RX is an automotive and collision reconditioning application with over 4,000 … Continue reading

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Breaking Glass: It’s Rare, but Windows and Sunroofs are Shattering

Breaking Glass: It’s Rare, but Windows and Sunroofs are Shattering

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Burnham Park Car Windows Smashed, Tires Slashed

Burnham Park Car Windows Smashed, Tires Slashed

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What to Do If Your Windshield Takes Damage While Driving

What to Do If Your Windshield Takes Damage While Driving

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Committees Meet in Orlando

The Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) and its National Windshield Repair Division (NWRD) met Wednesday and Thursday June 9 and 10 in Orlando as Auto Glass Week ’21 was winding down. The Automotive Glass Replacement Safety Standards (AGRSS) Committee met, … Continue reading

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As Tourism Returns, Vehicle Break-Ins Rising in San Francisco

As Tourism Returns, Vehicle Break-Ins Rising in San Francisco

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Windshields Smashed After Rocks Thrown from N.S. Highway Overpass

Windshields Smashed After Rocks Thrown from N.S. Highway Overpass

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Driver Kicks Out Box Truck Windshield During 101 Freeway Chase

Driver Kicks Out Box Truck Windshield During 101 Freeway Chase

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Alfa Romeo Giulia Cop Car Has Bulletproof Glass and Armored Doors

Alfa Romeo Giulia Cop Car Has Bulletproof Glass and Armored Doors

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Auto Glass Week Ends on a High, Celebratory Note

Auto Glass Week concluded on Wednesday with the announcement of the winners in the windshield repair and auto glass replacement competitions. The successful event proved the industry was ready to come back together, learn how to further their business, and … Continue reading

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Industry Supply Chain Challenges Continue

Suppliers are beginning to notify their customers of anticipated shortages of some adhesives. Pam Oliver, sales representative at Mygrant Glass Company, recently addressed raw material supply chain challenges in an email to the company’s U428+ users: “Dow is having difficulty … Continue reading

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Tucson-Based Auto Dealership Opens Car ADAS Calibration Center

AirPro Diagnostics and Car ADAS Solutions have announced that an affiliate of Tucson-based O’Rielly Chevrolet will open an ADAS calibration center, Tucson ADAS Calibration Center LLC (TACC), to serve the Tucson and Southern Arizona markets. “We welcome TACC to the … Continue reading

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Glass Manufacturer Set to Create New Jobs in Beaufort County

Glass Manufacturer Set to Create New Jobs in Beaufort County

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Drivers, Fleets Become More Comfortable With Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

Drivers, Fleets Become More Comfortable With Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

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2021 Auto Glass Week Competition Winners Announced

The winners of the Pilkington Clear Advantage Automotive Glass Technician Competition (AGTO), Delta Kits Windshield Repair Competition (WRO) and the grand champions of the Calibration and Customer Service (CSR) competitions were announced Wednesday night at Auto Glass Week™ 2021 in … Continue reading

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Tech Change is the Theme at Auto Glass Week Close

“The car is a computer on wheels, and you need to be educated on its software and technology,” was the ominous warning issued by the closing speaker as the Auto Glass Week education program concluded in Orlando. Frank Terlep is … Continue reading

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UniglassPlus Shediac Opens in New Brunswick

Uniban, a Canadian automotive glass repair and replacement, recently announced the opening of UniglassPlus Shediac located in Shediac New Brunswick. Serge Leger, owner of UniglassPlus Shediac, has had glass repair capabilities for years. However, the team was looking to grow … Continue reading

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Root, Inc. Announces Entry into Wisconsin

Earlier this week Root Inc., the parent company of Root Insurance Co., announced that Root is now available to the 4.3 million drivers in Wisconsin, making it the company’s 31st state. Founded in Columbus, Ohio, Root Insurance says it is … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week: Calibration Takes the Stage

A staple of Auto Glass Week is the annual ADAS Summit, and this year was no different–show attendees were eager to hear of the latest on calibration. Two special panels took place, where experts in the field shared best practices, … Continue reading

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AGTO, WRO Narrow Down Finalists

It wouldn’t be Auto Glass Week without the Auto Glass Technician Competition (AGTO) and Windshield Repair Competition (WRO). Preliminaries have been held over the last two days and now both fields have been narrowed down to four finalists. Vying for … Continue reading

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NOVUS Glass Welcomes New Location in Richmond, BC

NOVUS Glass, an international name in automotive glass repair and replacement services, now has a new location in Richmond, British Columbia. Owner operator Victor Law has been in the automotive business for more than 25 years, beginning with operating a … Continue reading

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Caliber Announces Sherry Vidal-Brown as Chief People Officer

Caliber, parent company of Caliber Collision, Caliber Auto Glass, Caliber Auto Care and Protech Automotive Solutions, has announced the appointment of Sherry Vidal-Brown as chief people officer. In this role, she will support the company’s purpose, Restoring the Rhythm of … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week™ Revs into Second Gear—Day Two

Auto Glass Week swung into full gear today, the second day of the annual industry conference taking place this week in person in Orlando, and offering a virtual component as well. A full day of conference educational sessions began with … Continue reading

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Safelite Group Acquires Breaker Glass Co.

Safelite® Group, a national vehicle glass services and recalibration company and owner of Safelite® AutoGlass, has agreed to acquire the assets of Breaker Glass Co. in Placerville, Calif. The transaction was completed on Friday, June 4, 2021. “We’re pleased to … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week Kicks Off in Orlando

Auto Glass Week, the industry’s annual gathering kicked off today in Orlando before a large audience, and still more participating virtually. Opening day, complete with exhibitors, competitors and seminars, was a welcome attraction for so many who had not been … Continue reading

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Mopar Launches Certified Glass Installer Program

Mopar is launching an industry-first automotive glass-repair certification program called the Mopar Certified Glass Installer Program, which the company says leverages the collision repair educational expertise of the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR®). Mopar information states that the … Continue reading

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NOVUS® Glass Welcomes New Franchisees Joshua Gille and Mark Kim

NOVUS Glass announced the addition of new franchisees, Joshua Gille and Mark Kim, to their NOVUS franchise network. Joshua and Mark are the new owners of the NOVUS Glass franchise in San Gabriel, Calif. “NOVUS Glass has a world-class repair … Continue reading

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Alabama’s Auto Industry Looks to Add More Than 3,000 New Jobs in Wake of COVID

Alabama’s Auto Industry Looks to Add More Than 3,000 New Jobs in Wake of COVID

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Man Charged in Freeway BB Gun Shooting Denies Attacks in Jailhouse Interview

Man Charged in Freeway BB Gun Shooting Denies Attacks in Jailhouse Interview

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Tesla Armor Glass Patent Reveals ‘Bulletproof’ Secret to Cybertruck Durability

Tesla Armor Glass Patent Reveals ‘Bulletproof’ Secret to Cybertruck Durability

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Apple’s New Patent Focuses on Windshield Area Intrusion Control

In what could be a revolutionary development for the auto industry, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has officially granted Apple a patent related to windshield area intrusion control. Apple’s granted patent (11,021,126), which has been covered and analyzed by … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week™ Welcomes ALLDATA as a Cobalt Sponsor

Auto Glass Week™ (AGW) is pleased to welcome ALLDATA as a Cobalt sponsor to the world-class event starting next week in Orlando. ALLDATA provides unedited OEM automotive repair and collision information. Its more than 115,000 subscribers worldwide rely on ALLDATA … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week Announces Updated Health Protocols

Organizers of the upcoming Auto Glass Week™ have announced new safety and health protocols for the event. In accordance with CDC guidelines, AGW now has its final health safety protocols in place. These include: 1. Not attending if you are … Continue reading

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Ford Sunroof Class Action Lawsuit Alive on Appeal

Ford Sunroof Class Action Lawsuit Alive on Appeal

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Atlanta Residents Fed up With Car Break-Ins Demand Changes to City’s Approach

Atlanta Residents Fed up With Car Break-Ins Demand Changes to City’s Approach

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Auto Glass Safety Becomes Law in Maryland

Auto glass safety legislation requiring the state to adopt regulations that “meet or exceed” the ANSI/AGSC/Automotive Glass Replacement Safety Standard (AGRSS) has been enacted by the State of Maryland. The bill was passed by the state legislature in April and … Continue reading

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Go! Glass Okotoks Opens in Alberta

Uniban announced the opening Go! Glass Okotoks located at 112 South Bank Boulevard, Okotoks Alberta, T1S 0L3. This is the third facility for Go! Glass Okotoks for owners Remon Toma, Hilal Toma and Zuhair Toma who also own Go! Glass … Continue reading

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Novus Glass Welcomes New Location in Truro, Nova Scotia

Mark Weeks, regional vice president – Atlantic for Fix Network, welcomed NOVUS Glass Truro into its network, introducing advanced glass repair and replacement services in the Nova Scotia town of Truro. “We’re delighted to welcome NOVUS Glass Truro and its … Continue reading

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Attending Auto Glass Week™? Show Your Badge, Save Money and Have Fun

Auto Glass Week™ (AGW) and Visit Orlando have teamed up to provide attendees with even more great ways to enjoy their stay in the Sunshine State and even save a few dollars. AGW, June 7-9 at the Orange County Convention … Continue reading

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U.S. Agency Says Employers can Mandate COVID-19 Vaccination

U.S. Agency Says Employers can Mandate COVID-19 Vaccination

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Allstate Seeks to Keep Safelite Documents Under Wraps

The flurry of motions in preparation for a November trial has continued in insurance giant Allstate’s federal litigation against Auto Glass America and its owner Charles Isaly (AGA). The most recent back and forth involved Allstate’s filing of a Motion … Continue reading

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GEICO partners with Tractable to Accelerate Accident Recovery with AI

GEICO, the second-largest auto insurer in the US, is partnering with Tractable to accelerate its auto claim and repair process. Tractable’s proprietary computer vision technology, trained on millions of historical claims, assesses vehicle damage like a human appraiser. Inserting AI … Continue reading

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AGRR™ Magazine Offers FREE Trade Show Pass to Auto Glass Week™

AGRR™ magazine offers a FREE Trade Show Pass to attend Auto Glass Week™ (AGW). This year’s event will be held June 7-9 in Orlando, Fla. in the Orange County Convention Center. Attendees can attend in person in Orlando or online … Continue reading

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New John Bean Tru-Point ADAS Calibration Tool Debuts at Auto Glass Week

New John Bean Tru-Point ADAS Calibration Tool Debuts at Auto Glass Week

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First Drive: No Windshield, No Problem. The Aston Martin V12 Speedster is Both Breathtaking and Bracing

First Drive: No Windshield, No Problem. The Aston Martin V12 Speedster is Both Breathtaking and Bracing

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MA Right to Repair Law Headed to Trial

The issue of a consumer’s “right to repair” was in the news last week with the release of the Federal Trade Commission’s “Nixing the Fix” Report to Congress. Massachusetts has been “ground zero” on the issue with passage of voter … Continue reading

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UniglassPlus Stouffville Opens in Ontario

Uniban announced the opening of UniglassPlus Stouffville located at 61 Ringwood Drive, Unit 1, Stouffville Ontario, L4C 8C1. Vatche Najarian, owner of UniglassPlus Stouffville, grew up in the collision repair industry. Vatche’s father, Hratch, opened his collision repair center in … Continue reading

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First-Time Attendees Take Note: These 3 Tips Can Improve the AGW Experience

Event planners know that the customer experience is the top priority. The Auto Glass Week™ (AGW) team is proud that, in post-event surveys, more than 87 percent of attendees say they would return the following year. Value creation is key: … Continue reading

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AsTech Gears Up for Auto Glass Week

In anticipation of Auto Glass Week™, asTech’s Jake Rodenroth, Director of OEM and Industry Technical Relations, is gearing up for Calibrations: “Are You Calibrating Correctly?”—his live demo at the Orange County Convention Center on Monday, June 7 from 3 p.m. … Continue reading

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More Than 100 Vehicles Have Been Struck by Projectiles Along a Busy Southern California Freeway

More Than 100 Vehicles Have Been Struck by Projectiles Along a Busy Southern California Freeway

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McLaren Adds Windshield Option to Elva Speedster

McLaren Adds Windshield Option to Elva Speedster

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Ford CEO Says U.S. Needs to Regulate Automated Driving Systems

Ford CEO Says U.S. Needs to Regulate Automated Driving Systems

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AGW Welcomes Protech Automotive Solutions as a Cobalt Sponsor

Auto Glass Week™ (AGW) is excited to announce that Protech Automotive Solutions has signed on as a cobalt sponsor. Protech’s certified technicians restore vehicle-safe driving technology systems to manufacturer specifications—such as blind-spot monitoring and collision avoidance. AGW is created and … Continue reading

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Man, 32, Arrested in Connection With Car-To-Car Shooting on 91 Freeway as Investigation Continues Into Other Incidents

Man, 32, Arrested in Connection With Car-To-Car Shooting on 91 Freeway as Investigation Continues Into Other Incidents

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Florida the Latest State Dropping $300-A-Week Federal Unemployment Benefits

Florida the Latest State Dropping $300-A-Week Federal Unemployment Benefits

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Allstate vs. AGA Lawsuit Continues

Thousands of pages of documents have been filed with the U.S. District Court of the Middle District of Florida concerning more than 3,000 windshield damage claims in the case of the Allstate Insurance and its related entities (Allstate) vs. Auto … Continue reading

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Windows of 2 More Vehicles Blown Out on SoCal Freeways

Windows of 2 More Vehicles Blown Out on SoCal Freeways

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Officer Survives Bullet in Windshield as Chase Hits 100 Mph

Officer Survives Bullet in Windshield as Chase Hits 100 Mph

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Low-Flying Turkey Shatters Windshield of Painesville Ambulance with Patient Inside

Low-Flying Turkey Shatters Windshield of Painesville Ambulance with Patient Inside

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When to Replace your Windscreen and When to Repair it

When to Replace your Windscreen and When to Repair it

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FTC Highlights Burdens Placed by Repair Restrictions

“Furthermore, the burden of repair restrictions may fall more heavily on communities of color and lower-income communities.” That sentence, which was prominently placed by the Federal Trade Commission in the Executive Summary of their report submitted to Congress last week, … Continue reading

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Gerber Collision & Glass Acquires Repair Center in Amarillo, Texas

The Boyd Group Inc. (the “Boyd Group”) announced the acquisition of a collision repair center that formerly operated as a new car dealership in Amarillo, Texas, the 14th most populous city in the state. “Acquiring this repair center, our second … Continue reading

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Auto Windscreens Celebrates ‘Clearly Going Places’ for 50 Years

Auto Windscreens celebrated its 50th anniversary on May 20, 2021. It was established in 1971 as a family business in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, United Kingdom, where its head office is still based today. When the company first opened its doors, the … Continue reading

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Busy Season is No Reason to Skip AGW—Attend Virtually!

Your book of business is booming. COVID-19 restrictions are waning, and more people are ready for repair and replacement services. How could you possibly take time for Auto Glass Week™ (AGW) 2021? Here’s how. The AGW team understands that June … Continue reading

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Window Breaker May Not Work if Your Vehicle Uses Laminated Glass

Window Breaker May Not Work if Your Vehicle Uses Laminated Glass

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FTC Report Cites Safelite Comments

Safelite, LKQ and others were among the companies highlighted by the Federal Trade Commission in its report to Congress last week as being critical of certain OEM practices of automobile manufacturers. The FTC report listed several ways in which manufacturers … Continue reading

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Autel Sponsors Garage Gurus “Tomorrow’s Top Techs” Scholarships

Autel US announced its sponsorship of Garage Gurus 2021-2022 Scholarship program, emphasizing its continuing efforts to encourage and support the next generation of technicians. Twelve winners to be selected this summer will receive $2,500 and an Autel MaxiSYS MS906TS diagnostic … Continue reading

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UniglassPlus Elmira Opens in Ontario

Uniban announced the opening of UniglassPlus Elmira located at 33 First St. E., Elmira, ON N3B 2E6. Paul Van den Hoven, owner of UniglassPlus Elmira, invested in the expansion of his repair capabilities to provide customers with an automotive glass … Continue reading

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Gerber Collision & Glass Acquires Two Repair Centers in Maryland

The Boyd Group Inc. (the “Boyd Group”) announced the acquisition of two collision repair centers in Baltimore and Reisterstown, Maryland. These locations operated as Camden Body & Fender, founded 96 years ago, and is one of the oldest collision repairers … Continue reading

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City Council Candidate Accused of Running Unlicensed Auto Glass Shop

City Council Candidate Accused of Running Unlicensed Auto Glass Shop

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Take it from Anderson Cooper: 90 Minutes Could Lead to a Lifetime of Results—Register for Auto Glass Week™ to Learn More

“I’ve always been pretty skeptical of the whole body language thing I’ve seen on TV, but I like Janine Driver a lot. I think she’s got really good concrete advice. And she’s changed the way I’ve noticed things in conversations … Continue reading

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NSG Feels Impact of COVID Economy, Forecasts Stronger 2022

NSG Group, a global glass manufacturer and parent company of Pilkington, saw a decline in revenues in fiscal year 2021 compared to 2020 yet still exceeded its expectations, according to a recently released financial report. The company totaled $4.57 billion … Continue reading

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Allstate Employees Press Retirement Plan Fight

A group of present and former employees of Allstate Corp. continued their legal fight over alleged mismanagement of retirement funds in an Illinois federal court last week. Employee plaintiffs in an Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) suit against the … Continue reading

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BidClips Joins Auto Glass Week™ as Copper Sponsor

Auto Glass Week™ (AGW) is pleased to welcome BidClips as a Copper-level event sponsor. BidClips is the premier sales platform for the glass industry. They created BidClips to help you take your leads from propose to close faster with automated … Continue reading

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Shootings with BB or Pellet Gun Continue Across SoCal Freeways

Shootings with BB or Pellet Gun Continue Across SoCal Freeways

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String of Car Break-Ins Near Dog Park in NoMa Leave Residents Concerned

String of Car Break-Ins Near Dog Park in NoMa Leave Residents Concerned

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DuPont Invests in R&D and Manufacturing Resources in Europe

DuPont Mobility and Materials announced it is investing $5 million in capital and operating resources at its manufacturing facilities in Germany and Switzerland to increase capacity for its high-performance automotive adhesives. The investment will expand capacity to support growing demand … Continue reading

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AGW Attendee Benefit No. 741: Certification Training and Testing─Compliments of Auto Glass Week

Still not convinced of the value of attending Auto Glass Week™? Here’s one more reason: All attendees at Auto Glass Week (AGW) will have access to the AGSC certification training and testing program, as well as the NWRD windshield repair … Continue reading

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No Injuries After Forklift Rolls Onto vehicle, Crushing Windshield in Libertyville

No Injuries After Forklift Rolls Onto vehicle, Crushing Windshield in Libertyville

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Driver Flees Scene of Sandusky County Crash; Woman Partially Ejected from Windshield

Driver Flees Scene of Sandusky County Crash; Woman Partially Ejected from Windshield

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Boyd Group Has Slower Start to 2021

A major player in the North American auto glass replacement and collision market saw a near-10% decline in sales through the first part of 2021. Company officials attribute the slump to lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Boyd Group, … Continue reading

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Over 12 Cars Hit By BB or Pellet Guns on Southern California Freeways in Just Two Weeks

Over 12 Cars Hit By BB or Pellet Guns on Southern California Freeways in Just Two Weeks

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‘Apple Car’ May Use AR for Windshield Heads-Up Display

‘Apple Car’ May Use AR for Windshield Heads-Up Display

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Washburn Tech Donates Two Vehicles to Needy Families in Kansas

Washburn Tech Donates Two Vehicles to Needy Families in Kansas

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How Car Windows are Tinted

How Car Windows are Tinted

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Gerber Collision & Glass Acquires Three Repair Centers in Hawaii

The Boyd Group Inc. (the “Boyd Group”) announced the acquisition of three collision repair centers in Hawaii. The acquisition marks the Boyd Group’s entry into its 30th U.S. state. These locations in Kaneohe, Wahiawa and Waipahu previously operated as Sigs … Continue reading

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AirPro Diagnostics Enters into Exclusive Agreement with Spanesi North America

AirPro Diagnostics and Spanesi Americas, Inc., has entered into an exclusive agreement to provide AirPro’s suite of Diagnostic and ADAS calibrations technology solutions to Spanesi current and prospective customers as part of the “Spanesi 360° Concept” offering. “Spanesi has experienced … Continue reading

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ADAS Adoption is Worth Exploring for Safety’s Sake

ADAS Adoption is Worth Exploring for Safety’s Sake

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Lightning Sends Chunk of I-10 Pavement Through Truck’s Windshield in Florida

Lightning Sends Chunk of I-10 Pavement Through Truck’s Windshield in Florida

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Why Some Technologies Could Leave You and Your Employees Feeling Exhausted

Why Some Technologies Could Leave You and Your Employees Feeling Exhausted

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Fix Network Welcomes First Two Fix Auto Locations in Mexico

Aftermarket leader Fix Network has expanded its reach in the Latin American market, launching its first two Fix Auto locations in Mexico this week. Steve Leal, president and CEO of Fix Network, describes the launches as milestone moments in the … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week™ is Just Four Weeks Away; Registration Still Open

We are heading into the final laps for Auto Glass Week™ and what may just be the best event yet in AGW’s long history. “We are definitely sensing the industry’s excitement for our first event since 2019,” said Tricia Lopez, … Continue reading

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AGW Welcomes Agile Truck Tools as Cobalt Sponsor

Auto Glass Week™ (AGW) is pleased to welcome Agile Truck Tools as a Cobalt sponsor to the world-class event in June. Agile is a master distributor of Autel ADAS equipment, diagnostic scan tools, battery testers and TPMS tools. It offers … Continue reading

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How to Get Your Cracked Windshield Repaired in the Age of the High-Tech Car

How to Get Your Cracked Windshield Repaired in the Age of the High-Tech Car

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Shop Alleges Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices, Seeks Injunction

A Massachusetts auto glass company has sued Safelite Solutions and five insurance companies accusing the glass claims administrator of making false statements about it in an alleged attempt to steer business away. The company asks the court for a preliminary … Continue reading

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Reliable Glass Announces Transactions Involving Star Glass Company and LRST, LLC

Reliable Glass, Phoenix, Ariz., announced its acquisition of Star Glass Company, Tucson, Ariz. Star Glass was founded in 1998, offers auto, residential and commercial glass services and serves the Tucson and Phoenix metro areas. Greg Tornga, president and owner of … Continue reading

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Need a Chuckle? Check out Huntsville’s Sign Wars

Need a Chuckle? Check out Huntsville’s Sign Wars

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Vandals Smash at Least a Dozen Car Windows

Vandals Smash at Least a Dozen Car Windows

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2 More Drivers Report Windows Being Shattered on SoCal Freeways

2 More Drivers Report Windows Being Shattered on SoCal Freeways

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Ford Recall Brings Remediation Work to Glass Shops Throughout North America

The Ford F series trucks are some of the best-selling vehicles in the United States. So, the Ford recall earlier this year of over 87,000 F-150 and Super Duty trucks across North America due to windshield issues is now resulting … Continue reading

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US-China Tech War: Fuyao Glass Owner Cao Dewang of American Factory Fame to Build a Science and Technology University

US-China Tech War: Fuyao Glass Owner Cao Dewang of American Factory Fame to Build a Science and Technology University

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General Motors CEO Says Autonomous Vehicles May Be on Sale by 2030

General Motors CEO Says Autonomous Vehicles May Be on Sale by 2030

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Aston Martin Unveils New Car Without a Windshield

Aston Martin Unveils New Car Without a Windshield

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Charlotte Allstate Part of Countrywide Effort to Help Those in Need

Charlotte Allstate Part of Countrywide Effort to Help Those in Need

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Is Inaction Action? Florida Legislature Addresses AOB Legislation

The 2021 Florida Legislative Session concluded last week and quiet settled over the auto glass services industry with the recognition that the much-ballyhooed legislative fight over Assignment of Benefit legislation never materialized and the bill finally died with the end … Continue reading

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Gerber Collision & Glass Acquires Two Repair Centers in Sanford and Southern Pines, North Carolina

The Boyd Group Inc. (the “Boyd Group”) announced the acquisition of two collision repair centers in North Carolina. These repair centers operated as Overton Body Shop, which had a 1980 founding in Southern Pines, N.C. followed by an additional location … Continue reading

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SAE International and ISO Collaborate to Update and Refine Industry-Recognized SAE Levels of Driving Automation

SAE International and ISO Collaborate to Update and Refine Industry-Recognized SAE Levels of Driving Automation

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5 Things to Inspect or Replace After Your Vehicle is in an Accident

5 Things to Inspect or Replace After Your Vehicle is in an Accident

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Blue Toyota Corolla with Missing Rear Bumper, Smashed Windshield Wanted in East Cleveland shooting

Blue Toyota Corolla with Missing Rear Bumper, Smashed Windshield Wanted in East Cleveland shooting

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Nissan Files Noncompliance Report

According to a notice posted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) has established that certain replacement windshield glass lites manufactured by Central Glass Co., Ltd., outsourced to Japan Tempered & Laminated Glass Co., Ltd. … Continue reading

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How an East Peoria Company Seized on a Booming RV Market

How an East Peoria Company Seized on a Booming RV Market

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Autoglass® Appoints Chris Abbotson as National Sales Manager

Autoglass®, a UK-based vehicle glass repair, replacement and recalibration company, has appointed Chris Abbotson as national sales manager to lead the company’s commercial team. Abbotson has been part of the senior leadership team at Autoglass® for more than 13 years … Continue reading

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Electric Vehicle Owners Dismayed by Broken and Cracked Glass Roofs

Electric Vehicle Owners Dismayed by Broken and Cracked Glass Roofs

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Bad Roads Mean Higher Car Repair Costs–a Comparison by State

The state of U.S. infrastructure has been in the news lately, but just how much does that infrastructure affect the amount of car repairs (including auto glass repair and replacement)? Plenty, as it turns out. A state-by-state fact sheet produced … Continue reading

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Delta Kits Launches Website for European Market

Delta Kits Inc., supplier of windshield repair and headlight restoration supplies and equipment, has launched a new website for the European market. Working with Ogo Sense, a digital marketing company in Portland, Maine, and windscreen repair distributors Heinrich Hermanus (Germany) … Continue reading

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Oklahoma auto repair shops, insurance companies see uptick in reports of shattered windshields, windows after hail storm

Oklahoma auto repair shops, insurance companies see uptick in reports of shattered windshields, windows after hail storm

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The Sudden Acceleration of Wide-Ranging Auto-Insurance Reform Raises Questions

The Sudden Acceleration of Wide-Ranging Auto-Insurance Reform Raises Questions

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Auto Group Backs Guidelines for Partially Automated Vehicles

Auto Group Backs Guidelines for Partially Automated Vehicles

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Spanish Start-up Baltasar Presents Revolt Electric Supercar Without Roof Or Windshield

Spanish Start-up Baltasar Presents Revolt Electric Supercar Without Roof Or Windshield

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Allstate Strikes at Defendant’s Business Practices

A trial brief filed by Allstate Insurance last month in its litigation against Auto Glass America and its owner, Charles Isaly, (AGA) gave an indication of how contentious the litigation has been. The case was filed in December 2018, and … Continue reading

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AGW Welcomes Creative Extruded as a Cobalt Sponsor

Auto Glass Week™ (AGW) is pleased to welcome Creative Extruded as a Cobalt sponsor to the world-class event in June. Register today at autoglassweek.com. Creative, a domestic manufacturer, produces the finest molding systems available; FlexiTrimTM universals and RightTrimTM vehicle specific … Continue reading

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Sika Acquires Japanese Adhesives and Sealants Business

Sika has agreed to acquire Hamatite, the adhesives business of The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. Hamatite is a market leader in Japan, offering adhesives and sealants to the automotive and construction industries. According to Sika, the acquisition will significantly strengthen … Continue reading

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Auto One Expands to Florida with New West Palm Beach Location

Auto One Accessories and Glass, an automotive after-market retailer based out of Brighton, MI, has expanded its reach to the state of Florida with its new West Palm Beach Location. The new Auto One franchise location is owned by Kenny … Continue reading

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Gerber Collision & Glass Acquires Repair Center in Escondido, California

The Boyd Group Inc. (the “Boyd Group”) announced its acquisition of a collision repair center in Escondido, California. This repair center operated as Milo Johnson Auto Body since 1945 and from Escondido, its current location, since 1971. “We welcome this … Continue reading

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Test it Tuesday: Can $11 Product Fix Rock Chips and Cracks in Windshields?

Test it Tuesday: Can $11 Product Fix Rock Chips and Cracks in Windshields?

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Hotel Discounts for AGW Ending Soon – Reserve Your Rooms Today!

Still deciding where to stay for Auto Glass Week™? Your options are plenty but if you are considering a room at one of our partner hotels, discounts expire on May 14. The Rosen Centre Hotel and the Rosen Plaza Hotel … Continue reading

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Arizona Defendants Plead the Fifth in GEICO Case

Arizona defendants Sean Alexander, Terry Godfrey and Anthon Godfrey, in the auto glass services business as A&G Auto Glass and sued by GEICO in federal court for alleged fraudulent insurance claims, have pleaded their Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination. In … Continue reading

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Strategic Materials Joins Auto Glass Week™ as Cobalt Sponsor

Auto Glass Week™ (AGW) is pleased to welcome Strategic Materials as a Cobalt-level event sponsor. With over a 100-year history, Strategic Materials is North America’s largest and most comprehensive glass recycler, with nearly 50 locations in the United States, Canada, … Continue reading

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Caliber Kicks Off 10th Annual ‘Restoring You’ Food Drive

Caliber, which encompasses a portfolio of automotive services brands including Caliber Collision, America’s largest collision repair brand, Caliber Auto Care and Caliber Auto Glass has announced it is hosting its 10th annual Restoring You Food Drive, which began April 12. … Continue reading

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Safety Council Looks Toward Building Crash Data

The Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) is working to improve the collection of data regarding windshield failures in automobile crashes. There is, unfortunately, a history of anecdotal evidence of windshield failure as a cause or exacerbation of crashes and as … Continue reading

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Court Brief Reveals AGA Strategy

Trial briefs were filed last month in the U.S. District Court in Orlando, Fla. In the Allstate v. Auto Glass America litigation. Trial briefs indicate to the court the arguments that the parties plan to set forth in litigation and … Continue reading

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AirPro Diagnostics, Auto Techcelerators Enter into Exclusive Technology License Agreement

AirPro Diagnostics and Auto Techcelerators announced that they have completed an exclusive technology licensing agreement allowing AirPro Diagnostic to integrate Auto Techcelerators’ ADAS, Calibration and Test Drive CoPilot™ technologies into its diagnostic and calibration services platform. “After meeting with AirPro’s … Continue reading

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Bruce McDonald Loses Battle with Cancer

Delta Kits has announced the passing of William Bruce McDonald, who died on April 9, 2021 after being diagnosed with cancer a few months ago. McDonald was a sales representative and lead trainer at Delta Kits for more than 12 … Continue reading

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NOVUS® Glass Welcomes New Franchisee Andrew Kwang

Andrew Kwang has joined the NOVUS franchise network as the new owner of the NOVUS Glass franchise in the Greater Denver area of Colorado, formerly operated by Mike Brown. With more than 30 years of sales and marketing experience in … Continue reading

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Caliber Adds Roland Smith to Board of Directors

Caliber, parent company to Caliber Collision, Caliber Auto Glass, and Caliber Auto Care, has announced that Roland Smith will be joining its Board of Directors, effective April 19. Smith is a seasoned board member and executive, bringing more than 30 … Continue reading

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Registration Still Open for Auto Glass Week™ Windshield Repair Competition and the Chance to Take Home $5,000

Check all that apply . . . You are great at your craft. You have a bit of a competitive streak. You like to help others. You can always use some extra cash. Do these apply to you? Then you … Continue reading

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GEICO Files Another Arizona Lawsuit

GEICO has filed a $300,000 federal lawsuit in Arizona against A&G Auto Glass for alleged fraudulent or non-reimbursable claims for windshield replacement services. GEICO claims that A&G Auto Glass did not actually provide the claimed replacement services and did not … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week Announces New Sponsors

Auto Glass Week™ is the only event devoted solely to the auto glass OE and aftermarket, repair and replacement industry. It will take place June 7-9 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. Experience educational seminars, competitions and … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week™ Welcomes eAutotools.com as Cobalt Sponsor

Auto Glass Week™ (AGW) is pleased to welcome eAutotools.com as a Cobalt sponsor to the world-class event in June. AGW is created and designed specifically for the original equipment (OE) and aftermarket auto glass repair and replacement industry. Register TODAY … Continue reading

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Custom Glass Solutions Works One Million Hours Without a Lost-Time Injury

On March 17, Custom Glass Solutions reported that its windshield manufacturing plant in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, had achieved 1 million hours of work without a lost time injury. Employee health and safety manager Victor Foss, is pleased but is focused … Continue reading

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Calls on Calls Extraordinary Answering Service Joins Auto Glass Week™ as Cobalt Sponsor

Auto Glass Week™ (AGW) is pleased to welcome Calls on Calls as a Cobalt-level event sponsor. If you are ready to improve your business, enhance your skills and meet other industry leaders, you need to attend AGW. This year’s event … Continue reading

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Gerber Collision & Glass Acquires Repair Center in Vero Beach, Florida

The Boyd Group Inc. has announced the acquisition of collision repair center Perfection Paint & Body in Vero Beach, Florida. Perfection Paint & Body has served Vero Beach, the county seat of Indian River County, for more 20 years. The … Continue reading

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UniglassPlus and VitroPlus Fighting Hunger in Schools through Windshield Program

UniglassPlus and VitroPlus, well-known Canadian automotive glass repair and replacement companies and part of the Driven Brands family of automotive aftermarket franchise brands, have partnered with Breakfast Club of Canada to bring meals to those in need. Until April 30, … Continue reading

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AGRR Magazine Receives Design Award

Key Media & Research (KMR), parent company to AGRR magazine, received five awards this week from the American Society of Business Publication Editors’ (ASBPE) Azbee Awards of Excellence. Tara Taffera, editorial director, and Dawn Campbell, art director, received Bronze in … Continue reading

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NSG Group Makes Changes to Return to Pre-COVID Levels

Nearly two months after the company reported a year-over-year revenue decrease amid the COVID pandemic, Nippon Sheet Glass Co. (NSG Group, owner of Pilkington) has announced the results of its cost-savings measures including its “voluntary retirement program” in Japan and … Continue reading

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Attention AGSC/NWRD Members: Attend AGW for your Continuing Education Units

To maintain the highest standards in automotive glass repair and replacement, auto glass technicians who are Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) members must receive a certification as well as recertification. Recertification applies to accredited technicians who have previously taken and … Continue reading

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PPI: Automotive-Related Products Pricing Generally Positive in March

Prices for materials used in the auto glass industry showed mostly increases in March 2021, according to recently released Producer Price Index (PPI) data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The monthly PPI, which includes auto glass*, increased by … Continue reading

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Maryland Passes Auto Glass Safety Bill

The Maryland State Legislature has passed auto glass safety legislation that would incorporate the Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standard (AGRSS) into state law.  The bill, HB 519, was unanimously passed by the Maryland Senate by a vote of 47-0 on … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week™ Recognizes Six Sponsors That Help Make It All Happen

It takes a village to put together a conference and Auto Glass Week™ (AGW) is no exception. “It’s very important that AGW attendees are aware of the important contributions our sponsors make to the overall success of this event,” says … Continue reading

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Aurelius Acquires AutoRestore Ltd., from Belron International

Aurelius Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KgaA has acquired AutoRestore Ltd., from Belron International Ltd. Aurelius says AutoRestore, a UK provider of mobile accident repair services, will complement Aurelius portfolio companies Rivus Fleet Solutions and Pullman Fleet Services which have … Continue reading

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Gerber Collision & Glass Acquires Repair Center in Milwaukee

The Boyd Group Inc. has acquired the collision repair center Prestige Auto Works in Milwaukee, Wis. This location has served this market for nearly 40 years. “We are excited to welcome this location, which has built a strong reputation for … Continue reading

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Defective Glass is a Problem; Attending Auto Glass Week Can Help

Defective glass, counterfeit glass and incorrect parts can cause major headaches for shop owners. Service gets backed up, customers complain, and your reputation can be affected. To address these and other issues, Auto Glass Week™ (AGW) is devoting two sessions … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week Announces New Sponsors

Just 10 weeks remain until the industry’s greatest event of the year. Auto Glass Week™ will be held June 7-9 at the Orange County Convention Center in Florida. The two-day event offers a top-notch educational program, exciting competitions, and the … Continue reading

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IBS Joins Auto Glass Week as Cobalt Sponsor

Auto Glass Week™ (AGW) is pleased to welcome Cobalt sponsor IBS. AGW, June 7-9 at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, Fla., is the only worldwide event created and designed specifically for the auto glass repair and replacement … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week™ Welcomes asTech as a Copper Sponsor

Auto Glass Week™ (AGW) is excited to announce that asTech, a Repairify, Inc. company, has signed on as a Copper sponsor. asTech is a global leader of OEM and aftermarket vehicle diagnostics, calibrations, remote services and intelligence. Its portfolio is powered … Continue reading

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Mitchell International Joins Auto Glass Week™ as Copper and Official Mobile App Sponsor

Auto Glass Week™ (AGW) is pleased to welcome Mitchell International as a Copper event sponsor and exclusive sponsor of AGW’s mobile app for attendees during the show. AGW, June 7-9 at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, Fla., … Continue reading

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Concerns About COVID? Register with Confidence for Auto Glass Week

You know the value of Auto Glass Week™ (AGW) but you are still concerned about COVID-19. Not to worry, this year you can register to attend the conference onsite and switch your registration to virtual as late as May 28, … Continue reading

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From Windshields to Decorative: Norman Foxworth Looks Back on 50+ Years

Today’s glass industry isn’t the same as it was in 1968 when Norman Foxworth founded Dependable Glass in Covington, La. “Back then, he says, “we didn’t have the diversity [of products] that we do today.” Over the past 50-plus years, … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week™ Welcomes Titanium Sponsor John Bean

Auto Glass Week™ (AGW) is thrilled to welcome John Bean as a Titanium sponsor to the 2021 exhibition floor. AGW is the only event created and designed specifically for the original equipment (OE) and aftermarket auto glass repair and replacement … Continue reading

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Miles Driven Shows All Regions Decline in Latest Report

All road and street travel in the U.S. decreased by 11.3%, or 28.4 billion vehicle miles, for January 2021, compared to January 2020, according to the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHA) most recent numbers. Overall travel for the month is estimated … Continue reading

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The Future is Now: Understanding Calibration and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

Calibration and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are increasingly the most talked about topics at Auto Glass Week™ (AGW) and this year’s program has several continuing education opportunities and demonstrations dedicated to the subject. Auto Glass Week, June 7-9 at … Continue reading

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Launch Tech USA Joins Auto Glass Week™ as a Silver Sponsor

Auto Glass Week™ (AGW) is pleased to announce Launch Tech USA as both a Silver level sponsor and sponsor of the Chinese translation for the show’s virtual platform. AGW, June 7-9 at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, … Continue reading

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Fix Network Names New Vice-President of Canada Operations

Fix Network has announced Sonia Bouthillette as its vice president of operations for Canada. Bouthillette will be reporting to Sylvain Seguin, Fix Network’s executive vice president (Canada) and will be based at the Fix Network national head office in Blainville, … Continue reading

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Auto Windscreens Welcomes Hedgehog Insurance

UK windscreen repair and replacement company, Auto Windscreens announced it has won a new preferred supplier two-year contract with online-only insurer, Hedgehog Insurance. The vast majority of Hedgehog’s policyholders will be making a claim online and booking via Auto Windscreens’ … Continue reading

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Eastman to Upgrade, Expand Extrusion Capabilities

Eastman Chemical Company has announced it is making an investment to upgrade and expand the extrusion capabilities at its Springfield, Mass., facility for the production of interlayers product lines. The company says the investment will strengthen its supply capability for … Continue reading

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Only Five Booths Available for Auto Glass Week™

The exhibition floor is almost full for Auto Glass Week™ (AGW), the No. 1 event for the OE and aftermarket automotive glass repair and replace industry. This year’s event takes place June 7-9 at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) … Continue reading

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QuestX Joins Auto Glass Week as a Cobalt Sponsor

Auto Glass Week™ (AGW) is pleased to add QuestX as a Cobalt sponsor. AGW, June 7-9 at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, Fla., is the only worldwide event created and designed specifically for the auto glass repair … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week™ Welcomes New Cobalt Sponsor Burco, Inc.

Auto Glass Week™ (AGW) is pleased to announce that Burco, Inc. has signed as a Cobalt sponsor. AGW is the only worldwide event that is created and designed specifically for the auto glass repair and replacement industry. This year’s event, … Continue reading

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Reserve Your Discounted Rooms Now for Auto Glass Week™

The Auto Glass Week™ team is busy preparing for the industry’s first gathering since 2019! Auto Glass Week (AGW) will be held June 7-9 at the Orlando County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, Fla. and there is still time to … Continue reading

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Preparing for Auto Glass Week™? Don’t Forget to Pack Your Questions

Auto Glass Week™ (AGW) is one of the industry’s best opportunities to meet new colleagues, share knowledge and ask questions, and this year’s event will not disappoint. “We know that sometimes the best knowledge and insights are gleaned during casual … Continue reading

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Panther Pro Joins Auto Glass Week as Copper Sponsor

  Auto Glass Week™ (AGW) is pleased to welcome Panther Pro Inc. as a Copper event sponsor. AGW, June 7-9 at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, Fla., is the only worldwide event created and designed specifically for … Continue reading

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Maryland House Passes Auto Glass Safety Bill

The Maryland House of Delegates passed legislation by a vote of 128-6 on March 12 that would incorporate the Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standard (AGRSS) into state law. The bill, HB 519, introduced by Environment and Transportation Committee Chairman Kumar … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week Welcomes Teroson as Bronze Sponsor

Auto Glass Week™ (AGW) is pleased to welcome Teroson as a Bronze sponsor to the world-class event in June. AGW is created and designed specifically for the original equipment (OE) and aftermarket auto glass repair and replacement industry. The program … Continue reading

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Disruption Junction: How’s that Function?

You may be too young to remember the School House Rock reference but there is no age limitation when it comes to dealing with emerging technologies and keeping up with the constant innovations in the industry. To help, Auto Glass … Continue reading

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Lisle Corporation Joins AGW as Cobalt Sponsor

AGW is happy to announce that Lisle Corporation has signed on as a Cobalt event sponsor. Few companies have the longevity of Lisle Corporation – or the manufacturing diversity. The company started in 1903 in Clarinda, Iowa producing horse-powered water … Continue reading

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AGRR Magazine Finalist in Award Competition

Key Media & Research (KMR), parent company to AGRR magazine, received five nominations as finalists for the American Society of Business Publication Editors’ (ASBPE) Azbee Awards of Excellence. Tara Taffera, editorial director, and Dawn Campbell, art director, are among the … Continue reading

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Make the Most of Networking Opportunities During Auto Glass Week

There are many personal and professional benefits to attending Auto Glass Week™ (AGW) and one of the most important is networking. To facilitate networking at the show, all attendees have access to the Meet-up Lounge, a dedicated space to relax … Continue reading

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Is OE Glass Really Necessary, or Are Aftermarket Products a Solid Alternative?

When it comes to original equipment (OE) and aftermarket glass, car makers are clear: When performing replacements, OE glass should be used. Even if the aftermarket version is manufactured to the same tolerances, it doesn’t matter: their position statements set … Continue reading

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New Website Launched

Even if it seems so simple, a website hides hours of work and reflection, to do, redo, undo things. This is something that Swiss Auto Glass, headquartered in Nyon, Vaud, learned first-hand, as it recently launched its updated website. According … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week™ Full Program Announced

The final program for the industry’s only worldwide event created and specifically for the auto glass OE and aftermarket, repair and replacement industries has been released. Take a look at the updated Auto Glass Week™ (AGW) brochure. This year’s event, … Continue reading

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Competition Deadlines for Auto Glass Week are Near

Deadlines to register for the Auto Glass Week™ competitions, June 7-9 at the Orlando County Convention Center, in Orlando, Fla., are fast approaching. “There are many benefits to competition and each year it is one of the show’s highlights,” explains … Continue reading

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Only 100 Days Until the Industry’s Most Popular Event.

Are YOU registered for Auto Glass Week™? Auto Glass Week™ (AGW), June 7-9, 2021 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., is the only event that offers the original equipment (OE) and aftermarket auto glass repair and replacement … Continue reading

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Conference Keynote Will Have You Rethinking Your Communication Skills

Does your body language speak louder than your words? Do you know how best to present yourself with your peers, customers, and supervisors? To help answer these questions, Auto Glass Week™ (AGW) has scheduled a dynamic presenter who will provide … Continue reading

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Looking for that Competitive Advantage? Attend Auto Glass Week™.

Auto Glass Week™ (AGW) is your one-stop-shop to enhance your business skills, gain industry insight and make valuable connections. This year’s conference, June 7-9 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., will be a powerful experience that offers … Continue reading

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Do Better Tools Mean Less Injuries?

Setting devices and wire cut-out tools are often touted as devices that make installations safer for technicians but are they actually delivering on the promise? The possibility of an auto glass technician getting hurt on the job is not a … Continue reading

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AGRR Editorial Director Delivers First Novel

AGRR editorial director Tara Taffera isn’t all about auto glass. Taffera recently completed her first novel, Love Ordained, which has been published by Winged Publications. The book is available in print and on Kindle at Amazon.com. Completed in March 2020, … Continue reading

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Gerber Collision & Glass Acquires Repair Center in South Carolina

The Boyd Group Inc. (the Boyd Group) announced the acquisition of a collision repair center in Columbia, S.C. This location operated as Jimmy Rivers Body & Paint Shop for more than five decades, according to the company. “We are eager … Continue reading

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Webinars Provide Quality Content Plus a Sneak Peek to Auto Glass Week™

Industry veterans gearing up for Auto Glass Week™, and others considering attendance, should mark their calendars for the upcoming AGW Preview Day Seminar Series Webinars. These educational webinars will provide value to your business and make a wonderful addition to … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Technician Outlines Tips for 2020 Civic Back Glass Replacement

Thanks so much to Aaron Bradford, of Driftwood Auto Glass for writing an article for glassBYTEs on how to install the Civic back glass on the 2020 model. Bradford told us that the back glass was a particularly difficult install, … Continue reading

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Fix Network World Adds 60 New Locations in 2020

Despite the pandemic, Fix Network World has steadily grown the footprint of its collision, glass and mechanical business which includes Fix Auto, ProColor Collision, NOVUS Glass, Speedy Auto Service and SRP, according to the company. In 2020, the network added … Continue reading

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Fix Network Welcomes New ProColor Collision Location in Mississauga Central

Daryll O’Keefe, Fix Network Ontario regional vice president, recently welcomed ProColor Collision Mississauga Central to the network. The new ProColor Collision location is a 20,000-square foot facility that reflects owner-entrepreneur Sam Maharaj’s years of experience in the collision repair industry and his determination to … Continue reading

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Training Required for Drivers to Maximise ADAS Safety Benefit

IAM Roadsmart is calling for “comprehensive” training on the use of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). It follows the publication of a highly influential report by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) entitled ‘How to maximize the road safety benefits … Continue reading

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NHTSA Announces Rule to Modernize Driverless Vehicle Safety Standards

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently issued a final rule to modernize numerous Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and clarify ambiguities in current occupant protection standards for vehicles equipped with automated driving systems that … Continue reading

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Department of Labor Issues Guidance on FLSA Compliance

The U.S. Department of Labor announced two opinion letters that address compliance issues related to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The documents, written by the Department’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), address how a particular law applies in specific … Continue reading

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AGW Preview Day is Tomorrow Online

Auto Glass Week™ starts the 2021 year of education and sponsoring exhibits with a free online peek -AGW Preview Day begins tomorrow, January 12. The event will run from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time and will incorporate the … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week™ Preview Day Offers $100 Gift Card to Top Leaderboard Winner

Plan to be a part of the Auto Glass Week™ AGW Preview Day on January 12. Get a preview of what you will see in Orlando in June—free and online by attending AGW Preview Day. When attendees login to the … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week™ Gives Free Insight to Event with January 12 Preview Day

Auto Glass Week™ will provide a virtual inside view of what to expect for the June AGW@Home event. Register for free to participate in the January 12 Preview Day where a sampling of sponsors will hold virtual booths, an educational … Continue reading

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Safelite to Close Business Unit

Safelite Autoglass is notifying employees and key customers today that it intends to end its wholesale operation, Service Auto Glass, this week. Safelite Group will officially sunset the Service Auto Glass brand and the wholesale side of its business on … Continue reading

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Bryan Hovey Receives Award for Extraordinary Service to KMR

Bryan Hovey, Key Media & Research (KMR) web developer, received the company’s 2020 Award for Extraordinary Service. KMR is the parent company of AGRR magazine and glassBYTEs™. The honor is presented annually and was named after vice president of media … Continue reading

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Neighborly Named to Inc.’s Inaugural Best in Business List in Enduring Impact

Neighborly has recently been named to Inc.’s inaugural Best in Business list in the Enduring Impact category. The Best in Business Awards, created by Inc., honor companies that have gone above and beyond to make a positive difference, according to … Continue reading

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January 12 – Auto Glass Week™ Holds Online Preview Day

In an effort for the automotive glass repair and replacement industry to stay connected, Auto Glass Week™ (AGW) is offering a free AGW Preview Day, January 12. All members of the industry are welcome to attend the online AGW Preview … Continue reading

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Carlex Glass America Honored at 22nd Annual World Excellence Awards

The Aftermarket Replacement Glass Division of Carlex Glass America was recognized as a top-performing global supplier at the 22nd annual Ford World Excellence Awards. Carlex was announced as a Ford World Excellence Awards FCSD Gold winner during Ford Motor Company’s … Continue reading

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Caliber Announces New COO

Caliber recently announced that its current chief talent officer, David Goldstein, has been appointed to chief operations officer. Goldstein will move into his new position on January 1, 2021 in conjunction with the recently announced transitions of Steve Grimshaw from … Continue reading

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November Brings Avalanche of Court Filings in Insurance Case

The case of Allstate vs. Auto Glass America and its owner, Charles Isaly (AGA) produced more than 30 separate legal filings in the month of November—an average of more than one per business day. The filings appear to coalesce around … Continue reading

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PPI: October 2020 Shows Overall Continued Rise in Auto Glass Material Pricing

Prices for materials used in the auto glass industry showed mostly increases in October 2020, according to recently released Producer Price Index (PPI) data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The monthly PPI, which includes auto glass*, increased by … Continue reading

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Gerber Collision & Glass Acquires Repair Center in Oshkosh, Wisconsin

The Boyd Group Inc., which operates in the U.S. under the trade name Gerber Collision & Glass, has announced its acquisition of a collision repair center in Oshkosh, Wis. This repair center previously operated as Tony’s Auto Collision Center and … Continue reading

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Fix Network World Announces the Appointment of Bertrand Lauzon to its Board Of Directors

Fix Network World, an automotive aftermarket services network, has announced the appointment of Bertrand Lauzon to its board of directors. Lauzon is the executive vice president and CFO for BFL Canada, a private commercial insurance broker. He is responsible for … Continue reading

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Of Consequence or Not? DOT to Consider Petitions

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), are preparing to look into compliance issues—or more specifically, an inconsequential noncompliance issues—regarding two batches of laminated glass as far back as November 2017. Since the two … Continue reading

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Caliber Announces Internal Promotions, Prepares for Company Growth

Caliber has announced that its current president and COO, Mark Sanders, will succeed longtime CEO Steve Grimshaw effective January 1, 2021, when Grimshaw moves to full-time executive chairman. Grimshaw, who currently serves as Caliber’s CEO, will move to full time … Continue reading

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New Dates Announced for Auto Glass Week 2021 Moving to June 7-9, 2021

Auto Glass Week™ has been rescheduled from January. The new dates are June 7-9, 2021 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The city and venue have remained the same, only the dates have changed in an effort … Continue reading

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Scott Krohn Joins Quality Collision Group Board of Directors

Quality Collision Group, a new private-equity-backed venture of multi-site OEM certified collision repair centers, announced yesterday that longtime industry veteran Scott Krohn has joined the organization’s Board of Directors. At the same time, Phil Southard has been named chief financial … Continue reading

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Severn Trent Adds Hyundai Konas to Fleet

Severn Trent has added 19 new Hyundai Konas to its fleet. The new electric vehicles (EVs) add to the existing ones in operation, with more expected to arrive in the coming months, according to the company. The latest additions form … Continue reading

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Safelite Buys the Assets of Lee & Cates Auto Glass

The auto glass division of the 94-year old Lee & Cates Glass has been sold to Safelite Auto Glass. The third generation family-owned business is based in Jacksonville, Fla., and has ten locations. Safelite has purchased the auto glass portion … Continue reading

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The Claims Bridge International Launches Cloud-Based Technology for Industry Claims

The Claims Bridge International (TCBI) recently announced the U.S. launch of EziClaims Suite, its cloud-based technology. According to TCBI, the technology will assist the collision industry and deliver contactless hail claims for customers. As part of the launch, TCBI is … Continue reading

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XYG North America Sponsors the Educational Program at Auto Glass Week™ 2021

Platinum-level sponsor XYG North America is also sponsoring the full educational program at the 2021 Auto Glass Week™ (AGW). The educational program kicks-off on Monday, June 7 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. You can attend the event … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week™ 2021 Welcomes Back the National Windshield Repair Division™ as a Co-sponsoring Organization

Auto Glass Week™ 2021 (AGW) is excited to welcome back the National Windshield Repair Division™ (NWRD) as a co-sponsoring organization of the event. The show offers three days packed with live demonstrations, competitions, exhibitions and quality educational seminars. The event … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week™ Announces New Sponsors

Auto Glass Week™ 2021 announces new sponsors, which include: AGRR Magazine, Auto Techcelerators, LLC., and Sunroof Express Inc.. The event will be held on January 12-14, 2021 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. Register to attend in … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week™ Education Seminar

What is the real difference between OE and aftermarket glass? How does this make a difference when dealing with insurers, what do you have to use based on positions from the car makers? How does calibration fit into all of … Continue reading

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A Country–and an Industry–in Transition

AGRR columnist Lyle Hill shares Part Four of his historical review of the auto glass industry. After World War II, many auto glass business owners were eager to expand into a bigger facility or perhaps add a second, maybe even … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week™ Announces Exciting Prizes

Auto Glass Week™ 2021 (AGW) is excited to announce prizes that will be available to attendees. AGW will be giving away four – $50 gift cards every hour of the show to attendees* (not valid for sponsors and non-sponsoring suppliers.) … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week Educational Seminar ™

How widespread are counterfeit windshields and other auto glass parts? How do you identify it? Where does it come from? OEMs have worked together over the past ten years or so to stop counterfeit glass from making its way to … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week™ 2021 Welcomes Back Auto Glass Safety Council™ as Co-Sponsoring Organization

Auto Glass Week™ 2021 (AGW) is excited to welcome back the Auto Glass Safety Council™ as a Co-Sponsoring organization of the event. The show offers three days packed with live demonstrations, competitions, exhibitions and quality educational seminars. The event will … Continue reading

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NSG Group and University of Cambridge Sowing Seeds for Future Glass Applications

The NSG Group and University of Cambridge are collaborating on new glass applications, while using the latest technology to realize the future of manufacturing. The group, which owns Pilkington United Kingdom Limited, is currently working with the University’s Fluids in … Continue reading

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PPI: September 2020 Shows Continued Rise in Auto Glass Material Pricing

Prices for materials used in the auto glass industry showed mostly increases in September 2020, according to recently released Producer Price Index (PPI) data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The monthly PPI, which includes auto glass*, increased by … Continue reading

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Sunroof Express Inc. Joins Auto Glass Week™ 2021 as a Cobalt Sponsor

Auto Glass Week™ (AGW) is pleased to welcome Sunroof Express Inc. as a Cobalt sponsor to the power-packed live event in June. AGW is created and designed specifically for the original equipment (OE) and aftermarket auto glass repair and replacement … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week™ 2021 Gets New Sponsors

Auto Glass Week™ 2021 announces new sponsors. It will take place on January 12-14 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. Register to attend in person or from home at autoglassweek.com.

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CIECA 2020R2 Releases New Calibration Standards

The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) has completed the 2020R2 Release of the CIECA Standards for the collision repair industry, which includes new Calibration Standards developed by CIECA’s Calibration Committee and an enhancement to CIECA’s Scanning Standards. The Calibration … Continue reading

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Gain Auto Glass Market Insights at Auto Glass Week 2021

The Auto Glass Week™ 2021 educational program kicks off with Nick St. Denis, director of research for Key Media & Research, with a discussion on the auto glass replacement market. St. Denis will cover key indicators of auto glass demand … Continue reading

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Collision Course: Can the AGRR and Collision Repair Industries Co-Exist?

If you have been in the business for a few decades you know it has changed a lot. While auto glass companies and collision companies, for example, used to stay in their own lane, today there is a great deal … Continue reading

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Orlando and Host Hotels are Prepared and Thriving!

Orlando venues are continuously updating their safety measure to be prepared and ready to receive eager attendees. Theme parks, attractions, hotels and restaurants are implementing health and safety protocols across the city. Orlando provides wide-open spaces for entertainment and outdoor … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week™ 2021 Welcomes Auto Techcelerators, LLC as a Cobalt Sponsor

Auto Glass Week™ (AGW) welcomes Auto Techcelerators, LLC as a Cobalt sponsor to the 2021 exhibition floor. The three-day event –which you can attend live in person or virtually –offers educational seminars, demonstrations and workshops, a complete exhibition floor showcasing … Continue reading

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Training Time: Performing a Replacement and Calibration on the 2020 BMW X5

Working on the BMWs are always interesting and the BMW X5 is no different–the unique design makes it easy but at the same time very technical, says Alfredo Calva, president of Alfredo’s Auto Glass, and a trainer for Auto Glass … Continue reading

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Service King Donates Car to San Antonio Resident Through Recycled Rides Program

Service King Collision (Service King) recently repaired and donated a 2016 Ford Focus to Brittney Jones, a San Antonio resident, through the National Auto Body Council’s (NABC) Recycled Rides program. Recycled Rides is a community action initiative where NABC members … Continue reading

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Customer Service Representative (CSR) Competition Deadline Approaching – This Year You Can Compete from Home

Customer service representatives are the initial point of contact for all businesses. There is an opportunity to give these important employees a chance to showcase their skills. The Auto Glass Customer Service Representative (CSR) competition at Auto Glass Week™ 2021 … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week™ 2021 Auto Glass Technician Calibration Competition Registration Deadline Nears

Auto Glass Week™ 2021 will be held January 12-14, 2021 in the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL and hosts a multitude of competitions to showcase industry members finely honed skill sets. One such event is the Auto Glass … Continue reading

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Competition Registration Open for Competitors

Ready to compete? The competitor packets for the Pilkington Clear Advantage Auto Glass Technician Competition, the Delta Kits Windshield Repair Competition, the Auto Glass Technician Calibration Competition, and the Auto Glass Customer Service Representative Competition are now available to view … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week Announces Educational Program

Auto Glass Week™ 2021 has announced the educational program for the January 12-14, 2021 event in Orlando, FL. The line-up spotlights thought-provoking educational sessions, high-demand demonstrations and offers curriculum dedicated to needs of industry novices through veterans. The full schedule … Continue reading

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Another Technology Earthquake for Windshields

Holographic windshields may become the next big thing in vehicle glass. Though they have been around for a number of years, investors are looking more seriously at bringing the technology to market, and are backing up the look with an … Continue reading

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Attend Auto Glass Week™ In Person—or From Home

Attendees at June’s Auto Glass Week™ will have two ways to attend—in person or from home.  The three day live event takes place June 7-9, 2021 at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, FL. “Both the OCCC and … Continue reading

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Delta Kits Signs on as Platinum Plus Sponsor of Windshield Repair Competition at Auto Glass Week™ 2021

Auto Glass Week™ 2021 is pleased to announce and welcome Delta Kits as a Platinum Plus sponsor and the official competition sponsor for the Delta Kits Windshield Repair Competition. Auto Glass Week is the only worldwide event that is created … Continue reading

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NSG Group Appoints New Executive Officer, Makes Organizational Changes

Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd., manufacturers of glass and glazing products for the automotive, architectural, and technical glass sectors, today announced changes to organizational leadership, including executive officers, all of which will be effective October 1, 2020. The changes begin … Continue reading

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Top Reasons to Attend Auto Glass Week™ 2021

Auto Glass Week™ (AGW) is a vital industry event that is created and designed specifically for all aspects of auto glass with a worldwide focus. It offers the original equipment (OE) and aftermarket auto glass repair and replacement industry the … Continue reading

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Key Media & Research Joins Auto Glass Week™ 2021 as a Cobalt Sponsor

Key Media & Research (Research Division) joins Auto Glass Week™ 2021 (AGW) as a Cobalt Sponsor. Register today for the only event that is dedicated to the original equipment (OE) and aftermarket auto glass repair and replacement industries. AGW will … Continue reading

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Glass.com® Joins Auto Glass Week™ 2021 as a Cobalt Sponsor

Auto Glass Week™ 2021 (AGW) welcomes back Glass.com® to the 2021 event as a Cobalt Sponsor. AGW will take place on June 7-9, 2021 at the Orange County Convention Center in Florida, with the Rosen Centre and Rosen Plaza as … Continue reading

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Potential Witness Fights Subpoena

Activity continues in the lawsuit and counterclaim between Allstate Insurance* against Auto Glass America and its owner Charles Isaly (AGA). On September 1, attorneys for William Melton filed an objection regarding Allstate’s subpoena of Melton. The objection says the requests … Continue reading

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Judge Seals Information in Case

The two sides in the Allstate vs. Auto Glass America and Charles Isaly (AGA) lawsuit and its counter claim have finally found common ground and the judge in the case agreed. Magistrate Judge Leslie Hoffman ordered that much of the … Continue reading

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eDirectGlass Joins Auto Glass Week™ 2021 as Copper Sponsor

Auto Glass Week™ 2021 (AGW) welcomes eDirectGlass to the 2021 event as a Copper Sponsor. AGW is the only event designed for the original equipment (OE) and aftermarket auto glass repair and replacement industry. Attendees of Auto Glass Week can … Continue reading

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Glass Mechanix Solutions Returns as a Bronze Sponsor to Auto Glass Week™ 2021

Auto Glass Week™ 2021 welcomes Bronze-level sponsor Glass Mechanix Solutions back to the exhibition show floor. Auto Glass Week is the only event devoted solely to the original equipment (OE) and aftermarket auto glass repair and replacement industry. Attendees of … Continue reading

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DuPont Returns to Auto Glass Week™ 2021 as Bronze Sponsor

Auto Glass Week™ 2021 is pleased to welcome back DuPont as a Bronze sponsor to the 2021 event. Register today to experience three days full of education, competitions and networking opportunities that are once in a lifetime! Join the worldwide … Continue reading

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PPI: July Shows Mostly Increases in Auto Glass Material Pricing

Prices for materials used in the auto glass industry showed mostly increases in July 2020, according to recently released Producer Price Index (PPI) data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The monthly PPI, which includes auto glass*, increased by … Continue reading

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SRP Returns as a Bronze Sponsor for Auto Glass Week™ 2021

SRP is returning to Auto Glass Week™ 2021 as a Bronze sponsor. The company is participating in the event scheduled for June 7-9, 2021 at the Orange County Convention Center. At Auto Glass Week, attendees will be able to watch … Continue reading

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AGSC Issues Recalibration Guidance

The Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) has recently released a checklist for use with vehicles that require an Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) recalibration after having an auto glass replacement. “Proper calibration of the ADAS system in a vehicle after … Continue reading

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Safelite AutoGlass Names Ryan Trierweiler as New Foundation Chair

Safelite AutoGlass®, provider of vehicle glass repair, replacement and recalibration services, has appointed Ryan Trierweiler, its executive vice president of people and leadership, as chair of the Safelite AutoGlass® Foundation. “The Foundation reflects the caring hearts of our people and … Continue reading

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Auto Body Shops Repairing Cars from Spring Storms

Auto Body Shops Repairing Cars from Spring Storms

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Vallejo Cops on Leave Over Windshield Did Nothing Wrong, Attorney Says

Vallejo Cops on Leave Over Windshield Did Nothing Wrong, Attorney Says

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With Federal Unemployment Benefits Set to Expire, Businesses Face a Lose-Lose Scenario

With Federal Unemployment Benefits Set to Expire, Businesses Face a Lose-Lose Scenario

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Buy Three, Get One Free Auto Glass Week™ 2021 Full Registrations!

Register today to benefit from our new offer the, “Buy 3 Full Registrations, Get 1 Full Registration Free*.” Auto Glass Week™ 2021 (AGW) is the worldwide event you won’t want to miss. It is designed specifically for the auto glass … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week™ 2021 Welcomes SWIFT Fiber as a Cobalt Sponsor

SWIFT Fiber returns to Auto Glass Week™ 2021 (AGW) as a Cobalt sponsor. The event will take place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. on June 7-9, 2021. This power-packed event is ready to bring you three … Continue reading

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Precision Replacement Parts Signs On as a Cobalt Sponsor of Auto Glass Week™ 2021

Auto Glass Week™ (AGW) 2021 welcomes Precision Replacement Parts as a Cobalt sponsor. Register today to visit with Precision Replacement Parts and many other suppliers, June 7-9, 2021 at the Orange County Convention Center in Florida. The premier event is … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week™ 2021 Welcomes Mopar as a Cobalt Sponsor

Auto Glass Week™ 2021 trade show and educational event welcomes Mopar as a Cobalt sponsor. The event, to be held June 7-9, 2021 at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Florida offers attendees the opportunity to experience three jam-packed … Continue reading

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Mercedes-Benz Japan to Recall Around 60,000 Cars in Total

Mercedes-Benz Japan to Recall Around 60,000 Cars in Total

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Glass Doctor Opens in North Platte

Glass Doctor Opens in North Platte

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Anxious Passengers Feel Self-Driving Cars Not Safe Amid Coronavirus

Anxious Passengers Feel Self-Driving Cars Not Safe Amid Coronavirus

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Windshield That was Evidence in a Crime Destroyed in Vallejo

Windshield That was Evidence in a Crime Destroyed in Vallejo

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Auto Glass Week™ 2021 Welcomes Mainstreet Computers LLC as a Cobalt Sponsor

Auto Glass Week™ 2021 (AGW) is pleased to welcome Mainstreet Computers LLC to the industry event of the year. This power-packed event is ready to bring you three full days of valued education, networking opportunities, exciting competitions, and an exhibition … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week™ 2021 Welcomes Gold Glass-ALP LLC Back as a Cobalt Sponsor

Auto Glass Week™ (AGW) 2021, the original equipment (OE) and aftermarket auto glass repair and replacement industries trade show and educational event, is pleased to welcome Gold Glass-ALP LLC as a Cobalt sponsor to the 2021 exhibition floor. The educational … Continue reading

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Remembering AGSC Former Attorney William “Bill” Ives

William “Bill” Ives, age 87, recently passed away in North Carolina surrounded by family. Bill had been the Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) attorney since its founding until 2019 and was instrumental in the development of the organization. Born on … Continue reading

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AirPro Diagnostics, LLC Returns to Auto Glass Week™ 2021 as a Bronze Sponsor

Auto Glass Week™ (AGW) 2021 welcomes back AirPro Diagnostics, LLC as a Bronze sponsor. Plan now to attend AGW on June 7-9, 2021 at the Orange County Convention Center in Florida. AGW is the auto glass original equipment (OE) and … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week™ 2021 Welcomes DINOL Back as a Cobalt Sponsor

Auto Glass Week™ 2021 is thrilled to welcome DINOL back as a Cobalt sponsor. At Auto Glass Week you can experience three days of valued education, networking opportunities, exciting competitions and an exhibition floor with top industry suppliers. It is … Continue reading

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Lippert Components Inc. Purchases Glaston Pre-Processing, Bending and Laminating Equipment

Glaston Group has closed a deal for a B’CHAMP pre-processing line, a Glaston Matrix serial bending furnace and high-performance laminating equipment with U.S. based Lippert Components Inc., a supplier of components to the recreational vehicle industry. The order is booked in … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week™ 2021 Welcomes Back Delta Kits as a Cobalt Sponsor

Auto Glass Week™ 2021 (AGW) is pleased to welcome Delta Kits back as a Cobalt sponsor. Plan now to attend the only event devoted to the auto glass OE, and replacement industries. AGW will be held on June 7-9 at … Continue reading

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Clean Plus Inc. Returns to Auto Glass Week™ 2021 as a Cobalt Sponsor

Clean Plus Inc. returns to Auto Glass Week™ 2021 (AGW) as a Cobalt sponsor. The event will take place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. on June 7-9, 2021. AGW is ready to bring you three full … Continue reading

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A.N. Designs Inc./UltraWiz® Returns to Auto Glass Week™ 2021 as a Cobalt Sponsor

Auto Glass Week™ 2021, the OE and aftermarket auto glass repair and replacement industries leading trade show, is pleased to welcome Cobalt-level sponsor A.N. Designs Inc./UltraWiz®. The event will be held June 7-9, 2021 at the Orange County Convention Center … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week™ 2021 Welcomes Spray-X as a Copper/Glass Cleaner Sponsor

Spray-X returns to Auto Glass Week™ 2021 (AGW) as a Copper sponsor. AGW brings you three full days of valued education, networking opportunities, exciting competitions and an exhibition floor full of top industry suppliers. To further enhance the competitor experience, … Continue reading

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Orange County Convention Center offers GBAC STAR™ Accreditation

Auto Glass Week™ 2021 will be held June 7-9, 2021 in Orlando, Fla. at the Orange County Convention Center. The Orange County Convention Center is one of the nation’s largest venues to receive GBAC STAR™ accreditation on outbreak prevention, response … Continue reading

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Buy Two, Get Two Auto Glass Week™ 2021 Full Registrations Ends Next Week!

Plan now to attend Auto Glass Week™ 2021 in Orlando, Fla. on January 12-14, 2021 at the Orange County Convention Center. This powerful experience offers attendees the opportunity to learn from top-notch industry experts. Watch amazing demonstrations, competitions and discover … Continue reading

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Autel Joins Auto Glass Week™ 2021 as a Copper Sponsor

Autel is joining Auto Glass Week™ 2021 once again as a Copper-level sponsor. Attendees can now plan to join Auto Glass Week 2021, the only worldwide event devoted to the original equipment (OE) and aftermarket auto glass repair and replacement … Continue reading

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Sika Corporation Joins Auto Glass Week™ 2021 as a Copper Sponsor

Sika Corporation is joining Auto Glass Week™ 2021 once again as a Copper-level sponsor at the three-day event in Orlando, Fla. at the Orange County Convention Center on June 7-9, 2021. Auto Glass Week is the only event dedicated exclusively … Continue reading

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BSG AUTO GLASS CO., LTD Joins Auto Glass Week™ 2021 as a Copper Sponsor

BSG AUTO GLASS CO., LTD returns to Auto Glass Week™ 2021 on June 7-9, 2021 in Orlando, Fla., at the Orange County Convention Center as a copper-level sponsor. The event will deliver three full days of premier education, networking opportunities, … Continue reading

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AGRR Wins Editorial Award

Auto Glass Repair and Replacement (AGRR) magazine was honored with a silver award this week by the Association of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) for its AZBEE Awards, recognizing editorial excellence in a variety of categories. Tara Taffera, editorial director, won … Continue reading

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PPI: May Shows Increase in Auto Glass Material Pricing

Prices for materials used in the auto glass industry showed increases in May 2020, according to recently released Producer Price Index (PPI) data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The monthly PPI, which includes auto glass*, increased by 1.8% … Continue reading

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Equalizer Returns to Auto Glass Week™ 2021 as a Bronze Sponsor

Bronze sponsor Equalizer returns to support Auto Glass Week™ 2021, the only event dedicated exclusively to the original equipment (OE) and aftermarket auto glass repair and replacement industry. The event will take place in Orlando, Fla. at the Orange County … Continue reading

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Bronze Sponsor Carlex Returns to Auto Glass Week™ 2021

Carlex is sponsoring Auto Glass Week™ 2021 once again as a Bronze-level sponsor. Attendees will have the opportunity to benefit from top-notch educational seminars, a show floor that showcases the latest industry products and view thrilling competitions. Plan to attend … Continue reading

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Mygrant Glass Company Returns to Auto Glass Week™ 2021 as Silver Sponsor

Mygrant Glass is returning as a Silver sponsor to Auto Glass Week™ 2021 on June 7-9 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. This worldwide event is dedicated to the original equipment (OE) and aftermarket auto glass repair and … Continue reading

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Ford Cautions Against the Use of Aftermarket Glass

Ford Motor Company issued a statement earlier this month, outlining what it says is the need for OEM glass to be used in replacement on the company’s vehicles. The statement says that the “[w]indshield and side glass play an integral … Continue reading

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Benson Returns to Auto Glass Week™ 2021 as a Gold Sponsor

Auto Glass Week™ 2021, the world’s only event solely for OE and aftermarket auto glass repair and replacement industries, is pleased to welcome back Benson as a Gold Sponsor. The event will be held June 7-9, 2021 at the Orange … Continue reading

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XYG North America Joins Auto Glass Week™ 2021 as a Platinum Sponsor

Platinum-level sponsor XYG North America is back for a power-packed experience at Auto Glass Week™ 2021, which will be held June 7-9 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. As the only event in the world devoted to the … Continue reading

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Vitro Automotive Returns to Auto Glass Week™ 2021 as a Platinum Sponsor

Platinum-level sponsor Vitro Automotive returns to Auto Glass Week™ 2021 on June 7-9 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. This power-packed event is dedicated to the OE and aftermarket auto glass industries. Auto Glass Week provides essential keen … Continue reading

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Pilkington North America Returns to Auto Glass Week™ 2021 as Platinum Plus Sponsor

Pilkington North America is once again returning as a Platinum Plus sponsor of the only worldwide event that is created and designed specifically for the auto glass repair and replacement industry. Auto Glass Week™ 2021 will take place June 7-9 … Continue reading

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Attendee and Competitor Registration is Now Open for Auto Glass Week™ 2021!

Register now to attend or compete at Auto Glass Week™ 2021, which will be held in Orlando, FL on June 7-9, 2021.This power-packed, worldwide event is dedicated to the repair, replacement and calibration industries. Auto Glass Week provides essential learning … Continue reading

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GlasWeld Returns to Auto Glass Week™ as Cobalt Sponsor

GlasWeld is returning to Auto Glass Week™ 2021 as a Cobalt sponsor. Auto Glass Week is the only event devoted solely to the auto glass repair, OE and replacement auto glass industry. It will take place June 7-9 at the … Continue reading

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List of Standardized ADAS Names Released

Following up on recommendations from late 2019, the Society of Automotive Engineers, Consumer Reports, AAA, J.D. Power, and the National Safety Council have worked together and created a standardized list of names for specific, individual Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Business Owners Grapple with Employees Who Don’t Want to Come Back

A recent report in FORBES magazine discussed a situation that a number of business owners have found themselves in, and auto glass company owners are no exception. The Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides an additional … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week™ Announces Change of Dates

Auto Glass Week ™ 2020 has been rescheduled. The international event will now be held January 12-14, 2021 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The city and venue have remained the same, only the dates have changed … Continue reading

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Senate Passes Stimulus Package with Relief for Businesses, Individuals

Following days of negotiations and failed attempts, the U.S. Senate finally agreed to a $2 trillion stimulus package Wednesday aimed at propping up U.S. households and businesses amid the COVID-19 outbreak. White House and Senate leaders announced an agreement in … Continue reading

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XYG Issues Statement in Response to “Auto Glass Industry Faces Calibration Issues from Two Manufacturers” 

XYG is issuing a statement to correct and clarify the claims made in the “Auto Glass Industry Faces Calibration Issues from Two Manufacturers” article. Click here for the full statement from XYG. glassBYTEs issued a statement as well.  

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Auto Glass Company Offers Repair and Replacement Membership

Leonard Smith spends a lot of time thinking—and in the process created a new way to sell auto glass. Smith, the owner of Jazz Auto Glass with locations in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, sells memberships that offer his customers … Continue reading

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SunTec Windshield Replacement of Phoenix Opens Two New Locations

SunTec Windshield Replacement of Phoenix (SunTec) announced it expanded by adding two new locations. The new locations can be found in Gilbert, Ariz., and Phoenix, according to the company. The company notes its technicians are trained to service vintage-aged vehicles. … Continue reading

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Millions of Motorists Admit to Driving Cars with Damaged Windshields

Millions of Motorists Admit to Driving Cars with Damaged Windshields

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Auto Burglary Epidemic: San Francisco District Attorney Wants to Reimburse Victims for Shattered Windows

Auto Burglary Epidemic: San Francisco District Attorney Wants to Reimburse Victims for Shattered Windows

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China Advisers Warn Government Against Major Stimulus to Keep Economy on Track

China should refrain from using a large stimulus to guarantee a specific growth target in 2020 and proceed with structural reforms to unleash its potential, government advisers say.
He highlighted the case of Cao Dewang, the boss of a major auto glass firm, who complained in 2016 that, labor costs aside, it was cheaper to make products in the U.S. than China.
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Xinyi Glass Garners “Enterprise Award” at “DHL/SCMP Hong Kong Business Awards 2019”

Xinyi Glass Holdings Limited (“Xinyi Glass” or the “Group”) (stock code: 00868.hk), a leading integrated automobile glass, energy-saving architectural glass and high-quality float glass manufacturer, was the winner of this year’s “Enterprise Award” at the “DHL/SCMP Hong Kong Business Awards 2019”. Xinyi Glass’ successful selection after undergoing a stringent evaluation process testifies to the market recognition of the Group’s outstanding business performance and development strategies. Continue reading

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Jupiter Man Arrested on Slew of Child Porn Charges

After years of collecting child pornography, a Jupiter man faces dozens of counts of illegally possessing and sharing those pornographic images.
Van Fossen, who works as a manager for an Ohio-based retail auto glass company, was arrested Thursday. A judge Friday ordered him held on $31,000 bail during a hearing at the Palm Beach County Jail. Continue reading

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Kenya Air Force Fighter Jet Cockpit Canopy Falls from the Skies

There was panic and concern in Matanya village, Nanyuki after a piece of a Kenyan fighter jet fell from the skies on Monday morning.
The residents milled around the piece of glass that resembles a car’s windshield, only a lot more sophisticated, trying to figure out who’s the owner. Continue reading

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New Hampshire House Rep Pre-Files Auto Glass Calibration Bill

A bill that aims to “[make] it an unfair insurance practice for an insurance company, agent, or adjuster to knowingly fail to pay a claim to the claimant or repairer to the extent the claimant’s vehicle is repaired in conformance … Continue reading

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Gerber Owner Acquires Repair Center in Tacoma, Wash.

The Boyd Group Inc., which owns Gerber Collision and Glass, has acquired a collision repair center in Tacoma, Wash. The location previously operated as Salatino’s Collision Center. “The Boyd Group is committed to delivering high-quality service to our customers and … Continue reading

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Toyota Supra Rendered as Sleek Speedster

Toyota might not build it, but there’s no doubt that a droptop Supra could be very attractive.
The open-roof Supra looks stock until you get to the windshield where Jonsibal slices off most of the top crossmember of the windshield.
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15 Practical Ways to Improve Your Leadership Communication Skills

Good leaders prioritize communication, both with customers and within their companies. Communication is the key to solving problems, coming up with new ideas, and keeping loyal customers and employees. It’s a skill you can constantly hone, no matter how long you’ve been leading a team. Continue reading

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Delta Flight Diverted to Salt Lake City After Windshield Cracks

A Delta plane bound for Seattle, Washington was diverted to Utah Wednesday after its windshield cracked. Continue reading

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Court Sets Mediation Date in Allstate vs. Auto Glass America Suit

The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida has set a date of March 20, 2020, for mediation in the ongoing Allstate vs. Auto Glass America Suit. The suit, filed last December by Allstate, alleges that the company … Continue reading

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Blog: Pre- and Post Installation 2020

BLOG: Pre- and Post Installation 2020

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Boyd Unitholders Vote in Favor of Proposed Corporate Conversion Arrangement

Boyd Group Income Fund announced that unitholders have voted in favor of the plan of arrangement, which will result in the conversion of the Fund from an income trust to a public corporation named “Boyd Group Services Inc.” The corporation … Continue reading

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Rock ‘Falling from Sky’ Crushes Uber Driver’s Windshield Near Mission Bay

A San Diego Uber driver said his recent overnight shift ended when his windshield was shattered by a rock the size of a loaf of bread, which he believes was tossed from an overpass near Mission Bay. Continue reading

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9 Car Problems You Should Never Ignore

It is easy to shrug off minor car issues, especially if it can save you time and money, but doing so may come back to cost you.
Ignoring things like that “check engine” light that occasionally flashes, or that chip in your windshield, may end up costing you far more than it would if you had addressed the issue in the first place. Continue reading

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Two Companies Demonstrated How Windshield Glass Could Change in The Future

Corning Glass and Racing Optics focused on keeping windshield strength and integrity through several demonstrations at this year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas. Watch as a hybrid windshield with additional technology is tested while a growing industry trend could impact … Continue reading

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A Teenager Won a $25,000 Award for Inventing a Solution to Eliminate Blind Spots for Cars

A Teenager Won a $25,000 Award for Inventing a Solution to Eliminate Blind Spots for Cars  

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Auto Glass Week™ 2020 Dates Announced

Auto Glass Week™ is excited to announce the location and dates for the 2020 show! Join us September 22-24, 2020 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. This three-day event offers direct access to top industry manufacturers and … Continue reading

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Cornerstone Auto Glass Inc. Passes Audit by the Auto Glass Safety Council

Cornerstone Auto Glass Inc. Passes Audit by the Auto Glass Safety Council 

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Arow Global Shows Off Office, Manufacturing Expansion

Arow Global Office Shows Off Office, Manufacturing Expansion  

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Vehicle Escape Tools Not Effective at Breaking Certain Types of Glass

Vehicle Escape Tools Not Effective at Breaking Certain Types of Glass

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Auto Glass Information Leader Releases New Market Report

KMR Research, a division of AGRR™ magazine’s parent company Key Media & Research (KMR), released its U.S. and North American Auto Glass Market Report [2020 Edition] this week. The report is a comprehensive look at the domestic automotive glass industry. … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Safety Council™ to Host ADAS Recalibration Educational Event

Auto Glass Safety Council to Host ADAS Recalibration Educational Event for New England Region Members and Potential Members Welcome Please join the Auto Glass Safety Council™ and presenter Jonathan Dickerman at this informative session about Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) … Continue reading

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Safelite CEO Talks about Latest Acquisition and More

Safelite CEO and president, Tom Feeney, spoke with AGRR/glassBYTEs.com’s Deb Levy late last week about a variety of topics including the company’s recent TruRoad acquisition. Feeney also said there was absolutely no truth to the rumors of a possible acquisition … Continue reading

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Your 2019 Auto Glass Week™ Winners are Announced

Auto Glass Week™ 2019 (AGW) is in the books, and we are excited to announce all the AGW winners. From the truck, competition and the sponsor booth tear-down winners, we have the complete list for you! Auto Glass Week took … Continue reading

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Watch: Interviews with the Champions

Auto Glass Week concluded Friday night in Indianapolis with the interviews with all the winners. Also check out four products in today’s video and stay tuned to the end for the dates and location of Auto Glass Week 2020. To … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week Competition Winners Announced

The names of the Pilkington Clear Advantage Auto Glass Technician Competition (AGTO) and GlasWeld Windshield Repair Competition (WRO) winners were unveiled tonight at Auto Glass Week™ 2019 in Indianapolis. Also announced was the winner of the Calibration and Customer Service … Continue reading

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Watch: Calibration Dominates Auto Glass Week

From a two-hour panel where companies discussed the ins and outs of calibration, to demos on the show floor, to insurance-related issues, this topic definitely dominated the day at Auto Glass Week 2019, taking place this week in Indianapolis. Click … Continue reading

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Fuyao Asks Court to Dismiss Plaintiffs’ Claims from Class-Action Suit

Fuyao Glass America has asked a federal court to dismiss the claims of 52 people from a class-action lawsuit filed by workers and former workers suing to change the company’s workplace pay and scheduling policies. Continue reading

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ACE Auto Glass Tourney

ACE Auto Glass recently hosted its 20th annual charity golf tournament at Waikele Country Club, with all proceeds going to Hawai‘i Children’s Cancer Foundation. Continue reading

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Surveillance Video Captures Violent, Deadly Crash

A violent, deadly crash near 76th and Hampton was all caught on surveillance video.
The crash was so severe, the windshield of the car blew out and smashed into Merriweather’s front door. Continue reading

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Hamilton Man Believes Someone Intentionally Threw Concrete at His Car

A Hamilton man says he’s working on getting the glass on his sunroof fixed after he says someone threw concrete at it. Continue reading

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AGTO, WRO Finalists Are Announced

The names of the Pilkington Clear Advantage Auto Glass Technician Competition (AGTO) and GlasWeld Windshield Repair Competition (WRO) finalists were announced tonight. The finalists in the AGTO are (in alphabetical order): Travis Crebs of Techna Glass in Taylorsville, Utah; Macenzie … Continue reading

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Watch: Industry Roundtables Pack the Room and More from Auto Glass Week

Auto Glass Week continued today in Indianapolis and members of the industry packed the room at industry roundtables to discuss issues such as calibration, insurance, marketing and employee retention with their peers, and the newest Carl F. Tompkins Award recipient … Continue reading

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Government Initiates Anti-Dumping Probe into Imports of Clear Float Glass from Malaysia

The government has initiated a probe into an alleged dumping of clear float glass, used in automobiles and refrigeration industries, from Malaysia following a complaint from domestic players. The investigation is being conducted by the commerce ministry’s arm Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR). Continue reading

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Man Arrested After Damaging Police Car, Hiding Behind Family Member

Police in southwestern Ontario say a man has been charged after he allegedly damaged an officer’s cruiser and then used a family member as a human shield to evade arrest.
Police allege the man refused and then used the wood to smash the windshield of the police cruiser.
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Washington Loophole Allows Unsecured Loads on Some Dump Trucks

This summer, Jimi Burleigh had two auto glass insurance claims within weeks of each other. He says both were because of commercial trucks with uncovered loads. Continue reading

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Are You in Indy Yet?

A sneak peek of what you can expect at Auto Glass Week and the International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off. CLICK HERE to view the video on YouTube.

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Safelite Group Acquires Auto Glass Specialists

Safelite Group has formed an agreement to acquire Auto Glass Specialists of Colorado. The transaction was completed at the close of business August 30, 2019. Auto Glass Specialists has been in business for 16 years, owned and managed by Austin … Continue reading

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How Fuyao, at the Centre of the Obamas’ Film American Factory, Became a Dominant Player, and Why It Is Under Pressure Now