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Date Set for Netflix to Release Fuyao Documentary ‘American Factory’

Date Set for Netflix to Release Fuyao Documentary ‘American Factory’

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Michigan City Revolving Loan Fund Helps Meyer Glass & Mirror Invest

Michigan City Revolving Loan Fund Helps Meyer Glass & Mirror Invest

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UNITED KINGDOM – National Windscreens Expands with a Double Opening in Sheffield and Chelmsford

National Windscreens has expanded its national network with the opening of two new purpose-designed workshops in Sheffield, United Kingdom, and Chelmsford, United Kingdom. This expansion forms part of an ongoing UK-wide investment to meet the huge demand for Advanced Driver … Continue reading

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LexisNexis: More Insurance Execs Using, Open to Virtual Claims, Might Go Touchless

LexisNexis: More Insurance Execs Using, Open to Virtual Claims, Might Go Touchless

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The Workforce Of The Future: The Skills Challenge Becomes More Apparent

The Workforce Of The Future: The Skills Challenge Becomes More Apparent

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Gerber Collision & Glass Enters New York State With Recent Acquisition

Boyd Group Inc. (the “Boyd Group”) announced today it is entering its 27th state with the acquisition of a multi-store operation consisting of 18 collision repair centers located in New York. These repair centers are located throughout New York, including … Continue reading

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Calling All AGRR Shops: What’s Important in Selecting Adhesives?

We’re conducting a very brief four-question survey of auto glass replacement businesses regarding adhesives. It is anonymous and takes about one minute to complete. Please share your input at the link below! And thank you in advance. CLICK HERE TO … Continue reading

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Users React to Changes at Safelite Solutions

Automotive glass company users that bill through Safelite Solutions Network have noticed some changes, such as a shift to a new online approval system and new staff. Deanna Hatch, the office manager for Tiny & Sons in Pembroke, Mass., said … Continue reading

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Blog: To Drill or Not to Drill

To Drill or Not to Drill

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Car Windows Smashed in East Nashville, One Company Shows Up to Help

Car Windows Smashed in East Nashville, One Company Shows Up to Help

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Phoenix AZ Mobile Auto Glass Windshield Replacement Announced

D.I. Auto Care announced it now provides customers with auto glass replacement. The company’s customers can get their windshields replaced anywhere in the Phoenix area thanks to the additional services. D.I. Auto Care’s team is fully mobile, and it can … Continue reading

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Rosemia Tiglao of Santa Clara, Calif., Wins the Ford F-150

Out of eight finalists, it came down to the last two to find out who would win the Ford F-150 given away during the International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ (WFCT) and Auto Glass Week™. The winner came on the … Continue reading

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First Finalist Named for Free Truck! Six Chances Remain!

The first finalist for the free truck giveaway at Auto Glass Week™ has been announced. Bill Tiedje of Mike’s Auto Glass in Ft. Myers, Fla., was selected randomly and has earned the first finalist key and the opportunity to open … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week ™ Welcomes Christopher Ligori & Associates

Christopher Ligori & Associates is participating as a Copper sponsor for Auto Glass Week™. The global event will be held September 27-29 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. Christopher Ligori & Associates is a plaintiff’s … Continue reading

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Henkel Joins Auto Glass Week™ as a Sponsor

Visit Henkel in Hall 4 of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center during Auto Glass Week™, which will be held September 27-29 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. Henkel’s direct glazing adhesives offers high safety … Continue reading

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Dash Glass LLC Joins Auto Glass Week ™ as a Silver Sponsor

Auto Glass Week™ welcomes Dash Glass LLC as a Silver sponsor. The event will be held September 27-29 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. Dash Glass provides innovative technology solutions for glass shops and insurance … Continue reading

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Bosch Automotive Service Solutions to Serve as a Copper Sponsor for Auto Glass Week™

Bosch Automotive Service Solutions joins Auto Glass Week™ as a Copper sponsor. The event is slated for September 27-29 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. Bosch’s Advanced Driver Assistance Systems’ (ADAS) recalibration kits include 18 … Continue reading

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Lil Buddy Is Back as a Sponsor of Auto Glass Week™

Lil Buddy is returning to Auto Glass Week™ as a Cobalt sponsor. Look for the company in booth 117 in Hall 4 of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center during the global event to be held September 27-29 in beautiful … Continue reading

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GTS Services Returns to Auto Glass Week™ as a Sponsor

GTS Services will be at Auto Glass Week™ 2018 as a Cobalt sponsor. The company will be in Hall 4, booth 228 of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, on September 27-29. GTS provides leading point-of-sale … Continue reading

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Arney’s Solo Installation Tool Joins Auto Glass Week™ as a Sponsor

Visit Arney’s Solo Installation Tool in booth 102 in Hall 4 of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center during Auto Glass Week™, which will be held September 27-29 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. The … Continue reading

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National Glass Brokers Signs 0n as a Sponsor of Auto Glass Week™

Visit National Glass Brokers in Hall 4 of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. The event will be held September 27-29. National Glass Brokers provides windshields and tempered parts at factory direct prices. To register to … Continue reading

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Glass Doctor to Serve as a Sponsor for Auto Glass Week™

Glass Doctor is participating as a Cobalt sponsor for Auto Glass Week™. The global event will be held September 27-29 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. Glass Doctor, a neighborly company, leads the market in … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week™ Welcomes Mopar/FCA US LLC as a Sponsor

Mopar/FCA US LLC has signed on as a Cobalt sponsor for Auto Glass Week™ — a global event to be held September 27-29 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. Mopar provides glass for FCA US … Continue reading

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asTech Joins Auto Glass Week™ as a Cobalt Sponsor

Auto Glass Week™ welcomes asTech as a sponsor. The event will be held September 27-29 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. asTech is a leading diagnostic provider for users. It provides remote access to OEM … Continue reading

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Glass.com® Inc. Returns as a Sponsor of Auto Glass Week™

Look for Glass.com® in booth 303, Hall 4 during Auto Glass Week™. The company will serve as a Cobalt sponsor for the global event to be held September 27-29 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention in San Antonio, Texas. Glass.com® … Continue reading

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Burco, Inc. to Return to Auto Glass Week™ as a Cobalt Sponsor

Visit Burco, Inc. in Hall 4, booth 203 in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center during Auto Glass Week™ 2018. The event will be held September 27-29. Burco is a manufacturer of side view mirrors and windshield racking systems. The … Continue reading

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Duncan Systems, a Lippert Components Company, to Sponsor Auto Glass Week™

Duncan Systems, a Lippert Components Company, will serve as a Cobalt sponsor of Auto Glass Week™, which is slated for September 27-29 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. Duncan Systems is the RV industry’s No. … Continue reading

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Mantaline Corporation Joins Auto Glass Week™ as a Sponsor

Mantaline Corporation has signed on as a Cobalt sponsor for Auto Glass Week™. The global event will be held September 27-29 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention in San Antonio, Texas. Mantaline Corporation offers rubber moulding and rubber/thermoplastic extrusion capabilities … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week™ Welcomes Back Mitchell International (NAGS) as a Sponsor

Mitchell International (NAGS) is returning to Auto Glass Week™ as a Cobalt sponsor. The company provides Glassmate™—a point-of-sale system that provides parts information, quote functions, work orders, invoicing and VIN decoding—all with access to NAGS. Visit Mitchell International in booth … Continue reading

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Win the Truck! Pre-Register Today Before Midnight to Increase Your Chances to Win

Register online by midnight tonight for Auto Glass Week™ and increase your entries to win a free truck! All eligible* registrants who pre-register by September 7, 2018 will receive two additional chances to win a free truck. These two are … Continue reading

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Quest Software to Serve as a Sponsor for Auto Glass Week™

Auto Glass Week™ (AGW) welcomes back Quest Software as a sponsor.  AGW will be held September 27-29 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. Quest Software Inc. provides point-of-sale software, web or server-based, EDI, Quickbooks, Pilkington, … Continue reading

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Marcy Adhesives Is Back as a Sponsor for Auto Glass Week™

Marcy Adhesives is returning this year as a sponsor for Auto Glass Week™ to be held September 27-29 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. Marcy is the global leader of pre-applied adhesives for AGR. It … Continue reading

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Win a Free Truck! Pre-Register by Friday, Sept. 7 to Increase Your Chances to Win

Register online by the Friday, September 7 pre-registration deadline for Auto Glass Week™ and increase your entries to win a free truck!

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IBS Software to Sponsor Auto Glass Week™

Visit IBS Software in booth 109 of Hall 4, in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center during Auto Glass Week™. The event will be held September 27-29 in San Antonio, Texas. IBS is showcasing its 100-percent internet-based Elmo Anywhere. Elmo … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week™ Welcomes DINOL as a Sponsor

DINOL will be in Hall 4, booth 113 during Auto Glass Week™ 2018 serving as a Cobalt sponsor. Auto Glass Week will be held September 27-29 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. DINOL is a … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week™ is Truly a Global Event with 19 Countries Attending

Attendees are coming from all over the world for this year’s Auto Glass Week™ to be held September 27-29 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.

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Clean Plus, Inc./CPI Divisions to Sponsor Auto Glass Week™ 2018

Clean Plus, Inc./CPI Divisions is returning to Auto Glass Week™ as a Cobalt sponsor. The company will be in Hall 4, booth 232 during the event slated for September 27-29 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, … Continue reading

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Yih-Tair Industrial Inc./FlexLine® Is Back as an Auto Glass Week™ Sponsor

Yih-Tair Industrial Inc./FlexLine® can be found in Hall 4, booth 230 during Auto Glass Week™ 2018. Auto Glass Week will be held September 27-29 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.

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Creative Extruded Products, LLC. Is Back as a Sponsor of Auto Glass Week™

Creative Extruded Products, LLC, has joined Auto Glass Week™ as a Cobalt sponsor. The company will be in Hall 4, booth 217 during the global event. Creative Extruded Products supplies auto glass mouldings to the OEM and aftermarket markets. It … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week™ Welcomes Glass Magic Professional as a Sponsor

Glass Magic Professional will be in Hall 4, booth 134 of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center during Auto Glass Week™ 2018. Glass Magic Professional’s one-step resin helps repair technicians service more clients and make extra profits. Visit booth 134 … Continue reading

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Finalists for First-Ever Calibration Competition Announced

The four finalists for the inaugural Auto Glass Technician Calibration Competition to be held at Auto Glass Week™ 2018 have been announced. They come from all over the United States, including Arizona, Kentucky, South Carolina and Idaho.

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WRD Glass Tools Inc. to Sponsor Auto Glass Week™ 2018

WRD Glass Tools Inc. has joined Auto Glass Week™ as a Cobalt sponsor. Auto Glass Week will be held September 27-29 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. WRD Glass Tools specializes in providing the WRD … Continue reading

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Meritool LLC Returns as a Sponsor of Auto Glass Week™

Be sure not to miss Meritool LLC during Auto Glass Week™ 2018. As a Cobalt sponsor, the company will be in Hall 4, booth 418 during the premier event. Meritool LLC specializes in providing American-designed, assembled and approved tools, including … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week™ Is Less Than One Month Away; Hotel Room Discounts End 9/4; Pre-Registration Ends 9/7

The Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in beautiful San Antonio, Texas, will be bustling with industry activity in one month as the auto glass repair and replacement industry descends for three full days of education, competitions and networking. There is still time to take advantage of pre-registration savings if you act soon.

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GGG is Back as a Sponsor of Auto Glass Week™

GGG will return to Auto Glass Week™ 2018 as a Cobalt sponsor. The company will be in Hall 4, booth 213 during the global event, which will be held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, … Continue reading

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Mainstreet Computers Inc. Joins Auto Glass Week™ as a Cobalt Sponsor

Mainstreet Computers can be found in Hall 4, booth 520, during Auto Glass Week™ 2018. The global event will be held September 27-29 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in beautiful San Antonio, Texas. Mainstreet provides the leading glass … Continue reading

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GT Tools to Sponsor Auto Glass Week™ 2018

GT Tools will be in Hall 4, booth 516 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, during Auto Glass Week™. The company will be serving as a Cobalt sponsor of the show. GT Tools® manufactures and … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week™ Welcomes Verax Chemical Company as a Sponsor

Verax Chemical Company has joined Auto Glass Week™ 2018 as a Cobalt sponsor. The company, which will be in Hall 4, booth 234 during the show, is the manufacturer of Dyna-Wipes, which it said is the best hand and tool … Continue reading

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Visit Mygrant Glass at Auto Glass Week™ 2018

Mygrant Glass is returning to Auto Glass Week™ 2018 as a Bronze sponsor. Visit the company in Hall 4, booth 108 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center on September 27-29. Mygrant Glass Company is a leading independent auto glass … Continue reading

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C.R. Laurence Co., Inc. is Back as a Sponsor of Auto Glass Week™

As a Cobalt sponsor of Auto Glass Week™ 2018, C.R. Laurence Co. is located in Hall 4, booth 416 of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center September 27-29. CRL is an ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturer and supplier to the AGRR … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week™ Welcomes Back Spray-X as a Cobalt Sponsor

Spray-X has signed on as a Cobalt Sponsor of Auto Glass Week™ 2018. Visit the company in Hall 4, booth 133 of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center during the event. Spray-X is “America’s Favorite Foaming Glass Cleaner.” It is … Continue reading

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Hyatt Regency San Antonio Sold Out, Auto Glass Week™ Adds Hotel

With just over a month until Auto Glass Week™, the Hyatt Regency San Antonio has sold out. Auto Glass Week has arranged for an overflow hotel if the Hyatt Regency San Antonio does not have your complete stay.

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Sunroof Express Inc. Joins Auto Glass Week™ 2018 as a Cobalt Sponsor

Auto Glass Week welcomes back Sunroof Express Inc. as a Cobalt Sponsor of Auto Glass Week. The company can be found in booth 114 of the exhibition hall. Sunroof Express is a top resource for the highest quality sunroof and … Continue reading

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Extractor to Serve as a Sponsor of Auto Glass Week™

Extractor is returning to Auto Glass Week™ as a Cobalt sponsor. Visit the company in booth 132 of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in beautiful San Antonio, Texas, during exhibition hours on September 27-29. Extractor offers a range of … Continue reading

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Act Soon! Auto Glass Week™ Pre-Registration Deadline Coming Up

Pre-register online for Auto Glass Week™ 2018 by September 7 as a full attendee and save $50 off the onsite price per person. You can also take advantage of a special offer: purchase two full pre-registrations and the third full registration is free!

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Auto Glass Week™ Welcomes Back Glass Mechanix Solutions

Glass Mechanix Solutions will serve as a Cobalt sponsor of Auto Glass Week™ September 27-29 in San Antonio, Texas.

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A.N. Designs, Inc. Signs On as a Sponsor of Auto Glass Week™

Auto Glass Week™ welcomes back A.N. Designs, Inc. as a Cobalt sponsor of Auto Glass Week™. Visit the company in booth 121 during the event that will be held September 27-29 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.

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Sign Up Now for the Fourth Annual Auto Glass Golf Tournament

The Fourth Annual Industry Golf Tournament is back by popular demand. Join us on the greens of the beautiful TPC San Antonio for an 18-hold scramble on Wednesday, September 26, just prior to the opening of Auto Glass Week™. The lunch buffet will start at noon, followed by a 1:00 p.m. shotgun start.

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Delta Kits Returns as a Sponsor of Auto Glass Week™

Be sure not to miss Delta Kits while you’re visiting the exhibition hall during Auto Glass Week™ 2018. The Cobalt sponsor can be found in booth 115 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio September 27-29. Since … Continue reading

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Diatech, Inc. to Serve as a Sponsor of Auto Glass Week™

Diatech, Inc. has signed onto the ever-growing list of Auto Glass Week™ sponsors. The company will serve as a Cobalt sponsor the 2018 event to be held September 27-29 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.

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Competition Registration Closes in One Week

Time is running out to sign up to compete to become the “World’s Greatest” in this year’s technician competitions and Customer Service Representative (CSR) Competition at Auto Glass Week™ in San Antonio, Texas, on September 27-29. Competition registration closes in one week on August 15.

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Auto Glass Week™ 2018 Announces Educational Program

The full conference program and schedule for Auto Glass Week™ 2018 is now available. Click here to see the entire educational program and attendee brochure and register now to start planning your Auto Glass Week™ experience.

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Auto Glass Companies Very Busy after Monday’s Hailstorms in Cullman, Ala.

Dents and dings of all shapes and sizes have battered cars after Monday’s storms, but windshields took the worst beating from Mother Nature.

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Proposed $450M Glass Plant ‘A Game Changer’, Says Guelph-Eramosa Mayor

If plans for a new $450 million glass manufacturing plant come to fruition, the mayor of Guelph-Eramosa says the project — which promises 400 jobs — could be a game changer not just for the region, but for Ontario as a whole. During her trip to China in November, Premier Kathleen Wynne signed an agreement in principle with Xinyi Glass Holdings, who planned to build the $450-million float glass plant somewhere in Ontario.

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Missouri Bill Introduced to Tax Cars for Miles Traveled

A bill has been introduced in the Missouri House to require the Department of Revenue to charge and collect a miles-driven fee of up to $200 for a one-year vehicle registration and up to $400 for a two-year vehicle registration.

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China Gives Baidu Go-Ahead for Self-Driving Tests After U.S. Crash

China’s capital city has given the green light to tech giant Baidu Inc to test self-driving cars on city streets, indicating strong support for the budding sector even as the industry reels from a fatal accident in the United States.

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Clever Kids Invent Car Device that Collects and Reuses Rainwater and Ford is Now Testing It

Water is without a doubt our planet’s chief resource, and we should spare no efforts in saving it so for the coming generations. While some adults aren’t too concerned with that water and waste millions of liters of water every year, two kids from Germany have come up with an idea to collect and reuse rainwater on cars.

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Saint-Gobain CEO Expects Resolution of Sika Case by End of Year

French glass-maker Saint-Gobain (SGOB.PA) expects a resolution of its long-standing takeover battle for Switzerland’s Sika (SIK.S) by the end of the year, its chief executive said on Wednesday.

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PGW Auto Glass Becomes NIADA National Member Benefit Partner

PGW Auto Glass, LLC, has joined the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA) as a new National Member Benefit partner.

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Police in Arizona Release Dashcam Video of Fatal Crash Involving Self-Driving Car

Investigators looking into the crash of an Uber self-driving car that struck and killed a woman crossing a road in Tempe, Ariz., earlier this week have released unsettling dashcam video of the incident.

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“Failing Was Not an Option”: The Israeli Army, Women and Driverless Cars

Women are still under-represented in the automotive industry. Yet two women help shaping the driverless car revolution at Israeli start-up Innoviz. Their career also sheds a light on the unusual relationship between the military and the free market in Israel.

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Fuyao Vows to Work Closely with Investigators After Worker Crushed to Death

Workforce safety investigators are looking into the accidental death of a worker at Moraine’s largest employer, a business fined last year by OSHA for multiple alleged “serious safety violations.”

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Explore the Rambling Riverwalk During Auto Glass Week™ 2018

After a busy day of education, speaking one-on-one with suppliers and networking with your industry peers, there is no better way to relax and unwind from Auto Glass Week™ 2018 than heading to the historic San Antonio Riverwalk and pulling up a chair. It’s less than a minute away.

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How to Calibrate a Bird’s Eye View Camera

Ten years ago, if you told someone they could sit in the driver’s seat, push a button and see a 360° view around that vehicle, they might not have believed you. But today, that feature—the Bird’s Eye View Camera with Perimeter Scan—is a reality and available on select Camry, C-HR, RAV4, Highlander and Land Cruiser models.

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Toyota Halts Self-Driving Car Tests After Uber-Related Death

Toyota has become the first major auto maker to halt tests of autonomous cars after a woman was struck and killed by a self-driving Uber vehicle.

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Forklift Accident Results in Death at Fuyao Glass America

The Moraine, Ohio, Police and Fire Divisions were dispatched to Fuyao Glass America early this morning after receiving a report of a forklift accident. The accident resulted in the death of the forklift operator, according to Sergeant Kenneth Lloyd of the Moraine Police Division.

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Ford Door Ajar Sensor Lawsuit Says Warning Lights Stay On

A Ford “door ajar” sensor lawsuit claims the sensors send false signals that the doors are open when they are in fact closed.

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Lyft Partners With Auto Parts Maker Magna on Autonomous Vehicles

Ride-hailing company Lyft is joining with large Canadian auto parts supplier Magna to develop self-driving vehicles, sharing expenses on a multi-year project that could vault them onto the leader board in autonomous technology.

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NHTSA Probes Hyundai and Kia Airbags Failing to Deploy

The last thing you ever want to see while driving is your airbag. It’s a last resort of safety that only pops off when you’ve really hit something hard. But when you really need it, when there’s a head-on collision or something equally as heinous, it better be there for you. It’s for this reason that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating why some airbags in Hyundai and Kia cars are not inflating during accidents.

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Turkey Runs Afoul of Pickup, Busts Windshield

A turkey flew out of a highway ditch in northern Minnesota and burst through a pickup truck windshield Sunday afternoon, according to the State Patrol.

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Uber Pulls Self-Driving Cars After First Fatal Crash of Autonomous Vehicle

Uber has removed its self-driving cars from the roads following what is believed to be the first fatality involving a fully autonomous car.

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On the Blogs: Leadership Lessons – March Madness

While channel surfing the other night, Mary Kay and I found ESPN’s 30 for 30 “Survive and Advance.” This is must viewing during March Madness.

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Car Insurance Rates Rising

Car insurance rates are at an all-time high nationwide and rates are rising fast in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre/Hazleton area, according to a recent study by The Zebra, a car insurance comparison marketplace.

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German Auto Supplier Opens $46.3 Million Plant in Alabama

WOODSTOCK, Ala. — MöllerTech, a German auto supplier, has opened a $46.3 million plant in central Alabama.

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Gerber Collision Opens Two New Florida Locations

The Boyd Group Inc. has announced the opening of two Gerber collision repair locations in Collier County, Fla. These centers were previously operated as Autocraft Enterprises and Autocraft Naples and are located on Marco Island, Fla., and in northern Naples, Fla. “These Gulf Coast … Continue reading

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Plan for Auto Glass Week™ 2018

One event. One industry. One schedule to bring everyone together. Auto Glass Week™ 2018 will take place Thursday through Saturday, September 27-29, 2018, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. This year’s schedule at a glance … Continue reading

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Why Smarter Cars Aren’t Saving Us Money on Car Insurance

New technology makes some cars smarter than their drivers: Automatic braking systems slow or stop cars to prevent collisions. Lane-departure warning features alert drivers with sounds or vibrations when their cars drift across lane markings. Self-parking systems can expertly back vehicles into tight spaces without drivers touching their steering wheels.

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GM Says It Will Review Safety of Panoramic Sunroofs

General Motors says it has voluntarily begun an internal review of panoramic sunroofs in its vehicles following a Consumer Reports investigation that detailed how hundreds of sunroofs nationwide and across the auto industry have shattered without warning.

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2017 Can Am Maverick X3 Beauty and the Beast

Wolfpack Motorsports has the hookup when it comes to being on the inside. Take this ’17 Can Am Maverick X3. They built it for a Monster Energy model. When not traveling the U.S. as an action-sports model on the Supercross circuit, she becomes off-road enthusiast Lindsey Bowyer who likes to take her action-sports model friends out to blast around in this golden Can-Am Maverick X3.

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Incident: Nelson DH8C Enroute on Nov. 5, 2017, Turbulence and Cracked Windshield

An Air Nelson de Havilland Dash 8-300 on behalf of ANZ Air New Zealand, registration ZK-NEJ performing flight NZ-8835 from Hokitika to Christchurch (New Zealand), was enroute at FL150 about 25nm south of Hokitika and about 70nm northwest of Christchurch when the aircraft encountered turbulence prompting the crew to descend the aircraft. The aircraft continued to Christchurch for a safe landing about 20 minutes later. The first officer’s windshield was seen cracked after landing.

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Metal Smashes Through Windshield on Minnesota Interstate

A large piece of metal smashed through the windshield of a woman’s car as she was traveling in Maple Grove, highlighting the dangers of unsecured loads.

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Insurers Beware: Amazon Poised to Disrupt UK Insurance

No one can dispute the success of Amazon in the UK as a digital retailer, and many insurers have held it in high esteem as a company to emulate in terms of innovation and overall service proposition. But now Amazon poses a real threat to UK insurers.

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Woman Accused of Causing Girl to Slam Head into Windshield

A Pinellas County woman is accused of causing a 3-year-old girl’s head to slam into a windshield, shattering it.

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TODAY’S BLOG: Changes

“Were you like me? Did you believe that the first person you hired the first time you were in a Leadership position would be with you forever? Did you, like me, consider each interview as a challenge – with the goal of hiring the person regardless if they were the right person for your organization or not?” –Mark Liston

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Carlex Partners with City of Lebanon, Tenn., to Divert Waste from Landfill

Carlex Glass America LLC recently implemented a public-private partnership to reduce its landfill waste at its aftermarket distribution center in Lebanon, Tenn. Previously, at Carlex, the wooden crates used to package glass were only used once before being sent to … Continue reading

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Belron Launches New Term Loans of EUR 1.3 Billion Equivalent

Belron is launching on a best effort basis a syndication in the institutional loan market for new “Term Loans B”(1) of EUR 1.3 billion equivalent.

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Auto Windscreens Technician Wins Second Place at Auto Glass Week™

Auto Windscreens’ technician Steve Abrahams won the silver medal in the Pilkington Clear Advantage Auto Glass Technician Competition (AGTO) at Auto Glass Week™ in Florida last week. Abrahams and his colleague, Luke Allies, took part in the “large-size company” category … Continue reading

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TODAY’S BLOG: Are In-Shop Installations the Wave of the Future?

“There are benefits and drawbacks to both mobile and in-shop installations. However, the introduction of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) has again brought this issue to the forefront, and added another reason why in-shop installations may be better than mobile. It is possible to reverse a consumer demand for mobile installations to a demand for in-shop installations if you make the decision and change your marketing efforts.” –Bob Beranek

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Florida Bill Would Allow Inspections of Windshield Damage

With insurers arguing that a practice known as “assignment of benefits” is driving up costs, a Senate Republican filed a proposal Tuesday that could lead to required inspections before damaged windshields get repaired or replaced.

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Burrows, Fuyao File Dueling Lawsuit Motions on Same Day

A former Fuyao Glass America executive suing the founder of the company where he once worked says an international treaty shouldn’t stop his lawsuit from going forward.

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Jerry Stein, Ponca Glass, Passes Away

Jerry Stein, who co-owned Ponca Glass Inc. of Ponca, Okla., with his wife, Billye, for more than 50 years, passed away September 6, 2017. As a family business, their son Tim Stein has actively worked for the company for more … Continue reading

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Don’t Overlook Tesla Inc.’s Strong Model X Deliveries

The biggest news from Tesla’s update on third-quarter deliveries was undoubtedly its worse-than-expected Model 3 production. With just 260 Model 3 units produced, Tesla missed its target for third-quarter Model 3 production for 1,500 units by a longshot. But there was one area investors may want to take a second look at: Model X deliveries.
With complex technology like its unique and difficult-to-manufacture falcon wing doors, self-presenting front doors, and the largest glass windshield in any vehicle, there was good reason to doubt Tesla’s ability to ramp up sales and deliveries of the SUV.

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Large Rock Flies Through Windshield, Knocks Driver Out in Middle Tennessee

There was a terrifying situation for one family after a rock plummeted through their windshield, leaving the driver severely wounded.

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Man Arrested After Firing Shots at Police

A man who shot at police while fleeing from a traffic stop was apprehended last Wednesday after schools and businesses in Colville had to close due to the incident.
Deputy Swim was not injured but some of the shots also went through the back windshield of a nearby car, a Corvette belonging to Colville resident Kevin Hennigan.

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TODAY’S BLOG: Auto Angle – Do You Have Grit?

“I was editing a column recently for one of our sister publications which talks about how you can’t teach passion. It immediately made me think of a presentation I heard in August by Angela Duckworth on Grit who penned the bestseller ‘Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance.’” -Tara Taffera

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Consumer Watchdog: Autonomous Vehicle Bill Would Create ‘Wild West’ Without Safety Protections

A U.S. Senate bill aiming to pave the way for the development of driverless vehicles is a threat to highway safety, the group Consumer Watchdog asserted.

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Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Earns Top Safety Pick Plus

The 2017 and 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class have earned a Top Safety Pick Plus rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The accolade, IIHS’ highest designation, came after the luxury SUV aced the agency’s five crashworthiness tests and earned adequate scores in IIHS’ evaluations of automatic braking and headlight systems.

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Update Your Online Marketing Strategy with These 10 Tips

You know all of the basic ways to market a business online: create content, use social media, buy online ads. But your competitors know all of those methods too. So you need to step up your efforts if you want to stand out. Here are some new ways to update your online marketing from members of the online small business community.

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Buyout Funds Vying to buy 40 pct of Vehicle Glass Repairer Belron-Sources

Belgian group D‘Ieteren is in the advanced stages of selling around 40 percent of Belron, its vehicle windscreen repair business, seeking a valuation of 3 billion euros ($3.5 billion) or more, including debt, sources familiar with the situation said.

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Join Shore.com at Auto Glass Week™

Shore.com is serving as a Cobalt sponsor of Auto Glass Week™ 2017. Be sure not to miss the event’s three exciting days of activities designed with the auto glass technician specifically in mind. From competitions to education and an exhibition floor, Auto Glass Week fulfills all your business needs.

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Three Keys to Managing Cashflow to Grow a Business

The co-founder of a creative agency called Narrative shares her best tips for keeping tabs on money coming in and going out of her company.

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Senators Drop Trucks from Self-Driving Bill

Lawmakers in the U.S. Senate have dropped self-driving trucks from legislation from that would allow automakers to operate thousands of autonomous cars per year on U.S. roads. The action came after a high-profile campaign from labor unions to protect the jobs of professional drivers.

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Congress Advances Proposal to Preempt Calif. Regulations on Self-Driving Cars

Congress is advancing a proposal to preempt some California regulations on self-driving cars.

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Cockpit Windshields Resilient to Typical Drone Strikes: Analysis

Collision tests to assess the potential damage which a drone could inflict on aircraft indicate that airliner windshields are relatively resistant to a strike.

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Competition Registration Closes in One Month

Showcase your talent in the Auto Glass Technician Competitions and vie for the title of “World’s Greatest” this year in West Palm Beach, Fla., during Auto Glass Week™ on October 4-6 at the Hilton West Palm Beach and Palm Beach … Continue reading

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AGSC and NWRA Certified and Qualified Technicians Save Big on Competition Registrations

Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) Certified and Qualified technicians, as well as National Windshield Repair Association (NWRA) Certified Technicians will receive special discounted rates when they sign up for the Auto Glass Week™ Auto Glass Replacement and Repair Technician Competitions.

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NWRA to Hold Free Technician Training at Auto Glass Week™ 2017

The National Windshield Repair Association (NWRA) will hold a technician training and certification course at Auto Glass Week™ in West Palm Beach, Fla., this October. The course will be held on Friday, October 6, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at … Continue reading

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2019 Audi A8 Debuts with an Emphasis on Technology

In a packed convention hall in Barcelona, Audi unveiled its flagship luxury sedan, the fourth-generation 2019 A8. The company proudly proclaimed it will feature a Level 3 automated driving system as it marches toward the goal of a fully autonomous vehicle.

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Incident: Skywest CRJ7 near Salt Lake City on July 11, 2017, Cracked Windshield

A Skywest Airlines Canadair CRJ-700 on behalf of Delta Airlines, registration N773SK performing flight OO-4620/DL-4620 from Salt Lake City,UT to Burbank,CA (USA), was enroute at FL360 about 280nm southsouthwest of Salt Lake City when the crew decided to return due to a cracked captain’s windshield. The aircraft landed safely back in Salt Lake City about 90 minutes after departure.

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State Auto Insurance Rates Rise Due to Weather

Principle Insurance agent Aziz Showery said auto insurance rates in the state of Texas continue to rise due to extreme weather around the state. Paul Vazaldua said the Rio Grande Valley is his home. He was born and raised in McAllen. He’s a small business owner who works hard to keep his business profitable.

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Car Windshields Shattered in East Brainerd, Catoosa Co. by Objects Thrown from Passing Vehicle

Vandals left windshields shattered and drivers shaken Wednesday morning. Officers from three agencies are investigating eight cases involving someone throwing things at moving cars.

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Mason Looks to Future as President of NWRA

The National Windshield Repair Association (NWRA) board of directors recently elected Troy Mason, CEO of Techna Glass Inc. in South Jordan, Utah, as its new president. The position took effect on July 1. Mason has a number of hopes for … Continue reading

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New Business Complex Coming to Ontario, Ohio

A new business complex is coming to Ontario. Owner, Grant Giltz says the 8,900 square-foot space will house a nationally-known windshield repair shop and up to five other businesses.
“We have a lot of interested parties, but the one that has committed so far is Safelite Auto Glass,” Giltz said.

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Far Rockaway Zoning Plan Has Some Fearing They’ll Be Left Out of Business Boom

Some local merchants say they need more guidance on how to be part of a business boom the city seeks to spur in downtown Far Rockaway.
Lookran Jagdeo has run Far Rockaway Auto Glass Inc. in the targeted area for 21 years. Even if he is offered some sort of compensation to pack up, Jagdeo said he doubts he could find another nearby business location.

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How States Are Legislating Autonomous Vehicles (Interactive Map)

Though still a far-off fantasy in the minds of many, 19 states have passed legislation relating to autonomous vehicles — many starting small by defining terms like “automated driving system,” “dynamic driving task” or “autonomous vehicle.” Additionally, governors from four states have issued executive orders creating councils and working groups of stakeholders and public officials dedicated to looking at how their states should proceed.

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Glass Company Offers to Pay for Car Windows Broken to Save a Child, Pet

Summer is upon us, and temperatures across the country are scorching — What would you do if you saw a child or a pet locked in a hot car?
A Texas glass company is taking a stand through its #Smash2SaveALife Awareness Campaign.
Mobile Glass says it doesn’t want anyone to have to worry about the cost of replacing a vehicle’s window when saving a life. With locations nationwide, they’ll offer a free car window replacement for any vehicle’s window that was broken in one of these situations.

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Confusion as Snake Slithers from Speeding Pick-Up Truck’s Bonnet

Envision driving down the expressway and having a snake crawl up your windshield! Terrifying, right? Well, two men in Texas who evidently do not like snakes unintentionally picked up a bull-snake in their pick-up truck and half-way their journey, the reptile popped out, slithering up the vehicle’s windshield.

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Loose Plywood Flying from Trailer on I-65 Injures One Driver, Damages Two Vehicles

Loose materials flying off a trailer being towed down I-65 South near Murfreesboro Road injured one driver and caused damage to two vehicles Wednesday afternoon, Franklin police said.

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Four Cool Things About the 2017 BMW i3 with Range Extender

It’s the shape of the 2017 BMW i3 that made me want to not like it. I like sleek, sporty cars — ones that with flat, pointy noses and windshields so raked back they slip right under wind resistance — and the i3 looks more like a brightly colored toaster. A fancy, $48,000 BMW-branded toaster from the Jetsons’ kitchen, sure, but it’s hardly racy.

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Verify: Can Hot Weather Crack Windshields?

You might have heard that extreme heat or cold can make your windshield crack.

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Incident: KLM Cityhopper F70 at Amsterdam on July 10, 2017, Cracked Windshield

A KLM Cityhopper Fokker 70, registration PH-KZP performing flight KL-959 from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Newcastle,EN (UK), was climbing out of Amsterdam’s runway 24 when the crew stopped the climb at FL100 reporting a cracked windshield, they would return for a normal landing, no emergency services were needed. The aircraft returned to Amsterdam for a safe landing about 20 minutes after departure.

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UPDATED: Teenager Dies Following Rollover Accident on West Bethany Road

The driver, Brian D. West Jr., 17, of West Bethany Road, died this morning at 5:20 a.m. as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.

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First the June Tornado, Then July Thieves Strike a Bellevue Family

For transplanted New Yorker Jason Charase, experiencing his first tornado was terrifying. “I took two steps and looked up and the roof started leaving and I thought, ‘oh crap’ and I did a head dive down the stairs,” Jason Charase recalled.

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Hail Damage from Storm that Insurers Now Call a Catastrophe Could Top $80 Million

Dick Seitz (Class of ’61) and his Cathedral High School buddies were at Mama’s Pizza on Saddle Creek Road on Thursday evening last week, telling stories of the old days, when they heard what sounded like firecrackers outside. The noise actually came from hailstones, some as big as 4 inches in diameter.

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Concrete Shatters Woman’s Windshield

NILES — With her two young daughters in the backseat, Jessica Renee Shaw was driving down Robbins Avenue Monday afternoon, the same route she takes everyday [sic], when she heard a pop.

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AGTO, WRO and CSR Competitor Packets Are Now Online

Interested in competing in this year’s Pilkington Clear Advantage Auto Glass Technician Competition and/or GlasWeld Windshield Repair Competition during Auto Glass Week™? Have you already registered to compete? All three official 2017 Competitor Packets, which include the rules and regulations … Continue reading

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Solano County Firefighters Respond to 3-Alarm Warehouse Fire

A fire that started in a debris pile spread to the outside of a storage shed at an auto glass business near Fairfield Thursday afternoon.

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McLaren 570GT Review

McLaren has stylishly achieved its aim of making a Sports Series model that’s more suitable for longer trips and daily use. Yet despite the extra comfort and practicality, the McLaren 570GT loses little of the capability and poise of the stock 570S supercar. Performance remains breathtaking but this is a car that opens up the prospect of McLaren ownership to a new kind of buyer.

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Man, 70, Injured in Hit-and-Run Crash in Baltimore

A 70-year-old man crossing the street Friday night was struck and injured in a hit-and-run, Baltimore police said.
Police said investigators believe the vehicle involved in the crash is missing the driver’s side mirror and should have damage to the hood and windshield.

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North Sydney Councilor Encourages Residents to Report Vandalism

Regional councilor Earlene MacMullin says education and awareness is a key aspect to stopping vandalism, not only in the North Sydney community, but the Cape Breton Regional Municipality in general.

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TODAY’S BLOG: What is a Pretentioner?

“Do you know what a seatbelt pretentioner is? If so, give yourself a prize. Since I have been training professionally and speaking on the safety system addressed in Federal Motor Vehicle Standard 208, I regularly ask my students this question. Most people don’t know what it is, or what it’s designed to do.” –Bob Beranek

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Fuyao Founder Moves to Dismiss Burrows’ Lawsuit

The founder of Fuyao Glass America is arguing in response to a lawsuit from one of his former executives that he hasn’t even been properly served with the suit.

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Autonomous Tech: Commodity or Competitive Edge?

Honda’s recent announcement that it would be offering some automated driving capability on its cars as early as 2020 and moving to a fully automated Level 4 system by 2025 is telling in that automakers are being goaded to go public with their plans or be viewed as hopelessly behind as the industry races towards self-driving cars.

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Caught on Camera: Road Rage Leads to Smashed Car Windows, Criminal Charges in Arizona

Here’s a case of road rage turning into a road rumble. Cellphone video shows a driver breaking out a window of an SUV and then punching out the driver.

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French Company Saint Gobain Says it Has Been Victim of Cyberattack

French construction materials company Saint Gobain said on Tuesday that it had been a victim of a cyberattack, and it had isolated its computer systems in order to protect data.

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Saint-Gobain to Increase its Flat Glass Production Capabilities in Mexico

Saint-Gobain has announced it is building a new flat glass (float) production line in Saltillo in Mexico. This plant, scheduled to come on stream at the beginning of 2020, will manufacture glass for the automotive and construction sectors. It will … Continue reading

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Add to Your Auto Glass Week™ Experience by Signing Up for These Optional Events!

Don’t miss out on Auto Glass Week™ activities that expand beyond the Palm Beach County Convention Center and Hilton West Palm Beach. Join us for these one-of-a-kind optional networking opportunities and take full advantage of your trip to Auto Glass … Continue reading

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AGSC and NWRA Certified and Qualified Technicians Save Big on Competition Registrations

Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) Certified and Qualified technicians, as well as National Windshield Repair Association (NWRA) Certified Technicians will receive special discounted rates when they sign up for the Auto Glass Week™ Auto Glass Replacement and Repair Technician Competitions. … Continue reading

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Burco Inc. Returns as Sponsor of Auto Glass Week™

Auto Glass Week™ 2017—a three-day action-packed event with everything a technician could ask for—is welcoming back Burco Inc. as a Cobalt sponsor. Whether you’re looking for education on the latest industry products and tools, the latest installation tips and techniques, … Continue reading

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Explore Your Travel Options for Auto Glass Week™ 2017

As you prepare for Auto Glass Week™ 2017 in West Palm Beach, Fla., keep in mind there are a variety of ways to reach your destination. For some, flying directly to West Palm Beach is the best option. However, when … Continue reading

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Woman Dies after Tire Smashes through Windshield

INDIANAPOLIS — Police say a woman has died after a pickup truck tire went through the windshield of the SUV she was driving on a freeway in Indiana.

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Forks Twp. Police Investigate Smashed Car Windshields

Windshields have been smashed on several vehicles in Forks Township over the last few days, township police said Monday.

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Auto Glass Week™ Offers Buy Two, Get One Full Registration Free

You and your team can spend three days learning from the best through a special registration deal. Purchase two full registrations and get a third full registration FREE for Auto Glass Week™ 2017.  The annual event will take place October … Continue reading

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TODAY’s BLOG: Leadership Lessons – Let Me Count the Waze

“How do you get somewhere you’ve never personally been before? This week, we will use the example of driving somewhere compared to accomplishing something in business.” –Mark Liston

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Stupid Patent of the Month: Ford Patents a Windshield

The Supreme Court’s recent decision in Impression Products v. Lexmark International was a big win for individuals’ right to repair and modify the products they own. While we’re delighted by this decision, we expect manufacturers to attempt other methods of controlling the market for resale and repair. That’s one reason we’re giving this month’s Stupid Patent of the Month award to Ford’s patent on a vehicle windshield design.

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BMW Details Plan for Fully Automated Driving by 2021

The iNext vehicle will feature Level 3 autonomy. As we have already reported, BMW is joining forces with Mobileye and Intel to work on autonomous technologies set to be used in future production models of the brand. The first to feature such systems will arrive in 2021.

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Minnesota Auto Glass Installer Passes Away

The Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of Jay D. Dahl, age 53 of St. Cloud, will be at 11:00 AM on Friday, June 2, at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in St. Cloud.
Jay was born April 23, 1964, in St. Cloud to Elmer and Beatrice “Poo” (Paggen) Dahl. He graduated from St. Cloud Technical High School in 1982. Most recently, he was a glass installer for Mike’s Auto Glass in Milaca.

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California ‘Coach’ Allegedly Threatens Man over Compensation for Broken Windshield, New Video Shows

A California man and two children allegedly threatened a skateboarder who asked for compensation after his windshield was reportedly cracked by a baseball from a child’s little league team, new video showed.

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Man Threw Concrete Block Through Windshield, Dragged Woman by Hair, Police Say

A Raleigh man is facing multiple charges after a domestic violence incident injured two women, Raleigh police said.

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Pittsburgh at Center of Race to Create Components for Self-Driving Cars

Pittsburgh at Center of Race to Create Components for Self-Driving Cars

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Growing Opportunities in Colombia’s Automotive Market

Growing Opportunities in Colombia’s Automotive Market

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NTSA Rolls Out Electronic Chip Windscreen Sticker

NTSA Rolls Out Electronic Chip Windscreen Sticker

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The Sky’s the Limit! Rolls-Royce Build £10 Million Car – With a Glass Roof

The Sky’s the Limit! Rolls-Royce Build £10 Million Car – With a Glass Roof

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New Saint-Gobain CEO Sees Growth Coming from R&D

New Saint-Gobain CEO Sees Growth Coming from R&D

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AGC Begins Mass Production of 3D Curved Cover Glass for Car-Mounted Displays for the First Time Ever

AGC Begins Mass Production of 3D Curved Cover Glass for Car-Mounted Displays for the First Time Ever

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AG Hood, Auto Repair Task Force Release Consumer Guide for Insurance and Auto Body Repair

Attorney General Jim Hood announced the release of the Consumer’s Guide to Insurance and Auto Body Repair. The Mississippi Attorney General’s Office convened the Mississippi Auto Repair Task Force in August 2016, in an attempt to give consumers some guidance on navigating the relationship between the collision repair and insurance industry.

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Picking Up the Glass Pieces

New for 2017, Pilkington United Kingdom Limited (part of the NSG Group) has introduced a Fractography training course to complement its traditional Product Knowledge courses. Jigsaws have been in existence for around 250 years and, for many families, are as … Continue reading

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BMW’s Future of Autonomous Driving

Soon, the Ultimate Driving Machine will become exactly that, an ultimate driving machine. BMW is working incredibly hard on developing the future of autonomous vehicles, capable of driving themselves without the need for human interaction. While BMW boss Harald Kruger recently said that there will never be a BMW that isn’t capable of being driven by a human, the brand is still hell-bent on being one of the world leaders in self-driving cars.

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Several Windshields Smashed Over Weekend

CEDAR RAPIDS – Several cars got their windshields smashed in over Memorial Day weekend.

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Top Five Reasons to Attend Auto Glass Week™ 2017

Auto Glass Week™ will feature three action-packed days October 4-6 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center and Hilton West Palm Beach in West Palm Beach, Fla. Here are the top five reasons you should attend.  Location, location, location. You … Continue reading

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Two New Events to Experience at Auto Glass Week™ 2017

Auto Glass Week™ continues to expand each year to enhance attendees’ enrichment and experience. This year, two new events are available to tempt attendees’ appetites for knowledge—one new competition and an optional sightseeing tour of the gorgeous West Palm Beach, … Continue reading

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Deepest Discounts for Auto Glass Week™ End Next Month

Move quickly to take advantage of the deepest discounts and secure your spot at Auto Glass Week™ 2017 before early bird registration ends June 12. Early bird registration will save you up to $100 versus onsite registration. In addition to … Continue reading

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Denso, Toshiba to Collaborate on Automated Driving and Assistance

Denso and Toshiba recently announced that they have begun talks to enhance collaboration in different fields. The fields included in their talks involved, Internet of Things (IoT)-based manufacturing, advanced driver assistance, and automated driving among others.

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White Tesla Model 3 with Glass Roof

An alert motorist came across a white Tesla Model 3 out for a drive on Interstate 280, the nearest highway to Tesla headquarters and the main thoroughfare between San Francisco and San Jose. Reddit user spruceeffects got out his smartphone as he drove alongside and captured the car’s most remarkable feature — its all glass roof. Tesla recently introduced the glass roof as an option on the Model S, so it is not surprising that it will be offered on the Model 3 as well.

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Despite $1,350 Average, Michigan Car Insurance Premiums on Rise Again

The WZZM 13 Watchdog team has been getting requests to investigate the high price of auto insurance here in Michigan, even Michigan House Speaker Tom Leonard called it one of the biggest issues facing the state.

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Close Call on Highway 82 West

The driver of a Hyundai sedan escaped serious injury Thursday afternoon when a log went through the windshield of her vehicle.

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NC Woman Records Terrifying Close Encounter with Snake on Car

A North Carolina woman recorded video of a black snake clinging to the side mirror of the car she was riding in, WSOC reports.

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Man Accused of Striking Woman, Smashing Windshield with Potted Plant

Dickson City police arrested a Scranton man Wednesday on allegations he smashed a woman’s windshield and struck her with a heavy potted plant.

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Auto Glass Safety Council to Offer Training and Certification Program at GENE ’17

The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) will be holding an auto glass technician training course and certification program at the GENE ’17 in Long Island, N.Y. Attendees can select between two events being offered, one on Thursday, March 30, or … Continue reading

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China Buys Auto Suppliers as Takata Deal Looms

China Buys Auto Suppliers as Takata Deal Looms

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Windshield Interlayer Makes Glowing Head-Up Display

Windshield Interlayer Makes Glowing Head-Up Display

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Column: Behind Legislation is Passion

Lawmakers. Why do they do what they do? Have you ever held down two jobs? I recall one period of time when I was working four – I stocked grocery store shelves, flipped burgers, was a bouncer, and worked at the newspaper (all while attending college).

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Spotlight on Massillon: Cee-B Glass is Father, Son Success Story

There is a changing of the guard at Cee-B Glass, which for 46 years has been a fixture in the community for residential, commercial and industrial glass installation and repair.

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Israeli Glass Tech Can Help Car Windows Show Ads

Gauzy, an Israeli developer and manufacturer of liquid crystal glass panels, or smart glass, has developed a new way to communicate location- and time-based messages on car windows in partnership with Daimler AG, the German car maker of Mercedes-Benz vehicles.

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Wild Turkey Crashes into Tractor-Trailer Windshield

A bird crashing through the windshield of a tractor-trailer led to an accident Sunday morning in Harford County.

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Dozens of Car Windows Shattered by Vandals

Dozens of car owners in Thornton are dealing with repair bills after an outbreak of vandalism in which windows were shattered.

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Bill Cutting Required Auto Glass Coverage Appears Dead

Arizona drivers used to paying nothing when their car windshields are cracked or shattered by rocks appear likely to keep the insurance coverage for at least another year.

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TODAY’S BLOG: Delegation and Trust

“This past weekend was Glass Doctor’s Annual Conference. More than 250 people met in Dallas for three days of training, fun and fellowship. Our goal every year is to have a better event than the year before. And, somehow, we’ve been successful in doing this! There is only one reason that this can happen – DELEGATION.” –Mark Liston

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GUEST BLOG: Body Language Secrets Unveiled

by Tara Taffera Want to know what words to say or hold back? What body language signifies power, and even where to sit in that important meeting with a potential customer? Janine Driver, body language expert and best-selling author, covered … Continue reading

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SPONSORED LINK: GlasWeld Releases a New Line of Windshield Repair Kits

Bend, OR – GlasWeld, a complete solutions provider for the glass repair industry, announces the ProVac Zoom line of windshield repair kits with new incredible technology at an affordable price.

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Air Enforcer Gives Fuyao ‘Notice of Violation’

The Regional Air Pollution Control Agency (RAPCA) has sent Fuyao Glass America a notice of violation on what appear to be alleged violations of record-keeping and emission monitoring requirements.

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Electric Car Design Tricks That Make Them Go Farther

Electric vehicles (EVs) are more popular than ever before, thanks to an increase in the variety of models available and improvements in performance – notably how far these vehicles can now go on a single charge.

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Donations to RTR Make for a Memorable Night at Group Home

Last month Road To Responsibility (RTR) received a donation from two generous business owners. Peter Brown, President of Tiny & Son’s Auto Glass, of Pembroke, participated in an on-air auction during the Rob and Lisa morning show on 95.9 WATD. The winner of the auction received a gift certificate for a catered dinner for eight from Family Crest Catering, of Rockland.

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AGRR’s Sister Publications Named Jesse H. Neal Award Finalists

AGRR magazine’s sister publications, Door and Window Market (DWM) and USGlass magazines, have been named as finalists in the 63rd Annual Jesse H. Neal Awards competition for editorial excellence. The winners will be announced in March during the annual Neal Awards … Continue reading

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Mercedes-Benz Issues Recall over Windshield Issue

Mercedes-Benz USA has issued a recall for several models because of a defect that could cause the windshield to separate from the vehicle. Recalled models include 2016 GLE350 4Matic and GLS 450 4Matic,  2017 GLE 400 4Matic, GLE 350 4Matic, … Continue reading

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Headlights Get New Attention as More Than a Car Design Flourish

Headlights Get New Attention as More Than a Car Design Flourish

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Croatian Company to Produce Windshields for New London Taxis

Croatian Company to Produce Windshields for New London Taxis

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Bill Would Require Auto Insurance Rates Be Based on Driving Record

Bill Would Require Auto Insurance Rates Be Based on Driving Record

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Pipe Smashes Through Windshield on the Highway near Grande Prairie

Pipe Smashes through Windshield on the Highway near Grande Prairie

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Cracked Windshield Results in Man Arrested on Cocaine and Marijuana Charges

Cracked Windshield Results in Man Arrested on Cocaine and Marijuana Charges

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Report: Auto Insurance Costs Rise 7.5 Percent

The cost of motor vehicle insurance has gone up in the last year, and the emergence of new technology, including advanced driver assistance systems, could be playing a role in these increases. An Insurance Information Institute (III) analysis of the Consumer … Continue reading

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Safelite Launches Baseball-Themed Social Media Program

Last February, a fan’s windshield was hit by a spring training home run. After sharing photos and social buzz on Twitter, Safelite AutoGlass® stepped up to replace the fan’s windshield at no charge. Taking it one step further this year … Continue reading

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Wyoming Man Pleads Guilty in Auto Insurance Scam

Wyoming Man Pleads Guilty in Auto Insurance Scam

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Woman Tried Eluding Police by Turning off Headlights, Speeding Away

Woman Tried Eluding Police by Turning off Headlights, Speeding Away

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Ice Smashes into Windshield on Route 128

Ice Smashes into Windshield on Route 128

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The Holy Grail of Autonomous Driving: the Double Lane Merge

The Holy Grail of Autonomous Driving: the Double Lane Merge

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Join Us for a Preview of Auto Glass Week™ 2017

Let’s take a sneak peek at the gorgeous West Palm Beach, Fla., area—the location of Auto Glass Week™ 2017. Plan now to attend the event which will be held October 4-6, at the Palm Beach County Convention Center and Hilton West Palm Beach.

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

Pilkington North America will return as a supporting company and increase to the level of Platinum Plus Sponsor for Auto Glass Week™ 2017 this fall in West Palm Beach, Fla. The company is once again serving as the named sponsor … Continue reading

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TODAY’S BLOG: Leadership Lessons – YouTubing

“Last week, I talked about the first couple days of the International Franchise Association’s (IFA) Convention in Las Vegas. As usual, the 57th Annual IFA Convention became a great learning experience for many of the 4,300+ attendees.” -Mark Liston

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TODAY’S BLOG: The Future of Aftermarket Glass

“Complaints about glass quality are increasing right now, but I am a “pie in the sky” optimist. I believe that the Aftermarket Replacement Glass (ARG) will get better in the future unlike the current trend. The ARG market must up their game or go out of business and here’s why.” -Bob Beranek

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Tesla’s Model S Falls Short of Top Safety Rating

Tesla’s Model S Falls Short of Top Safety Rating

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Lawsuit Claims Volvo Rear Cameras Don’t Work

Lawsuit Claims Volvo Rear Cameras Don’t Work

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Lawmaker Hopes to Curb Michigan’s Rising Insurance Premiums

Lawmaker Hopes to Curb Michigan’s Rising Insurance Premiums

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New Safety Rules Make Car Glass Tougher to Break

New Safety Rules Make Car Glass Tougher to Break

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NYPD, Mayor Shows Off Bulletproof Glass [sic] for Patrol Cars

NYPD, Mayor Shows Off Bulletproof Glass [sic] for Patrol Cars

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Windshields Smashed by Rocks Thrown from Train Trestle

Windshields Smashed by Rocks Thrown from Train Trestle

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Man Breaks Windscreen With Extremely Loud Bass Sound

Man Breaks Windscreen With Extremely Loud Bass Sound

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New Online System to Crack Down On Uninsured Drivers

New Online System to Crack Down On Uninsured Drivers

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Premium Problem

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Tax, Cost Cuts Sought to Help Chinese Manufacturers

Tax, Cost Cuts Sought to Help Chinese Manufacturers

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Tesla Motors Inc. Enters Glass Technology Business

Tesla Motors Inc. has created a new glass technology group to develop its own products, according to the company’s CEO Elon Musk.

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Safelite AutoGlass Opens New Store in Utah

Safelite AutoGlass®, announced November 3 the opening of a new Utah store.

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Corning Reaches Out to AGRR Industry at Auto Glass Week

If a stone strikes your car windshield and ruins it, you’ll probably head for your nearest glass technician and have it replaced. But what if, instead of replacing it with a conventional soda-lime laminate, you could get a new windshield twice as tough as the one you had before?

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Admiral to Price Car Insurance Based on Facebook Posts

One of the biggest insurance companies in Britain is to use social media to analyze the personalities of car owners and set the price of their insurance.

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Driverless Cars and the Insurance Long Parallel

Automotive technology has developed rapidly in recent years, with new levels of autonomy from lane departure warning systems and autonomous emergency braking (AEB) to active cruise control and automated parking increasingly appearing as standard in vehicles on the forecourt.

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Driver Removed Through Sunroof After Crash

A driver had to be removed through a car’s sunroof following a two-car collision Wednesday at the intersection of B Avenue and 17th St. NE.

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5 Juveniles Arrested; Suspected of Using Rocks to Break Car Windows

Billings (Mont.) Police arrested five juveniles early Thursday after discovering they had thrown river rocks through multiple car windows in the West End area.

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No Top, No windshield, Just Fun. Mazda’s Speedster Evolution Concept is Nuts

Aside from their 15 minutes of fame on auto show stands, concept cars usually lead short and unglamorous lives.

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Allstate Corp Q3 Earnings Fall 22 Percent

The Allstate Corp (ALL) released a profit for third quarter that declined from last year.

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State Auto Financial Reports 3rd Quarter 2016 Results

State Auto Financial Corporation today reported third quarter 2016 net income of $10.1 million, or $0.24 per diluted share, versus net income of $20.7 million, or $0.50 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2015.

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Copies of Zodiac Killer Letters Appear on Windshields

Philadelphia police are investigating what they believe to be a Halloween prank. Photocopies of a letter from the infamous Zodiac Killer were placed on car windshields.

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Muscatine County Accident Ends With Deer Through Windshield

An accident in Muscatine County (Iowa) resulted after a deer came out of a ditch and went through the windshield of a vehicle Tuesday, Nov. 1.

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Man Allegedly Punches Through Car Window, Hitting Female Driver

A Taneytown (Md.) man was released on his own personal recognizance Monday after he allegedly punched through a car window in order to hit the woman driving.

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Tesla Developing Special Glass for its Model 3

The Model 3 will use some of the same glass technology that Tesla is using for its solar roof shingles, CEO Elon Musk said Tuesday during a conference call regarding the financial details of a SolarCity merger, which shareholders will vote on November 17.

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Will This New Corning Tech Change the Way You Drive?

Glassmaker Corning is known best for making the lightweight, shatterproof Gorilla Glass for smartphone and tablet touchscreens.

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Michigan Woman Hurt After Deer Thrown Into Windshield

A woman sustained life-threatening injuries after a car crash involving a deer in rural Kent County.

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Cop Shoots Through Own Windshield While Driving During Confrontation

Graphic footage shows an Oklahoma state trooper grabbing a rifle and shooting through his own windshield during a high speed chase that left a fugitive dead on Sunday.

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TODAY’S BLOG: Let It Go

“Here’s a multiple-choice question for you: What exists in automotive glass repair that every shop was dependent upon for decades and now has become almost totally irrelevant?”
–Neil Duffy

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World Watches as Fuyao Pursues Historic U.S. Investment in Ohio

At a time when political stances on international trade range from skepticism to outright hostility, the eyes of the world are on the Dayton area and its fastest growing manufacturer, a Chinese-owned company that can’t seem to hire American workers fast enough to fill a reclaimed General Motors plant.

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Gerber Collision & Glass Opens Repair Location in Colorado

The Boyd Group Inc. announced the opening of a new collision repair center in Colorado.

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Automaker Touts Benefits of Manufacturer Parts

The auto industry continues to argue for using original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts for collision repairs, warning that non-OEM parts aren’t as high quality or as safe, and don’t fit as well.

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Q&A With Glasspro Owner Paul Heinauer

Paul Heinauer, a familiar face on TV, is president and CEO of Glasspro Inc.,a chain of automotive glass repair stores he started 21 years ago.

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Auto Insurance Customer Satisfaction Highest When Agents File Claims

Eight of 10 customers who purchased their auto insurance policy through a local agent still call their agent first to report or seek advice regarding a claim and customers whose agents file their claim are happier with their service than those who use a call center, according to the J.D. Power 2016 U.S. Auto Claims Satisfaction Study.

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Gesture-Based Car HUDs Offer Safer Way of Interacting With Smart Dashboards

The auto industry has struggled with finding an efficient and safe way to operate digital interfaces in cars.

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Man Breaks Car Windows, Steals Items

Footage has emerged of a man using a slingshot to break car windows and steal from vehicles.

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Gerber Collision & Glass Opens Repair Location in North Carolina

The Boyd Group Inc. opened a repair center in North Carolina October 26.

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TODAY’S BLOG: Leadership Lessons – Taking Stock(dale)

“By the time you read this my beloved Chicago Cubs came back to life at home on Halloween Eve and are on their way to Cleveland to try and come back from death’s door.”
–Mark Liston

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Woman Accused of Driving With Body Stuck in Windshield May Accept Plea Deal

The woman accused in a fatal hit and run may accept a plea deal later Monday morning.

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Biker Thrown Through Bus Windshield Still Serious

The 43-year-old Matamata man hurt in a crash involving a bus remains in a serious condition at Tauranga Hospital.

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Man Arrested After Windshield Smashing Rampage

A man was arrested after going on a windshield smashing rampage outside a shopping center Saturday night.

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Happy Halloween from the Key Communications Team!

ey Communications, parent company to USGNN.com™/USGlass magazine, celebrated Halloween today in the United States with the team donning costumes.

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U.K.’s National Windscreens Opens Center in Birmingham

U.K.-based National Windscreens announced October 28 the opening of a fitting and calibration center in Birmingham.

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Saint-Gobain 9-Month Sales Down 1.7 Percent

French building materials firm Saint-Gobain (CODGF.PK), Thursday reported sales for the nine-month period of 29.31 billion euros, down 1.7 percent 29.83 billion euros from last year.

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Sika Expects Friday Ruling in St. Gobain Takeover Case

A Zug court is set to rule on Friday whether the founding family of Swiss chemicals maker Sika can sell control to French rival Saint-Gobain, the Swiss company said.

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NSG Group Financial Statements Made Public

NSG Group released financial results for fiscal year 2017 (2nd quarter) October 28.

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Sika Announces Results

In the first nine months of 2016 Sika continued its dynamic sales growth trend with an increase of 6.3 percent in local currencies. The 5.2 percent organic growth rate exceeded targets.

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Saint Gobain Releases 3rd Quarter Results

Sales for the first nine months of 2016 continued good organic growth, at 2.6 percent for the nine-month period.

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Website of the Week

For more than 70 years, Speedy Glass has provided glass solutions for cars, homes and
businesses.

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Thieves Smashing in Car Windows at Metro Parks

Susan Greathouse was about to begin a hike with her husband at scenic O’Neil Woods Metro Park in Bath Township when she heard a loud bang from the parking lot and then saw a man breaking into a minivan.

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A Chinese Billionaire is Staking His Legacy — and Thousands of American Jobs — on This Factory in Ohio

Shortly after his private plane landed in Ohio on a recent morning, the Chinese billionaire set off down Interstate 75 to inspect the factory on which he has staked his legacy and the future of this gritty patch of the American Rust Belt.

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Miami Man Aims to Boost Safety of Traffic Stops With Windshield-Mounted Driver License Pouch

A Miami man has developed a product he hopes will save lives.

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Black Bear With a Taste for Tuna Damages SUV in Southeastern B.C.

A Fairmont man has learned the hard way that a tuna-fish sandwich can lead to a lot of damage.

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Schoolboy Cheats Death After Boulder Smashes Windshield

A schoolboy is lucky to be alive today after youths threw a foot-long boulder from a motorway bridge on to the windscreen of the family car below.

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Saint-Gobain Acquires France Pare-Brise

Saint-Gobain has acquired the second-largest automotive glass repair and replacement franchise network in France.

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TechnaGlass Opens First Retail Location in Minnesota

TechnaGlass announced October 25, the opening of a new retail location in Minnesota.

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Photos Available from Auto Glass Week™ 2016

Auto Glass Week™ 2016 now has event photos available for review and purchase.

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PPG Announces New Executive Appointments

PPG Industries announces the appointment of two new executive positions effective Nov. 1.

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More Fairness in Ontario Auto Insurance Needed to Fix the System: IBC’s Forgeron

Fairness is still lacking in Ontario’s auto insurance system and a balance needs to be struck between both lower premiums and the right level of benefits, Don Forgeron, president and chief executive officer of Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), said during last week’s 96th annual convention of the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario.

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4 Hospitalized in 4-Car Crash in Miami

Four vehicles, including a medical van that was transporting elderly people, collided at a busy intersection in Miami, injuring four people, police said.

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3 Men Arrested After a Car Windshield Smashed in Three Rivers

Three Rivers Police arrest three men after one of them allegedly jumped onto a car and smashed the windshield.

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Corning’s Gorilla Glass Will Soon Have A Major Role In Everyday Driving

For years, Corning has been manufacturing the Gorilla Glass and adding it to multiple devices such as mobile phones. The glass is chemically toughened, making it damage resistant, which gives mobile phones the ability to remain almost scratch free without the user having to add a screen protector.

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Safelite AutoGlass Collaborates with Bosch on ADAS Recalibration Tools

Safelite AutoGlass will work with Bosch to introduce Advance Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) recalibration tools this fall, according to a Safelite press release.

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NWRA Publishes Latest E-Newsletter

The National Windshield Repair Association has published its November-December 2016 e-newsletter. To view a copy, click here.

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A $799 Device That Brings Your Phone to Your Windshield

Navdy’s heads-up display, which equips car dashboards with a small screen that can display directions and notifications, is finally shipping after two years of hype.

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Tesla, Automakers Face ‘Serious Concerns’ On Autonomy; Model X Reliability Hit

Consumer Reports on Monday said it had “serious concerns” about how Tesla Motors (TSLA) and other automakers have used and marketed semi-autonomous technology, adding that automakers should “clearly communicate what these systems can and cannot do.”

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Dangerous Debris Causes 50K Crashes Each Year

We’ve all had this experience: you’re driving along, minding your own business– maybe your mind is drifting a little– then, out of nowhere, there’s a mattress in your lane or a piece of lumber is flying toward your windshield.

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2 Reports Of Teens Throwing Rocks, Bottle Off Greensboro Bridge

Triad authorities are investigating multiple reports of teenagers throwing objects into traffic off a bridge.

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TODAY’S BLOG: Leadership Lessons – General Joe Maddon

“I grew up 90 miles outside of Chicago. I was always a White Sox fan. In fact, I remember my first Sox game as a second grader against the mighty Yankees.”
–Mark Liston

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Tesla to Roll Out Ride Service Program to Take on Uber

Tesla looks set to introduce a ride service program similar to Uber in 2017, which was first hinted as part of the company CEO, Elon Musk’s “Master Plan, Part Deux” released back in July.

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If a Driverless Car Gets Into an Accident, Whose Fault is it?

Now that self-driving cars look likely to hit the mass market in the next few years, who will be responsible for the car in the event of an accident?

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Police Mistakenly Bust Out Car Windows Thinking Child Was Stuck Inside

While a woman spent part of the workday at a shopping center purchasing supplies, Suffolk, Va., police notified Jasmine Turner on Thursday that there was a child locked in Turner’s car on a hot afternoon.

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2 Hospitalized After Deer Thrown Into Truck’s Windshield

Two people from Russell (Kan.) were injured in an accident just after 8:30p.m. on Saturday in Barton County.

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Gunmen Shoot at Madera Police, Injuring Civilian on Ride-Along

Madera police are looking for the people who fired more than a dozen rounds at an officer as he tried to pull over their vehicle early Sunday morning.

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TODAY’S BLOG: My Eye-Opening Welcome to the Automotive Glass World

“It’s true you’re never too old to learn something new.”
– Phillip Thompson

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Tesla, Rivals Joust Over How To Put Self-Driving Cars On The Road

Tesla Motors Inc’s decision to equip all of its vehicles with self-driving hardware has intensified competition among rival camps of technology and auto companies over what equipment will be on board cars of the future.

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Lexus Lawsuit Alleges Sunroof Glass is Defective

A Lexus exploding sunroof lawsuit alleges all Lexus vehicles with sunroofs are at risk of a defect that causes the glass to spontaneously shatter without anything hitting the sunroofs.

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AGSC™ Releases Latest E-Newsletter

The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) has published its latest e-newsletter. To view a copy, click here.

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Couple Having Romantic Tryst in Back Seat of Car Robbed by Hammer-Wielding Man

A man who robbed a couple having a romantic tryst in the back seat of their car has been jailed.

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Driver Injured as Object Hurled From Bridge Hits Windshield

A woman was injured when an object thrown from a motorway bridge smashed her windscreen.

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TODAY’S BLOG: Auto Glass Week 2016 – Show Floor

“There was a great deal of interest in the introduction of Pilkington’s new Calibration Tool, the Opti-Aim™, at this year’s Auto Glass Week held in San Antonio, Texas.”
–Bob Beranek

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New Advanced Press Bending Line for Automotive Windshields

Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. will install a new high-performance press bending line at the Maizuru plant (Kyoto, Japan) for automotive windshields, applying its proprietary technologies.

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Gerber Collision & Glass Opens Repair Locations in Two States

The Boyd Group Inc. today announced the October 17 opening of collision repairs center in Battle Creek, Mich., and Fort Wayne, Ind.

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Sika Global Automotive Commissions Reactor in Germany

Sika Global Automotive announced the completion and commissioning of an additional reactor at its Hamburg, Germany facility.

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Every New Tesla Now Comes With Hardware for Full Self-Driving Capabilities

Tesla is making another leap forward in the race to build self-driving cars.

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Trooper Rescues American Bald Eagle That Crashes Into Jeep Windshield on FL Turnpike

An eagle that flew into the windshield of a Jeep Cherokee on the Florida Turnpike near St. Cloud in Osceola County Tuesday is expected to recover, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

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WATCH: Snake Slithers Onto Man’s Windshield While He’s Driving

As a native Floridian, Tim Mokwa grew up catching snakes. For him, they were just part of the landscape.

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‘It Could Have Killed Somebody’: State Patrol Believes Rocks Being Thrown at Cars From I-5 Overpasses

Washington State Patrol troopers believe someone is throwing rocks from bridges onto the busy I-5 freeway below.

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Sika Case Puts Swiss Minority Shareholder Rights in Spotlight

Investors see the ruling, due by the end of this year, as a test of minority shareholders’ rights in Switzerland.

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LAPD May Roll Out a Tesla Model S Police Car as Soon as 2017

A few months ago, we reported that the Los Angeles Police Department was contemplating adding a few Tesla Model S vehicles to their fleet.

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Fuyao Names New Legal Chief

Fuyao Glass America Inc. has named a new officer to its executive team.

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Driver Seriously Injured After 11-Pound Rock Crashes Through Windshield

A 48-year-old man was seriously injured when a large rock crashed through his windshield, causing him to hit a power pole Monday, Oct. 17, according to Walker (Mich.) Police.

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String of Car Break-Ins Reported on North Side

A massive number of car break-ins are being reported near Fall Creek Parkway on the north side.

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Gerber Collision & Glass Opens Repair Location in North Carolina

The Boyd Group, Inc., announced the October 17 opening of a new collision repair center in Greenville, N.C.

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TODAY’S BLOG: Where to Now, St Peter?

“We in the automotive glass repair and replacement world are on the edge of a sea change of technology that will affect both our personal driving and our livelihoods.”
–Neil Duffy

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Driver Escapes Rollover Through Car Sunroof

Just before 12:30 p.m. on Friday Santa Barbara City Fire department responded to a rollover car accident.

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Volkswagen Reportedly Patents Sci-Fi Coupe Without Windshield

In order to protect intellectual property, automakers will apply for vehicle design patents, which, if uncovered, can lift the veil on a car well ahead of any actual debut.

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Suspect Wanted for Shooting Out Car Windows in Florissant

Cracked windows and shattered glass left people in this Florissant neighborhood with a big mess to clean earlier this week.

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Autoglass® Renews Contract With Inchcape Fleet Solutions

Autoglass® renewed a two-year contract with U.K.-based Inchcape Fleet Solutions, according to an announcement today.

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Local Firm to Help Design Fuyao Michigan Plant

A Dayton-area firm has been selected to help provide architectural and engineering services to Fuyao Glass America Inc. for its newest facility in Michigan.

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TODAY’S BLOG: Leadership Lessons – Connect . . . Presidentially!

“I first heard the words, “connect don’t just communicate,” from Walter Bond, one of the most dynamic speakers I’ve heard. He was our keynote speaker at two of The Dwyer Group’s Reunion events. You can see several clips of his on YouTube.”
– Mark Liston

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Local Insurances Send Claims Help Following Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew left destruction in its wake, and the people affected by the storm are left to pick up the pieces – but not alone.

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5 Ways to Know Your Auto Glass Claim Isn’t Fraudulent

When a policyholder’s auto glass needs to be replaced, details matter.

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1 Injured After Tire Flies Off Truck, Smashes Windshield of SUV

One person was injured after a tire detached from a pickup truck on Route 53 and smashed into an SUV Friday night in the northern suburbs.

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Needles Man Arrested After Shattering Windshield While Holding Baby

Authorities say a drug-induced Needles resident smashed his ex-girlfriend’s windshield while cradling an 11-month-old child.

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NOVUS Glass Plans to Roll Out Pilkington ADAS Recalibration Tool

NOVUS Glass is currently conducting a joint field test with Pilkington of the Opti-Aim ADAS recalibration tool in strategic locations throughout North America.

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2016 Mercedes-Benz C350e (W205) Launched In Malaysia

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia has officially launched the new C350e plug-in hybrid, the latest addition to the highly-successful and acclaimed W205 C-Class range.

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Deer-Car Collisions: Do You Know What Your Insurance Will Cover?

It’s that time of year again when deer are on the move, leaping across streets and highways and sometimes crashing into car and truck traffic.

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Why Road Repairs Are Costing Some Commuters a New Windshield

It’s not even winter yet and drivers are already complaining about gravel on Calgary’s busiest thoroughfare.

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Man Thrown From Sunroof in Melbourne Crash

A man has somehow avoided serious injury after being partially flung through the sunroof of his rolling car before becoming trapped under the wreckage in Melbourne’s north.

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Man Caught on Camera Smashing Car Windows in Vancouver

A Vancouver man hopes you’ll recognize a man seen in surveillance video smashing out a car’s front and back windshield in a matter of seconds.

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Auto Glass Week Wrap-Up: Competitors, Owners and Attendees

What is Auto Glass Week really like? We talked to some of the folks who came to San Antonio – competitors, owners and attendees – and got their impressions of the show.

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TODAY’S BLOG: Auto Glass Week Recap

“We just returned from Auto Glass Week in San Antonio, and as always, it was an eventful week.”
–Bob Beranek

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Glass Doctor Awards Franchisee of the Year, Others

Glass Doctor named its 2016 Franchisee of the Year at the Dwyer Group International Convention held in San Antonio, Texas, September 11-14.

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State Farm Sees Claims Jump More Than 120 Percent After Matthew

State Farm, Virginia’s largest homeowners and auto insurer as of last year, reported Wednesday that 1,870 homeowners claims and 1,330 auto claims have been filed in the state in the wake of Hurricane Matthew last weekend.

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Law Professor Predicts Shift in Liability Focus With Driverless Cars

The emergence of the driverless car will be accompanied by a shift in the focus of liability insurance from personal fault to product safety, according to a Boston-based law professor.

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Metal Rod Narrowly Misses Man After Pierces Car Windshield

A Richmond man walked away unharmed after narrowly missing a nearly 50 pound metal rod that pierced through the windshield of his car.

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SF Homeowner Channels Outrage Over Auto Break-Ins Into Art

Piece by tiny piece, Adeo Alday arranges shards of broken glass on a large wood panel in his San Francisco living room — an undertaking that will pay off in eight months when his latest mixed-media art piece is realized.

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Investigation widens into vandalized car windows

Police in Monona (Wisc.) are now working with officers in Madison after vandals shot out car windows in both cities.

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Insurance Claims Pour in After Hurricane, and Some Policyholders are Realizing a Hard Truth

Homeowner and auto insurers are dealing with thousands of claims in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.

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JN Phillips Auto Glass/Windshield Centers Announces Launch of Comprehensive Windshield ADAS Calibration Program

JN Phillips Auto Glass/Windshield Centers announced October 5 its ADAS Windshield Calibration Program will be rolled out to its service centers, mobile technicians and support facilities during the upcoming months.

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World’s Largest Auto Glass Manufacturing Plant Opens in Ohio

Fuyao Glass America, a subsidiary of China-based Fuyao Glass Industry Group, the world’s leading manufacturing company specializing in automotive glass, recently opened its newest U.S. facility in Moraine, Ohio.

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Family Trapped After Car Wash Mop Smashes Through Windshield

Members of a local family say they are lucky to be alive after a car-wash part fell on their vehicle and nearly crushed them.

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Nearly a Dozen Vehicles Vandalized in NW Miami-Dade Apartment Parking Lot

Nearly a dozen vehicles parked at an apartment complex’s parking lot in Northwest Miami-Dade were vandalized and burglarized, overnight.

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Names New CEO

ABRA Auto Body & Glass named Ann Fandozzi as chief executive officer October 10.

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TODAY’S BLOG: Leadership Lessons – Auto Glass Week Memories

“San Antonio is a great place for Auto Glass Week. Many great restaurants, abundant hotels and the incomparable River Walk. How does it get better?” —Mark Liston

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Dwyer Group Acquires Cumberland County Glass, Makes Personnel Moves

The Dwyer Group Inc., has completed its acquisition of Cumberland County Glass for its Portland (Maine) Glass network, the company announced October 3.

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Autoglass® Names New People Director

Autoglass® named Asa Wirsenius as its new people director on October 10.

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Driver Tells of Terrifying Moment Ladder Smashed Through Windscreen

Mum Joanne Cuthbertson is lucky to be alive after a ladder hurtled through her windscreen as she drove.

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No Suspects in String of Broken Car Windows in Jacksonville

Investigators have no suspects yet for a rash of broken car windows that occurred a week ago in Jacksonville.

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2016 Auto Glass Replacement, Repair Competition Winners Announced

The winners of the Pilkington Clear Advantage Auto Glass Technician Competition (AGTO) and the GlasWeld Windshield Repair Competition (WRO) were announced tonight at a ceremony in San Antonio, where Auto Glass Week™ is being held. Desmonde Ellington of Glasspro Inc. … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week™ Attendees Get an Education

In today’s video we have more on all the seminars taking place at Auto Glass Week™ including how to position your company to be a dominant player. The competitions continue, and suppliers continued to show off their best products. Click … Continue reading

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HSG CEO Shares Insurance Perspective at Auto Glass Week™

Wayne Sharrah, CEO of Insurance Claims Management, parent company to HSG/Code Blue, took center stage Thursday morning during Auto Glass Week 2016. In a room that had to be expanded to accommodate the packed crowd, he shared the insurance perspective … Continue reading

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ADAS Topic Comes Up at NWRA ROLAGS Committee Meeting

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) continued as a headlining trend during Auto Glass Week™ Thursday. It came up Thursday morning in a discussion by the National Windshield Repair Association’s (NWRA) ROLAGS Committee. “Do we need to look at something for … Continue reading

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AGTO and WRO Finalists Are Announced

The names of the Pilkington Clear Advantage Auto Glass Technician Competition (AGTO) and GlasWeld Windshield Repair Competition (WRO) were announced tonight. In no particular order, the finalists in the AGTO large-size company division are: Steve Abrahams of United Kingdom-based Auto … Continue reading

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Industry Members Honored and AGW in Full Swing

Two industry members were honored with awards as Auto Glass Week is now in full swing. Today’s video takes a look at those award winners, the seminars, the David Robinson keynote—and of course the competitions. Suppliers were also on hand … Continue reading

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ADAS Front and Center at Auto Glass Week™ 2016

In a room so packed that it literally had to be expanded twice, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) was the topic of the day—and the overriding topic at the conference. “If AGRR companies are late to the table learning how … Continue reading

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TechnaGlass Announces Expansion in Minnesota, Colorado and Ohio

Salt Lake City-based TechnaGlass has opened a new retail location in Brooklyn Park, Minn., a suburb of Minneapolis. In addition, the company has repurchased TechnaGlass franchisees in Cincinnati and Denver as part of its strategy to operate and develop company-owned retail locations.

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Fuyao Invests $200 Million into Remodeled Facility

Kevin Solofra took a risk by moving his family to the Decatur area in 2008 for a job at the former PPG Industries plant near Mount Zion. A short time later, the company announced it was idling one of the two glass production lines at the facility. For the next six years, Solofra said the outlook was uncertain until Fuyao Glass Group purchased the plant in 2014 with plans for a $200 million remodeling project to upgrade both production lines for operation.

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Obama Administration Says Automakers Will Back Self-Driving Car Oversight

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx told Reuters he expects automakers and tech companies will comply with voluntary guidelines his department issued last month for autonomous vehicles.

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Scare on Air India’s London-Bound Flight as Cockpit Windscreen Cracks Mid-Air

A London bound Air India flight returned after being airborne for an hour as the cockpit windscreen shattered midair on Tuesday. The aircraft made an emergency landing within an hour of departure.

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CANADA – Car Struck by Metal Rod While Driving Under Overpass Near Sudbury

A driver in the Lively area of Greater Sudbury was frightened but not injured when a metal rod with a large bolt on one end came down from a bridge and smashed the vehicle’s windshield on Sunday night.

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Police Seek Tips as Business, Car Windows Shot Out

The Elko Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating the individuals responsible for shooting the windows of businesses and cars, with what appear to be pellet or BB guns.

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Auto Glass Week™ Kicks Off Today

The wait is over. Auto Glass Week is officially open for business. On Monday and Tuesday, there were a plethora of activities leading into the event. Several association meetings were held. In addition to the Auto Glass Safety Council™’s annual … Continue reading

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AGSC, NWRA Present Annual Awards During Opening Session at Auto Glass Week™

The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) recognized David Rohlfing today with its annual Carl F. Tompkins Award for Excellence in Auto Glass Safety, while the National Windshield Repair Association (NWRA) honored Keith Beveridge with its annual Pioneer Award. Both awards … Continue reading

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Panasonic’s Transparent TV Could Revolutionize the Car Industry’s HUD

Head-up displays have evolved a lot over the past few years. From simple devices that could only project limited amounts of information on a tiny surface on the windscreen, they are now veritable instrument clusters floating right before your eyes.

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The $200B Global Auto Insurance Market is at Risk: Report

A recently published report posits that the $200 billion global auto insurance market is at high risk due to a number of disruptive trends.

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DUBAI – Wild Deer Bumps into Bus, Breaks Windshield and Then Runs Again …

We have heard how fast deer runs. Nobody must have heard or seen a deer hitting the windshield of a moving bus. A wild deer, on Tuesday, October 4, hit the windshield of a moving bus at Gunadka near here.

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38-Year-Old Kennewick Man Ejected Through Windshield Dies

A Kennewick driver died early Monday near Colfax after losing control and going through the windshield.

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INDIA – AI Dreamliner Windshield Cracks en Route from Singapore to Chennai

The windshield of an Air India Dreamliner cracked while flying into Chennai from Singapore on Sunday. However, the aircraft was landed safely and then grounded. AI has faced several instances of windshield cracks in the Boeing 787 and the US major has in last two to three years carried out several modifications to check this issue.

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Vandal Uses Pumpkins to Smash Out Car Windows

Michigan State Police are searching for the person behind troubling vandalism that’s caused thousands of dollars in damage to vehicles in Holly.

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AGSC Holds Annual Membership Meeting in San Antonio

The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) held its annual meeting on Tuesday, which featured a special appearance by insurance agent Jon Fransway. Fransway has worked as a safety advocate in the AGRR industry since his sister’s death in 1999 due … Continue reading

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Fuyao Hits Hiring Milestone with More Than 2,000 Workers

Fuyao Glass America’s auto glass production plant in Moraine now has more than 2,000 workers and may ultimately have 2,300 to 2,500 workers in the future, the company’s president said Monday.

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Sports Notes: King Inducted into Wrestling Hall of Fame

If you have been around high school wrestling on Delmarva at some point over the past 20 years, then you have probably heard of Homer King.
In 1983, he opened Delmarva Auto Glass in Salisbury. Delmarva Auto Glass now has four locations and has diversified into glass tinting, auto upholstery, residential and commercial glass and auto and truck accessories

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DOT Shifts into Gear on Self-Driving Cars and Issues New Automated Vehicles Policy

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a comprehensive policy on “automated vehicles,” more commonly known as self-driving cars. Part of the U.S. Department of Transportation, NHTSA is the federal agency that has chief responsibility for regulating motor vehicle safety. The new policy, issued September 20, 2016, is aligned with NHTSA’s core mission—to improve safety on U.S. roads and highways, and to facilitate the adoption of new technologies with the potential to save lives.

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Man: Police Slammed My Head into Windshield, Cracking Glass

A man suing an Ohio police department alleges an officer violating his rights by slamming his head into a cruiser’s windshield with enough force to crack the glass.

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Police: As Many as 15 Vehicles Damaged by Pellet Gun Overnight in East Tulsa

Tulsa police are investigating after more than a dozen vehicles had windows shattered or damaged by a pellet gun overnight Sunday.

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Safelite Group Acquires AAA Mobile Glass from AAA Carolinas

Safelite® Group reached an agreement September 30 to acquire substantially all vehicle glass repair and replacement assets from AAA Mobile Glass, LLC, a subsidiary of AAA Carolinas.

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Sunroof Express to Sponsor Auto Glass Week™ 2016

Sunroof Express will sponsor Auto Glass Week™ 2016 this fall in San Antonio, Texas. The three-day international event will feature automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor.

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TODAY’S BLOG: Leadership Lessons – What Happens When You Give

Last week I received a phone call from one of my Regional Franchise Consultants letting me know that one of our franchisees, Paul, was about to undergo a quadruple bypass.

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Saint-Gobain Glass Wants to Launch New Production Line in Romania

French group Saint Gobain analyzes the possibility of launching a new production line for special glass for windshields, in 2018, according to Norbert Teschner, general manager of Saint-Gobain Glass Romania.

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Trying to Thaw Your Windshield With Boiling Water is a Bad Idea

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Insurance and Millennials: Bridging the Gap

Millennials are America’s largest generation yet (more than 83 million, according to the U.S. Census Bureau), as well as its most racially diverse and most educated. But when it comes to insurance, the list of generational superlatives takes a worrisome turn.

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Lucky Escape for Driver After Wind Gust Sends Branch Through Windshield