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Dodge Challenger “Speedboat” Has No Windshield, Looks Massive

Updates aside, the current incarnation of the Dodge Challenger entered service back in 2008. And, even after all these years, the weight and size of the Mopar machine still see “Challengers are boats” humor floating around on social media. Well, the rendering staring at us from the screen appears to fight fire with fire. Allow me to elaborate.

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Johnson’s Auto Glass Passes Audit by the Auto Glass Safety Council

Johnson’s Auto Glass Passes Audit by the Auto Glass Safety Council

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Court Extends Time to Respond, Along with Page Count, in Auto Glass Distribution Boycott Case

A pre-motion conference was held on April 4 in a case in which a New York auto glass distributor alleges that two other auto glass distributors and several manufacturers have conspired against it and boycotted it in an attempt to … Continue reading

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Florida Senate Bill Related to AOBs Moves Forward, But Without Auto Glass

A Florida Senate bill that aims to revise the state’s laws related to assignments of benefits (AOBs) has passed the Rules Committee with a vote of 11-6 and now moves to the full Senate for review. While both the bill, … Continue reading

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Consumer Reports Stops Recommending Tesla 3, Notes Complaints about ‘Glass Defects’

Consumer Reports (CR) published an article on its website yesterday saying it “can no longer recommend the newest Tesla—the Model 3electric sedan—because members say they’ve identified a number of problems with their cars, including issues with its body hardware, as well as … Continue reading

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Connecticut Bill Would Prohibit Auto Glass Shops from Seeking Criminal Histories of Employees

A bill is under review in the Connecticut legislature that aims “to prohibit employers from inquiring about the criminal history of an automotive glass employee or prospective automotive glass employee.” The bill, titled “An Act Prohibiting Inquiries about the Criminal … Continue reading

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OEMGN Files Suit Against Two Distributors and Several Manufacturers Alleging a Boycott, Conspiracy

A New York auto glass distributor has filed suit against two other auto glass distributors and several manufacturers alleging they have conspired against the company and boycotted it in an attempt to eliminate it from the market. O.E.M. Glass Network … Continue reading

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AGSC and NWRA to Consolidate

The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) and the National Windshield Repair Association (NWRA) will consolidate into one organization, effective January 1, 2019. Though technically not a merger, NWRA will dissolve and its membership, standards and work products will be welcomed … Continue reading

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National Windscreens Managing Director Retires

After eight years with National Windscreens, Pete Marsden will retire from his position as managing director at the end of November. Marsden joined the company in 2010, and the company says he played a critical role in helping the firm … Continue reading

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Campfield Files Motion to Dismiss Safelite’s Counterclaim

Counsel for Richard Campfield and his company, Ultra Bond Inc., has filed a motion to dismiss the counterclaim that Safelite filed against him last month in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Ohio. Campfield’s original 2015 suit … Continue reading

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Power County Commissioner Faces Election Challenge

Lynn Scherer, a Democrat running for the Power County Commission, says he’s concerned by an apparent trend of both jobs and people leaving the county.

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No Surprise: 2019 BMW M850i xDrive Convertible Coming in March

The 2019 BMW M850i xDrive Coupe is on sale now, and the convertible will arrive next March, just in time for spring. It’s nearly identical to its hardtop counterpart, so we’ll just hit the highlights. Check out our breakdown of the coupe’s new features here, almost all of which transfer over to the convertible.
In case of a rollover, two pyrotechnically charged aluminum hoops pop out to protect occupants along with the rigid A-pillar windshield surround.

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Deer Jumps into Windshield, Causes Accident Along State Route 43 in Jefferson County

An early morning crash in Jefferson County sent two people to the hospital.

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37-Pound Rock Smashes Through Camas Man’s Car

A Camas man is feeling lucky to be alive after a 37-pound rock fell from a cliff and smashed through his windshield.

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No Arrests Made After Teens Damage Dozens of Cars on Halloween in Hyde Park

A large group of teenagers damaged at least 20 cars and caused chaos through Hyde Park on Halloween evening. No arrests were made despite police being present, and some residents have questioned why no one was taken into custody.

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AAA Studies ADAS and Windshield Replacements

AAA recently conducted a study of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) in three vehicles “to better understand the costs of replacing and/or calibrating ADAS sensors in typical collision and repair scenarios.” According to a report released this month about the … Continue reading

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Horne Joins PipeKnife® as Technical Advisor

Former AGTO winner Jason Horne of J&N Auto Glass Solutions Inc. has joined The PipeKnife® Company as technical advisor and new product development manager for the company’s auto glass and glazing tool line. This position takes effect on November 1. … Continue reading

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Revised AGRSS Standard Approved by ANSI

There’s an updated Standard in town. The Auto Glass Safety Council™’s (AGSC) AGRSS™ Standards Committee recently approved a revision to ANSI/AGSC/AGRSS 003-2015, denoted as DRAFT ANSI/AGSC/AGRSS 004-2018 has been approved by ANSI. After a public comment period, those changes have … Continue reading

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Binswanger Glass Passes Audit by the Auto Glass Safety Council™

Binswanger Glass in Castle Rock, Colo., recently passed as compliant on an on-site random safety audit by the Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) by undergoing a third-party validation process required by all Registered Members of the AGSC. Binswanger Glass is based in Fort Worth, Texas.

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City Glass Installs 30,000th Windshield

City Glass of Coldwater has installed 30,000 windshields since 1975. In celebration of the milestone, they installed the landmark windshield free of charge and it happened to be for Abigail Harris of Coldwater.

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Clear the Windshield

As the weather cools, you’ve likely noticed your windshield gets foggy when you first start your vehicle — especially if it’s outside. It’s something Manitoba Public Insurance reminds you to deal with before you drive away. Spokesperson Brian Smiley says it’s the driver’s responsibility to ensure there’s clear vision out the windshield.

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Stone Attack Bishop’s Car Pelted with Stones and Rear Window Smashed During Frightening Attack as He Drove Through Cork City as Gardai Launch Probe

Bishop of Cork and Ross John Buckley was driving on the Clashduv Road in Togher last Sunday evening when a gang began pelting his car with stones.

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Rhode Island OEM Bill Heads to Governor, Excludes Auto Glass

A Rhode Island bill that prohibits insurance companies from mandating the use of aftermarket parts on newer vehicles is on its way to Gov. Gina Raimondo. However, the latest, substituted version of the bill passed by both the state’s House … Continue reading

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D-Backs, Boys and Girls Club Team Up to Give Kids New Bikes

It was smiles all around as the Arizona Diamondbacks, Safelite AutoGlass and the Phoenix Fire Department presented 150 brand new bicycles to young children in West Phoenix on Friday.

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PHILIPPINES – Bigger and Better: Aguila Glass Imus Moves to a New Home

Aguila Glass recently opened a bigger and better store in the Flag Capital of the Philippines.
Still nestled along the busy stretch of Aguinaldo Highway, Aguila Glass Imus is located just a few meters from the company’s old branch.

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State Farm to Decrease Auto Insurance Rates for Kentucky Customers

State Farm says it is cutting insurance rates for Kentucky drivers, which the company says will lead to $21 million in savings.

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Man Gets 12 Years for Hit-and-Run Crash That Killed a Popular Milwaukee Crossing Guard

A Milwaukee man who told police he was speeding because he was late for work was sentenced Tuesday to 12 years in prison for the hit-and-run crash that killed 71-year-old crossing guard Andrew Tyler last year.
Following the crash, Harris returned home, texted a co-worker that his car was damaged and he wasn’t coming to work. Investigators said they also found panicked text messages to his girlfriend on the day of the crash, as well multiple calls to auto glass repair shops and online searches for car covers.

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Shocking Photos Show American Airlines Plane’s Shattered Windshield and Nose After Hailstorm

Shocking images show the destruction a hailstorm caused on an American Airlines plane during a flight. The photos show the plane’s shattered windshield and damaged nose, after the aircraft was battered by a hailstorm mid-air.

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MIT Team Overcomes Major Hurdle to Improve Self-Driving Cars

Most of the tests of self-driving cars have taken place in cities. These are places where 3D mapping of streets, lanes, curbs, signs, and the like is undertaken with precision. One of the biggest challenges for self-driving cars is to navigate the roads less traveled.

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Citroen Grand C4 Picasso People-Mover Puts Seven in the Picture

How did the great Spanish painter Pablo Picasso come to get his name on a mid-level French people-mover? Is it that the vehicle is a priceless work of art? A vision of abstract modernism? Or is it connecting to Picasso’s left leanings — a car for all the people (or at least all the family)?
From the space-age panoramic windscreen and sunroof to the funky 3D-effect tail-lights, the Picasso is unlike anything you’d expect from a people-mover.

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DMV: Nevada Motorists Face July 1 Auto Insurance Rate Jump

Nevada state officials are reminding as many as 600,000 vehicle owners they could face auto insurance rate increases July 1, when minimum liability coverage requirements go up.

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GM and Softbank are Putting $3 Billion into Self-Driving Cars

Japan’s Softbank is pouring more money into the future of American cars.
Softbank will invest $2.25 billion in General Motors’ autonomous vehicle efforts, months after it took a large ownership stake in Uber.

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Redding PD Looking for Driver Involved in Saturday Morning Hit-and-Run

The Redding Police Department is searching for a person involved in an early Saturday morning hit-and-run that left one man seriously injured.
RPD also said there was evidence left at the scene indicating the windshield of the suspect car may have sustained major damage during the crash.

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Belle Tire to Pay $342,000 in Back Wages After Department of Labor Investigation

Belle Tire has agreed to pay $342,926 in back wages to 1,207 employees at 100 locations in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio after a U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation, according a press release from the … Continue reading

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Fix Auto and Novus Auto Glass Announces Plans to Enter Irish Collision Repair and Glass Market

Fix Auto World announced its plans to develop a comprehensive aftermarket services solution in Ireland across its two franchise network brands, Fix Auto and NOVUS Glass.

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German Auto Giant Boosts Bet on Cutting-Edge AR from Silicon Valley

A new investment deal between Continental AG and a Sunnyvale startup means DigiLens’ augmented reality technology could be coming to auto windshields within a few years.

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Autonomous Testing in Europe Faces Fewer Gov’t Hurdles

Self-driving cars are facing fewer hurdles in the UK, Germany, South Korea and Singapore, where governments have enacted legislation allowing public road testing, than in the U.S.

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Consumer Reports Warns of Exploding Sunroofs

A Houston woman claims her car’s sunroof exploded while she was driving, a problem Consumer Reports said is happening more frequently.

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Driver’s Dash Cam Catches Collision with Flying Beer Keg

An Australian driver’s dashboard camera captured the moment a flying beer keg came seemingly from nowhere to smash their windshield.

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Rhode Island Legislature Considers OEM Parts Bill

The Rhode Island House of Representatives currently is considering a bill that provides that “insurance companies may not mandate the use of aftermarket parts without the owner’s consent on motor vehicles less than 48 months beyond manufacture date.” Previously, the … Continue reading

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Auto Windscreens Features Children’s Charity on Vans

United Kingdom-based Auto Windscreens is featuring Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity on 14 of its vans in an effort to heighten the charity’s exposure. Rainbow Trust, based in Leatherhead, Surrey, United Kingdom, is a charity that enables families who have a … Continue reading

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Rear Windshield of Car in Wallingford Destroyed by Falling Tree Limb

Viewer Crystal Lynne in Wallingford shared photos of her car where the rear windshield was broken after she said a tree limb fell. This is a scene playing out across Connecticut after Tuesday’s storms.

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Police: South Glens Falls Man Smashed Car Windshield

A South Glens Falls man was arrested Monday after he allegedly smashed the windshield of a vehicle that belongs to an acquaintance, police said.

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Q&A: Moraine Economic Development Director Talks Recession Recovery, New Projects

In an exclusive interview with the Dayton Business Journal, Davis discussed Moraine’s recovery from the Great Recession, lessons he learned from the experience, and how the city is preparing for future growth.

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China Investigating How Cockpit Windshield Blew Out of Sichuan Airlines Flight

Chinese aviation authorities are investigating how the cockpit windshield of a Sichuan Airlines Airbus A319 jetliner blew out in midair, endangering the plane and those on board.

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Violent Storms Hit Connecticut, Killing At Least One; More Than 100,000 Without Power

A bruising storm pummeled Connecticut Tuesday, unloading rain and windshield-splintering hail, stranding thousands of Connecticut-bound commuters in New York and leaving more than 100,000 homes without power as of 10 p.m.

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Waterdown Residents Worried After a Series of Car Break-Ins

Waterdown residents are on edge after they have had their vehicle windows smashed, car parts ripped out and items stolen, including garage door openers. One woman even had her truck taken right from her driveway.

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Industry Legislation Progresses in Oklahoma, Ohio and Louisiana

As the legislative season continues in state capitols around the country, several bills related to the auto glass industry have progressed in recent days. Oklahoma Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has signed legislation related to service warranties into law. The bill, … Continue reading

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Saint-Gobain, Sika Reach Deal to End Bitter Fight: FT

French building materials company Saint-Gobain is set to take a large stake in Switzerland’s Sika AG while abandoning its quest for control, the Financial Times reported on Thursday, in a deal that would end a nearly four-year-old hostile takeover.

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David Eby: Being Clear about the ICBC Road Ahead

It seems that almost everyone knows ICBC is losing money, a lot of money.
While drivers might imagine ICBC only uses their insurance premiums to pay for the actual cost of a part used in a repair or only pay for repairs that are required, that’s not the case. In more than half of windshield replacement claims, ICBC policy means ICBC pays more for a replacement windshield than the original manufacturer charged for the part. We’re changing policy that requires our public insurer to pay to replace the “moulding” of a windshield every time — even if the moulding doesn’t actually require replacement.

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Bear Smashes Through Car Window To Eat Cupcakes Inside: Report

No one can resist a delicious cupcake, not even a black bear in Rockaway, who smashed through a car window to get to the two dozen cupcakes inside, northjersey.com reported.

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Tennessee Mom Narrowly Misses Serious Injury After Freak Accident

A mother was thankful to be alive after a freak accident a few days ago on Highway 63 in Tennessee. Elise Massey was driving when a wooden board smashed through her front windshield. She said it flew out of a pickup truck heading the other direction.

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Motorists Warned to Watch for Wild Turkeys

It is the last thing Grand Rapids resident Jim Mayerle expected while on a leisurely Sunday drive in northern Minnesota.
“He had enough elevation to come over the fender, and when I saw he was going to hit, I just leaned over,” Mayerle said. “I was afraid he was going to come through the windshield.”

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Colorado Senate and House Vote to Concur on Warranty Bill

The Colorado House and Senate recently voted to concur on a bill designed to “require motor vehicle manufacturers to fulfill warranty obligations.” “A manufacturer must compensate each of its motor vehicle dealers in accordance with a set of standards designed to … Continue reading

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Meet Five Startups Disrupting Supply Chains and Materials

Sidewalk-scooting robots; Styrofoam made from shrimp shells; a scratch-resistant coating for self-driving cars. These are just some of the innovative ideas presented Tuesday on the first day of the Spring Summit for the tech accelerator Plug and Play in Sunnyvale, Calif.
Self-driving cars use a bunch of sensors, cameras and radar to collect data about a vehicle’s surroundings. But guess what: If the sensors can’t see the environment because of scratches and cracks in the windshield, then the car is straight up out of luck.

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Windshields Cracking Common as It Heats Up Outside

You might have noticed some cracking in your windshield, and it’s common this time of year. It’s all because of the changing temperatures.

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Passenger Speaks About the Moment When a Turkey Smashed Through Her Windshield

A woman in the car when a wild turkey smashed her windshield says it’s left her traumatized.

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Scott County Mom Narrowly Misses Serious Injury After Freak Accident

A Scott County mother was thankful to be alive after a freak accident a few days ago on Highway 63. Elise Massey was driving when a wooden board smashed through her front windshield. She said it flew out of a pickup truck heading the other direction. Massey managed to walk away without any injuries.

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L Marks Launches U.S. Operations

UK-based innovation specialist and early-stage investor, L Marks, has expanded into the US with the establishment of a new operations centre in Columbus, Ohio, and the launch of the BMW Financial Services US Collaboration Lab 2018.
The company has also already established a presence in the Columbus region through its work with Safelite and the Drive with Belron accelerator, as well as supporting UK startups Locpin and Localz to gather experience and operational exposure in the US.

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INDIA – Idle Volvo Costs KSRTC Lakhs in Revenue

A multi-axle Volvo bus, deployed on the Ernakulam-Bangalore route, has been idling in the depot here for the last 12 days, incurring losses amounting to lakhs of rupees to the KSRTC. The reason being the negligence of concerned officials in replacing its cracked front-windshield, a work that usually takes a single day.

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Who’s Responsible When Your Vehicle is Damaged After You Leave It at the Car Dealership?

Leaving your car at the repair shop overnight is often the most convenient way to get work done. But, who pays if your car gets damaged in the process? Carol Rosser recently learned that after someone smashed a window in her Dodge Durango.

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Deteriorated Asphalt, Wobbly Valve Box Led to Fatal Accident

A valve cover on Wilson Street that went airborne and caused a fatal accident last month was set in deteriorated asphalt and an unstable valve box, according to a Decatur Utilities email.
Evans said in the email that it was his understanding “a vehicle traveling west on Wilson St. hit a water valve box lid and caused it to go airborne and crash through the windshield of another vehicle which was also traveling westbound.”

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Cyclist Shatters Woman’s Windshield in Berkeley Road Rage Incident

A woman is shaken up after a cyclist in Berkeley followed her for several street blocks then shattered her windshield with his fists.

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Court Denies Subaru’s Motion to Dismiss in Spontaneous Windshield Breakage Lawsuit

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has denied Subaru of America’s (SOA) motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed against it last year seeking class action status on claims of alleged spontaneous windshield breakage. The June 1, … Continue reading

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Turkey Smashes through Car Windshield near James River; Two Women Hurt

A trip from Seymour into Springfield sent two women to a local hospital after a freak accident involving a wild turkey.

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Driving You Crazy: Are Trucking Companies Really Not Responsible for Cracking My Windshield

Krystal from Denver writes, “What is driving you crazy? This truck carrying glass going south on I-25 while we were going north, had glass fly off his truck. It wasn’t secured properly and shattered/hit the car we were in. Send info please if anyone knows of this!”

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Shots Fired at Mobile Police Patrol Car; Reward for Information Offered

Shots were fired at a Mobile Police cruiser Sunday night, leaving at least two bullet holes in the windshield of the patrol car.

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Plane Diverted over Florida After Windshield Cracks During Flight

A JetBlue flight from Puerto Rico to Tampa was diverted to South Florida Sunday after its outer windshield cracked in midair.

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Oklahoma Service Warranty Bill Heads to Governor

An Oklahoma bill related to service warranties has been passed by both the House and Senate and is now headed to Gov. Mary Fallin for her signature. The bill, SB 1142, relates to “service warranties; amending [the sections of the … Continue reading

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TODAY’S BLOG: Customer Service

One of my favorite authors and speakers on the planet is Shep Hyken. I get his weekly message on Customer Service. This week’s message really hit home.
I thought, “what a nice message.” That was before I flew to Washington, D.C., this week on Southwest. I am an asthmatic and am severely allergic to dander. Dog, cat, horse, llama, alpaca, mice, hamster – it doesn’t matter. (Please don’t tell me that your dog doesn’t have dander . . . the last person that told me that watched me on a breathing machine at the kitchen table.)

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NH Police Issue Warning After Three Moose Accidents in Three Days

Police in northern New Hampshire are asking drivers to be on the lookout after three different accidents caused by moose in recent days.
Photos posted by Carroll Police from one of the accidents showed a vehicle with serious damage including a smashed windshield.

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Brick Wall Collapse Crushes Seven Cars in North Columbus

The wind might be to blame for a brick wall collapse that smashed seven parked cars in north Columbus.
Windshields were crushed, windows shattered and some cars were still stuck under the heavy piles of cement.

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Metro Transit Explores Safety Shield Options for Bus Drivers

Metro Transit has been busy installing new safety measures to keep drivers safe while on their routes.

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Florida Pilot Makes Safe Blind Landing

Air traffic controllers in Florida guided a student pilot to a safe landing after his small plane’s windshield became coated with oil.

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Fuyao Institutes New Pay Structure for Workers

Fuyao Glass America Inc. says it is instituting a new pay regimen for employees at its Moraine plant that will result in “pay increases more often and additional pay levels.”

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Exclusive: Office Complex with Safelite HQ, Farmers Insurance Sells

A Canadian investor with a penchant for real estate in North Columbus has made another substantial buy.
The buildings were constructed in 1983 in the Sawmill Corporate Center along I-270 near Dublin. The 2400 building, also known as 7400 Safelife Way, is 182,487 square feet and is and anchored by Safelite Group Inc.

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Exterior Design and Dimensions

An undeniably attractive car, the 4-series Gran Coupe sells itself as a more stylish alternative to a traditional sedan. The fact that its hidden hatchback provides more versatility than a sedan is simply a bonus.
Attractive wheels, automatic headlamps, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and power-folding mirrors are all standard, and buyers who live in wintry climes may find the heated windshield-washer nozzles handy.

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States That Have the Highest Auto Insurance Premium Increases per Crash: Congrats DC

Auto insurance companies portray themselves as friendly and forgiving in television commercials, but they are less friendly than you might think. After filing just one claim, car insurance premiums increase by an average of 41.81 percent, according to an annual study by insuranceQuotes and Quadrant Information Services. Just how much insurance rates are increased depends on the state where you live. See how your home state compares to others in the chart below.

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Exclusive: Woman ‘Completely Terrified’ When Bag of Cement Mix Slams into Her Car

It’s a driver’s worst nightmare. Adrianna Hill’s crushed roof of her car and shattered windshield only begin to tell the frightening ordeal she endured while behind the wheel in a freak accident that could have killed her.

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Investigating Cracks in Airplane Windows

Southwest Airlines flight was diverted Wednesday after a passenger window cracked mid-flight. Thankfully no injuries were reported.

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Dover Hit and Run Suspect Arraigned

A windshield replacement led Dover Police detectives to a Newmarket man who is accused in the downtown hit-and-run incident in early April.

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Tesla Accused of Stealing the Tesla Semi Design from Nikola Motor in $2 Billion Patent Suit

A startup called Nikola Motor Company recently filed a $2 billion lawsuit against Tesla for patent infringement. Nikola’s claims specifically allege that the Tesla Semi design infringes upon a number of their own patents which were granted years ago.
Now as to the patents at issue, the suit cites six design patents which cover Nikola’s wrap-around windshield, a mid-entry door, along with design patents that encompass the fuselage, fender, side cladding, and “the overall design of a semi.”

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HDFC Ergo Collaborates with Windshield Experts to Launch Overnight Vehicle Repair Service

Windshield Experts, an associate company of Asahi India Glass Limited (AIS), is India’s #1 automotive glass repair and replacement service with a network of 80+ centres in 40+ cities. Windshield Experts has tied-up with HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company for their new Overnight Vehicle Repair Service.

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Windshield Smashed by Flying Port-a-Potty

Searsport police say a port-a-potty got loose from a truck on Monday and smashed the windshield of the Jeep behind it.

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Strong Winds and Blowing Sand Increase Workload at Local Body Shop

If you feel sand is blasting your face on windy days, imagine what it can do to the paint on your car.

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Southwest Flight 957 Makes Unplanned Landing with Broken Window

A Southwest Airlines flight from Chicago to Newark, New Jersey, made an unplanned landing Wednesday after a window cracked, the Federal Aviation Administration and passengers said.

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East Idaho Trucker Airlifted to Hospital After Brake Canister Flies Off Other Semi and Smashes Through His Windshield

On Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at approximately 3:50 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a commercial two-vehicle injury crash on U.S. Highway 95, one mile south of the Marsing Port of Entry (near Nampa).

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Schedule Adjusted in Campfield vs. Safelite Suit

The judge in a lawsuit filed by Richard Campfield, founder of Ultra Bond in Grand Junction, Colo., against Safelite has approved a change of schedule in the suit, at the request of both parties. Campfield is suing the company for … Continue reading

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TODAY’S BLOG: Draft Choices

“The night before the NFL draft Mary Kay and I were channel-surfing and saw that “Draft Day,” starring Kevin Costner, was on. I’ve seen this movie over a dozen times but MK had never seen it. What was key about this movie was that it was on the night before the real NFL draft was held.” –Mark Liston

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D’Ieteren to Add Two New Directors to Board

D’Ieteren will hold its Ordinary and Extraordinary General Meetings on May 31, and among the items on the agenda is a proposal to appoint two new non-executive independent directors, Cécile Bonnefond and Sophie Gasperment. Bonnefond holds an MBA degree from … Continue reading

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State Farm, Texas’ Biggest Auto Insurer, to Drop Rates by 3 Percent

State Farm, the largest auto insurer in Texas, is decreasing auto insurance rates across the state by 3 percent, a change expected to save the average customer $35 a year.

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Airplane Makes Emergency Landing Due to Crack in Cockpit Windshield

A Flybe plane traveling from Newquay Airport to Gatwick Airport in England made an emergency landing on Tuesday morning after the cockpit windshield cracked just after takeoff.

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Multiple Neighbors in SW Albuquerque Wake Up to Shattered Windshields

It wasn’t a basketball, a rock or even an attempted break-in that caused noticeable damage to Alyssa Gonzales’s son’s car. “He just got this car a couple months ago from his grandpa, and he’s been working really hard and getting it fixes up and looking good,” she said. “He put his time and effort into it just for other kids to come and destroy it. So it’s frustrating for him.”

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Colorado Legislature Considers Bill Related to Warranties

The Colorado Senate currently is considering a bill that is designed to “require motor vehicle manufacturers to fulfill warranty obligations.” “A manufacturer must compensate each of its motor vehicle dealers in accordance with a set of standards designed to reflect … Continue reading

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In the Future, It’ll Be Ford Trucks — and Only Ford Trucks

Ford Motor Co. is basically a truck company — or it soon will be.
Fuyao Glass America, which has more than 2,000 employees in Moraine, supplies auto glass sets for the Ford F-150 truck. Jeff Liu, Fuyao Glass America president, said Thursday he did not expect Ford’s announcement to harm or cut production at the company’s West Stroop Road plant.

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Here’s What a Terrible Michigan Highway (M-6) Did to Your Vehicle

Many of you have asked over the years how much extra money you’re spending on vehicle repairs and how much extra wear-and-tear is happening on your car or truck because of potholes and bad road surfaces. We have an answer from a different point of view.
Take Rob Aubuchon who owns ABC Glass in Byron Center. He says he makes on average throughout the years, three roundtrips a day across M-6 to repair auto glass. That equates out to about 6,000 miles a year on that stretch of bad road. We broke the news to him the study showed a 10-to-1 ratio for wear and tear which would equate to a damage estimate of more than 60,000 miles of wear and tear on his truck.

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Questions Arise After Louisville Police Officer Shoots at Suspect Through Car Windshield

During the pursuit of an armed robbery suspect Tuesday in Portland, one Louisville Metro Police officer took both hands off the wheel of his moving car, grabbed his gun and shot through his windshield.
It looked like something out of an action movie and caught the attention of cops and critics alike. Is shooting at a suspect through a windshield an appropriate police tactic?

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Trailer Hitch Flies into Woman’s Windshield

It was a terrifying experience for a St. Catharines woman Wednesday afternoon, after a piece of a trailer hitch came flying through her windshield on the QEW.

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No Charges for Arrested Texas Tech Football Players

There will be no charges filed against any of the four Texas Tech football players who were arrested back on March 25.
Police say they witnessed Linebacker Christian Malik-Shakur Taylor smashing the windshield of a car during that incident, but the victim did not want to press charges, so the District Attorney’s office has also dropped that charge.

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Design an Ad: Langley Kids’ Creativity Pulls on Heart Strings

When asked to draw an advertisement for Real Canadian Superstore, one young boy insisted his ad had to incorporate toilet paper.

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PowerSteering: 2018 Mazda CX-5 Review

Despite their ubiquity on the roads today, sport utility vehicles (SUVs)—compact ones in particular—continue their blistering rate of sales. Their popularity shows no sign of wavering, and car makers continue to churn out new models like new flavors of Talenti gelato.

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Sen. Klobuchar Presses Honda on Efforts to Track Down Deadly Takata Air Bags

A U.S. senator who heard testimony last month on the recall of Takata automotive air bags, which have sprayed shrapnel that has killed 22 people and injured hundreds more, is continuing to put pressure on Honda Motor Co. about its efforts to track down the most dangerous of the air bags.

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Wood Smashes Through Windshield on Route 128

A car’s windshield was smashed by a giant piece of wood on Route 128 and the driver, amazingly, walked away with barely a scratch. WBZ-TV’s Mike LaCrosse reports.

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Two Police Vehicles Destroyed During Arrest of Prolific Offenders on Vancouver Island

Two men are in custody after two police vehicles were destroyed on Vancouver Island.
The driver then tried to run over a second police vehicle but the truck became lodged on the hood and windshield.

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Missouri Rep. Seeks to Abolish Vehicle Safety Inspections in State

The Missouri legislature currently is considering a bill that would “repeal the requirement that all motor vehicles must obtain an inspection before the vehicle may be licensed.” The bill, HB 1444, was introduced by Rep. J. Eggleston in January. The … Continue reading

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Top Five Sites to See in San Antonio

Make this year’s Auto Glass Week™ 2018 trip one the entire family will remember! Add in some additional family bonding time by extending your visit a day or two to take in some of these exciting experiences in San Antonio, … Continue reading

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The Future of Auto Glass Repair and Replacement

The theme of the recent PG Glass HPN conference was “The Future of Glass Repair and Replace”. There were presentations from around the world sharing information on how radically the motor vehicle industry is changing and the impact thereof to glass manufacturers, installers, fleet and insurance customers.

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Driving from a Lawn Chair Results in Numerous Charges

A young driver is facing numerous charges after being found operating an unsafe motor vehicle from the comfort of a lawn chair.
Officers determined the vehicle was unsafe because of a number of other defects, including a broken windshield, a defective door handle preventing the doors from opening, an insecure load in the box, and no seatbelt buckles.

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Topeka Motorist Injured When Metal Debris Came Through Windshield on I-470

A Topeka motorist was injured Tuesday when metal debris from the roadway came through his windshield and struck him in the chest on Interstate 470, authorities said.

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Arrest Made in Columbia Hit and Run That Injured One

Columbia police arrested a man they say injured one person during a hit-and-run early Sunday morning. Police say Joshua Myers, 25, struck a 37-year-old man, who suffered serious injuries, in the 2300 block of Two Notch Road around 2:30 a.m.
Police believed the suspect was driving a 2012- 2017 Hybrid Camry or 2012-2016 Camry with front end, hood and windshield damage.

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Incident: Flybe E195 at Newquay on April 24, 2018, Cracked Windshield

A Flybe Embraer ERJ-195, registration G-FBEL performing flight BE-801 from Newquay,EN to London Gatwick,EN (UK) with 92 passengers, was climbing through FL120 out of Newquay when the crew stopped the climb due to a cracked outer layer of a windshield and returned to Newquay for a safe landing about 20 minutes after departure.

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AGC Notifies NHTSA of Improperly Marked Rear Privacy Glass; Asks for Exemption from Recall

AGC Glass Company North America has notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that “certain rear privacy glass manufactured as replacement glass for certain model year (MY) 2013-2017 Jeep Compass motor vehicles does not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle … Continue reading

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Working in Clark County: Steve Harmon, Owner, Yellow Dot Windshield Repair

Steve Harmon is trying to shake his reputation of being the “Windshield Guy at the Mall.”

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Chinese Tycoon Buys First Customized Hongqi Limousine

The first customized Hongqi L5, or “Red Flag,” China’s homegrown car brand, has been bought by Chinese tycoon Cao Dewang, founder and head of the world’s top auto glass manufacturer Fuyao Glass.

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Draper Man Luckily Survives After Boulder Smashes into His Car in Suncrest

A Draper man is lucky to be alive after a boulder decimated part of his car while he was driving through Suncrest.

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Vehicle That Slammed into Man on Weekend Likely Has ‘Significant Damage,’ Police Say

Police are releasing a few more details about a hit-and-run collision that seriously injured a pedestrian in downtown Calgary on the weekend.

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Lufthansa Flight Makes Emergency Call Before Dublin Landing

A Lufthansa passenger jet was forced to make an emergency call to Dublin Airport ahead of its landing on Monday after a cockpit windshield cracked during the flight.

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TODAY’S BLOG: Sitting on the Fence

“Over the years the gate leading into our back yard has deteriorated and needs some serious repairs. Not knowing anyone who is in the fence business I went to the Google-machine and started looking for fence companies by my house. I looked at each one’s reviews. One company I found had all five-star reviews.” –Mark Liston

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Chinese Trade Tensions: Fuyao Cited as Example on How It Should Work

If there’s a path through trade tensions between the United States and China, maybe a manufacturer in Moraine shows the way.

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Drivers Say New Nissan Sunroof Claims Pass Legal Muster

Nissan drivers who seek damages over an alleged defect in panoramic sunroofs on some of the automaker’s vehicles asked a California federal judge on Friday to keep their case alive, saying their updated complaint meets the requirements of Illinois and Colorado consumer protection laws.

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Authorities Warn Truckers to Clear Off Ice After Windshields Shatter

A recent rash of car windshields shattered by ice and snow falling off of commercial vehicles has caused law enforcement agencies to issue warnings to truckers about clearing off their vehicles before hitting the road.

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Police: Wallingford Man Smashed Car Windshield with Brick

A local man faces charges after police said he threw a brick through a car windshield Friday evening.

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Belron Announces 2018 Drive Cohort

Belron has selected four startup companies to work with in its annual “Drive with Belron Programme.” “They will be helping us to think differently and trial innovative solutions to Belron’s market challenges,” writes the company. The four startup companies chosen … Continue reading

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Connecticut May Be the Next State to Allow Self-Driving Car Tests

Connecticut is launching a pilot program to allow testing of self-driving cars on public roads within its borders. The state government is inviting towns and cities to apply to become test sites, and will select up to four municipalities to participate in the program. The goal is to position Connecticut as a technology leader.

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Video Shows West Covina Police Officer Grabbing Woman’s Cellphone, Cursing at Her During Traffic Stop

A West Covina police officer was captured on video trying to take away a woman’s cellphone and cursing at her as she recorded video of him during a traffic stop last week, and now she is trying to draw attention to the video and seeking “justice.”
The incident occurred on the morning of April 12 along Meadow Road near Garvey Avenue when the woman, Eileen Aquino, and her husband were driving a vehicle without license plates from an auto glass and vehicle sales business they own in West Covina, she told KTLA.

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Man Charged in Fatal 2016 Greektown Hit-and-Run

A 22-year-old Metro Detroit man has been charged in connection with the hit-and-run death of a 64-year-old man in Greektown two years ago. Dwayne A. Mims Sr., 58, also of Southfield, said Ortiz had the windshield of the car that struck and killed his brother, repaired the day after the collision.

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VITRO is Back as a Platinum Auto Glass Week™ Sponsor

VITRO is returning to Auto Glass Week™ 2018 as a Platinum-level sponsor. VITRO is a NAFTA- and a world-wide leading manufacturer of automotive glass for the OEM and ARG market. It has 12 manufacturing plants for original equipment (OE) and … Continue reading

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Novus Auto Glass Business Purchased by Locals Matt and Britney Branson

Steve and Dennie Moore recently announced the sale of their business, Mobile Automotive Services/Novus Auto Glass, to Matt and Britney Branson. The Bransons will be operating under the name “Branson Auto Glass Specialties/Novus Auto Glass.” The business will continue to operate out of its current Eagle-Vail location.

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Strong Yuan, Rising Costs are Bigger Worries Than U.S. Trade War, Say Chinese Exporters

Dozens of exporters at the Canton Fair in Guangzhou, southern China – showcasing businesses ranging from auto glass to electronic devices – complained their profits were being eroded by the yuan’s appreciation against the US dollar.

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Boyd Group Income Fund Announces April 2018 Cash Distribution

Boyd Group Income Fund today announced a cash distribution for the month of April 2018 of $0.044 per trust unit. The distribution will be payable on May 29, 2018 to unit-holders of record at the close of business on April 30, 2018.

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Flying Ice Shatters Windshields, Causing Hazards on Twin Cities Roads

A Dakota County Park Ranger had a close call this week after a chunk of ice flew off a semi-truck and shattered the windshield of her patrol car, leaving the car damaged and the woman shaken up but unhurt.

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Senator ‘Demands Answers’ in Sweeping GM Layoffs

Demand for the small Chevrolet Cruze is sinking, and General Motors has said it intends to lay off about 1,500 of its workers at its Lordstown, Ohio assembly plant.

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McWhinney Announces Groundbreaking of Industrial Building, Leasing of Another

Developer McWhinney announced Monday that it would break ground on a 123,000-square-foot industrial building in east Loveland and that it had leased a brand-new building in the same development.

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The States with the Best Drivers in America

Driving is usually the fastest and easiest way to reach our day-to-day destinations, yet it can also be one of the riskiest. In the United States alone, over 37,000 people die in vehicle crashes each year, 1,600 of whom are children under the age of 15. In addition, another 2.35 million are injured or disabled in such accidents – some permanently.

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Windshields Smashed by Ice After Weekend Storm

Police are warning Ontario drivers to clear snow and ice from their vehicles after frozen chunks smashed the windshields of several vehicles — including a bus carrying the visiting Kansas City Royals.

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Woman Dies from Metal Debris That Flew After Being Run Over

Florida Highway Patrol said a woman has died after a person driving ran over a piece of metal that launched backward and pierced through a windshield earlier this month.

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Who Pays If a Golf Ball or Baseball Breaks Your Car Window?

Let’s say you’re at your grandchild’s baseball game and a foul ball hits your windshield. Or maybe you’re at the golf course and someone’s awful drive cracks your window. Who pays? Andy Crouppen with Brown and Crouppen is here to help.

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Belron Makes Deal with Smart-Location Application Company

Belron has signed a global deal with Locpin, a smart-location application company that makes a solution designed to help technicians find the vehicle requiring repair. The partnership follows a trial between the companies working together in the United States. In … Continue reading

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Report: Fuyao Now Profitable, Sees Nearly $319M in Revenue

Fuyao Glass America has turned around its Moraine plant and is now profitable, the company says in its 2017 annual report.

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Regulators Pitched Plan to Remove Truck Side-View Mirrors

Large elephant ear side-view mirrors are a signature feature of big rigs. But, they could disappear if a trucking technology company is successful in its bid to replace them with a system of cameras and digital displays.

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Study: Many Distracted Drivers Think They Aren’t

A recent study, called the 2018 Travelers Risk Index, has revealed a disconnect, or gap, between what people perceive and what people actually do when it comes to distracted driving.

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Royals P Boyer Steadies Team Bus After Windshield Breaks

Kansas City Royals reliever Blaine Boyer helped steady the team’s bus on Sunday night in Toronto after a piece of ice shattered the windshield and injured the driver, according to multiple reports.

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Metal Smashes Through Windshield of Car in Foxborough

A piece of metal crashed through the windshield of a car in Foxborough on Sunday.

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Louisville Teens Charged with Yearlong Crime Spree, Admit to Stealing 80 Cars

It was Easter Sunday morning when a stolen black Mazda was found ditched behind a school in Bullitt County. The tires were stuck in the mud and the front windshield had been kicked in.

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TODAY’S BLOG: Seeing Life Long-Term

“WARNING: This may seem like a long story. The ending is worth the wait. It emphasizes my point that the ability to look at life with a long-term vision is so important for leaders.” –Mark Liston

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Kearny Glass and Mirror Business to be Featured on Gas Monkey Garage Rehab

Jennifer and Owen O’Brien are the latest owners of Kearny Glass & Mirror. The company has been in business over 30 years with an excellent rating and reputation. The Owens purchased it two years ago and are continuing the company’s tradition of quality work and service.

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Cash, Equipment Stolen from Auto Glass Shop

Someone damaged a rear ground window as they broke into a business on Memorial Drive, according to Greenville police.

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Auto Industry Lawyers Warn Automated Driving Hype Will Be a Legal Matter

Deadly crashes involving Tesla Inc. and Uber Technologies vehicles operating entirely or in part under automated systems have made a once-abstract problem very real for auto industry lawyers gathered at a recent conference.

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Snake Ruins Queensland Driver’s Morning Commute

And you thought your commute to work was a punish. Check out this guy who for some reason thought today was his (or her – it’s not immediately obvious) day to get into the office early. “I was driving and I saw the snake climbing over the bonnet of my car and heading straight for my face level at the windscreen.

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January Miles Driven Increases Over 2017

Travel on all roads and streets increased slightly in January 2018, increasing .4 percent, or .9 billion vehicle miles, compared to January 2017, according to the latest figures from the Federal Highway Administration. Month-over-month miles driven decreased by 0.8 percent … Continue reading

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AAA Survey: Delaware Drivers Still Concerned About the Safety of Self-Driving Vehicles

Delaware drivers remain concerned about the safety of self-driving cars after a pedestrian was killed by an Uber vehicle last month in Arizona.

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Driver Blames Foggy Windshield for Hitting Pulaski County Teen with Car

A Sheridan High School freshman was taken to the hospital on Wednesday after he was clipped by a car while headed to his aunt’s house in order for her to drive him to school.

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Twillingate Couple Narrowly Avoids Disaster After Debris Shatters Windshield

A young couple from Twillingate are shaken but unhurt after a frightening incident on the highway yesterday.

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PD: Reward Increased to $5,000 in Deadly Hit-and-Run Case That Killed GCU Student

The reward has increased to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of the driver who hit and killed a GCU student while jogging and left the scene, police said.

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New Hampshire Legislature Plans to Study Insurance Reimbursement Rates

Both the New Hampshire House of Representatives and Senate have adopted a bill aimed to “establish a committee to study reimbursement rates under automobile policies.” The bill originally was introduced in January but has been amended greatly since introduction. The … Continue reading

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Steve Stoa Honored by Novus Auto Glass

Steve Stoa, owner of Novus Auto Glass in Detroit Lakes, was honored recently for 20 years of ownership and service of the local franchise at the Novus convention in Nevada.

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How Insurance is Adapting for the Modern Age

Insurance isn’t the most exciting product – but if you flop down in front of a TV for very long, you might begin to think otherwise.

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Tesla Model X Windshield Gets Hit by a Full Truck Wheel – Spectacular Freak Accident Without Injury

Have you ever wondered what would happen if a giant object would hit the Tesla Model X’s massive panoramic windshield?

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Wetaskiwin County Couple Wins $12.5M Lottery Jackpot

Stella Sacrey has been playing the LOTTO 6/49 since it launched 36 years ago, so she had a gut feeling she’d win, eventually.
The couple plans to do some travelling with their winnings, and get a new windshield for their car — maybe a new car, actually.

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Video, Photos Show SUV Believed to be in Hit-Run That Killed Grand Canyon University Student

Officials have identified a vehicle related to a fatal hit and run that killed a Grand Canyon University student.
Phoenix police are looking for a 2007-10 white Ford Expedition with damage to the passenger side of the windshield and a missing passenger side mirror.

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China’s Xi Jinping Says Tariffs on Car Imports Will Be Cut This Year

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday said his government would “significantly lower” tariffs on vehicle imports this year as part of efforts to further open its giant economy to the world.

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Your Car Insurance Will Probably Go Up This Year. Here’s Why.

You didn’t have a wreck or get a ticket, but when you opened your auto insurance bill, you have a rate increase. What gives?

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Two Crows vs. a Range Rover

While the Range Rover is one of Land Rover’s most capable and rugged SUV models, sometimes it attracts the most unusual vandals. Case in point: the two crows that have been damaging a Nottinghamshire woman’s Range Rover for the past three years. 78-year-old Brenda Brown claims the devious duo pecks away at the vehicle’s windshield wipers and breaks off chunks of the rubber seals around the windows. “I don’t know what they’ve got against me,” she confessed.

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Iron Plank Flies from Truck, Shatters Windshield

A driver’s dashboard camera on a Chinese highway captured the moment a plank of iron from a semi-truck flew through the air and crashed into a windshield.

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NTSB: Ice Caused Incident That Damaged Plane During Emergency Landing at Austin Straubel

Ice is blamed for 2017 incident that heavily damaged a single-engine plane making an unscheduled landing at Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport.
The pilot said ice on the windshield was obscuring his vision, and altered his course in an effort to land at Lakeland Airport, an airstrip near Woodruff in Oneida County. When weather there wouldn’t allow him to land, he headed for a runway at Austin Straubel, southwest of Green Bay.

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Auto Glass-Related Legislation Moves Forward in Louisiana, Oklahoma and New York

The Louisiana House of Representatives has passed a bill that “moves the regulation of motor vehicle service contract providers from the Dept. of Insurance to the secretary of state.” Meanwhile, an Oklahoma bill related to service warranties has passed the … Continue reading

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Novus Glass Holds 2018 Conference in Lake Las Vegas, Nev.

Novus Glass recently held its biennial conference in Lake Las Vegas, Nev., drawing its franchisees, business partners and vendors from around the world. Fix Auto World president Steve Leal gave the keynote address and talked about the conference theme, “Driven … Continue reading

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XYG Returns as a Platinum-Level Sponsor of Auto Glass Week™

Xinyi Auto Glass (North America) Corp. (XYG) will be back as a Platinum-level sponsor of Auto Glass Week™ 2018. XYG is a fully integrated glass manufacturer specializing in the production of a wide range of quality glass products—from float glass … Continue reading

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Pininfarina H500 Sedan Teased Ahead of Beijing Show

Pininfarina dropped a teaser today of a new concept car it plans to introduce later this month at the Beijing Motor Show. Called the H500, the electric design concept is the second car introduced by the famed design studio this year. Last month at the Geneva Motor Show, Pininfarina introduced the HK GT, a sleek, electric vehicle with massive gullwing doors. The new H500 comes after the automaker announced it’d like to become a luxury electric carmaker, joining forces with Hong Kong-based Hybrid Kinetic Group.

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Deputy Administrator Nominated to Take over NHTSA

The Trump administration has formally named Heidi King as its nominee for administrator of the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA). Currently the agency’s deputy administrator, King has served as NHTSA’s interim chief since September of last year.

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Police Charge Panhandler After Vehicle Windshield Shattered

Winnipeg Police are warning the public after an aggressive panhandler had an angry exchange with a female motorist early Saturday morning, shattering her windshield.

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TODAY’S BLOG: Leadership at Any Age

TODAY’S BLOG: Leadership at Any Age

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OSHA Nears End of Probe into Fuyao Death

OSHA Nears End of Probe into Fuyao Death

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Auto Glass Veteran to Turn 85

Auto Glass Veteran to Turn 85

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Uninsured Drivers Decreasing — Though Not Disappearing — in Minnesota

Uninsured Drivers Decreasing — Though Not Disappearing — in Minnesota

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Woman and Juvenile Dead After Tire Hits Windshield

Woman and Juvenile Dead After Tire Hits Windshield

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Tennis Ball-Sized Hail Smashes Through Windows and Damages Roofs as Massive Storm Downs Trees in Northern Texas

Tennis Ball-Sized Hail Smashes Through Windows and Damages Roofs as Massive Storm Downs Trees in Northern Texas

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Dwyer Group Receives 2018 Malden Mills Corporate Kindness Award

Dwyer Franchising LLC recently was the national recipient of the 2018 Malden Mills Corporate Kindness Award. The organization was recognized in a special ceremony at the 23rd Annual Rescuer of Humanity Awards Dinner, recently held in Cleveland. The event, sponsored … Continue reading

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East Deer Glass Plant to Lay Off 61 Workers in March, as Shutdown Proceeds

East Deer Glass Plant to Lay Off 61 Workers in March, as Shutdown Proceeds

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Exploding Sunroof Cases Head to Court

Exploding Sunroof Cases Head to Court

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Report: Tesla Ranks Last for Automated Driving

Report: Tesla Ranks Last for Automated Driving

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Man Survives After Metal Shard Crashes Through Windshield

Man Survives After Metal Shard Crashes Through Windshield

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911 Call Released from Fatal Hartford Hit-and-Run

911 Call Released from Fatal Hartford Hit-an911 Call Released from Fatal Hartford Hit-and-Run

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PGW Considers Closing Creighton, Pa., Plant

Pittsburgh Glass Works expects to close its automotive glass plant in East Deer next year because the aging facility would require significant upgrades and investment to compete in the rapidly changing automotive market.

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Wilson Responds to Safelite’s Motion for Partial Summary Judgment

Former Safelite president and CEO Dan Wilson has responded to a request his former employer made for partial summary judgment in a suit he filed last year. The suit alleges that Safelite’s nonqualified deferred compensation plan (known as the Safelite … Continue reading

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New York Gov. Signs Legislation to Exempt Auto Glass from Anti-Steering Measures

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a controversial bill that exempts auto glass claims from anti-steering legislation. The bill was introduced in January 2017 by Assemblyman William B. Magnarelli. The legislation amends the state’s insurance law to require disclosing … Continue reading

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Skidmore Group Completes Divestiture of Speedy Glass USA and Novus Glass

The Skidmore Group has completed the sale of Speedy Auto Glass USA Inc. and Novus Inc. and other assets including Novus Franchising Inc., TCGI Australia PTY Ltd., TCGI (Jersey) Ltd., Windshields.com Inc., Transamerica Glass Inc., Splashes Auto Spa Inc., Shat … Continue reading

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Safelite Motions for Partial Summary Judgment in Dan Wilson Suit

Safelite has requested that the court make a partial summary judgment in a case filed by former company president and CEO Dan Wilson. In the suit, filed last September, Wilson alleged that the company’s nonqualified deferred compensation plan (known as … Continue reading

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NSG Group Plans $7. 5 Million Upgrade at Kentucky Plant

The NSG Group announced that it is in the process of upgrading its automotive glass plant in Versailles, Ky. The $7. 5 million upgrades are scheduled to start this spring and will enable the plant to utilize the modern Advanced … Continue reading

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DOT Issues Nine New Numbers to Glass Companies

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) recently awarded nine new DOT numbers to automotive glass companies. DOT No. 1062 was awarded to Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC in Grenada, Miss. Trulite offers a complete line of architectural aluminum products, … Continue reading

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Chrysler Recalls Vehicles Due to Windshield Primer Issue

Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Chrysler Town and Country and 2014-2015 Dodge Grand Caravan vehicles due to a possible faulty windshield installation in the factory. The windshields on the affected vehicles may have been installed using expired urethane primer, which could allow them to become displaced in the event of the crash, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

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GlasWeld Responds to Boyles’ Request for Trial Date

In the latest development in the GlasWeld-Boyle lawsuit, officials from GlasWeld have filed a response to Mike and Christopher Boyle’s recent motion asking the court to set a trial date for the ongoing alleged patent infringement lawsuit. In their latest … Continue reading

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Miles Driven Continue to Head Upward

Travel on all roads and streets continued its upward rise in October, up 2.4 percent, or 6.4 billion vehicle miles, for October 2015 compared to October 2014. This is according to the latest numbers from The Federal Highway Administration, a … Continue reading

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Campfield Responds to Safelite’s Motion to Dismiss

Rich Campfield, founder of Ultra Bond in Grand Junction, Colo., has filed a response to Safelite’s recent motion to dismiss the case he filed in mid-August against Safelite Group, Safelite Solutions and Safelite Fulfillment. The case alleges that the company … Continue reading

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Three New DOT Numbers Awarded for Automotive Glass

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) recently awarded three new DOT numbers for automotive glass, one to a company in China, another to a Pennsylvania company, and another to a Russian plant. DOT number 1032 was awarded to Ibis Tek … Continue reading

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Complaints About Shattering Ford F-150 Backlites Continue

A number of owners of 2010 Ford F-150 trucks have complained to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that an alleged glitch in their rear defrosters has caused their backlites to shatter or spiderweb in cracks in recent months. … Continue reading

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Miles Driven Remains Stable for August 2014

The Federal Highway Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation, has released the newest numbers for miles driven in August 2014, showing a modest increase of 0.4 percent or 1 billion vehicle miles, compared with August 2013. Travel … Continue reading

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Chrysler Issues Recall Related to Side-View Mirror Wiring

Chrysler Group is in the process of voluntarily recalling approximately 437,000 SUVs globally to relocate an electrical connection related to power side-view mirrors. According to an announcement from Chrysler, the company has been notified of three instances in which a … Continue reading

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Miles Driven Increases by 1.4 Percent for June 2014

The Federal Highway Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation, has released the newest numbers for miles driven in June 2014, showing an increase of 1.4 percent or 3.7 billion vehicle miles, compared with June 2013. Travel for … Continue reading

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Insurers Seek Dismissal of Class Action Collision Repair Suit

Several insurers have filed motions to dismiss a class action suit filed by a Downington, Pa.-based collision repair shop. Crawford’s Auto Center filed the suit in April under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (the RICO Act) and names … Continue reading

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