Author Archives: Stephen Niedzwiecki

Saint-Gobain Reports 7.6 Percent Sales Increase in First Quarter

Saint-Gobain reported an improvement in volumes which increased 6.0 percent, with a positive calendar impact averaging around 3 percent, according to the company’s financial report for the first quarter of 2017. The report also notes a currency impact of 0.4 … Continue reading

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Auto Windscreens Celebrates Success at Modern Claims Awards

Auto Windscreens was the recipient of the Client Care Award at the Doctors Chambers Modern Claims Awards 2017, hosted by Modern Claims Magazine. The ceremony took place at New Dock Hall in Leeds on April 27, where the company was … Continue reading

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GM CEO Mary Barra Speculated To Become Next NHTSA Head

GM CEO Mary Barra Speculated To Become Next NHTSA Head

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‘We are swamped’: Thunder Bay Windshield Repair Shops Busy After Ice Storm

‘We are swamped’: Thunder Bay Windshield Repair Shops Busy After Ice Storm

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Startup Auto Insurer Root Hires CFO From Stalwart State Auto

Startup Auto Insurer Root Hires CFO From Stalwart State Auto

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The Public Is Becoming More Skeptical Of Self-Driving Cars, Says One Study

The Public Is Becoming More Skeptical Of Self-Driving Cars, Says One Study

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LKQ Corporation Reports 21.9 Percent Revenue Growth in First Quarter

LKQ Corporation reported record revenue growth of $2.34 billion in its financial results for the first quarter of 2017. This is an increase of 21.9 percent, in contrast to the first quarter of 2016, where the company made $1.92 billion. … Continue reading

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Saint-Gobain Autover USA Returns as Sponsor of Auto Glass Week™

Saint-Gobain Autover USA will return as a Cobalt sponsor of Auto Glass Week™. The three-day international event will feature automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor. Auto Glass Week 2017 will be held October 4-6 … Continue reading

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UAW Plans Sunday Meeting for Fuyao Workers

UAW Plans Sunday Meeting for Fuyao Workers

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Sika Establishes 98th National Subsidiary in Senegal

Sika Establishes 98th National Subsidiary in Senegal

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Dwyer Group Announces 2017 Women in the Trades Scholarship Recipients

The Women in the Trades (WITT) program, launched by Dina Dwyer-Owens and The Dwyer Group, Inc., has announced three more women as the latest recipients for the 2017 Women in the Trades Scholarship for the upcoming fall semester. Each will … Continue reading

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The Best-Selling Vehicle in Every US State

The Best-Selling Vehicle in Every US State

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Motorist Alleges State Farm Failed to Provide Benefits After Collision

Motorist Alleges State Farm Failed to Provide Benefits After Collision

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AutoNation’s CEO Hints New Cars Overrun With Fancy Technology Will Save the Auto Industry in 2017

AutoNation’s CEO Hints New Cars Overrun With Fancy Technology Will Save the Auto Industry in 2017

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Assignment of Benefits Abuse Driving Up Cost of Home, Car Insurance in Florida

Assignment of Benefits Abuse Driving Up Cost of Home, Car Insurance in Florida

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Will Virginia Soon Be the Capital of Driverless Cars?

Will Virginia Soon Be the Capital of Driverless Cars?

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Waymo Launches Early Rider Program, Expands Self-Driving Fleet With Fiat Chrysler

Waymo Launches Early Rider Program, Expands Self-Driving Fleet With Fiat Chrysler

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Ohio State University Leads a Nationwide Initiative to Stop Distracted Driving

Ohio State University Leads a Nationwide Initiative to Stop Distracted Driving

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Car Windshield Stays in Place After Being Dragged by Truck

The windshield of a Nissan Maxima broke yet remained in place as the vehicle was dragged for more than half a mile by a truck along 15 Freeway in Los Angeles County on April 19th. In the video, the truck … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week™ 2017 Welcomes Back Guangdong Pustar Adhesives & Sealants Co., ltd

Guangdong pustar adhesives & sealants co., ltd is back this year as a Copper sponsor of Auto Glass Week™. Taking center stage during the three-day international event is the automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition … Continue reading

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Glass Industry Hit by Sluggish Demand, Uncontrolled Imports

Glass Industry Hit by Sluggish Demand, Uncontrolled Imports

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Michigan Automobile Insurance Placement Facility Names Mark Wagenschutz as Executive Director

Michigan Automobile Insurance Placement Facility Names Mark Wagenschutz as Executive Director

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Use of Lawyers to Fight Insurers Shows ‘Failure’ in Auto Insurance System, Report Says

Use of Lawyers to Fight Insurers Shows ‘Failure’ in Auto Insurance System, Report Says

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Bosch Uses Shanghai Motor Show to Launch Automated Driving Initiative in China

Bosch Uses Shanghai Motor Show to Launch Automated Driving Initiative in China

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JN Phillips Auto Glass Expands Services in New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont Markets

JN Phillips Auto Glass, a New England-owned company and provider of auto glass services to New England drivers and businesses, announced a major investment initiative for servicing auto glass customers across Northern New England, including New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont. … Continue reading

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Compassion

“Last Thursday I attended an event that brought tears to everyone’s eyes. An event that proves that great leaders need to have compassion.” -Mark Liston

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New Bill Would Lower Detroit Auto Insurance, but Could Raise it in Rest of State

New Bill Would Lower Detroit Auto Insurance, but Could Raise it in Rest of State

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Geico Plans 4.4% Rate Hike in Illinois

Geico Plans 4.4% Rate Hike in Illinois

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Apple Self-Driving Car Testing Plan Gives Clues to Tech Program

Apple Self-Driving Car Testing Plan Gives Clues to Tech Program

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Deer Crashes Through Windshield, Ends Up in Back Seat

Deer Crashes Through Windshield, Ends Up in Back Seat

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Uniban Canada Acquires Go! Glass and Accessories

Uniban Canada announced its acquisition of the Go! Glass & Accessories banner, mainly located in Southwestern Ontario and in the Maritime Provinces. Franchisor of the UniglassPlus, VitroPlus, and Ziebart brands in Canada, Uniban Canada now adds 15 experienced franchisees to … Continue reading

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Meritool LLC Returns as a Sponsor of Auto Glass Week™

Meritool LLC will return as a Cobalt sponsor of Auto Glass Week™. The three-day international event will feature automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor. Auto Glass Week 2017 will be held October 4-6 at … Continue reading

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Fuyao Glass America to Raise Workers’ Wages

Fuyao Glass America to Raise Workers’ Wages

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Texas Legislative Issues/News: Ending State Auto Inspection

Texas Legislative Issues/News: Ending State Auto Inspection

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Autonomous Technology & Public Transportation: A Marriage Made in Heaven?

Autonomous Technology & Public Transportation: A Marriage Made in Heaven?

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State Auto Financial Reports Impact of Storm Activity

State Auto Financial Reports Impact of Storm Activity

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Bill Introduced in Massachusetts Would Add Auto Glass to Service Contract Definition

A Massachusetts bill has been introduced in both the House and Senate there that would amend the definition of service contract to include windshield repair and replacement service. If passed, windshield repair and replacement would then have to adhere to … Continue reading

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New Vehicles in Germany Brake Automatically During Emergency: Bosch

New Vehicles in Germany Brake Automatically During Emergency: Bosch

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Ontario’s Auto Insurance System ‘One of the Least Effective’ in Canada, Report Finds

Ontario’s Auto Insurance System ‘One of the Least Effective’ in Canada, Report Finds

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VW Recalls 2,340 Audi Q5 SUVs in Russia Over Sunroof Water Problems: Standards Agency

VW Recalls 2,340 Audi Q5 SUVs in Russia Over Sunroof Water Problems: Standards Agency

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Automated Vehicle Startup Peloton Raises $60 Million to Improve the Efficiency of Truck Convoys

Automated Vehicle Startup Peloton Raises $60 Million to Improve the Efficiency of Truck Convoys

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J.D. Power: Consumer Trust in Self-Driving Cars Drops

J.D. Power: Consumer Trust in Self-Driving Cars Drops

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Volvo Asks for Writ of Mandamus in Sunroof Lawsuit

Volvo has requested the U.S. District Court of New Jersey to issue a writ of mandamus which requires the court to make a ruling on the merits of the company’s eight motions for summary judgment, and why they chose to … Continue reading

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Fuyao Group Is Back as a Sponsor of Auto Glass Week™

Fuyao Group will serve as a Platinum sponsor of Auto Glass Week™. Taking center stage during the three-day international event is the automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor. Auto Glass Week 2017 will be … Continue reading

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Check Out the Schedule at a Glance to Start Planning Your Auto Glass Week™ Experience!

The Schedule at a Glance is now available online to help guide you in your Auto Glass Week™ 2017 experience. It features the timing of important events, such as when registration is available, competitor meetings, when the exhibition hall opens and … Continue reading

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Sika Corporation Presents: Bay Area 365

Sika Corporation Presents: Bay Area 365

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Auto Insurance Reforms Pass Senate Committee, But Don’t Count on Rate Savings

Auto Insurance Reforms Pass Senate Committee, But Don’t Count on Rate Savings

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Telematics Lays the Foundation for Autonomous Trucking

Telematics Lays the Foundation for Autonomous Trucking

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Thomson Flight Heading to Bristol Forced to Make Emergency Landing After Pilot’s Windscreen Cracked at 30,000ft Forcing it to Suddenly Descend

Thomson Flight Heading to Bristol Forced to Make Emergency Landing After Pilot’s Windscreen Cracked at 30,000ft Forcing it to Suddenly Descend

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Roundup: State Legislation on Automated Driving

In an effort to advance automated driving, states have been introducing and passing legislation to promote the testing and research of automated technologies. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), in 2017, 32 states introduced bills relating to … Continue reading

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China Car Dilemma: Beijing Wants Electric, Buyers Want SUVs

China Car Dilemma: Beijing Wants Electric, Buyers Want SUVs

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Virginia Supreme Court Rules for Nationwide in Car Accident Dispute

Virginia Supreme Court Rules for Nationwide in Car Accident Dispute

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U.K. Car Insurance Rates May Rise 28% to Record $1,200 a Year

U.K. Car Insurance Rates May Rise 28% to Record $1,200 a Year

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Bosch Opens New Plant in China, Aimed at Production of Components for Automated Driving

Bosch Opens New Plant in China, Aimed at Production of Components for Automated Driving

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Iowa Ready to Ban Texting While Driving

Iowa Ready to Ban Texting While Driving

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DOT: Miles Driven Rose 1.6 Percent in February

The Department of Transportation (DOT) has reported an increase in miles driven for the month of February 2017 compared to February 2016. The seasonally adjusted vehicle miles traveled for February 2017 is 267.2 billion miles, a 1.6 percent, or 4.2 … Continue reading

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Appreciation

“Last Friday I drove to East Texas to attend a memorial service for a franchisee’s mother. The franchisee and his sister delivered moving tributes to their mother, Nancy. Their parents adopted them when they were days old – a couple of years apart. Their parents were married 59 years. Their father was also in attendance.” -Mark Liston

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Cuomo Stops by New York International Auto Show to Drive Home State’s Commitment to Electric Cars

Cuomo Stops by New York International Auto Show to Drive Home State’s Commitment to Electric Cars

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Kuhnmuench: Insurers Echo Call to Reduce Auto Insurance Rates

Kuhnmuench: Insurers Echo Call to Reduce Auto Insurance Rates

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Apple Receives Autonomous-Car Testing Permit in California

Apple Receives Autonomous-Car Testing Permit in California

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Former St. Louis Auto Glass Employee Charged With Embezzlement

Former St. Louis Auto Glass Employee Charged With Embezzlement

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Court Partially Grants Summary Judgment in Safelite Labor Lawsuit

The U.S. District Court of California’s Central District has granted in part and denied in part Safelite’s motion for summary judgment in a lawsuit where the company stood accused of nine violations of California’s Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA.) In … Continue reading

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Precision Replacement Parts Returns as a Cobalt Sponsor of Auto Glass Week™

Precision Replacement Parts is joining the Auto Glass Week™ lineup as a Cobalt sponsor. Be sure not to miss the international event that features automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor. Auto Glass Week 2017 … Continue reading

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Chinese Firm Plans Building Indiana Auto Parts Plant

Chinese Firm Plans Building Indiana Auto Parts Plant

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Infineon Joins the 5G Automotive Association to Contribute to Connected Automated Driving

Infineon Joins the 5G Automotive Association to Contribute to Connected Automated Driving

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GM Doubles Down on Self-Driving Cars, Hiring 1,100

GM Doubles Down on Self-Driving Cars, Hiring 1,100

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Hyundai Squabbles Over Schedule in Sunroof Lawsuit

The U.S. District Court of California has set a May 1, 2017, deadline for expert reports or declarations in support of class certification to be delivered to the court in a lawsuit over spontaneously shattering Hyundai sunroofs. In a lawsuit … Continue reading

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Sika posts higher Q1 Sales, Optimistic Outlook Ahead of AGM

Sika posts higher Q1 Sales, Optimistic Outlook Ahead of AGM

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How Tesla Might Change Personal Auto Insurance

How Tesla Might Change Personal Auto Insurance (TSLA)

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Ontario Releases Report on Auto Insurance

Ontario Releases Report on Auto Insurance

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Windshield Blasted With Tennis Ball-Sized Hail During Oklahoma Storm

Windshield Blasted With Tennis Ball-Sized Hail During Oklahoma Storm

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ADAS Can Lead to Higher Auto Insurance Prices

New cars with crash prevention technology and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are causing auto insurance rates to rise dramatically, according to a Wall Street Journal article published April 3. The article explains that safety features such as autonomous braking, … Continue reading

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Sika’s Founding Family Outvotes Other Shareholders to Cap Dividend

Sika’s Founding Family Outvotes Other Shareholders to Cap Dividend

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N.C. House Bill to Repeal Tax Could Reduce Cost of Auto Repairs, Other Services

N.C. House Bill to Repeal Tax Could Reduce Cost of Auto Repairs, Other Services

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Cadillac Introduces ‘Super Cruise’ Automated Driving Mode, Debuting First on 2018 CT6 Sedan

Cadillac Introduces ‘Super Cruise’ Automated Driving Mode, Debuting First on 2018 CT6 Sedan

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NTC Seeks Feedback on Automated Vehicle Driving Rules

NTC Seeks Feedback on Automated Vehicle Driving Rules

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Court Rules in Favor of Safelite in Discrimination Lawsuit

For what it said are reasons of inconsistency and lack of substantial evidence, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has granted Safelite’s motion for summary judgment against terminated employee, Mauro Castillo Vidal. Vidal had filed a … Continue reading

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

Mainstreet Computers Inc. will return as a Cobalt sponsor of Auto Glass Week™. The three-day international event will feature automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor. Auto Glass Week 2017 will be held October 4-6 … Continue reading

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States Attack Tax Benefits for Electric Cars

States Attack Tax Benefits for Electric Cars

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How Volkswagen Stages the Production of its Electric Car

How Volkswagen Stages the Production of its Electric Car

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Bill to Nix Use of Age, Credit for Auto Premiums Stalls

Bill to Nix Use of Age, Credit for Auto Premiums Stalls

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Horace Mann Insurance Updates Fast Glass Service Message

The Illinois-based insurance provider, who has been providing insurance to teachers since 1945, has added a new disclaimer to its Fast Glass Service hotline within the last year.When a caller is waiting to be connected to an agent, they will … Continue reading

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Mark Cuban Style

“Mary Kay and I went to a Cancer Society fundraiser last year and were the highest bidder for a “sports package” – which included 4 tickets for a Dallas Mavs game, four tickets to a Texas Rangers game and four tickets for a baseball game at any other stadium who serves Coca-Cola, the sponsor.” – Mark Liston,

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U.S. Probes Freightliner Trucks for Windshield Wiper Failures

U.S. Probes Freightliner Trucks for Windshield Wiper Failures

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US Auto Fuel Economy Rating Rises to 25.2 MPG in March

US Auto Fuel Economy Rating Rises to 25.2 MPG in March

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Losses on Auto Insurance Hurt Nationwide 2016 Financial Results

Losses on Auto Insurance Hurt Nationwide 2016 Financial Results

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2018 S-Class Will Bring Mercedes Closer to Fully Autonomous Capabilities

2018 S-Class Will Bring Mercedes Closer to Fully Autonomous Capabilities

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Honda Issues Recall on Vehicles With Takata Airbag Inflator

Honda has notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of a possible defect of certain 2003 Honda Accord Coupe models equipped with a four-cylinder engine. If frontal passenger airbags have been replaced, the replacement may have included a defective … Continue reading

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Saint-Gobain Extends Option to Buy Sika Stake From Family

Saint-Gobain Extends Option to Buy Sika Stake From Family

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Utah Supreme Court Rules Against Tesla in Push to Sell Cars

Utah Supreme Court Rules Against Tesla in Push to Sell Cars

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Tumbling Car Sales Drag Down US Auto Market in March

Tumbling Car Sales Drag Down US Auto Market in March

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Legislative Roundup: Colorado’s Automated Driving Bill Passes House

Legislative Roundup: Colorado’s Automated Driving Bill Passes House

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The End: GlasWeld’s Lawsuit Against Its Former President is Dismissed

Five years after GlasWeld Systems Inc. filed a suit against the company’s former president Michael Boyle, for patent infringement, the United States District Court of Oregon has ruled in favor of a GlasWeld motion for dismissal of all claims. In … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Change

“Why do people often fight change? Is it because change is uncomfortable? Is it because people are convinced their way is better, despite all of the evidence to the contrary? I think it is a little of both. I have personally witnessed heated discussions that rarely change minds or beliefs.” -Bob Beranek

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Long-Time Safelite Group EVP & CFO Doug Herron Set to Retire

After 25 years of serving Safelite Group, Doug Herron, executive vice president and chief financial officer, has announced his plans to retire at the end of 2017. Tim Spencer, who joined Safelite Group last year, has been named the company’s … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week™ 2017 Welcomes Back Benson Autoglass

Benson Autoglass is back this year as a Cobalt sponsor of Auto Glass Week™. Taking center stage during the three-day international event is the automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor. Auto Glass Week 2017 … Continue reading

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Good2Go Auto Insurance Becomes a Member of the National Safety Council as of April, 2017

Good2Go Auto Insurance® Becomes a Member of the National Safety Council as of April, 2017

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Self-Driving Cars Raise Questions About Who Carries Insurance

Self-Driving Cars Raise Questions About Who Carries Insurance

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Volkswagen Issues Recall Due to Forceful Airbag

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a recall report on certain Volkswagen vehicles, specifically 11,618 2017 Audi A3 and S3 Sedan models that may have a defect that causes the front passenger airbag to deploy with more … Continue reading

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Inaugural CSR Competition to be Held at Auto Glass Week™ 2017

Do you work with amazing Customer Service Representatives (CSRs)? Well, it’s time they get their moment in the spotlight – $2,500 and an all-expense paid trip to West Palm Beach! Auto Glass Week presents the Customer Service Representative (CSR) competition. … Continue reading

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Tesla Inc (TSLA) to Benefit From Self-Driving Law in Germany

Tesla Inc (TSLA) to Benefit From Self-Driving Law in Germany

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Unswept Spokane Streets Lead to Increase in Windshield Repair

Unswept Spokane Streets Lead to Increase in Windshield Repair

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Intel Acquiring Mobileye For More Than $15B In Major Move Into Automated Driving

Intel Acquiring Mobileye For More Than $15B In Major Move Into Automated Driving

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Gerber Collision & Glass Opens Repair Location in Georgia

The Boyd Group Inc. (the “Boyd Group”) has opened a collision repair location in Hinesville, Ga. Hinesville is located on the Atlantic coast about 40 miles southwest of Savannah. “We are pleased to add this location which adds to our … Continue reading

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Delta Kits Inc. is Back as a Cobalt Sponsor of Auto Glass Week™

Delta Kits Inc. is joining the Auto Glass Week™ lineup as a Cobalt sponsor at this year’s international event, which features automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars, and an exhibition floor. Auto Glass Week 2017 will be held October … Continue reading

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Tesla’s Latest Texas Proposal Would Let All Carmakers Sell Directly to Customers

Tesla’s Latest Texas Proposal Would Let All Carmakers Sell Directly to Customers

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Ford Tops the List of Automated Driving Leaders in New Study

Ford Tops the List of Automated Driving Leaders in New Study

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Racecar vs Robocar: Why Formula 1 is Revving up for a Fight Against Driverless Racecars

Racecar vs Robocar: Why Formula 1 is Revving up for a Fight Against Driverless Racecars

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Fix Auto World Acquires Global Rights to Novus Glass

Fix Auto World is purchasing the assets of 11 glass and automotive aftermarket companies, including Novus Franchises Inc. from the Skidmore Group. Through this acquisition, Fix Auto World is purchasing the assets of Novus Glass Inc., Novus Franchising Inc., Speedy … Continue reading

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Mercedes-Benz Issues Recall Due to Defect Involving Airbag Deployment

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued two separate recall reports affecting airbag deployment of certain 2017 E300, E300 4Matic, 2016 AMG GT-S, GLC300, CLA250 and other Mercedes-Benz models. According to the recall issued March 14, Mercedes-Benz reported … Continue reading

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Preparation

“Last week I had cataract surgery on my left eye. In two weeks I’ll have the right eye done. A few months ago I noticed that driving at night was getting tougher. It looked like there was a flashlight shining directly into my eyes when headlights were coming at me. The optometrist in Waco recommended me to a surgeon in Austin – a mere 100 miles away.” -Mark Liston

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Mainstreet™ Celebrates 35 Years in the Glass Industry

Mainstreet™ is celebrating its 35th anniversary supporting the glass industry with innovative technology solutions. “By listening to our clients’ business needs and providing the best-in-class Cloud POS, Mobile, Disaster Recovery, Web Design and 24/7 call Center Services, we help them … Continue reading

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Glass-Pros Selected for 2016 Clearwater Small Business Excellence Award

Glass-Pros has been selected for the 2016 Clearwater Small Business Excellence Award in the Auto Glass Services classification by the Clearwater Small Business Excellence Award Program. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each … Continue reading

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Louisiana’s Lawsuit Against State Farm, Filed by Former Attorney General, Lies Dormant

Louisiana’s Lawsuit Against State Farm, Filed by Former Attorney General, Lies Dormant

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Maine to Get $5.1M in Volkswagen Settlement

Maine to Get $5.1M in Volkswagen Settlement

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Why Did the Turkey Cross the Road? Experts Weigh in on Turkey, Windshield Accidents

Why Did the Turkey Cross the Road? Experts Weigh in on Turkey, Windshield Accidents

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Minnesota Glass Association Commends Successful Efforts in Amending Bill

Organized efforts from Minnesota glass shops have led to killing a House bill, preventing a Senate bill from having a hearing, and amending an omnibus bill. Each bill set to modify the definition of an insurance adjuster, in order to allow … Continue reading

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AZ Glass Pros Announces New Windshield Replacement Services in Phoenix

AZ Glass Pros Announces New Windshield Replacement Services in Phoenix

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True Mileage Unveils New Intelligent Usage Based Auto Insurance Device

True Mileage Unveils New Intelligent Usage Based Auto Insurance Device

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Report: Google Forced to Put Mirrors On Self-Driving Cars

Report: Google Forced to Put Mirrors On Self-Driving Cars

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Panicked Man Struggles to Drive When Monster Anaconda Attacks Car Windshield

Panicked Man Struggles to Drive When Monster Anaconda Attacks Car Windshield

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Ford Issues Safety Compliance Recall for Missing Windshield Welds

On March 29, Ford issued a compliance recall of 111 certain 2017 Ford Edge models for missing windshield header welds. “Affected vehicles may have been built with missing welds in the windshield header portion of the body sheet metal. Vehicles … Continue reading

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Perceived Value

“Several of my recent posts have been about glass quality, primarily because it has been a frequent topic of discussion in our industry. Today, I want to discuss what increasing the quality of auto glass will mean to your business. ” -Bob Beranek

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AGSC Offering On Site Registration for Certification Training in Long Island Today and Tomrrow

The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) is offering on-site registration, both today and tomorrow, for its regional training and accreditation program in Long Island, N.Y. The training course and certification exam will be offered twice, once on Thursday, March 30, … Continue reading

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C.R. Laurence Returns as Sponsor of Auto Glass Week™

C.R. Laurence Co. Inc. (CRL), will return as a Cobalt sponsor of Auto Glass Week™. The three-day international event will feature automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor. Auto Glass Week 2017 will be held … Continue reading

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Auto-Insurance Underwriting Suffers Worst Year in Past 15

Auto-Insurance Underwriting Suffers Worst Year in Past 15

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New Mexico Governor Celebrates Safelite Jobs

New Mexico Governor Celebrates Safelite Jobs

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Minnesota Bill That Would Change Definition of Insurance Adjuster is Dead

A Minnesota house and senate bill that would widen the scope of those included in the definition of an insurance adjuster has been killed. The bill would have allowed those who report claims to practice as adjusters without a license, … Continue reading

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Creative Extruded Products Inc. Returns as Sponsor of Auto Glass Week™

Creative Extruded Products LLC will return as a Cobalt sponsor of Auto Glass Week™. The three-day international event will feature automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor. Auto Glass Week 2017 will be held October 4-6 … Continue reading

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Florida House Members Move On Auto Insurance Changes

Florida House Members Move On Auto Insurance Changes

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Toyota’s Window To The World Is The Future Of Car Windows

Toyota’s Window To The World Is The Future Of Car Windows

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Tesla ‘Autopilot’ Car Hits Phoenix Police Motorcycle

Tesla ‘Autopilot’ Car Hits Phoenix Police Motorcycle

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BMW and Thor Motor Coach Report Windshield Wiper and Airbag Recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued two recall reports affecting Thor Motor Coach windshield wipers and the inflator of the frontal passenger airbag of BMW of North America’s X5 sDrive35i, X5 xDrive35i, X5 xDrive50i models. According to … Continue reading

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Glass.com® Cited for Providing Optimal Service

Fearlessflyer.com, a website that provides insightful articles about business and website development, had cited Glass.com as an example of providing optimal service on the web. The website cited Glass.com along with Ford, JetBlue Airlines, and Apple. “You can see a … Continue reading

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Auto Windscreens ADAS Recalibration Process Bolstered with New Epyx 1link Deal

Auto Windscreens ADAS Recalibration Process Bolstered with New Epyx 1link Deal

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Pilkington Glass Factory to Close at Queenborough with Loss of 14 Jobs

Pilkington Glass Factory to Close at Queenborough with Loss of 14 Jobs

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NC Insurance Officials to Challenge Auto Rate Increase

NC Insurance Officials to Challenge Auto Rate Increase

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Self-Driving Uber SUV Crashes and Flips Onto Its Side After ‘High Impact’ Accident in Arizona

Self-Driving Uber SUV Crashes and Flips Onto Its Side After ‘High Impact’ Accident in Arizona

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Safelite Responds to Discriminatory Allegations in Lawsuit

Safelite has responded to allegations of multiple discrimination claims in terminated employee Mauro Castillo Vidal’s opposition for summary judgment, Vidal says management began treating him differently after his wife Christina filed a separate lawsuit against the company. Mauro Vidal worked … Continue reading

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Leaders Ask For and Provide Help

“We have an annual awards ceremony at The Dwyer Group. This year we had it at a movie theater in Waco. All 11 companies (Glass Doctor, Mr. Appliance, Five Star Painting/Protect Painting, Mr. Rooter, Rainbow, Mr. Electric, Grounds Guys, Aire Serv, Molly Maid, Mr. Handyman and Window Genie) select a team member of the year.” -Mark Liston

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Erik Miller Joins Don’s Mobile Glass

Don’s Mobile Glass/Wardrobe & Bath Specialties announced Erik Miller joined the company as director of information and technology. “We are incredibly pleased to have Erik join our team,” says chief operating officer Dave Leach. “Erik has known our business from … Continue reading

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Go-Glass Joy Names Brett Towers President

Go-Glass Joy LLC announces the appointment of Brett Towers as president. Towers has spent the past two years serving as vice president and chief operating officer of GoGlass and prior to that managed the Salisbury location for three years. Towers … Continue reading

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NWRA Releases Revised Break Identification Standard Draft for Public Comment

The National Windshield Repair Association (NWRA) has released a revised draft of its Break Identification Standard (BIS) for public comment. The proposed standard, to be known as ANSI/NWRA/BIS 001-2016, creates a system for identifying where glass damage has been repaired … Continue reading

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German Auto Parts Supplier Webasto Plans Largest China Sunroof Plant

German Auto Parts Supplier Webasto Plans Largest China Sunroof Plant

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Samsung’s Smart Windshield Makes Riding Motorcycles Safer (?) on the Road

Samsung’s Smart Windshield Makes Riding Motorcycles Safer (?) on the Road

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Fuyao Glass America Inc. Invests More Than $7 Million to Address Safety Complaints

After being cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Fuyao Glass America Inc. has invested more than $7 million into improving safety standards at its Moraine, Ohio facility. Complaints of unsafe working conditions began shortly after the plant opened … Continue reading

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Unemployment Is Affecting Auto Insurance Rates

Unemployment Is Affecting Auto Insurance Rates

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New Image Auto Glass Announces Opening of Windshield Service Center in Arizona

New Image Auto Glass Announces Opening of Windshield Service Center in Arizona

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The Self-Driving-Truck Race is On, But Which Strategy Will Prevail?

The Self-Driving-Truck Race is On, But Which Strategy Will Prevail?

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Electric Car Start-Up NIO Announces Plans for First Self-Driving Model

Electric Car Start-Up NIO Announces Plans for First Self-Driving Model

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Hyundai Motor Addresses Complaint in Lawsuit

Alabama resident Billy Glenn filed a lawsuit against Hyundai in December 2015 in the District Court of California, alleging that the panoramic sunroof of his 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport spontaneously shattered while driving, causing glass shards to rain on … Continue reading

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Gerber Collision & Glass Opens Repair Locations in Oregon

The Boyd Group Inc. has announced the opening of two collision repair centers in Oregon. The centers are located in McMinnville and Newberg and are about 35 miles southwest of Portland. They previously operated as True Form Collision Repair with … Continue reading

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Auto Windscreens Celebrates After Shortlist Success at Modern Claims Awards 2017

Auto Windscreens, which won the Client Care Award in 2015, has been shortlisted in two categories at the Doctors Chambers Modern Claims Awards 2017. The ceremony, taking place at New Dock Hall in Leeds on Thursday April 27th, will see … Continue reading

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AGSC to Offer Certification Training in Long Island Next Week

The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) will hold a regional training and accreditation program in Long Island, N.Y., next week. The training course and certification exam will be offered twice, once on Thursday, March 30, and again on Friday, March … Continue reading

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GGG Returns as a Copper Sponsor of Auto Glass Week™

GGG Gold Glass-ALP will return as a Copper sponsor of Auto Glass Week™. The three-day international event will feature automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor. Auto Glass Week 2017 will be held October 4-6 … Continue reading

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The Boyd Group Reports 18.1 Percent Sales Increase in 2016

The Boyd Group announced its financial earnings for the fourth quarter and full year of 2016, in which it reported an 18-percent annual increase in revenue. The company also posted a 22-percent increase in adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation … Continue reading

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TechnaGlass Purchases Ohio and Utah Franchises

TechnaGlass has purchased the Cincinnati, Ohio and St. George, Utah franchises of TechnaGlass as part of its strategy to operate and develop company-owned units. In Ohio, Joe Dills, the former TechnaGlass franchisee, will remain with the company and will oversee … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Maker Fuyao to Pay $100K for Ohio Safety Issues

Auto Glass Maker Fuyao to Pay $100K for Ohio Safety Issues

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How Artificial Intelligence Could Change the Auto Insurance Industry

How Artificial Intelligence Could Change the Auto Insurance Industry

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Smart Shuttle: A Fully Automated Self-Driving Vehicle

Smart Shuttle: A Fully Automated Self-Driving Vehicle

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Glass Shops Rally Against New York Anti-Steering Legislation

The Assembly Insurance Committee in New York State passed a bill in January 2017 that set to amend the state’s insurance law. The law requires insurance companies to disclose to consumers that they have the right to choose which shop conducts … Continue reading

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eDirectGlass Returns as Bronze Level Sponsor of Auto Glass Week™

eDirectGlass will return as a Bronze level sponsor of Auto Glass Week™. The three-day international event will feature automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor. Auto Glass Week 2017 will be held October 4-6 at … Continue reading

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2017 City Auto Glass Walleye Classic Will Be Largest Yet

2017 City Auto Glass Walleye Classic Will Be Largest Yet

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Ford’s Future Cars Could Have Airbags on the Outside to Protect Pedestrians

Ford’s Future Cars Could Have Airbags on the Outside to Protect Pedestrians

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Bosch Connected Car Technology will Offer New Services, Reduce Accidents & CO²

Bosch Connected Car Technology will Offer New Services, Reduce Accidents & CO²

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What Trump’s Revision to Emissions Regulation Means for the Auto Industry

In the wake of the Trump administration’s decision to review regulations that would lower standards for greenhouse gas emissions, automotive manufacturers including Ford, GM, and Chrysler plan to focus more effort on manufacturing in the U.S. In 2011, the Obama administration … Continue reading

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Leadership – Same Fundamentals as Sales

“We have a Toastmasters chapter at The Dwyer Group and Mary Kay and I are both members. (If you are in a leadership role I highly recommend that you join Toastmasters – it will do wonders for you!)” -Mark Liston

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Self-Driving Cars May Offer Market Niche for Pittsburgh Glass Works

Self-Driving Cars May Offer Market Niche for Pittsburgh Glass Works

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Paccar, Nvidia Build Concept Self-Driving Truck

Paccar, Nvidia Build Concept Self-Driving Truck

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Fourth Consecutive January with Increased Travel

The Department of Transportation (DOT) has released its traffic volume report for the month of January, where the report found that road travel in the United States increased for January 2017, as compared with January 2016. Seasonally adjusted vehicle miles … Continue reading

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Corning Breaks into Auto market with Gorilla Glass

Corning Breaks into Auto market with Gorilla Glass

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Jupiter Auto Insurance Taps Elafris for AI Solution

Jupiter Auto Insurance Taps Elafris for AI Solution

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Root Auto Insurance Launches “Lyft on Us” Program for Good Drivers

Root Auto Insurance Launches “Lyft on Us” Program for Good Drivers

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GM Exec Says State Could be Leader in Self-Driving Cars

GM Exec Says State Could be Leader in Self-Driving Cars

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Carlex Returns as a Sponsor of Auto Glass Week™

Carlex will serve as a Bronze level supporting company of Auto Glass Week™. The three-day international event will feature automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor. Auto Glass Week 2017 will be held October 4-6 … Continue reading

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President Trump Set to Undo Obama’s Auto Emissions Limits

President Trump Set to Undo Obama’s Auto Emissions Limits

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Car Insurance Rates on the Rise in Louisiana

Louisiana car insurance rates are on the rise again and one big culprit could be the smartphone. The National Highway Safety Administration finds distracted driving is the cause for 20% of crashes in the state. State Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says drivers are having a hard time putting down the cell phone and focusing on the road.

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Colorado Legislature’s Plan for Self-Driving Cars Explained

Colorado Legislature’s Plan for Self-Driving Cars Explained

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Rhode Island Revises Auto Glass Regulations

The Department of Business Regulation in Rhode Island has released a revision to its regulation document that details the laws and regulations the auto glass repair industry must abide by. In the revision, the department updates ambiguous language that may … Continue reading

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Competitor and Attendee Registration Open for Auto Glass Week™ 2017

Online registration for Auto Glass Week™2017 and the Auto Glass Repair and Replacement Competitions is now open. Want to spend an action-packed three days learning from the best? Register for the event today for the best discounts. Are you ready … Continue reading

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Trump to Announce Do-Over on Fuel Economy Rules for Automakers

Trump to Announce Do-Over on Fuel Economy Rules for Automakers

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No-Fault Auto Insurance Fee Going Up July 1

No-Fault Auto Insurance Fee Going Up July 1

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Cruise’s Kyle Vogt: GM Will Deploy Automated Rideshare Cars ‘Very Quickly’

Cruise’s Kyle Vogt: GM Will Deploy Automated Rideshare Cars ‘Very Quickly’

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Porsche and Nissan Issue Recalls over Windshield and Airbag Issue

The National Highway Traffic Safety Association has issued two recall reports on defects on windshield bonding  reported by Porsche and Nissan. On March 2, 2017 Porsche issued a recall on 21 of its 2017 models. According to the recall, windshields … Continue reading

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Building a Foundation

“The Dwyer Group is building a new three-story building at our Waco campus for a training facility and offices. This past week I had a chance to watch the construction of the building. The construction crew has been working at the site for the past month getting the foundation ready.
This led me to think about what is necessary to build a three-story building, a skyscraper or even a very successful business. All of them need a strong foundation,” -Mark Liston

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Pittsburgh Glass Works Returns as Gold Sponsor of Auto Glass Week™

Pittsburgh Glass Works  will return  as a Gold sponsor of Auto Glass Week™. The three-day international event will feature automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor. Auto Glass Week 2017 will be held October 4-6 at … Continue reading

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Auto Insurance Fraud Costs Canadian Consumers Billions of Dollars Each Year

Auto Insurance Fraud Costs Canadian Consumers Billions of Dollars Each Year

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This Auto Insurance Company Wants to Lower Rates for Tesla Self-Driving Cars

This Auto Insurance Company Wants to Lower Rates for Tesla Self-Driving Cars

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California Wants to Give Driverless Cars Their Learners’ Permits

California Wants to Give Driverless Cars Their Learners’ Permits

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Wingate Partners Acquires Binswanger Glass

Wingate Partners announced today that they have acquired the Memphis, Tenn.-based glass service provider Binswanger Glass and will support the current management team going forward. “This is an exciting time for Binswanger Glass as the investment by Wingate Partners will … Continue reading

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Select Car Makers Back Auto Windscreens in Support of Recalibration

Auto Windscreens announced today that it has received official backing for its advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) solution from leading manufacturers Mazda, Toyota and Volkswagen Group UK. Auto Windscreens says it is the only vehicle glass repair company to have … Continue reading

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Solera Increases Vehicle Data Coverage in China

Solera Holdings, Inc. announced that it has more than doubled its import and export vehicle data coverage from 45 percent to more than 95 percent of all cars on Chinese roads. The expanded scope of Solera’s database of Chinese vehicles … Continue reading

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China’s Fuyao to Seek $135 Million for Manufacturing Plant

China’s Fuyao to Seek $135 Million for Manufacturing Plant

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ACCC Rejects Commission Cap on Car Insurance Add-Ons

ACCC Rejects Commission Cap on Car Insurance Add-Ons

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NIO Unveils New Self-Driving Electric Car Concept, Says They’ll Have Autonomous Cars in the US By 2020

NIO Unveils New Self-Driving Electric Car Concept, Says They’ll Have Autonomous Cars in the US By 2020

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Senator Tony Mendoza Convenes Hearing on Autonomous Vehicles and Auto Insurance in California

Senator Tony Mendoza Convenes Hearing on Autonomous Vehicles and Auto Insurance in California

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New York Anti-Steering Legislation Would Exempt Auto Glass Companies

A bill introduced in January 2017 to tighten anti-steering disclosure has passed the Assembly Insurance Committee in New York State. The bill by Assemblyman William B. Magnarelli proposes to amend the state’s insurance law to require disclosing that consumers have … Continue reading

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Belron: Cashflow Snapshot

Belron released its 2016 financial results earlier this week and today glassBYTES offers a look at its cash flow for the company’s vehicle segment. Statement of Cash Flows for Belron (Vehicle Glass Operating Segment) in millions of US Dollars Cash … Continue reading

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

Glass Technology Inc. will return as a Cobalt level supporting company of Auto Glass Week™ 2017. The three-day international event will feature automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor. Auto Glass Week 2017 will be … Continue reading

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Gilbert Auto Glass Repair Cash Back Program in Arizona Launched

Gilbert Auto Glass Repair Cash Back Program in Arizona Launched

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Carmakers Consolidate in the Era of Electric Cars and Automated Driving

Carmakers Consolidate in the Era of Electric Cars and Automated Driving

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Florida Legislation Set to Put Restrictions on Glass Shops

Auto glass shops working under an “assignment of benefits” from their customers would be barred from collecting attorneys’ fees if the Florida State Legislature approves a bill that was filed late last month. Florida Senate Bill 1038 provides that an … Continue reading

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Mechanical Bonding Part Two

“I have recently heard of a problem in adhering urethane to an internally applied frit. What we mean by an internally applied frit is one that is applied on surface 2 or 3 instead of surface 4 where it is usually applied. The frit is the paint band around the perimeter of the glass and acts as an aesthetically pleasing finishing application, but also acts as a protective coating for urethane’s biggest enemy, ultraviolet light,” -Bob Beranek

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Making Car Care Easier – State Farm® Teams Up with Openbay

Making Car Care Easier – State Farm® Teams Up with Openbay

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Nanomaterials Pave the Way for Antifogging Car Windshields

Nanomaterials Pave the Way for Antifogging Car Windshields

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D’Ieteren Full Financial Report and Break Down of 2016

The 2016 financial statement released by the Belgian company s.a. D’Ieteren n.v., (D’Ieteren) on Monday provides a fascinating look at its diverse holdings, including its vehicle glass division, known as Belron. Belron also owns Safelite AutoGlass in the United States. According to the report, Belron serves 33 countries worldwide through its 2400 branches and 10,000 mobile vans. It trades under more than 10 major brand names including Carglass® and Autoglass®, as well as Safelite AutoGlass.

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National Windscreens First in UK to Achieve ADAS Qualifications

National Windscreens technicians have become the first in the country to achieve recognized Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) qualifications from awarding organization, GQA Qualifications. “Many ADAS safety features work through cameras mounted on windscreens so if a replacement is needed … Continue reading

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Allstate Hikes Car Insurance Rates in Illinois

Allstate Hikes Car Insurance Rates in Illinois

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Aguila Auto Glass Celebrates 65th Anniversary

Aguila Auto Glass Celebrates 65th Anniversary

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Volkswagen to Unveil Self-Driving Car as Part of Post-Dieselgate Shift

Volkswagen to Unveil Self-Driving Car as Part of Post-Dieselgate Shift

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D’Ieteren Reports Successful Market Growth in 2016

D’Ieteren has reported a strong financial year in both sales and growth. Belgium-based D’Ieteren owns Belron, which in turn owns Safelite AutoGlass in the U.S. The company credits its progress to market trends, to a Belron gain in market share … Continue reading

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Novus Glass Opens New Location in Iowa

Novus Glass is proud to welcome new franchisees Trent and Kari Alberts. The Alberts will be bringing Novus’ automotive glass service to the Des Moines, Iowa, area. “We are determined to continue our focus on growing and strengthening the Novus … Continue reading

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Third Party Vehicle Insurance to Become Costlier

Third Party Vehicle Insurance to Become Costlier

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House Insurance Chair Wants to Tame Auto ‘Cost Drivers’

House Insurance Chair Wants to Tame Auto ‘Cost Drivers’

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Driverless Trucks: Coming soon to a Road near You?

Driverless Trucks: Coming soon to a Road near You?

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High-Tech Windshields are More Than a Piece of Glass

High-Tech Windshields are More Than a Piece of Glass

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Three Auto Glass Companies Ranked in Franchise 500

Three auto glass companies have made Entrepreneurs 38th annual 500 franchises. Those included are considered to be among the strongest, and most poised for growth in the world. According to the company, each company is considered by the same criteria, … Continue reading

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Famous Quotes to Inspire Leadership

Famous Quotes to Inspire Leadership

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Equalizer® Rises to Titanium Level Sponsor of Auto Glass Week™

Equalizer will return as a supporting company as a Titanium level sponsor of Auto Glass Week™. The three-day international event will feature automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor.  Auto Glass Week 2017 will be … Continue reading

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MS Amlin Renews Contract with National Windscreens

MS Amlin, has extended its four-year contract with National Windscreens in support of its wide range of motor insurance policies for businesses and fleet operators across the UK. “National Windscreens has provided excellent customer service to our customers over the … Continue reading

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Latest Insurer-Backed Arizona Bill to Irreparably Harm Drivers, Auto Glass Replacement Industry

Latest Insurer-Backed Arizona Bill to Irreparably Harm Drivers, Auto Glass Replacement Industry

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Discrimination Lawsuit against Safelite dropped by Terminated Employee

Christina Castillo has dropped her lawsuit of alleged discriminatory behavior against Safelite. Her husband Vidal’s lawsuit remains ongoing. According to court papers, Castillo suffered two seizures while on the job as inventory control, a position she held since April 2007, but … Continue reading

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Study Looks at Impact of Claims on Car Insurance Rates

Study Looks at Impact of Claims on Car Insurance Rates

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Government to Reconsider Car Insurance Changes

Government to Reconsider Car Insurance Changes

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Where to Get Hip in Palm Beach

Where to Get Hip in Palm Beach

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Glass Electrolyte Opens Door to Alkali Metal Batteries for Electric Vehicles

Glass Electrolyte Opens Door to Alkali Metal Batteries for Electric Vehicles

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Liberty v. Tyranny: More States Pass Laws Outlawing Cell Phone Use While Driving

Liberty v. Tyranny: More States Pass Laws Outlawing Cell Phone Use While Driving

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Tulsa Criminal Finds Unique Way to Break Into Vehicles

Tulsa Criminal Finds Unique Way to Break Into Vehicles

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Lawmakers Express Disapproval for Minnesota Commerce Commissioner in Safelite Case

Minnesota lawmakers Rep. Kelly Fenton, (R-Woodbury) and Rep. Tony Albright, (R-Prior Lake) have written a letter to Governor Mark Dayton that expresses their disapproval of Minnesota Department of Commerce (DOC) Commissioner Michael Rothman and his decision that they said violated … Continue reading

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If You Want Better Quality Glass, be Prepared to Speak Up

If You Want Better Quality Glass, be Prepared to Speak Up

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Xinyi Auto Glass (North America) Becomes Platinum Sponsor of Auto Glass Week™

Xinyi Auto Glass (North America) will return as a supporting company and increase to the level of a Platinum sponsor of Auto Glass Week™. The three-day international event will feature automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an … Continue reading

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State Farm Suffers Worst Car Insurance Losses Ever

State Farm Suffers Worst Car Insurance Losses Ever

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GM, Tech Firms in Illinois Self-Driving Fight

GM, Tech Firms in Illinois Self-Driving Fight

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LKQ Corporation Finalizes Sale of PGW to Vitro, S.A.B

LKQ Corporation’s sale of PGW’s OEM glass manufacturing business to Vitro, S.A.B has been completed for the agreed price of $310 million. “This divestiture, and the retention of the PGW aftermarket glass distribution business, reflects LKQ’s ongoing commitment to being a … Continue reading

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Creative Extruded Products Sold to Quilvest Private Equity

Creative Extruded Products Sold to Quilvest Private Equity

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National Windscreens Opens 108th ADAS Center

National Windscreens announces that a new flagship fitting and calibration center has just been opened in Romford, England. The Romford center forms part of the company’s major UK-wide investment program to meet the massive growth in demand for Advanced Driver … Continue reading

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China’s ‘Glass King’ to Complete U.S. Expansion Despite Trump Tensions

China’s ‘Glass King’ to Complete U.S. Expansion Despite Trump Tensions

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Global Automotive Glass Market Research Report- Forecast 2022

Global Automotive Glass Market Research Report- Forecast 2022

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Policyholder Accuses State Farm of Contract Breach

Policyholder Accuses State Farm of Contract Breach

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Terminated Employee Files Declaration against Safelite

Mauro Castillo Vidal, an ex-Safelite employee who initiated a lawsuit against his former company alleging multiple instances of discrimination, has filed a response to the Safelite’s motion for summary judgement. Vidal worked as a warehouse driver since being hired by … Continue reading

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Fuyao Glass America Posts Big Loss in 2016

Fuyao Glass America Posts Big Loss in 2016

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Buffett Has Interesting Theory about Why Self-Driving Cars will Hurt the Insurance Industry

Buffett Has Interesting Theory about Why Self-Driving Cars will Hurt the Insurance Industry

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Jet Makes Emergency Landing at Shannon after Windscreen Cracks over Irish Sea

Jet Makes Emergency Landing at Shannon after Windscreen Cracks over Irish Sea

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Two Report Having Windshields Smashed in North Buffalo

Two Report Having Windshields Smashed in North Buffalo

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Rogue Turtle Flies through Car Windscreen

Rogue Turtle Flies through Car Windscreen

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Newscast: Emerging Technology in Automotive Glass

The Washington DC Auto Show displayed some of latest technology in the automotive market. From automated drivers assist systems to big, expansive sunroofs, here are a few advancements that are in store for the industry. Click Here to watch the … Continue reading

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Vocation into a Vacation: What Would You do if Money Wasn’t an Issue?

On the way to the office last week I was listening to Mike & Mike on ESPN radio. The discussion centered on the question: “If you had enough money to last you the rest of your life, would you do what you are doing today?” -Mark Liston

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Strong Growth Expected for Companies Like Fuyao that Make Auto Glass

Strong Growth Expected for Companies Like Fuyao that Make Auto Glass

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Arizona Senate Votes to Raise Minimum Auto Liability Insurance

Arizona Senate Votes to Raise Minimum Auto Liability Insurance

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Tesla is Already Showing How the Insurance Industry Will be Disrupted by Self-Driving Cars

Tesla is Already Showing How the Insurance Industry Will be Disrupted by Self-Driving Cars

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Augmented Reality Lets Cars Communicate to Reduce Road Rage

Augmented Reality Lets Cars Communicate to Reduce Road Rage

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2017 Honda Ridgeline Earns 5-Star NHTSA Safety Rating

2017 Honda Ridgeline Earns 5-Star NHTSA Safety Rating

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A Man was Left Injured After Being Hit By a Car Near the Woolpack Pub in Norwich.

A Man was Left Injured After Being Hit By a Car Near the Woolpack Pub in Norwich.

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LKQ Corp. Reports 19.3% Revenue Growth

LKQ Corp. has released the results for its financial performance in the fourth quarter and full year of 2016. Net income in the fourth quarter has decreased 9.2% with $86.6 million in contrast to 2015 where the company made $95.1 … Continue reading

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Saint-Gobain Announces Strong Progress in 2016 Financial Report

Chairman and Chief Executive of Saint-Gobain, Pierre-Andre de Chalendar, has credited the company’s $41 million in sales up by 2.6% to the improved economic environment in 2016. He says the company was able to capitalize on lower energy and material … Continue reading

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Sika Global Automotive Introduces New Campaign

Sika Automotive aims to improve safety standards and sustainability in the automotive industry by launching its latest campaign “Benefits Beyond the Bond.” Included is an infographic series designed to promote ways manufacturers and suppliers can improve upon vehicle design by … Continue reading

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Safelite to Sponsor Rhodes

ThorSport Racing announced that Safelite AutoGlass is supporting the No. 27 Toyota Tundra driven by Louisville, Ky., native, Ben Rhodes in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS). “This is an amazing opportunity to be partnered with Safelite AutoGlass, Toyota … Continue reading

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Tesla Plans to Offer Car Insurance for Life at Time of Purchase

Tesla Plans to Offer Car Insurance for Life at Time of Purchase  

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Smartphones Blamed for Rising Insurance Rates

Smartphones Blamed for Rising Insurance Rates

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Teen’s Warning About Shirt Wrapped Around Windshield Goes Viral

Teen’s Warning About Shirt Wrapped Around Windshield Goes Viral

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Substance-Abuse Counselor Drove with a Man’s Body on Windshield is Sentenced to 25 Years to Life in Prison

Substance-Abuse Counselor Drove with a Man’s Body on Windshield is Sentenced to 25 Years to Life in Prison    

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Passenger ‘Had Glass in Her Mouth’ After Brick Thrown Through Car Window on A414

Passenger ‘Had Glass in Her Mouth’ After Brick Thrown Through Car Window on A414  

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Court Overrules Verdict in PGW Discrimination Case

The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit overruled the decision of the District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania which previously ruled in favor of Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW) in the class action filed against them … Continue reading

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Charleston-Area Hires and Promotions

Charleston-Area Hires and Promotions

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American Mobile Glass Signs on as Glass.com® Affiliate

WASHINGTON, D.C. – American Mobile Glass of New Jersey is the newest glass company to become an affiliate of Glass.com®.

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GlasWeld Returns to Auto Glass Week™ as Platinum Plus Sponsor

GlasWeld  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 of the … Continue reading

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