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Plaintiffs Seek Statewide Class Certification against Hyundai

Hyundai is facing a statewide class-action lawsuit, if the plaintiffs are granted certification in the 2015 case surrounding the automaker’s alleged defective panoramic sunroofs. In 2015, Billy Glenn, an Alabama resident, filed a lawsuit against the company for allegedly knowing … Continue reading

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GM Hit with Another Lawsuit over Faulty Headlights

General Motors (GM) is still in hot water when it comes to the company’s headlights. Chester Steele, a resident of California, has filed a class action lawsuit against the company alleging certain 2010-2015 Cadillac SRX models are equipped with defective … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Bills Could Amend Auto Insurance Definition

Massachusetts Senator Michael Moore introduced a bill to amend the state’s current definition of insurance, which umbrellas auto insurance. The proposed amendment reads, “Section 1 of chapter 157L, as added by chapter 493 of the acts of 2014, hereby amends … Continue reading

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IIHS Gives Two Mid-Size SUVs “Good”-Rated Headlights

According to a recent report by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), more than half of mid-size SUVs are not equipped with adequate headlights. While headlights are improving in respect to visibility, the study notes, “many still need to … Continue reading

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N.Y. Bill Could Extend Service Contracts to Cover Windshield Repair

A new bill was introduced yesterday to New York’s Assembly Insurance Committee that seeks to amend the state’s current insurance law to expand service contracts to include repairs of windshields to owners of leased vehicles. This, according to the bill, … Continue reading

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Hail Loss Claims Increased Over 3-Year Duration

Hail loss claims under personal auto insurance policies increased by 6.9 percent over the three year period from January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2016. This is according to a report released by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). Personal … Continue reading

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

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

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TechnaGlass, Big O Tires Partner for Colorado Location

TechnaGlass announced it has partnered with Big O Tires to open a new retail location in Englewood, Colo. The company will now provide service in four greater Denver locations, along with its fleet of mobile technicians across the larger Denver-metro … Continue reading

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DOT Divvies Out Three Numbers

The Department of Transportation recently awarded DOT numbers to two international glass companies and one U.S.-based. Pontevedresa Group, an automotive and flat glass manufacturer headquartered in Pontevedra, Spain, received DOT Number 1083. Pontevedra, which was established in 1959, specializes in … Continue reading

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Bystronic Glass Awarded Large Order of Automotive Glass Pre-Processing Equipment

At Bystronic glass, located in Buetzberg, Switzerland, there is much delight. The specialist in automotive glass pre-processing equipment were recently awarded one of the largest orders ever for champ’speed automotive glass cells. A considerable number of Bystronic glass champ’speed cells … Continue reading

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Gerber Collision & Glass, “We Appreciate the Concern”

Eddie Cheskis, CEO of Glass America LLC, owned by the Boyd Group, reports the company’s staff at its Orlando location is safe, and the shop was not involved or affected following Monday’s deadly shooting at Fiamma Inc. “This incident took … Continue reading

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Subaru Hit with Class Action Lawsuit over Spontaneous Windshield Breakage

Lucia Luong has filed a class action lawsuit against Subaru of America Inc. in the Northern District of California, claiming the windshields of 2015 through 2016 Subaru Outback and Legacy vehicles “contain one or more design and/or manufacturing defects that … Continue reading

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Former Employee Sues Company for Unpaid Wages

A former Fuyao Glass America employee is suing the manufacturer for alleged unpaid wages and overtime during her three-month employment at its Moraine, Ohio facility. According to the court document, plaintiff Julia Staggs began working at the facility as a … Continue reading

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Gerber Collision and Glass “Okay” Following Orlando Shooting

An Orlando location of Gerber Collision and Glass is located next door to Fiamma Inc., a manufacturer of RV awnings and the location of the fatal shooting this morning in which five people were gunned down by a previous employee … 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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Picking Up the Glass Pieces

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

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Boyd Group Acquires Canadian Collision Repair Company

The Boyd Group Income Fund, parent company to Glass America, Gerber Collision and Glass, has announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets and business of Assured Automotive Inc., Canada’s largest non-franchise collision repair company, for … Continue reading

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Rise in Loss Costs Equals Higher Insurance Costs

With employment up, more Americans are on the roads increasing the number of miles they drive. The result? A higher rate of auto accidents and a rise in total loss costs, according to a recent study by Insurance Information Institute. … Continue reading

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Calibrations: What Technicians Need to Consider

When it comes to repairing or replacing glass on a vehicle equipped with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), what does an auto glass shop technician need to prepare for when performing a calibration? Repair University Live discussed this recently with … Continue reading

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Auto Windscreens Revealed as Main Sponsor of AFC Rushden & Diamonds

AFC Rushden & Diamonds has announced Auto Windscreens, an automotive glass repair and replacement company, as its new Main Club Sponsor for the 2017/2018 season. As part of the deal, the Auto Windscreens logo will be emblazoned on the Diamonds’ … Continue reading

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Cadillac Hit with Lawsuit Regarding Leaking Sunroofs

Cadillac Automobile Company, a division of General Motors (GM), has been hit with a lawsuit alleging the company manufactured and/or designed 2010-2013 Cadillac SRX models with leaking sunroofs and has denied warranty coverage for certain year models. Plaintiff Kelley Gaines, … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Shops Seek Class Certification Against Geico

VIP Auto Glass Inc. (VIP) and Class members are seeking class certification in a Florida lawsuit against Geico General Insurance Company for allegedly violating the state’s law by underpaying auto glass shops not affiliated with Safelite Retail facilities or participants … Continue reading

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Volkswagen Recalls More than 17,000 Vehicles

Volkswagen Group of America has issued a recall for certain 2015-2017 Audi A7 vehicles due to improper deployment of head curtain airbags, which could put a passenger in greater risk of an injury in the event of a crash. The … Continue reading

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Sika AG: Paul Schuler Succeeds Jan Jenisch as CEO per July 1

Sika has appointed Paul Schuler, currently regional manager Europe Middle East Africa (EMEA), as CEO as of July 1, 2017. He succeeds Jan Jenisch, who has accepted to become the new CEO at LafargeHolcim. Paul Schuler has been with Sika … Continue reading

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NSG Fiscal Year Results: Revenue Down, Performance Up

NSG, parent company to Pilkington, reported that despite improved performance, annual revenues for automotive glass were down compared to the prior year due to the negative impact of the strengthened Japanese Yen. However, at a constant exchange rate, revenue would … Continue reading

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The Boyd Group Fund Elects Violet Konkle to Board of Trustees

The Boyd Group Income Fund, parent company to Glass America, Gerber Collision and Glass has announced the election of Violet (Vi) A. M. Konkle to its Board of Trustees at the company’s Annual General Meeting held on May 12. “With significant … Continue reading

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Auto Windscreens Celebrates Success at the Apprenticeship Awards

Auto Windscreens has picked up ‘Large Newcomer of the Year’ at the North Midlands and South Yorkshire Apprentice Awards 2017, as well as receiving a special commendation in the ‘Training Provider of the Year’ category. Being recognized in these categories … Continue reading

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Safelite Responds to Campfield’s Complaint

Safelite Group, Safelite Solutions and Safelite Fulfillment LLC have responded to complaints made by Rich Campfield, founder of Ultra Bond, in his 2015 lawsuit against the company alleging it utilizes misleading advertising, damaging his business and depriving consumers of the … Continue reading

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The Boyd Group Reports Steady Growth in Q1

The Boyd Group Fund, based in Winnipeg, Canada, and parent company to Gerber Collision & Glass and Glass America, reported its first quarter financial results for the three-month period that ended March 31. According to the report, despite facing unfavorable … Continue reading

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GM Extends Headlamp Module Warranty

Following a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) investigation, General Motors (GM) has extended its headlight warranty to cover problems related to its headlamp driver modules recall.  The initial recall was for defective low-beam headlights and daytime running lights on … Continue reading

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Denver Auto Glass Shops in a Bind Following Hail Storm

Denver auto glass repair and replacement shops, as well as those in surrounding counties, have been flooded with calls following the major hail storm that ripped through the city on Monday afternoon. Hundreds of vehicles in the area were left … Continue reading

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DOT Awards Numbers to Three International Companies

The Department of Transportation recently awarded DOT numbers to three international automotive glass companies.  Asahi India Glass Ltd. (AIS), an automotive and integrated glass manufacturer headquartered in Guragon, India, received DOT Number 1080. AIS, which was established in 1984, has … Continue reading

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Lubner Discusses State of Belron in D’Ieteren Annual Report

Belron continues to face a declining market in a number of developed economies, says Belron CEO Gary Lubner in D’Ieteren’s 2016 annual report. This, he says, is due to a reduced number of auto glass repairs and replacement due to … Continue reading

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Nissan Asks that Defective Sunroof Lawsuit be Dismissed

In February, Nissan was hit with a lawsuit claiming that certain 2008-present Nissan and Infiniti models have faulty panoramic glass sunroofs, which can cause them to explode spontaneously. The lawsuit was brought forth by Janelle Horne who claims that she … Continue reading

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Auto Windscreens to Introduce 40 New Apprentices in 2017

Auto Windscreens has announced plans to grow its apprenticeship scheme, ALEX (Apprenticeship Learning Experience), by welcoming 40 new starters before the end of 2017. The ALEX program, an apprenticeship initiative run by parent company Markerstudy Group of Companies, was introduced … Continue reading

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Former Fuyao Exec Sues the Company and Chairman

Dave Burrows, a former executive with Fuyao Glass America Inc., is suing the company and its China-based chairman, Cho Tak Wong, for his termination in November 2016. Burrows, who worked at the Dayton, Ohio, plant as the company’s vice president … Continue reading

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Chrysler Lawsuit Regarding Leaking Sunroofs Seeks Class Action Status

The lawsuit against Chrysler for leaking sunroofs is still trying to reach class-action status. The lawsuit, which was first filed in 2014, alleges the manufacturer was negligent in disclosing to owners that regular maintenance is needed on affected vehicles’ sunroof … Continue reading

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D’Ieteren to Sell Minority Stake in Belron

D’Ieteren has announced plans to sell up to a large minority of shares in its company Belron. The sale will be handled by Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan. The move is said to be an effort by D’Ieteren to diversify its … Continue reading

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Safelite Group Acquires Auto Glass Pros

Safelite Group has reached an agreement to acquire substantially all vehicle glass repair and replacement assets from Auto Glass Pros, which provides service in eastern Nebraska. The transaction was completed at the close of business April 28, 2017. Auto Glass … Continue reading

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Fuyao’s Ohio Facility Named in the National COSH 2017 “Dirty Dozen” Report

In observance of Workers’ Memorial Week, a global event meant to honor workers who’ve died or have been injured at the workplace, the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (NCOSH) announced “The Dirty Dozen” employers of 2017. The report … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Famous Quotes to Inspire Leadership

Famous Quotes to Inspire Leadership

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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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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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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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Fuyao Glass America Posts Big Loss in 2016

Fuyao Glass America Posts Big Loss in 2016

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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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Smartphones Blamed for Rising Insurance Rates

Smartphones Blamed for Rising Insurance Rates

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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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China Buys Auto Suppliers as Takata Deal Looms

China Buys Auto Suppliers as Takata Deal Looms

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Windshield Interlayer Makes Glowing Head-Up Display

Windshield Interlayer Makes Glowing Head-Up Display

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GUEST BLOG: Body Language Secrets Unveiled

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

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

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

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Mercedes-Benz Issues Recall over Windshield Issue

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

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Arizona SB 1169 Not Heard at Committee Meeting

There’s been an update on the status of Arizona’s SB 1169, a proposed bill that would repeal the state’s “zero-deductible” policy on auto glass repair and replacement. The bill had been held by Sen. Karen Fann, co-author of the bill, … Continue reading

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Leading Members of the Automotive Industry Seek Federal Laws for AD Testing

Today, the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee is hearing from several leaders of major automotive manufacturers to discuss the state of autonomous driving (AD), and some are requesting that the federal government intervene and stop states from mandating conflicting … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Alleges Nissan Knew about Defective Sunroofs

Nissan is under fire following a lawsuit alleging that certain 2008-present Nissan and Infiniti models have defective panoramic glass sunroofs, causing them to explode spontaneously. The lawsuit alleges that these sunroofs are made from defective tempered glass, which fails to … Continue reading

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The NFIB Comments on Arizona’s SB 1169

The proposed bill, SB 1169, to repeal Arizona’s “zero-deductible” law on auto glass repair and replacement, continues to be a topic of discussion among auto glass shop owners and installers across the state. The bill was once again held on … Continue reading

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Representatives Propose “SPY Car Study” to NHTSA

With automated driving (AD) and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) gaining traction in the industry, two U.S. Representatives are concerned about what this could mean for driver privacy and cybersecurity. Calif.-Representative Ted Lieu and S.C.-Representative Joe Wilson have proposed a … Continue reading

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Automotive Glazing Companies Awarded DOT Numbers

The Department of Transportation recently awarded DOT numbers to two automotive glazing companies, one Chinese and one American. Xuchang Annaio Automotive Glass Co., Ltd. (ANNAIO), a Chinese automotive glass manufacturer headquartered in Xuchang, Henan Province, China, received DOT Number 1078. … Continue reading

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BMW Settles Two Class-Action Lawsuits

BMW has settled two class-action lawsuits that claimed the manufacturer’s sunroofs were defective on certain makes and models, resulting in thousands of dollars’ worth of damage not covered under warranty.  The lawsuit, which was brought forth by California residents Monita … Continue reading

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General Motors Issues Recalls on Suburban HD and Malibu

General Motors LLC (GM) has issued a recall for certain 2016-2017 Chevrolet Suburban HD vehicles due to improperly assembled side view mirrors. The recall was issued on January 12, and applies to 214 vehicles. “These vehicles were assembled with a … Continue reading

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Wilson and Safelite Group Inc. Move Forward in Lawsuit

According to a recently filed document, both Dan Wilson, former president and CEO of Berlon U.S. and Safelite Group, as well as the defendant, Safelite Group, are moving forward with a trial.  In September 2016, Dan Wilson, former president and … Continue reading

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Pilkington to Invest $7.5 M in Upgrades to Versailles Facility

Pilkington North America Inc., has announced its plans to invest $7.5 million in technology and manufacturing upgrades to its Versailles facilities, said Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin. The facility has been in operation since 1987. “For the past 30 years, Pilkington … Continue reading

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Christopher Boyle’s Response to GlasWeld’s Motion to Dismiss

Christopher Boyle has responded to GlasWeld’s motion to dismiss. To read the court document, click here.

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Arizona Transportation Committee Holds Zero-Deductible Bill

A proposed Arizona bill to repeal the “zero-deductible” auto glass repair and replacement law was on the table for discussion yesterday during the state Senate’s Transportation Committee meeting. However, at the last minute it was held and not discussed, effectively … Continue reading

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Do you think the United States’ retraction of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will help or hurt the U.S. auto glass industry? Vote in the poll on the right of this page.

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Safelite AutoGlass Tries Innovative Approach to Natural Gas Compression

Safelite Auto Glass announced today it has selected Simple-Fill to fuel its fleet vehicles at the Safelite facility in Worthington, Ohio.

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DOT Designates 10 Automated Vehicle Proving Grounds For New Technologies

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has designated 10 proving ground pilot sites to encourage testing and information sharing around automated vehicle technologies, according to a DOT January 19 release.

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Do you offer side-view mirror replacements or repair as part of your retail operation? If you do, our editors want to hear from you. Contact us at pthompson@glass.com.

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Carlex Glass American Names New President/COO

Nashville, Tenn.-based Carlex Glass America LLC announced January 18 the appointment of Don Michelotti as president and chief operating officer.

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New Poll

Do You Think the New Administration Will Help or Hurt Your Business Over the Next Four Years? Go to glassbytes.com to take our poll.

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Gerber Collision & Glass Opens Four Centers in Arizona

The Boyd Group Inc. today announced the January 13 opening of three collision repair centers and an active intake center in the Phoenix area

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Boyd Group Income Fund Announces January 2017 Cash Distribution

Boyd Group Income Fund announced January 17 a cash distribution this month of $0.043 per trust unit.

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ABRA Centers Achieve NSF Certification

More than 200 ABRA (Auto Body Repair of America) Auto Body & Glass repair centers received certifications via the NSF Collision Repair Shop Certification Program, NSF announced January 11.

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Briefly …

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National Windscreens Inks Contract with Hoyer

National Windscreens signed a three-year sole supplier contract with Hoyer Petrolog UK, a United Kingdom-based supplier of transportation and logistics to the petroleum industry, National Windscreens announced January 12. National Windcreens will provide Hoyer’s fleet of petroleum and bitumen tankers … Continue reading

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NHTSA Proposes New V2V Standard

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has proposed the establishment of a new Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) to mandate vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications for new light vehicles, according the Federal Register.

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Sika Acquires Austrian Waterproofing Systems Maker

Sika will acquire an Austrian waterproofing system manufacturer, Sika said in a press release January 11.

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Safelite AutoGlass Reaches Windshield Recycling Milestone

Safelite AutoGlass® recycled 1.76 million windshields in 2016, according to a company press release.

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Speedy Collision Deploys Mitchell RepairCenter™ Premier Nationwide

Mitchell International, a technology, connectivity and information solutions provider, announced January 10 a partnership agreement with Speedy Collision to add Mitchell’s RepairCenter™ Premier solution across the network, according to a Mitchell press release.

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Glass.com® Receives Design Award

Glass.com® has won the prestigious the American Graphic Design Award from Graphic Design USA for the design of its new website, according to a Glass.com press release dated January 10.

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Sika AG Reports Record Sales

Sika AG on January 10 reported a 5.6 percent increase in sales, equivalent to 5.75 billion Swiss francs ($5.67 billion USD).

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Gerber Collision & Glass Opens Repair Location in North Carolina

The Boyd Group Inc. announced January 9 the opening of a collision repair location in Monroe, North Carolina.

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Allstate to Discuss Fourth Quarter 2016 Earnings With Investors

The Allstate Corporation will conduct an Earnings Conference Call and webcast at 9 a.m. Eastern Time February 2 to discuss fourth quarter 2016 earnings.

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Tim O’Day Named President/COO of Boyd Group Income Fund

Boyd Group Income Fund announced January 4 the appointment of Tim O’Day to the position of president and chief operating officer.

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TechnaGlass Signs on as Glass.com Affiliate

Glass.com®, a web-based lead generation and information portal specifically designed to advance glass shops, has announced the addition of TechnaGlass to its growing list of affiliate companies.

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BREAKING NEWS: Methodology Review is “Necessary,” says Mitchell VP

The news yesterday that NAGS would be pulling back its January 2017 Benchmark pricing and reverting the pricing provided in the September 2016 update left many auto glass companies evaluating how such pricing changes would affect their businesses.

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Mitchell Re-Issues January NAGS Benchmark, Will Undergo Methodology Review

Mitchell has issued a statement announcing its decision to re-issue the January benchmark and restore it to September 2016 parts and pricing as well as conduct a review of its NAGS pricing methodology.

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Independent Glass Association Responds to Altree Press Release

Dec. 22 – The Independent Glass Association (IGA) responded today to a December 20, 2016, press release made by Rex Altree and/or the Arizona Auto Glass Association (AAGA) in which the IGA and its executive director, Gary Hart, were quoted.

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Longtime D’Iteren Board Chairman to Step Down

After almost half a century of loyal service to the company, including 30 years as managing director and 42 as chairman of the board, Roland D’Ieteren will retire 1 June 2017, according to a December 19 D’Iteren press release.

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Boyd Group Income Fund Announces December Cash Distribution

The Boyd Group Income Fund announced December 16 a cash distribution for the month of December of $0.043 per trust unit, according to a company press release.

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Nick St. Denis Wins Award for Extraordinary Service

Nick St. Denis, editor of USGNN.com™, sister site of glassBYTEs.com, has been recognized by parent company, Key Communications Inc., through its presentation of the Award for Extraordinary Service.

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Auto Glass Week™ Host Hotel Room Block Is Open

No time like the present! The room block for the Auto Glass Week™ 2017 host hotel is now open. The hotel is the beautiful, AAA Four-Diamond rated Hilton West Palm Beach in Florida.

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National Windscreens Appoints Technical Manager

U.K.-based National Windscreens announced December 14 the appointment of Alistair Carlton as technical manager.

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Gerber Collision & Glass Opens Repair Locations in Florida

The Boyd Group Inc. announced December 9 the opening of three collision repair centers in Florida, the company said in a press release.

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AGRR Nov-Dec Newscast Unveils 2017 Auto Glass Week Dates

Check out the latest AGGR newscast for November-December for the dates and location of Auto Glass Week 2017 as well as an annual tradition.

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Dates and Location Announced for Auto Glass Week™ 2017

Hot on the heels of the success of Auto Glass Week™ 2016 in San Antonio, show organizers have released the dates and location of the 2017 event.

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State Auto Names Suzanne Sinclair Chief People Officer

State Auto President announced December 7 the appointment of Suzanne M. Sinclair as Senior Vice President/Chief People Officer, effective January 3, 2017.

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Glassdoor Names Saint-Gobain as One of “Best Employers”

The job search website Glassdoor named Saint-Gobain as one of the “Best Employers in France,” Saint-Gobain announced December 6 in a press release.

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Allstate Names Chief Investment Officer

The Allstate Corporation announced December 6 John Dugenske will join Allstate as executive vice president and chief investment officer in early 2017.

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Saint-Gobain Buys Glass Plant in Romania

Saint-Gobain announced December 6 its acquisition of Romanian company Pietta Glass Working, which has operations in glass processing, insulating glazing systems and automotive glass, according to a company press release.

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DOT Proposes Guidelines to Address Driver Distraction Caused by Mobile Devices

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released proposed guidelines November 23 to address driver distraction caused by mobile and other electronic devices in vehicles.

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Safelite AutoGlass Named to Victory Media’s 2017 Military Friendly® Employers List

Safelite AutoGlass® has earned the 2017 Military Friendly® Employer designation by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM JobsSM, and Military Spouse.

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Nippon Sheet Glass Issues Shareholder Report

Nippon Sheet Glass Co. Ltd., known as the NSG Group, released December 1 its interim report to shareholders for the period ending September 30.

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UK Automotive Glass Company Adds ADAS Sites

Nationwide Windscreen Services announced December 1 that it will expand its Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) fixed-site capability.

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Ohio Enacts Registration Rules for Auto Glass Businesses

The Ohio Board of Motor Vehicle Repair recently enacted two rules affecting automotive glass businesses in the state.

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Allstate, San Diego County Settle Consumer Protection Lawsuit

Allstate Insurance has agreed to pay $600,000 to settle a consumer protection lawsuit alleging that its car insurance television ads failed to properly disclose that the “Accident Forgiveness” benefit featured prominently in the ads isn’t available in California.

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NHTSA to Hold Public Meeting on Automated Vehicles Policy

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced a public meeting to seek input on sections of the recently released Federal Automated Vehicles Policy (the Policy).

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Briefly … NEW POLL

Be sure and check out the new poll on glassBYTES.com (see right-hand column) and let your vote count!

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Federal Court Blocks Overtime Rule

A federal judge recently issued a preliminary injunction stopping the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Overtime Rule from taking effect nationwide on December 1.

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Saint-Gobain Creates New Director Position

Saint-Gobain’s board of directors recently created the position of lead independent director.

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Allstate Expands Consumer Protection Offerings with Acquisition of SquareTrade

The Allstate Corporation has agreed to acquire SquareTrade, a consumer protection plan provider that distributes through many of America’s major retailers.

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Safelite AutoGlass Selects Horizon Media as Media AOR

Safelite AutoGlass has selected Horizon Media, the largest and fastest growing media services agency in the world, to lead media planning and activation across all channels for the brand in the U.S., including online and offline media, search engine optimization, and search engine marketing.

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Porsche Settles in ‘Windshield Glare’ Lawsuit

Auto maker Porsche has reached a settlement for an undisclosed sum with plaintiffs in a case that accused the company of a “windshield glare” defect in some of its vehicles. In court documents dated September 15, plaintiffs Alyce Rubinfeld and … Continue reading

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AGSC™ Releases Latest E-Newsletter

The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) has published its latest e-newsletter.

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UK Glass Company Names New Business Development Manager

The United Kingdom’s largest independent windshield repair and replacement company added a business development manager November 21.

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Allstate Third Quarter Dividends Nearly $390M

The Allstate Corporation has posted its common and preferred dividends for the 2016 third quarter.

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RDN Retracts Error in NAGS Pricing

An article surfaced yesterday on RepairerDrivenNews.com (RDN), citing an error regarding the NAGS 5-percent price drop in September. However, the article has since been retracted and revised. The revised article emphasizes, “Rozint said that a temporary error in the May … Continue reading

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Gerber Collision & Glass Reports Industry Sales Down

Gerber Collision & Glass reported that industry sales were down 2-4 percent this quarter, as Brock Bulbuck, CEO of its parent company the Boyd Group cited in its third quarter review on November 9. Bulbuck gave investors two reasons for … Continue reading

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Saint-Gobain Group Names New Financial Head

Vivien Dardel has been appointed Head of Financial Communication and Investor Relations of Saint-Gobain Group, effective March 1, 2017, according to a November 15 press release.

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Asahi Glass Company Reorganizes for 2017

The AGC Asahi Glass Co., Ltd., announced November 10 a reorganization that will result in the abolition of one of its companies and the creation of two new ones.

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Briefly … Thank You to Our Veterans

Key Communications, publisher of AGRR™ magazine, would like to thank all readers and others who have served in the Armed Forces. We wish them all a happy Veterans Day in the United States and Remembrance Day in Canada for their service.

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Briefly … NEW POLL

Be sure and check out the new poll on glassBYTES.com (see right-hand column)and let your vote count!

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Boyd Group Posts Sales Increases in Third Quarter

The Boyd Group reported November 9 financial results for periods ending September 30.

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Autoglassexpert Expands Business in India

AutoGlassExpert announced today an expansion of its automotive glass business in India, according to a company press release.

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TODAY’S BLOG: Leadership Lessons – Excuses

“Believe it or not, the Chicago Cubs won the World Series last week.”
–Mark Liston

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Safelite AutoGlass Opens New Store in Utah

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

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Admiral to Price Car Insurance Based on Facebook Posts

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

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Michigan Woman Hurt After Deer Thrown Into Windshield

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

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Gerber Collision & Glass Opens Repair Location in Colorado

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

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Gerber Collision & Glass Opens Repair Location in North Carolina

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

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Happy Halloween from the Key Communications Team!

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

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

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

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Website of the Week

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

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Saint-Gobain Acquires France Pare-Brise

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

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TechnaGlass Opens First Retail Location in Minnesota

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

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Photos Available from Auto Glass Week™ 2016

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

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Safelite AutoGlass Collaborates with Bosch on ADAS Recalibration Tools

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

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NWRA Publishes Latest E-Newsletter

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

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AGSC™ Releases Latest E-Newsletter

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

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Driver Injured as Object Hurled From Bridge Hits Windshield

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

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Gerber Collision & Glass Opens Repair Locations in Two States

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

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Sika Global Automotive Commissions Reactor in Germany

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

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Gerber Collision & Glass Opens Repair Location in North Carolina

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

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Autoglass® Renews Contract With Inchcape Fleet Solutions

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

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NOVUS Glass Plans to Roll Out Pilkington ADAS Recalibration Tool

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

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Glass Doctor Awards Franchisee of the Year, Others

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

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Law Professor Predicts Shift in Liability Focus With Driverless Cars

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

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

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

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Names New CEO

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

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Dwyer Group Acquires Cumberland County Glass, Makes Personnel Moves

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

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Autoglass® Names New People Director

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

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ADAS Topic Comes Up at NWRA ROLAGS Committee Meeting

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

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TechnaGlass Announces Expansion in Minnesota, Colorado and Ohio

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

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Safelite Group Acquires AAA Mobile Glass from AAA Carolinas

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

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Sunroof Express to Sponsor Auto Glass Week™ 2016

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

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House Votes to Delay Overtime Rule

Last night, the House of Representatives passed a bill that would delay implementation of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) new Overtime Rule for six months.

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United Insurance Group to Provide Automotive Glass Services Through TechnaGlass

United Insurance Group, a Utah-based provider of personal and commercial insurance, and TechnaGlass will provide automotive glass repair and replacement services to United Insurance policyholders.

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Gerber Collision & Glass Opens Repair Location in Indiana

The Boyd Group Inc. opened a collision repair center in Portage, Ind., September 26.

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Auto Glass Week™ 2016 Opens in Just One Week!

Auto Glass Week™ 2016 will kick off in just one week at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. This is a not-to-miss event packed full of education, competitions and networking.

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NGB to Sponsor Auto Glass Week™

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

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SIKA Corporation Returns as a Sponsor of Auto Glass Week™

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

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Autoglass® Helps Raise More Than 1 Million Euros for Charity

The Autoglass® two-day Spirit of Belron® Challenge, held September 23-24 in the United Kingdom, raised more than €1 million ($1.1 million USD) for the charity Afrika Tikkun.

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Boyd Autobody & Glass Opens New Repair Location in British Columbia

The Boyd Group Inc. today announced the acquisition of a collision repair center in Burnaby, British Columbia.

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Onsite Registration is Still Available for Auto Glass Week™

We are only two weeks away from the opening of Auto Glass Week™ 2016 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, Oct. 5-7.

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T.E.S.T. Kfz-Ersatzteile GmbH to Sponsor Auto Glass Week™

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

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AGRR Magazine Adds New Staff Members

Key Communications, publishers of AGRR™ magazine, has named Phillip Thompson as the new editor of AGRR™ magazine, and Virginia Rosell as the director of events. Current AGRR™ editor Jenna Reed is moving to the digital media services (DMS) department in the position of marketing assistant.

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Auto Glass Week™ Is Truly an International Event!

Attendees are coming from all over the world for this year’s Auto Glass Week™ to be held Oct. 5-7 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. More than 17 countries are represented and attendance is on pace to set a new record.

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Auto Glass Week™ Welcomes Glassparency Products Inc. as a Sponsor

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

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CallBlu to Sponsor Auto Glass Week™

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

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SIKA Automotive to Open Brazilian Adhesive Factory

SIKA Automotive will open a new factory in South America for adhesives and acoustic products.

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Clean Plus Inc./CPI Divisions Returns as a Sponsor of Auto Glass Week™

Clean Plus Inc./CPI Divisions will Sponsor Auto Glass Week™ 2016 this fall in San Antonio, Texas. The three-day international event will feature automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor.

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Auto Windscreens Names New Managing Director

United Kingdom-based Auto Windscreens has named Rupert Armitage as its new manager director. Armitage has been acting managing director since January 2016 and will now lead the business moving forward.

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glass.com® Joins Auto Glass Week™ as a Sponsor

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

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Safelite AutoGlass Opens New Location in Maine

Safelite AutoGlass is opening a new location in Portland, Maine, by October 2016 to serve Maine and New Hampshire.

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The Top Ten Ways Auto Glass Week™ Will Bolster Your Business

Still trying to decide whether or not to join us at this year’s Auto Glass Week™? Here are the top ten reasons why you should not miss this event:

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A Night Out at Auto Glass Week™

Register by Friday, September 16, for the Auto Glass Week™ Pub Crawl, which is Sponsored by Scorpion Window Film. After Friday, only a limited number of tickets will be available onsite at registration during Auto Glass Week, so hurry and sign up now to ensure your spot in this optional event!

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National Windscreens Opens Calibration Center

National Windscreens has opened an Advanced Driver Assistance System calibration center in Inverness, U.K.

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Seminars for the Industry: New Trends in Auto Glass

Join us at Auto Glass Week™ 2016, October 5-7, and learn from the best in the business. The three-day automotive glass industry event will be held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, Texas.

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Registration Deadline Approaching for Auto Glass Week™ Golf Tournament at TPC San Antonio

The last day to register for the annual Auto Glass Week™ Golf Tournament is this Friday, September 16. The event will be held Tuesday, October 4 at TPC San Antonio, home of the PGA Tour’s Valero Texas Open.

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Last Chance! Auto Glass Week™ Pre-Registration Deals End Friday!

Be sure to pre-register for Auto Glass Week™ 2016 this week to take advantage of discounts that end Friday, September 16. Attendees who pre-register by Friday could save up to $50 per person for a full registration.

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Shore.com Is a New Sponsor for Auto Glass Week™ 2016

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

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Discount Room Rates for Auto Glass Week™ End Saturday

Auto Glass Week™ is reaching record numbers and has sold out at our host hotel. Room nights are still available at the Marriott Riverwalk. The Marriott Rivercenter is full. The hotels are next to each other.

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Gerber Collision & Glass Opens Location in Sebastian, Fla.

The Boyd Group, parent company to Gerber Collision & Glass and Glass America, has opened a collision repair center in Sebastian, Fla. The center previously operated as Riverside Auto Body and is located on Florida’s Route 1 East Coast highway.

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Reach Auto Glass Week™ 2016 Via Your Smartphone

Need the latest information about Auto Glass Week™ 2016 while you’re on the go? Thanks to LYNX Services’ Sponsorship, Auto Glass Week’s mobile app on Guidebook is now live.

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Seminars for the Industry: Positioning Your Company to Be a Dominant Player in Your Local Market

Join us at Auto Glass Week™ 2016, October 5-7, and learn from the best in the business. The three-day automotive glass industry event will be held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, Texas.

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Novus Glass Opens British Columbia Location, More Coming

Novus Glass has opened a corporate store in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada.

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AGSC to Offer Training in Virginia in December

The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) will hold a regional training and accreditation program in Stafford, Va., in December. The training course and certification exam will be offered twice, once on Wednesday, December 14, and again on Thursday, December 15, at AGSC headquarters.

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FeneTech, Inc. to Sponsor Auto Glass Week™ 2016

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

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Gerber Collision & Glass Opens Indiana Location

The Boyd Group Inc., parent company to Gerber Collision & Glass and Glass America, is opening a new collision repair center in La Porte, Ind.

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Equalizer Launches Auto Glass TV

Equalizer has introduced Auto Glass TV (AGTV™) at warehouses as a way for AGRR company owners and technicians to gain more information, including local weather, traffic reports, industry news, events, education, product demonstrations and more.

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Auto Glass Week™ 2016 Welcomes GTS Services as Sponsor

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

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Seminars for the Industry: Leadership Skills for AGRR Companies

Join us at Auto Glass Week™ 2016, October 5-7, and learn from the best in the business. The three-day automotive glass industry event will be held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, Texas.

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AGSC™ Releases Latest E-Newsletter

The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) has published its latest e-newsletter.

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American Glass Distributors to Sponsor Auto Glass Week™ 2016

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

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General Motors Recalls Select Models for Visibility Issue

Windshield wipers could break on 367,808 General Motors’ Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain 2013 models, according to a recall from the automaker.

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Marcy Adhesives to Sponsor Auto Glass Week™ 2016

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

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Extractor to Sponsor Auto Glass Week™ 2016

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

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Safelite Opens Two New Locations in Boston Market

Safelite AutoGlass is adding two new stores in the Boston area this summer.

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Seminars for the Industry: The Auto Glass-TPA Relationship–Can This Marriage be Saved?

Learn from the best at Auto Glass Week™ 2016 this October 5-7. The three-day automotive glass industry event will be held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, Texas.

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General Motors Wants Lawsuit Against Faulty Headlights Dismissed

General Motors (GM) is requesting a judge dismiss a recent lawsuit against the manufacturers that alleges the headlights on its 2014-2015 GMC Sierra 1500 and the 2015 GMC Sierra 2500 and 3500 are defective. The lawsuit comes from plaintiffs Armando … Continue reading

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Novus Glass in British Columbia Raises Funds for Local Charity

The teams at the Novus Glass locations in British Columbia, Canada, donated their time and resources earlier this month to support the White Rock Princess Party Charity event sponsored by the White Rock Firefighters Charity Association. The event raised $34,000.

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Gerber Collision & Glass Opens Louisiana Location

The Boyd Group Inc., parent company to Gerber Collision & Glass and Glass America, has opened a new collision repair center in Slidell, La. Slidell is about 34 miles northeast of New Orleans.

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Seminars for the Industry: The Next Generation in Automotive Glass

The hard-hitting educational line-up continues to meet the needs of the automotive glass industry. Experts have been hand-selected to speak on areas to help increase your knowledge and provide an unsurpassed experience for all in attendance.

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Elephant Auto Insurance Expands into Tennessee and Indiana

Elephant Auto Insurance has entered Indiana and Tennessee.

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Pre-Registration for Auto Glass Week™ 2016 Ends in One Month!

Auto Glass Week™ 2016 is right around the corner, October 5-7, and is the best opportunity for attendees to receive education and meet with suppliers that specialize in the automotive glass industry!

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Attendees to See Many New Companies Among the Familiar at Auto Glass Week™; Less Than Five Booths Remain

Participants at Auto Glass Week™ always look forward to visiting the sponsors exhibiting at the show. In fact, all previous exhibitors, with one exception, are back for 2016—along with many new companies. In addition to seeing these fine companies, the number of companies has expanded by more than 25 percent. A full quarter of the sponsors will be debuting and displaying their products and services before attendees for the first time.

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Coach Glass to Sponsor Auto Glass Week™ 2016

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

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SRP Adhesives to Sponsor Auto Glass Week™ 2016

SRP Adhesives will Sponsor Auto Glass Week™ 2016 this fall in San Antonio, Texas. The three-day international event will feature automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor. “The most beneficial part of sponsoring Auto Glass … Continue reading

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UNITED KINGDOM—National Windscreens Renews Contract with Brightside Group

Brightside Group has signed a new three-year contract with United Kingdom-based National Windscreens. Through the contract, National Windscreens will serve as the preferred provider for glass claims for Brightside Group.

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Auto Windscreens Installs New Cameras in Techs’ Vans

United Kingdom-based Auto Windscreens is installing VisionTrack’s VT2000 telematics cameras in its technicians’ vans for better incident management and to minimize risks, according to the company.

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Seminars for the Industry: ADAS and Solutions to Recalibration Issues

Keep the business where you want it. Learn how from the best at Auto Glass Week™ 2016 this October 5-7.

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IIHS Briefs Auto Glass Safety Council™

Auto Glass Safety Council™ board members spent Wednesday, August 10, touring the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in Ruckersville, Va. Board members also met with IIHS officials concerning a number of safety studies that are ongoing at the independent, nonprofit organization. IIHS is funded by the major automotive insurers and is dedicated to reducing the losses—deaths, injuries and property damage—from crashes on the nation’s roads.

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AUSTRALIA—Novus Glass Adds New Franchisees in Queensland

Mark and Sam Watt are joining Novus Glass Australia as franchisees in Queensland. The new shop will be located in Hyde Park, a suburb of Queensland, Australia.

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JN Phillips/Windshield Centers Buys Altieri Glass

Woburn, Mass.-based JN Phillips Auto Glass has acquired Rhode Island-based Altieri Glass. Altieri Glass is the sixth local brand added to JN Phillips/Windshield Centers.

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Last Call for Booth Space at Auto Glass Week™ 2016

If you’re considering exhibiting and becoming a Sponsor at this year’s Auto Glass Week™, don’t wait and miss your chance to reach current and potential customers. Only a few booths remain!

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Glass Technology Inc. to Sponsor Auto Glass Week™ 2016

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

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Burco, Inc., to Sponsor Auto Glass Week™ 2016

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

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Safelite to Close Enfield Plant and Exit Automotive Glass Manufacturing

Safelite AutoGlass, the nation’s largest automotive glass installation company, will close its plant in Enfield, N.C., and cease manufacturing automotive glass parts before the end of the year. Officials say the decision was based on the increased complexity—and cost—of manufacturing such parts as their complexity and number of different types are expected to increase rapidly in the future.

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Meritool LLC to Sponsor Auto Glass Week™ 2016

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

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Novus Glass Adds Australian Franchisee

Novus Glass Australia has added Justin Smith as a new franchisee in the Werribee and Footscray suburbs of Melbourne.

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Founder of Mass.-Based Tiny and Sons Passes Away

James “Tiny” Brown, 81, founder of Pembroke, Mass.-based based Tiny and Sons Auto Glass passed away on July 27, 2016.

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BELGIUM—Guardian Glass Moves European Auto Activities Under New Business Unit

Guardian Glass’ automotive activities in Europe have been integrated into a single business. Guardian Automotive combines the company’s European manufacturing facilities, as well as warehousing and distribution services, which were previously run as separate entities.

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DINOL to Sponsor Auto Glass Week™ 2016

DINOL will Sponsor Auto Glass Week™ 2016 this fall in San Antonio, Texas. The three-day international event will feature automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor. “DINOL has been a proud sponsor of Auto Glass … Continue reading

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Seminars for the Industry: How Davids Beat Goliaths

Join us at Auto Glass Week™ 2016, October 5-7, and learn from the best in business. The three-day automotive glass industry event will be held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, Texas.

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Collision Works Acquires Auto Masters

Oklahoma-based Collision Works has acquired three locations previously owned by Auto Masters, a multi-shop repair organization in Kansas. The deal includes an automotive glass company and a towing service.

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ACI to Sponsor Auto Glass Week™ 2016

ACI will Sponsor Auto Glass Week™ 2016 this fall in San Antonio, Texas. The three-day international event will feature automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor. “It’s a great opportunity to meet with the technicians … Continue reading

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Gerber Collision & Glass Acquires Collision Care Centers

The Boyd Group, parent company to Gerber Collision & Glass and Glass America, has purchased a multi-store operation in Ohio and Kentucky consisting of ten collision repair centers. The locations are based in the Cincinnati region.

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Novus Glass Names New Colorado Franchisees

Lynn and Lorenzo Washington will be joining Novus Glass as franchisees in the Denver, Colo. area.

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AGC Group’s Looks to Open African Plant through New Deal

AGC Automotive Europe has reached a basic agreement with Induver Holding, a glass manufacturer in Morocco, to set up a joint venture for manufacturing automotive glass destined both for Europe and for the North African markets.

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Auto Glass Week™ 2016 Seminar Line-Up Announced

Auto Glass Week has released its final full schedule. The 2016 event will be held October 5-7 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, and is once again co-sponsored by the Auto Glass Safety Council™, Independent Glass Association, National Glass Association, National Windshield Repair Association™ and AGRR™ magazine.

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The PipeKnife Company to Sponsor Auto Glass Week™ 2016

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

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Share Your Expertise on Hot Weather Installations

Do you perform mobile installations in hot weather? If so, what advice do you offer to perform this work safely?

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TechnaGlass Continues Growth with Acquisition of Utah-Based The Glass Shoppe

TechnaGlass, a regional leader in the automotive glass repair and replacement industry, today announced the acquisition of The Glass Shoppe in Roosevelt, Utah.

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Novus Glass Revamps Structure, Processes

Novus Glass is adapting its structure and processes in order to grow the brand.

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Guangdong pustar adhesives & sealants co., ltd. to Sponsor Auto Glass Week™ 2016

Guangdong pustar adhesives & sealants co., ltd. will Sponsor Auto Glass Week™ 2016 this fall in San Antonio, Texas. The three-day international event will feature automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor.

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Gerber Collision & Glass Opens New Florida Location

The Boyd Group Inc., parent company to Gerber Collision & Glass and Glass America, has opened a collision repair center in Titusville, Fla. The center previously operated as Freddy Curtis Body Shop and will now be branded under the Gerber Collision & Glass name.

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Geico Names Vice President of New York Operations

Geico has moved Rick Hoagland to the role of vice president of its New York regional operations. He succeeds John Pham, who was named vice president of Geico’s Virginia Beach region and the company’s military, motorcycle and recreational vehicles division.

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Kelly McDonald to Serve as a Featured Speaker of Auto Glass Week™

We aren’t all fans of the same team, we don’t all have the same favorite color and we don’t all come from the same background. Our customers are often very different from us. Auto Glass Week™ favorite Kelly McDonald is back to teach you how to craft an experience for customers of all types that delights them and makes them the best sales tool you have during the event held October 5-7, in San Antonio, Texas.

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NWRA Publishes Latest E-Newsletter

The National Windshield Repair Association has published it July-August 2016 e-newsletter.

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Gerber Collision & Glass Opens New N.C. Location

The Boyd Group Inc., parent company to Gerber Collision & Glass and Glass America, has acquired collision repair center in Statesville, N.C. The center previously operated as Black’s Collision Repair and served a six-brand dealership group.

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David Robinson to Serve as Keynote Speaker for Auto Glass Week™ 2016

Don’t miss this session! If you wish to pose a question to The Admiral, please send it to asktheadmiral@agrrmag.com for inclusion. David Robinson: Star Athlete, Star Humanitarian David Robinson was honored as Sports Illustrated’s Ambassador of Sports for their 50th … Continue reading

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Gerber Collision & Glass Opens New Oregon Location

The Boyd Group Inc., parent company to Gerber Collision & Glass and Glass America, has acquired a collision repair center in Portland, Ore.

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Encompass Insurance Companies Gains New President

The Allstate Corp. has named a new president of its Encompass insurance companies. Patrick Macellaro, vice president of Allstate’s investor relations, is taking on this role. He will report to Don Civgin, president of emerging businesses.

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Novus Names San Francisco-Based Franchisee

Frank Aguero has joined Novus Glass as a franchisee is the California Bay Area.

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AEGIS Tools International to Sponsor Auto Glass Week™

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

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Have You Made Your Hotel Reservations for Auto Glass Week™?

With Auto Glass Week™ 2016 steadily approaching, now’s the time to finalize your trip to San Antonio and make sure your hotel reservations are in place.

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Auto Glass Week™ 2016 is Three Months Out! Are You Ready?

With Auto Glass Week™ 2016 now just three short months away, are your plans in place to take full advantage of all that is available to you at this year’s event?

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UNITED KINGDOM—Nationwide Windscreen Services Opens New Branch

United Kingdom-based Nationwide Windscreen Services has opened a new Leicester branch.

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Competition Registration Closes in One Month

Still on the fence about competing in one of Auto Glass Week’s™ annual competitions? Showcase your talent and vie for the title of “World’s Greatest” this year in San Antonio, Texas, during the event held October 5-7 at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter and Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

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Gerber Collision & Glass Opens Greenfield Location in Georgia

Boyd Group Inc., parent company to Gerber Collision & Glass and Glass America, has opened a brand new collision repair location in Dallas, Ga. The center is located on the Charles Hardy Parkway, about 20 miles west of Atlanta.

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TODAY’s BLOG: 5 Best SEO Practices for Your Automotive Glass Shop

“The process of showing up on Google when your customers are searching for windshield replacement, or automotive glass repair can be pretty complex when you get down to the technical nuts and bolts, but there are a bunch of things you can do yourself to stack the deck in your favor. By themselves these tips may not rocket you to number one, but as best practices they can sure help.” —Chuck Bankoff

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TODAY’S BLOG: Leadership Lessons—Giving Back

“I had the opportunity to go to the U.S. Open last weekend in Oakmont, Pa. Amazing event—especially for a ‘wannabe’ who has always had an appreciation for what it takes to get to this level. At least I thought I did.” —Mark Liston

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Yih-Tair Ind/Flexline® to Sponsor Auto Glass Week™

Yih-Tair Ind/Flexline® will Sponsor Auto Glass Week™ 2016 this fall in San Antonio, Texas. The three-day international event will feature automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor.

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AGSC Releases Latest E-Newsletter

The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) has published its latest e-newsletter.

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A.N. Designs, Inc. to Sponsor Auto Glass Week™

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

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SIKA Global Automotive Adds New Personnel

New executives have joined SIKA Global Automotive’s North American team at the Madison Heights, Mich., and Grandview, Mo., facilities, according to the company.

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

Precision Replacement Parts will return as a Sponsor of Auto Glass Week™ 2016 this fall in San Antonio, Texas. The three-day international event will feature automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor. “Auto Glass Week … Continue reading

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eDirectGlass to Return as Sponsor of Auto Glass Week™

eDirectGlass will serve as a Bronze Sponsor of Auto Glass Week™ 2016 this fall in San Antonio, Texas. The three-day international event will feature automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor.

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Glass Mechanix Solutions Returns as a Sponsor of Auto Glass Week™

Glass Mechanix Solutions will return as a Sponsor of Auto Glass Week™ 2016 this fall in San Antonio, Texas. The three-day international event will feature automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor.

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TODAY’S BLOG: Mastering the Cold Knife

“You may be thinking cold knives? Why is Bob writing about cold knives when there are power tools and wire-out tools that are taking over the automotive glass removal process? The answer is because it hasn’t happened yet, as much as tool companies and safety advocates would like to make that case. The cold knife is still the most popular tool for glass removal.” —Bob Beranek

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eDirectGlass to Return as Sponsor of Auto Glass Week™

eDirectGlass will serve as a Bronze Sponsor of Auto Glass Week™ 2016 this fall in San Antonio, Texas. The three-day international event will feature automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor.

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Gerber Collision & Glass Opens New Repair Location in Washington State

The Boyd Group Inc., parent company to Gerber Collision & Glass and Glass America, has acquired and opened a collision repair center in Airway Heights, Wash., about nine miles west of Spokane. The center previously operated as City West Auto Body.

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Now That You’ve Registered, What’s Next?

You’ve taken the first step towards joining us at this year’s Auto Glass Week™ by registering but have you also made the following plans for your trip as well?

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Glass.net Returns as a Sponsor of Auto Glass Week™

Glass.net will return as a Sponsor of Auto Glass Week™ 2016 this fall in San Antonio, Texas. The three-day international event will feature automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor.

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Launches Career Development Academy

ABRA Auto Body & Glass is now enrolling students into its Career Development Academy. The academy, located in Eagan, Minn., is set to open later this summer.

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After Winning Company Competition, Two U.K. Techs to Compete at Auto Glass Week™

United Kingdom-based Auto Windscreens’ technicians Lloyd Cullen and Steve Abrahams have secured a trip to compete at Auto Glass Week™ 2016 in San Antonio, Texas, by taking home first and second place in the company’s AGRR competition held this month.

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Early Bird Deepest Discounts End Friday for Auto Glass Week™ 2016

We know you’re busy, we know you keep meaning to, but the truth is … there is no time left to procrastinate.

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Gerber Collision & Glass Acquires New Michigan Location

The Boyd Group Inc., parent company to Gerber Collision & Glass and Glass America, has acquired and reopened a collision repair center in Kalamazoo, Mich. The center previously operated as part of the Seelye Ford car dealership and will now operate under the Gerber Collision & Glass brand.

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Creative Extruded Products Inc. to Sponsor Auto Glass Week™

Creative Extruded Products Inc. will serve as a Cobalt Sponsor of Auto Glass Week™ 2016 this fall in San Antonio, Texas. The three-day international event will feature automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor.

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Donates $81,000

ABRA Auto Body & Glass has donated $81,000 to the Collision Repair Education Foundation to help support education programs, schools and students.

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NWRA Releases Latest E-Newsletter

The National Windshield Repair Association has published its latest e-newsletter.

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Gerber Collision & Glass Opens New Location in Tulsa, Okla.

The Boyd Group Inc., parent company to Gerber Collision & Glass and Glass America, has acquired a collision repair center in Tulsa, Okla. The center previously operated as Desert Rose Collision and now operates under the Gerber Collision & Glass name.

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Mainstreet Computers Returns as Sponsor for Auto Glass Week™

Mainstreet Computers Inc. will return as a Cobalt Sponsor of Auto Glass Week™ 2016 this fall in San Antonio, Texas. The three-day international event will feature automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor.

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Early Bird Deepest Discounts End in One Week!

Early bird registration closes next week on June 10, so register now to start reaping the benefits and guarantee your spot at Auto Glass Week™ 2016!

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TechnaGlass Accelerates Expansion in Colorado

TechnaGlass, a regional leader in the automotive glass repair and replacement industry, announced it has significantly expanded its footprint in the state of Colorado with five retail locations, providing full market coverage in Denver and Colorado Springs.

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AGSC Releases May E-Newsletter

The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) has released its May e-newsletter.

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Gerber Collision & Glass Opens New Oklahoma Location

The Boyd Group Inc., parent company to Gerber Collision & Glass and Glass America, has acquired a collision repair center in Sapulpa, Okla., about 15 miles south of Tulsa. The center previously operated as Finishing Touches Auto Body Shop.

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Mygrant Glass Returns as a Sponsor for Auto Glass Week™

Mygrant Glass will return as a Silver Sponsor of Auto Glass Week™ 2016 this fall in San Antonio, Texas. The three-day international event will feature automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor. “We were very … Continue reading

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Carlex Returns as a Sponsor for Auto Glass Week™

Carlex will return as a Silver Sponsor of Auto Glass Week™ 2016 this fall in San Antonio, Texas. The three-day international event will feature automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor.

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Auto Glass Week™ Competition Spots are Limited, so Register to Compete Today!

Showcase your talent and vie for the title of “World’s Greatest” at this year’s Auto Glass Week™ 2016 in San Antonio, Texas.

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LKQ Corp. Joins S&P 500 Index

LKQ Corp., parent company to Pittsburgh Glass Works, announced the company is now listed on the S&P 500 Index. This became effective at the close of trading on May 20, 2016.

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Production Underway at PGW Joint Venture Plant in China

Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW) has opened a new automotive glass manufacturing facility in Zibo, China. The plant was built as a part of a joint venture with Shandong Jinjing Science & Technology Stock Co. The joint venture is called Shandong … Continue reading

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Be Part of Auto Glass Week™ 2016: Sponsorships/Space Selections Now Available!

Join the co-sponsoring organizations of Auto Glass Week™ 2016 as we create a world-class event specifically for our industry! Auto Glass Week 2016 will be held this October 5-7 in San Antonio, Texas, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter.

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Mitchell International Publishes 3rd Edition Older Model NAGS Book

Due to high industry demand, Mitchell International is now publishing a National Auto Glass Specifications (NAGS) book that covers model years 2000 to 2010, according to the company.

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Boyd Autobody & Glass Acquires British Columbia Licensed Partner

Winnipeg, Canada-based the Boyd Group Inc., parent company to Gerber Collision & Glass and Glass America in the U.S., has acquired a location operated by one of its long-time licensed partners. Boyd Autobody & Glass “Galaxie” has been a licensed partner since Sept 1997 and has operated in Burnaby, British Columbia, since 1977.

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Benson Autoglass Returns as a Sponsor for Auto Glass Week™

Benson Autoglass will return as a Cobalt Sponsor of Auto Glass Week™ 2016 this fall in San Antonio, Texas. The three-day international event will feature automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor.

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Autoglass® Names New Executives