Temp Inc. Spokesperson Declines to Comment on DOT 430 Breakage
Safelite issued a recall for certain parts from DOT 430 more than
a month ago. But Auto Temp Inc. (ATI) in Batavia, Ohio, the company
that sold the suspect glass to Safelite, still maintains that it
can't comment on whether it has had any issues with this particular
batch of glass.
"For legal and competitive reasons, we are unable to comment on
any of our customer and vendor relationships," reads the statement
issued to glassBYTEs.comô/AGRR magazine.
When asked if ATI received any documentation from its importer,
Wholesale Automotives Inc.(WAI) in Paterson, N.J., about when WAI
purchased the glass, and if it purchased the glass directly from
Hangzhou Safety Glazing Ltd. (the company which holds DOT 430 and
has denied selling the glass to Wholesale) spokesperson Josh Hammond
of Northlich, a public relations firm, answers as follows.
"ATI issues a purchase order (P.O.) to the supplier/importer, which
P.O. lists the part numbers requested," he says. "The supplier/importer
supplies an invoice, which confirms the sale of the requested parts,
the quantity sold and the price. The parts are shipped with a 'DOT
number' on the glass, which number is assigned to the manufacturer.
We are not aware of any documentation provided by the supplier/importer,
which specifies when the glass is imported."
Numerous attempts to reach Wholesale Automotives Inc. have continued
to be unsuccessful. A representative of a company that shares an
address with Wholesale advised glassBYTEs.com that the company just
recently moved into the office complex.
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