Nearly Two Months Later, Oklahoma Auto Glass
Shops Still in Catch-Up Mode after Major Hailstorm
July 2, 2010
Many Oklahoma City auto glass shops still are working busily to
keep up with all of the auto glass breakage that occurred as a result
of a major May hailstorm. (CLICK
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Alan Geiger of Oklahoma City-based Glass Aid, a windshield repair-only
business, says he doesn't expect things to get back to normal until
at least sometime in July.
"It's the worst I've ever seen," he says.
Geiger compared the hail storm to the major ice and snowstorms
that he's endured-but says none of these have compared to this particular
And he's not the only one.
"We are still busy, busy, busy," adds a representative
of Mr. Windshield Repair, also in Oklahoma City. "Things have
not really showed down since the storm."
Though Larry Stephens, manager of Downtown Glass Inc., only works
with flat glass, many of his auto glass shop associates still are
experiencing a backlog, he says.
"I know of several shops who are weeks behind schedule,"
Geiger also has noticed an unusual phenomenon; the hail storm has
brought so much glass damage to light that he finds that many in
the area are paying more attention to their windshields than ever
"We've seen many windows with two, three, four or five chips
on them that need to be repaired," he says. "It's similar
to what happens when someone buys a used car and two months later
they call and say a rock hit their windshield."
Just yesterday, the town of Bozeman, Mont., endured a major hail
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