TCG International Founding Chairman Arthur Skidmore Passes Away
April 21, 2011

Arthur Skidmore, the founding chairman of TCG International, passed away on Saturday, April 16. He was 88 years old.

Skidmore opened Central Auto and Window Glass, Ltd. in New Westminster, British Columbia in 1946. The company expanded steadily over the years with the help of his brother Herbert. In the 1980s, Arthur’s sons, Allan and Thomas, expanded the company, entering the retail and distribution of automotive glass market in the United States and Europe and wireless communications in North America. In the early 1990s, operations had diversified significantly and moved into the global marketplace.

Today the corporation has more than 2,300 franchisees, licensees and affiliate partners in over 36 countries across South America, Europe, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East and Asia, including more than 350 franchisees in North America.

Services for Arthur Skidmore will be held at Glad Tidings Church in Vancouver, B.C. on Tuesday, April 26 at 1:30pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Mission of Mercy Canada or the Glad Tidings Missionary Society.

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