What Does the GM-PPG Agreement Really Mean?
A newly created distribution agreement between General Motors and PPG Industries will have PPG distributing GM branded glass and possibly have GM dealerships offering auto glass replacement work. What does that mean for the industry? AGRR magazine contributing editor Les Shaver looked at the issue in-depth to find out.
Though the relationship between the two companies is not new-David Freeman, PPG director of national account sales, told Shaver that the company has been distributing glass to GM dealers "for years"-the formal agreement may change the speed with which some of the dealers receive the glass they ordered.
In his article, Shaver spoke to numerous members of the industry in all different capacities, from insurers and corporate executives to auto glass shop owners. Some don't foresee consumers using car dealerships to have broken windshields replaced, while others look at the possibility as very real and probable. Look for Les Shaver's full article in the January issue of AGRR magazine.
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