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Report Shows Link Between Distracted Driving and Auto Insurance Premiums

The Coronavirus forced the country into a state of constant change for months as medical professionals and government leaders tried to learn as much as they could while offering safety guidelines. The auto glass industry was directly impacted when states … Continue reading

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Analysis: Sizing up a Shifting Market with Safelite’s Latest Acquisition

The U.S. auto glass repair and replacement market is increasingly concentrated in some respects but highly fragmented outside of a few major players. Those major players have, in recent years, overtaken large shares of the market through mergers and acquisitions. … Continue reading

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Additional Sponsors Join Exhibition Floor at Auto Glass Week™

At Auto Glass Week™ you can experience three days of valued education, networking opportunities, exciting competitions and an exhibition floor full of top industry suppliers. The educational event will take place at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Ind., September … Continue reading

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PGW Auto Glass, LLC Returns to Auto Glass Week™ 2019 as Silver Sponsor

PGW Auto Glass, LLC is returning to Auto Glass Week™ (AGW) as a Silver-level sponsor. The educational event will take place at the Indiana Convention Center, September 4-6 in Indianapolis, Ind. PGW Auto Glass, LLC, a subsidiary of LKQ Corporation, … Continue reading

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Three New Cobalt Sponsors Join Auto Glass Week™

Auto Glass Week™ (AGW), the leading OE and aftermarket auto glass repair and replacement leading trade show, is pleased to welcome three Cobalt-level sponsors to the 2019 exhibition floor. The educational event will be held September 4-6 at the Indiana … Continue reading

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Three New Copper Sponsors Join Auto Glass Week™

Auto Glass Week™ (AGW) is pleased to welcome three more Copper-level sponsors to the 2019 exhibition floor. Auto Glass Week will take place at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, September 4-6, 2019. It is the only event that focuses … Continue reading

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Mygrant Glass Company Returns to Auto Glass Week™ as Silver Sponsor

Mygrant Glass Company has claimed its spot as a Silver-level sponsor of Auto Glass Week™. The event is the only event devoted solely to the original equipment (OE) and aftermarket auto glass repair and replacement industry. It will take place … Continue reading

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Autel Joins Trade Show Floor as Sponsor for Auto Glass Week™

Autel is joining Auto Glass Week™ once again as a Bronze-level sponsor. The company can be found in the exhibition hall at the Indiana Convention Center, to be held September 4-6 in Indianapolis, Ind. Autel offers diagnostic tools and ADAS … Continue reading

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VITRO Returns to Auto Glass Week™ 2019 as Platinum Sponsor

VITRO is back as a Platinum-level sponsor at Auto Glass Week™(AGW), taking place September 4-6, 2019 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Ind. VITRO is a world-wide leading manufacturer of automotive glass for the OEM and ARG market. It … Continue reading

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Pilkington North America Returns to Auto Glass Week™ as Platinum Plus Sponsor

Pilkington North America will once again join Auto Glass Week™ as a top sponsor for the 2019 show. The company will be returning as a Platinum Plus sponsor and continues to support the future of the auto glass repair and … Continue reading

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Plan to Attend Auto Glass Week™ 2019 – Registration Now Open!

Online registration for Auto Glass Week™ 2019 is now open! The international event will take place September 4-6 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Ind. Auto Glass Week is designed for the original equipment (OE) and aftermarket auto glass … Continue reading

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Recent Hail Storm Gives Colorado Auto Glass Repair Shops Business

Wednesday’s hail storm left Colorado auto glass companies picking up the pieces, literally. Many car owners were met with broken windshields and windows following the storm. But when a storm so severe hits a large portion of a state at … Continue reading

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B.C. Shop Owners Adjust To Latest ICBC Change

The Insurance Company of British Columbia’s (ICBC’s) most recent policy change affects the way glass suppliers are reimbursed for moulding and windshield replacements. The changes became effective June 4, 2018. Windshield replacement costs were a main factor in the change … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Company Finds Success in Writing to TPA about Unfair Pricing

Tired of accepting discounts off NAGS rates, Christina Risinger, manager at Bartak Glass in O’Neill, Neb., contacted higher ups at a third party administrator (TPA)with whom they work, stating that the company would be happy to negotiate prices they considered … Continue reading

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Uniban Canada and PH Vitres d’Autos Partner with Equity Firm for U.S. Expansion

Uniban Canada and P.H. Vitres D’autos Inc. have their sights set on entering the U.S. auto glass repair and replacement market as a part of their expansion strategy. The Canadian companies have forged a partnership with the Charlotte, N.C.-based private … Continue reading

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Ultra Bond Urges Judge Not to Dismiss Case Against Safelite

The attorneys for Richard Campfield, founder of Ultra Bond in Grand Junction, Colo., urged an Ohio judge not to dismiss his amended complaint against Safelite, according to a recently filed court document. Campfield is suing the company for allegedly utilizing … Continue reading

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Arizona Senate Bill Clears First Hurdle

After much discussion, Arizona SB 1155, a bill aimed at strengthening the state’s current anti-steering laws and requiring timely inspections of glass claims, cleared the state’s Senate Committee on Government.  “I come here before you today as someone who’s been … Continue reading

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Proposed Arizona Bill Addresses Auto Glass Repair and Replacement Practices

Arizona state Senator David Farnsworth has introduced an amendment to the state’s current legislation that relates to auto glass repair and replacement practices. More specifically, it addresses how auto insurers and third party administrators (TPAs) should handle auto glass claims.  … Continue reading

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Florida Independent Auto Glass Shops to Combat Insurer Inspection Bill

Some Florida independent auto glass shops have come together to combat the proposed legislation that’s sitting in the state’s Senate Committee on Commerce and Tourism under the auspices of the Florida Independent Glass Association (FIGA), a not-for-profit organization which was … Continue reading

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Bill Aims to Add Insurer Inspection Prior to Windshield Repair in Florida

The proposed amendment to a current Florida legislation that would require an inspection of a windshield’s damage by an insurer before it is repaired or replaced has now been introduced to the state’s legislature. The proposed amendment reads, “A policy … Continue reading

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Unsure about Social Media Marketing? Tiny & Sons Offers Advice

In this day and age, having a social media presence can have a significant impact on generating sales leads. Just ask Peter Brown, owner of the auto glass shop Tiny & Sons in Pembroke, Mass., whose Facebook, Twitter and Instagram … Continue reading

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Insurer Inspections Costing One Auto Glass Repair Company More than $35 K

Less than a year after its inception, Houston-based Safe Tech Auto Glass implemented a proprietary software system that streamlined every aspect of the business, allowing its technicians to service more vehicles in a day. The company’s six locations, all in … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Companies Ranked Among Top Franchises for Veterans

Entrepreneur released its 2017 Top Franchises for Veterans list recently, which is comprised of 150 franchises that offer incentives to veterans looking to become franchisees, and two auto glass repair and replacement companies were among them. Companies representing the auto … Continue reading

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Proposed New Hampshire Bill Aims to Reform Auto Glass Repair Reimbursement

A proposed amendment to current legislation has been submitted to the New Hampshire state legislature that would require auto insurers to reimburse independent repair shops—including glass companies—similarly to auto dealerships. If passed, the law could have implications for the auto … Continue reading

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Certified Glass Alliance Looks to Help Independents Compete Against Larger Corporations

“Consumers are under the assumption that all the [auto glass] shops are operating to the best standards,” says Terry Dennis, owner of Auto Glass Masters in Three Rivers, Mich. “We have to be willing to change our industry to be … Continue reading

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Irma’s Impact on Auto Glass Shops Remains Unclear

Hurricane Irma churned up Florida on Sunday, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake and impacting the state’s auto glass repair and replacement industry. On Monday morning, Irma was downgraded to a tropical storm.  According to Reuters, catastrophe modeling … Continue reading

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Survey: People Avoid Phone Calls, and That Hurts Businesses

Auto glass companies spend a lot of time and money developing leads on potential new customers through mobile phones and social media, but new research shows that the unpredictable nature of consumer behavior has the potential to derail much of … Continue reading

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PCI Warns Consumers of Alleged Auto Glass Repair Shop Fraud

A July press release from the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) is warning Floridian consumers to not fall victim to rampant auto glass repair schemes that take place in the summer months. Since travel is up during the … Continue reading

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R.I. Bill to Protect Right to Choose Repair Facility

Rhode Island Senator Dominick Ruggerio introduced a bill that would prohibit domestic and foreign insurance companies from discriminating against individuals in a domestic partner relationship concerning policies issued or renewed in the state. Included in the bill was the domestic … 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 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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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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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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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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PGW Sells LYNX Services

Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW) plans to sell its Insurance and Services Division (I&S), which includes LYNX Services, GTS and Glaxis, along with other information technology services to Solera Holdings (NYSE SLH) of Westlake, TX. Solera will purchase 100% of the … Continue reading

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Can Repairs Be Successful in Cold Weather?

With half a foot to ten inches of snow smacking New England and the mid-Atlantic on Tuesday, causing the Federal Government to shutdown yesterday in Washington, D.C., and institute a two-hour delay Wednesday, the question arises: Is it safe to do windshield repairs in cold weather?
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ROLAGS Committee to Focus on Marketing Efforts

A Repair of Laminated Auto Glass Standards (ROLAGS™) Committee meeting was held at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina during Auto Glass Week today in Tampa, Fla. Members of the committee met to discuss both subcommittees and old and … Continue reading

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NOVUS Franchisee to Hold Special MADD Fundraiser This Weekend

In memory of his 16-year-old daughter, Beta Kamran, who lost her life to a drunk driver in 2003, Mark Pixley, the NOVUS franchisee in Sheridan, Wyo., will host a special memorial day this weekend to raise awareness and support for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). This year’s event will be held Saturday, September 14 at his two franchisees in Gillette and Sheridan, Wyo. Continue reading

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Alpine Glass Wins Eighth Arbitration Award for Short Pays

Alpine Glass of Minneapolis, Minn., has been awarded an arbitration award against AAA Insurance Co. for $149,500.57. The award represents 100 percent of the amount sought through arbitration for short pays from the insurer. Mike Reid, president of Alpine Glass, … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Fitters Hires Nik Frye

Scranton, Pa.-based Auto Glass Fitters announced the hiring of Nik Frye as its new vice president of sales. Frye brings many years of industry experience in retail sales, national sales, field sales, marketing and operations to the auto glass repair … Continue reading

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