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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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New Windshield Replacement Company Opens in August

Yellowstone Auto Glass recently announced it will be opening and will focus on windshield replacements. The company is set to open on August 1, 2020. The company is an auto glass replacement company that will be operating in Chantilly, Va. … 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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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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Equalizer Welcomed Back as Auto Glass Week™ Sponsor

Equalizer will be joining Auto Glass Week™ (AGW) September 4-6 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis as a Silver-level sponsor. Auto Glass Week is the only event dedicated exclusively to the original equipment (OE) and aftermarket auto glass repair … 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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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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Phoenix AZ Mobile Auto Glass Windshield Replacement Announced

D.I. Auto Care announced it now provides customers with auto glass replacement. The company’s customers can get their windshields replaced anywhere in the Phoenix area thanks to the additional services. D.I. Auto Care’s team is fully mobile, and it can … Continue reading

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New York Bill Aims To Make Auto Glass Replacements Consistent

A bill has been introduced to the assembly that will effect New Yorkers in the auto glass replacement industry. The proposed bill, number A01965, outlines safety guidelines to be followed and also provides definitions to ensure general safety. The bill … 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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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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WY Bill: Owners Can Choose OEM Parts at No Extra Cost

A proposed amendment to Chapter 19 by the Wyoming Department of Insurance (DOI) that would allow vehicle owners the right to choose OEM parts at no extra cost, is currently awaiting approval by Gov. Matt Mead. Some auto glass repair … 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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Gerber Collision & Glass Reports Industry Sales Down

Gerber Collision & Glass reported that industry sales were down 2-4 percent this quarter, as Brock Bulbuck, CEO of its parent company the Boyd Group cited in its third quarter review on November 9. Bulbuck gave investors two reasons for … 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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