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A Spotlight on Auto Glass Week™ Products & Sponsors

Everywhere attendees turned during Auto Glass Week™ 2015, there was a new product, service or tool to view on the exhibition floor. Check out this slideshow for a recap.

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Legendary GE CEO Jack Welch Answered Your Questions at Auto Glass Week™

The legendary Jack Welch, former GE CEO, spent 90 minutes on Friday answering Auto Glass Week™ 2015 answering attendees’ questions. The keynote session covered the gamut from discussing his employee rating system to current politics and more.

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Welch Panel Discussion Covers Personnel, Competition

What comes out of an industry leadership panel moderated by seasoned business veteran Suzy Welch? Wisdom on everything from personnel management to standing out among competitors.

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TODAY’S BLOG: An Encounter with Jack Welch

“This past Friday, while attending an automotive aftermarket conference (Auto Glass Week 2015); the keynote speaker was business icon Jack Welch. Instead of giving a speech, he answered questions from the audience for almost an hour and a half. Jack Welch in person is what I expected him to be.” —David Rohlfing

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TODAY’S BLOG: Leadership Lessons—Lessons from Jack

“When I found out that Jack Welch was going to be the keynote at Auto Glass Week™ I wasn’t that excited about the news. Sure, I knew he was a leader in business. I had read one of his books over 10 years ago and stopped reading about half-way through it. Duh. Shows how wrong I can be at times! ” —Mark Liston

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Industry Moves Toward Calibration Solution; Education Continues

Auto Glass Week™ attendees learned some big news from Pilkington North America on Thursday, as the Repair competition came to an end and the Auto Glass Technician Replacement Competition began. Day two of our coverage continues. Click here to view … Continue reading

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Pilkington Working on Calibration Tool for AGR Industry

Pilkington North America’s automotive glass replacement team is working on one solution intended to solve the calibration issue so many AGRR companies face. This news came from Jon Sheets, national accounts sales and marketing manager, during his presentation on Thursday. … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Technician Competition Finalists Are Announced

The names of the Pilkington Clear Advantage Auto Glass Technician Replacement Competition finalists have been announced.

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Watch: Auto Glass Week™ Continues with Awards, Products and Competition

Auto Glass Week™ officially began yesterday with presentations of two industry awards. Watch to find out who were the deserving recipients. The show floor is busy with a record number of attendees and sponsors have their innovative products on display. … Continue reading

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How Will Changing Vehicle Technology Impact Your Business?

The AGRR industry is in for some big changes thanks to new technology that appears to be coming down the pipeline at light speed. In a panel discussion, industry experts addressed new installation methods and calibration requirements that go hand … Continue reading

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Exploring How Technology will Change Vehicles

From automated driver-assist systems to connected cars, vehicle-to-vehicle technology (V2V) and more, the future of vehicle technology is in question. Richard Wallace, director of the Transportation Systems Analysis group within the Center for Automotive Research (CAR), answered the question of … Continue reading

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AGW Breaks All Records

Auto Glass Week™ is well underway at the Reno Sparks Convention Center, and past attendance records have been exceeded. “We had already broken an attendance record before we got here as our pre-registration numbers had exceeded the total registrants-pre registered … Continue reading

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Go Behind the Scenes at the First-Ever Industry Golf Tournament

Auto Glass Week™ 2015 officially begins today. Yesterday, the Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) held its annual member meeting, and the inaugural Industry Golf Tournament was held at the LakeRidge Golf Course. Get a glimpse at the member meeting and … Continue reading

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AGSC Members Gather to Learn the Latest at Auto Glass Week™

The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) held a three-hour member meeting on Tuesday providing updates from several committees, including education, accreditation and marketing. During the education update, Jeff Olive, education committee chairman, said the new testing site for the AGSC … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week™ 2015 Almost Here; Association Meetings Underway

Auto Glass Week™ is almost here. On Monday leading into the event, the National Windshield Repair Association and the Auto Glass Safety Council™ began a series of committee and board meetings. At least one focused on a brand-new standard under … Continue reading

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AGSC, NWRA Hold Meetings as Prelude to Auto Glass Week™

Two of the auto glass industry’s leading organizations, the Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) and the National Windshield Repair Association (NWRA), held committee and board meetings Monday and Tuesday in Reno, Nev., where the industry is preparing to gather later … Continue reading

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Sunroof Express, Inc., to Sponsor Auto Glass Week™ 2015

The three-day international event featuring automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor is proud to welcome Sunroof Express, Inc., a leader in sunroof and T-top replacements.

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Quest Software, Inc., to Sponsor Auto Glass Week™ 2015

The three-day international event featuring automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor is proud to welcome Quest Software, Inc., an experienced claims solutions leader and customized software developer.

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Mygrant Glass to Sponsor Auto Glass Week™ 2015

The three-day international event featuring automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor is proud to welcome Mygrant Glass, a family-owned automotive glass wholesaler focused on providing superior service and the most extensive inventory to its customers.

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WIZZIQ® to Sponsor Auto Glass Week™ 2015

The three-day international event featuring automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor is proud to welcome WIZZIQ®, a leader in the automotive glass repair market in Europe, Asia and Africa.

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Learn from the Experts: How Vehicle Technology is Changing Your Business–Part 2

Join us at Auto Glass Week™ 2015, September 30-October 2, and learn from the best in business. The three-day automotive glass industry event will be held at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center and Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno, Nev.

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Burco Inc. to Sponsor Auto Glass Week™ 2015

The three-day international event featuring automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor is proud to welcome Burco Inc., which manufactures and supplies side-view mirror glass replacements, windshield racks and glass cleaner.

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The PipeKnife Company to Sponsor Auto Glass Week™ 2015

The three-day international event featuring automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor is proud to welcome The PipeKnife Company, which offers has more than 250 items specifically made for the AGR business.

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CPI Divisions/Clean Plus, Inc., to Sponsor Auto Glass Week™ 2015

The three-day international event featuring automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor is proud to welcome CPI Divisions/Clean Plus, Inc., which is an independent, privately-held company established, in part, to serve the professional glass installer and body shop technician.

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Blue Fusion Digital to Serve as Sponsor for Auto Glass Week™ 2015

The three-day international event featuring automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor, is proud to welcome Blue Fusion Digital, a digital marketing agency that understands the world of automotive glass shops.

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Top Ten Reasons Why You’ll Win Big at Auto Glass Week™ 2015

Still trying to decide whether or not to join us at this year’s Auto Glass Week™? Here are the top ten reasons why you’ll win big by being in Reno:

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Fuyao Glass America, Inc. Joins Auto Glass Week™ 2015 as Gold Sponsor

Fuyao Glass America, Inc., (FGA) is serving as a Gold Sponsor for Auto Glass Week™ 2015. The three-day international event featuring automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor, is proud to welcome FGA, a subsidiary … Continue reading

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How to Improve Your Marketing Results in Just 25 Minutes a Day

The hard-hitting educational line-up continues to meet the needs of the automotive glass industry. Experts have been hand-selected to speak on areas to help increase your knowledge and provide an unsurpassed experience for all in attendance.

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Creative Extruded Products to Sponsor Auto Glass Week™ 2015

The three-day international event featuring automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor, is proud to once again welcome Creative Extruded Products, which manufacturers OEM and aftermarket mouldings for the automotive glass industry.

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Learn from the Experts: Essentials for Financial Health in the Automotive Glass Business

Join us at Auto Glass Week™ 2015, September 30-October 2, and learn from the best in business. The three-day automotive glass industry event will be held at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center and Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno, Nev.

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GUEST BLOG: The Thing at Auto Glass Week You May Not Want to Miss

If someone were to ask you the thing you’re most looking forward to at Auto Glass Week™ 2015, your answer should be, ‘The thing happening right at the beginning.’ At least that would be my answer—but then again, I’m slightly biased.

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Glass.net to Sponsor Auto Glass Week™ 2015

The three-day international event featuring automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor, is proud to once again welcome Glass.net, which brings customers and automotive glass shops together through online marketing.

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LYNX Services, a Solera Company, to Sponsor Auto Glass Week™ Wednesday Afternoon Break

Rub … elbows that is, with many of the world’s top automotive glass companies, insurance providers and suppliers at Auto Glass Week™ 2015. There is no better way to meet new colleagues and renew old relationships than during the Wednesday afternoon refreshment break sponsored by LYNX Services, a Solera Company.

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Learn from Expert Richard Wallace: How Vehicle Technology is Changing Your Business

Auto Glass Week™ 2015 has announced Richard Wallace, M.S., director of the Transportation Systems Analysis group within the Center for Automotive Research (CAR), will give the presentation on How Vehicle Technology is Changing Your Business | Part 1: How Technology Will Change Vehicles on September 30, 2015 from 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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Don’t Miss a Memorable Night with the Classics

While attending Auto Glass Week™ 2015, spend A Night with the Classics at the National Automobile Museum (The Harrah Collection) on Thursday, October 1. Take a stroll down streets lined with classic cars from the turn-of-the-20th century and beyond. Be sure to check out the 1928 Ford Model A Sport Coupe with safety glass (1928 was the first year Ford offered safety glass), formerly owned by Mary Pickford.

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SRP Returns as a Sponsor of Auto Glass Week™ 2015

SRP Adhesives will serve as a Copper Sponsor of Auto Glass Week™ 2015 this fall in Reno, Nev. The three-day international event featuring automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor, is proud to once again welcome SRP Adhesives, a leading provider of automotive glass adhesives.

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Make Your Donation for the Auto Glass Week™ Silent Charity Auction—A Worthwhile FUNdraiser

The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) Silent Charity Auction will once again be held on the exhibition floor at this year’s Auto Glass Week™. The auction will take place Thursday, October 1, from 3 to 5 p.m. and helps raise proceeds for the AGSC, a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to the proper installation of windshields and offers a registration program for shops that includes random third-party validations.

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AGC Automotive Americas Returns as a Sponsor of Auto Glass Week™ 2015

AGC Automotive Americas will serve as a Cobalt Sponsor of Auto Glass Week™ 2015 this fall in Reno, Nev. The three-day international event featuring automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor, is proud to once again welcome AGC Automotive Americas, a global leader in the production of automotive glass, architectural glass and display glass.

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TODAY’S BLOG: The Automotive Glass Technician Competition Is Coming

“It is time again to register for the Automotive Glass Technician competition (AGTO). This nationally recognized competition for quality automotive glass installation is being held at Auto Glass Week™ 2015 in Reno, Nev., on October 1-2, 2015. Technicians from around the world come to earn the title of “The Best Auto Glass Technician.” I have been honored to be a judge for this competition since its inception and I am privileged to do it again this year.” —Bob Beranek

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Registration Now Available for Auto Glass Week™ Golf Tournament

Online registration is now open for our inaugural industry golf tournament Tuesday, September 29, as we kick-off Auto Glass Week™ 2015. Join us at Lake Ridge Golf Course, a Robert Trent Jones, Sr.-designed par-72, which is voted “Best of Reno” year after year.

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Mainstreet Computers Inc. Returns as a Sponsor of Auto Glass Week™ 2015

Mainstreet Computers Inc. will serve as a Cobalt Sponsor of Auto Glass Week™ 2015 this fall in Reno, Nev. The three-day international event featuring automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor, is proud to once again welcome Mainstreet Computers Inc., a technology leader for more than 30 years. It provides software solutions to the glass industry.

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Don’t Miss the Live 2015 Ford F-150 Demonstrations on the Auto Glass Week™ Exhibition Floor!

Auto Glass Week™ 2015 is a must-see event, offering its attendees front-row seats to the automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, an inspiring keynote speaker, Jack Welch, educational sessions, and an exhibition floor featuring top suppliers as well as live demonstrations.

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AGTO and WRO Competition Rules and Regulations and Annotated Score Sheets are Now Online

Registered and prospective Auto Glass Week™ competitors can now view the official competition rules and regulations as well as annotated score sheet online. Currently in their tenth year, GlasWeld Windshield Repair Competition in Honor of Walt Gorman (WRO), and the Pilkington Clear Advantage Auto Glass Technician Competition (AGTO), the “Olympics” of the automotive glass industry, are back for Auto Glass Week 2015.

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Auto Glass Week™ 2015 Welcomes Back Dow Automotive Systems as Sponsor

Dow Automotive Systems Aftermarket will serve as a Bronze Sponsor of Auto Glass Week™ 2015 this fall in Reno, Nev. The three-day international event featuring automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor, is proud to once again welcome Dow Automotive Systems Aftermarket, which offers industry-leading technology and services for replacement glass bonding for all types of vehicles, from passenger cars and trucks to buses, recreational vehicles and off-road vehicles.

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Yih-Tair Ind., Inc./Flexline Returns as Sponsor for Auto Glass Week™ 2015

Yih-Tair Ind., Inc./Flexline will serve as a Cobalt Sponsor of Auto Glass Week™ 2015 this fall in Reno, Nev. The three-day international event featuring automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor, is proud to once again welcome Yih-Tair Ind., Inc./Flexline, which manufactures and distributes automotive glass mouldings.

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Attention Auto Glass Week™ Attendees and Sponsors: Beware of Hotel Solicitors

Show management recently received word that hotel solicitors have been trying to contact Auto Glass Week™ attendees and sponsors to book rooms with such lines as “there are only 2 rooms left!”

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Only Three Months Until Auto Glass Week™—the Countdown is On!

With just a little more than three months until Auto Glass Week™ 2015, now’s the time to book your trip and secure your spot before pre-registration discounts end September 8!

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Auto Glass Week 2015™ Welcomes Back Meritool LLC as Sponsor

Meritool LLC will serve as a Cobalt Sponsor of Auto Glass Week™ 2015 this fall in Reno, Nev. The three-day international event featuring automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor, is proud to once again welcome Meritool LLC, the largest manufacturer of battery-powered dispensers for the automotive glass replacement industry.

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Auto Glass Week™ 2015 Welcomes PGW Back as Gold Sponsor

Auto Glass Week™, the three-day international event featuring automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor, is proud to announce that Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW), a company that manufacturers laminated windshields, has become a Gold Sponsor of the event.

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MBJ Associates, Inc. Returns as Sponsor of Auto Glass Week™ 2015

MBJ Associates, Inc. will serve as a Cobalt Sponsor of Auto Glass Week™ 2015 this fall in Reno, Nev. The three-day international event featuring automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor, is proud to once again welcome MBJ Associates, Inc., a technical advisor, training and marketing consulting firm for the AGRR industry.

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Auto Glass Week™ Welcomes Back DINOL as a 2015 Sponsor

DINOL will return as a Cobalt Sponsor of Auto Glass Week™ 2015 this fall in Reno, Nev. The three-day international event featuring automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor, is proud to once again welcome DINOL, a worldwide supplier and manufacturer of bonding, coating, sealing, corrosion prevention and body repair materials to the OEM, Specialty Vehicle, Industrial and Aftermarket industries.

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Auto Glass Week™ 2015 Welcomes Back Delta Kits as Sponsor

Auto Glass Week™, the three-day international event featuring automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor, is proud to announce that Delta Kits, (www.deltakits.com) a company that offers tools, resins and equipment for windshield repair and headlight restoration, has become a Sponsor of the event.

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Early Bird Registration Discounts End Monday

We know you’re busy, we know you’ve been meaning to, but the truth is … there is no time left to procrastinate.

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Diatech Returns as 2015 Auto Glass Week™ Sponsor

Auto Glass Week™, the three-day international event featuring automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor, is proud to announce that Diatech, a manufacturer of carbide drilling/cutting instruments, has become a Sponsor of the event.

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Precision Replacement Parts Returns as 2015 Auto Glass Week™ Sponsor

Auto Glass Week™, the three-day international event featuring automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor, is proud to announce that Precision Replacement Parts, a leading provider of top-quality mouldings, clips and weather-strips, is once again sponsoring the event at the Cobalt level.

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Interested in Competing in This Year’s Auto Glass Technician Competition?

If you are currently employed as a technician in a bona fide automotive glass company, showcase your talent and vie for the title of “World’s Best” at this year’s Auto Glass Week™ held September 30 – October 2 in Reno, Nev.

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Support the Industry You Serve and Become an Auto Glass Week™ Sponsor

If you’re considering exhibiting and sponsoring this year’s Auto Glass Week™, don’t wait any longer! Sponsorship opportunities are open for the 2015 event, which will be held September 30 – October 2 at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Reno, Nev.

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GGG Returns as Copper Sponsor for Auto Glass Week™ 2015

Auto Glass Week™, the three-day international event featuring automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor, is proud to announce that GGG – Gold Glass Group Corp., which specializes in parts and universal mouldings for the automotive glass replacement market, is once again sponsoring the event at the Copper level.

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Auto Glass Week™ 2015 Early Bird Deepest Discounts End in One Month

Early bird registration for Auto Glass Week™ 2015 closes on June 1, so now is the time to book your trip and secure your spot before the best discounts end! This year’s event will be held September 30-October 2 at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center. Early bird registration will save you time and money, up to $90 versus on-site registration. In addition to the early bird discounts, we are also offering a three for two special—if you purchase two full registrations, you get a third one free.

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Shenzhen Benson Automobile Glass Returns as Sponsor of Auto Glass Week™ 2015

Auto Glass Week™, the three-day international event featuring automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor, is proud to announce that Shenzhen Benson Automobile Glass Co. Ltd., an automotive glass manufacturer of various types of windshields and tempered sidelites/backlites, is once again sponsoring the event at the Cobalt level.

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Auto Glass Week™ 2015 Attendee Registration Now Open and Hotel Discounted Room Block Available

Attendee registration is now open for this year’s Auto Glass Week™. The event will be held September 30 – October 2, 2015 at the four-diamond, award-winning Atlantis Casino Resort Spa and Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Reno, Nev.

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Auto Glass Week™ 2015 Welcomes Pilkington North America as Returning Platinum Level Sponsor

Pilkington North America will return as a Platinum Sponsor of Auto Glass Week™ 2015 this fall in Reno, Nev. The three-day international event featuring automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor, is proud to once again welcome Pilkington N.A. as a supporter of the event and named sponsor of the Pilkington Clear Advantage Auto Glass Technician Competition — the “Olympics” of the automotive glass industry.

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Jack Welch to Keynote at Auto Glass Week™ 2015

World-renown management expert Jack Welch will be the keynote speaker at Auto Glass Week™ 2015 at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, October 2. The legendary former GE CEO is one of the nation’s most successful and respected business leaders of our generation and the best-selling author of numerous books.

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GlasWeld Returns as a Platinum Repair Sponsor of Auto Glass Week™ 2015

GlasWeld, an industry leader in windshield repair, glass scratch removal and other glass restoration solutions, is once again returning to Auto Glass Week™ 2015 as the Platinum Repair Sponsor. The three-day international event, which features automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor, is proud to once again welcome the company as the Platinum Sponsor of the Windshield Repair Competition, the repair “Olympics” of the automotive glass industry.

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Equalizer Industries, Inc. Returns as Gold Sponsor of Auto Glass Week™ 2015

Auto Glass Week™, the three-day international event featuring automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor, is proud to announce that Equalizer Industries, Inc., an industry leader in automotive glass tools and products, is once again sponsoring the event at the Gold Level.

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Auto Glass Week™ Competitions Return for 2015

Auto Glass Week’s™ competitions are now in their 10th year. The Auto Glass Technician Competition (AGTO) and the Windshield Repair Competition in Honor of Walt Gorman (WRO) are back for Auto Glass Week™ 2015. The exhibition floor is set to be held September 30-October 2, 2015, at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center. This year’s event will include educational seminars, exciting demonstrations, an exhibition hall, as well as the attendee-favorite competitions.

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Competitor Registration Now Open for Auto Glass Week™

Competitor registration and sponsorship opportunities have opened for Auto Glass Week™ 2015. The event is set to be held September 30 to October 2, 2015, at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center and Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno, Nev., and will include educational seminars, an exhibition hall and AGRR™ magazine’s Auto Glass Technician Competition (AGTO) and Windshield Repair Competition (WRO) in Honor of Walt Gorman.

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