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CIECA Holds Semi-Annual Meetings

The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) recently held its semi-annual member meetings virtually and covered topics including: scanning and calibration, repair order and status, vehicle damage and imaging, as well as first notice of loss and glass. Each topic … Continue reading

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Tesla Director Brings Big Glass Discussion to International Conference

When it comes to the latest developments driving the future of glass manufacturing, Glass Performance Days (GPD), which takes place biennially in Tampere, Finland, is the place to be. Around 1,000 participants representing a wide range of the architectural glass … Continue reading

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Research Points to Impact Calibration has on Insurance Claims

Vehicle calibrations and their impact are entering into data surrounding auto glass claims, according to recent research. Kay Wakeman, research analyst, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) Highway Loss Data Institute, presented some of this info at the recent Automotive … Continue reading

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PPI: April Auto Glass Materials Show Mixed Pricing

Prices for almost all materials used in the auto glass industry saw slight decreases in April 2019, according to recently released Producer Price Index (PPI) data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The monthly PPI, which includes auto glass, … Continue reading

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UVA vs. Texas Tech: The Glass Connection

By: Jordan Scott and Emmariah Holcomb Tonight, millions throughout the U.S. will watch as the University of Virginia (UVA) Cavaliers take on the Texas Tech University Red Raiders in the NCAA Tournament championship. While Charlottesville, Va., and Lubbock, Texas, may … Continue reading

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Rochester OE Meeting Discusses the Industry’s Future—and a Look at Data Involving Glass Claims

Representatives from various segments of the auto glazing industry, including OEM’S, continue their meetings today in Rochester Hills, Mich., as part of the 4th International CTI Conference. One of the many events taking place is the two-day Automotive Glazing USA event. … Continue reading

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Blast Wreaks Havoc on Cars, Glass in Manhattan

It could have been worse—that’s one consensus among New Yorkers regarding the explosion that rocked Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood Saturday, where the bomb blew out windows and damaged cars. And at least one driver witnessed firsthand the power of the blast when his backlite was blown out.

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Solera Reports Revenue Decline from Glass and Collision Customers

Solera Holdings’ revenues from collision and glass facility customers were $68.7 million for the second fiscal-year quarter, down 4.9 percent from the same period last year. The company did not break out its glass-only results. “On a constant-currency basis, revenues … Continue reading

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European General Court Reduces Saint-Gobain Fine for Antitrust Violations

The General Court of the European Union has reduced the fine imposed on Saint-Gobain for illegal market sharing and exchange of commercially sensitive information regarding deliveries of automotive glass in the European Economic Area (EEA) from $1.2 billion in U.S. dollars (€880 million Euros) to $984 million in U.S. dollars (€715 million Euros). The fine was imposed in 2008 and Saint-Gobain had asked the court for an annulment of the decision.

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BMW Files Motions to Dismiss, Strike Class Action Status in Sunroof Case

Though the judge in the U.S. Northern District Court of California recently gave plaintiffs the opportunity to file a second-amended complaint, in two new filings, BMW’s attorneys claim the case should be dismissed for “lack of standing” and have asked the judge to strike the class allegations. The plaintiffs allege their vehicles suffered water damage after the drainage tubes installed to pull water away from the sunroofs did not properly work.

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Boyd Group Reports 33-Percent Upswing in Annual Sales

Boyd Group Income Fund, parent company to U.S.-based Gerber Collision & Glass, Glass America, Hansen Collision and Glass and others, has reported a 33.1-percent increase in annual sales to $578.3 million from $434.4 million in 2012. Same-store sales grew by 4.1 percent.

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Third Shift Cut at Safelite Glass Corp.’s N.C. Manufacturing Plant

Safelite Glass Corp. has shut down third-shift operations at its Enfield, N.C., windshield manufacturing plant, affecting approximately 61 of the company’s 277 employees at the plant.

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Alan Resnick Leaves Glass America

Alan Resnick—who has been with Glass America since 1999, most recently as vice president of sales and operations—left the company at the end of December to pursue new opportunities.

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Boyd Group Added to the S&P/TSX Canadian Dividend Aristocrats Index

The S&P Dow Jones Canadian Index Services has added the Boyd Group Income Fund to the S&P/TSX Canadian Dividend Aristocrats Index as part of its annual review. The change is effective after the close of trading on Friday, December 20, 2013.

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Several Ford F-150 Owners Report Shattering Backlites to NHTSA

More than 20 F-150 Ford owners of the 2010 model year have complained to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that an alleged glitch in their rear defrosters has caused their backlites to shatter or spiderweb in cracks.

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Volvo Asks Appellate Court for Leave to Appeal

Volvo is seeking permission to appeal from the Third Circuit Court of Appeals after a New Jersey U.S. District Court judge denied the automaker’s motion to reconsider a six-state class-action certification. The plaintiffs in the lawsuit allege there is a defect in the automaker’s sunroofs, which allegedly allows water to flood their vehicles.

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Caliber Collision Centers Acquired by OMERS Private Equity

Caliber Collision Centers has been acquired by Toronto, Canada-based OMERS Private Equity along with existing management, from ONCAP private equity. The company’s locations offer AGRR services throughout the Southwest.

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Gerber Collision & Glass Acquires Three Arizona Repair Centers

The Boyd Group, parent company to Gerber Collision & Glass, has acquired three new Arizona repair centers located in Gilbert, Scottsdale and Tempe. The locations now operate under the Gerber Collision & Glass trade name and offer AGRR services.

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Auto Glass Week™ 2014 Will be in Baltimore

There has been much speculation surrounding the location of Auto Glass Week 2014 and today, we’re making a big announcement. Baltimore will serve as the location for Auto Glass Week™ 2014. The event will be right across from Camden Yards and the picturesque InnerHarbor.

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Auto Glass Week™ 2014 to Be Held October 7-9 in Baltimore

Today Auto Glass Week™ (AGW) announced the 2014 dates and location. The event will be held October 7-9, 2014 at the BaltimoreConvention Center and Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore, Md.

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Speaker of the House Boehner Visits Springfield HSG Call Center

Speaker of the House John Boehner (Republican) visited with Paul Gross, president and CEO of Insurance Claims Management, parent to HSG, at the HSG Springfield, Ohio, call center this week to recognize the company’s expansion.

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Gerber Collision & Glass Adds Two Maryland Repair Centers

The Boyd Group has opened two new repair centers under the Gerber Collision & Glass name in Maryland. One of the new centers is located in Catonsville, situated just west of the Baltimore, while the other is in Ellicott City.

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