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Of Consequence or Not? DOT to Consider Petitions

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), are preparing to look into compliance issues—or more specifically, an inconsequential noncompliance issues—regarding two batches of laminated glass as far back as November 2017. Since the two … Continue reading

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Import Glass Corporation Opens Location in Florida

Import Glass Corporation (IGC), and automotive glass distributor with 19 locations throughout the U.S., has opened its newest location in Opa Locka, Fla., to service all of South Florida. The company says it offers a full line of OEM and … Continue reading

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What Were the Top Stories of 2014?

From acquisitions to divestments to lawsuits and consumer complaints over shattering backlites, 2014 was a big year for the AGRR industry. News from PGW, LYNX, Carlex, Guardian and others dominated the top-ten list of most clicked on glassBYTEs.com™ stories for … Continue reading

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Central Glass Group Finalizes Guardian Acquisitions

Central Glass, parent company of Carlex Glass, has officially acquired all of the outstanding shares of two subsidiaries of Guardian Industries Corp.: Guardian Automotive Products Inc. (GAPI), formerly headquartered in Sterling Heights, Mich., and Guardian Automotive-E S.A. (GA ESA), formerly … Continue reading

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What Were the Top Stories of 2013?

Big companies grabbed big attention in 2013. From Guardian to Safelite to Boyd Group Income Fund, news from these industry giants dominated the top ten list of most clicked on glassBYTEs.com™ articles for the year. Whether shedding assets, being sued or acquiring other companies, the industry wanted to know what these AGRR companies were doing.

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Industry Responds to Guardian Auto Glass Selling Retail Assets to Safelite

“I look at Safelite like the New York Yankees,” says Mark Liston, president of Glass Doctor, describing Safelite’s recent purchase of Guardian’s retail assets. “Who they can buy, they will. Simple as that.”

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Guardian Says Closure of Local Distribution Centers to Have Limited Impact on Production, AGRR Divisions

Guardian Automotive management anticipates the company’s exit from the local distribution business will have minimal impact on the production of glass and the automotive glass retail business.

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