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Increasing Costs Continue to Impact Auto Glass Shops

Winter is over and summer is around the corner, but auto glass shops continue to struggle with the same challenges the new year presented in January. Costs of materials, availability of glass and the price of gasoline impact business. Patricia … Continue reading

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Saint-Gobain Posts Record Sales in Quarter, Flags Rising Costs

The company’s sales of 12 billion euros ($12.60 billion) for the three months through March, up 16.4% on a like-for-like basis from a year earlier, were driven by renovation in Europe and construction in the Americas and Asia. Click here … Continue reading

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Labor Shortage: Industry Loses 14% of its Technicians in Two Years

The auto glass industry’s 700,000 technicians in 2020 were reduced to 600,000 in 2022, according to Robert C. Dauffenbach, senior associate dean for economic development at the University of Oklahoma. Dauffenbach says the 14% decline presents an opportunity for the … Continue reading

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Supply Chain and Materials Costs: Challenges Persist for Auto Glass Industry, Part 1

Call it what you will. Growing pains. Challenges. Opportunities for innovation. The auto glass industry is going through a difficult time of changes. “I think number one, that’s pretty obvious: the supply chain challenges,” says Ryan Mandell, director of performance … Continue reading

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On the Up and Up: Auto Glass Shops Struggle with Rising Costs

As the costs of auto glass materials rise steadily each month, how are auto glass shops making up for the difference in their reduced profit levels? The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ latest Producer Price Index data for January 2022 revealed … Continue reading

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