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Safelite Group Acquires Henderson Glass

Safelite Group, a vehicle glass services and recalibration company and owner of Safelite AutoGlass, announced today an agreement to acquire Henderson Glass in Michigan. The transaction closed on Friday, July 15, 2022. “Founded in 1915, Henderson Glass has a long-standing … Continue reading

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Piece of Concrete Smashes into Semi-Truck’s Windshield on I-69 in Michigan

At this time, it’s unclear if the piece of concrete, which weighs between 2 and 3 ounces, fell off the bridge or was thrown from the overpass, police said. Click here to read more.  

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Mainstreet™ Celebrates 40 Years of Software for Auto Glass Industry

Based in Belleville, Mich., Mainstreet was founded in May 1982. For 40 years, the software company has provided for the auto and flat glass industries. Click here to read more.  

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Officer Honored for Charging into Swamp, Breaking Vehicle Window to Save Man’s Life

A Michigan conservation officer who was in the right place at the right time – and quickly jumped into action – was honored last week for saving a man’s life. Click here to read more.  

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Michigan Woman’s Windshield Shattered by Pothole Debris on US 23

Colleen Gleason, 26, was traveling southbound on U.S. 23 Sunday near the Plymouth Road exit in the Ann Arbor area when a car in front of her hit a large pothole, sending a brick-sized piece of concrete straight into her windshield. Click here to read more.

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Average Auto Insurance Rates in Michigan Increase Slightly, but are No Longer Highest in Nation

The average cost of auto insurance slightly increased over the past year as more drivers parked at home during the early months of COVID-19 returned to the roads — but Michigan no longer has the highest average rates in the … Continue reading

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Scrap Metal Flies Off Trailer, Piercing Windshield and Killing Driver in Michigan

A 29-year-old woman was killed in a crash after a piece of scrap metal being towed in front of her came loose, and went through her windshield Thursday afternoon. Click here to read more.  

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Report Finds Michigan Auto Insurance Rates Remain High Despite Reform Law

Despite Michigan’s auto insurance reform law pushing down premiums by an average of 18% since its implementation – the steepest drop in the US – the state still has the most expensive auto policies in the country, a new analysis … Continue reading

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Michigan Drivers to Receive Auto Insurance Refunds of $400 Per Vehicle

The Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association will issue $3 billion in auto insurance refunds — $400 per insured vehicle — to Michigan drivers, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Department of Insurance and Financial Services announced Tuesday. Click here to read more.  

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Uninsured Michigan Drivers Urged to Take Advantage of Auto Insurance Amnesty

State leaders in Michigan are encouraging residents to secure auto insurance before the amnesty period expires and premiums begin to rise. The amnesty period is part of the state’s no-fault reform legislation, which took effect in July 2020. Click here … Continue reading

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Michigan Governor: Drivers to See More Savings Under Auto Insurance Reform Law

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced that drivers should save on average between 25-62% on the PIP medical portion of their auto policies compared to the previous year. The lower premiums continue a trend of declining rates from Michigan’s new auto … Continue reading

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Protest Over Auto Insurance Reform and New Proposals

A protest was held in Livonia over changes in auto insurance put into place by no-fault insurance reform and a proposal for refunds that protestors say should help catastrophic accident victims. Click here to view video.  

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Michigan Drivers Will Get Refunds on Auto Insurance Fees, Board Announces

The board tasked with setting and managing personal injury protection fees paid by Michigan drivers is supporting Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s recent request to issue refunds. Click here to read more.

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Whitmer Pushes for Every Michigander with Auto Insurance to Receive Refund Check

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is calling on the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association to deliver refund checks to every Michigander with auto insurance. It would be part of the auto insurance reform signed into law back in 2019, according to a news … Continue reading

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IIHS Study Reveals ‘Good’ Headlights Reduce Accident Risk

A recent study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety [IIHS] shows that the condition of the headlights on a vehicle can affect safety. According to IIHS’s study, crashes at night are nearly 20% lower for vehicles with headlights that … Continue reading

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Gerber Collision & Glass Acquires Repair Center in Michigan

The Boyd Group Inc. announced the acquisition of a collision repair center in Brighton, Mich. This repair center has operated as Campbell Collision since 1969. Brighton is approximately 45 miles northwest of Detroit and 50 miles southeast of Lansing. “We … Continue reading

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Zeeland Man Killed When Deer Crashes Through Windshield

A man driving in southwestern Michigan was killed on Tuesday when a deer crashed through the windshield of his car, authorities said. The Zeeland man was driving in Ottawa County’s Zeeland Township at about 8:30 in the morning when his … Continue reading

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Guardian Automotive Rebrands as Glavista

From humble beginnings in Detroit, Mich., in 1932, to expanding with facilities in Llodio, Spain and Karlsruhe, Germany, nearly a year of planning means Guardian Automotive is now Glavista. Glavista began as Guardian Automotive manufacturing windshields from 1932 to 1984. … Continue reading

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Gerber Collision & Glass Acquires 14 Repair Centers in Michigan, Indiana

The Boyd Group Inc. (the Boyd Group) announced the acquisition of 14 collision repair centers in Michigan (8 locations) and Indiana (6 locations). The shops were previously branded as Vision Collision, 14/69 Auto Body, Angola Collision Services and Mcfall’s Collision … Continue reading

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The Boyd Group Acquires 11 Locations

The Boyd Group Inc. (the Boyd Group) recently announced it acquired 11 locations within three different areas around the globe. According to the company, the newest locations are located in California, British Columbia and Michigan. California The Boyd Group entered … Continue reading

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Gerber Collision & Glass Acquires 11 Locations

The Boyd Group Inc. (the “Boyd Group”) announced the acquisition of a multi-store operation consisting of 11 collision repair locations in Michigan. These repair centers, which previously operated under the names of Dusty’s Collision (seven locations), Whitney’s Collision (three locations) … Continue reading

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Michigan Automobile Insurance Placement Facility Names Mark Wagenschutz as Executive Director

Michigan Automobile Insurance Placement Facility Names Mark Wagenschutz as Executive Director

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Michigan Governor Legalizes Autonomous Vehicles on State Roadways

Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation this week that allows operation of autonomous vehicles on Michigan roads where before only testing of these vehicles by manufacturers was permitted. Continue reading

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