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Auto Glass Safety Hearing Held in Maryland House of Delegates

Maryland’s House Environment and Transportation Committee meeting had an in-depth auto glass discussion as several industry members weighed in on HB 519, which would require those installing auto glass in the state to follow the AGRSS Standard. “House Bill 519 … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Companies Left Picking Up the Pieces Following Hurricane Laura

Auto glass businesses in Lake Charles, La., along with many other areas were impacted by Hurricane Laura. The Category 4 storm swept through many of the Southern States causing structural damage to industry shops and homes, leaving several without power, … Continue reading

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Novus Glass Shares Update on Franchisees After Cyber Attack on Payroll

Last fall glassBYTEs reported on a cyber incident that disrupted payroll for certain Novus Glass (Novus) franchisees. Several things have changed since Novus initially responded to the incident, and glassBYTEs reached out to the auto glass company for an update. … Continue reading

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Novus Glass Responds To Payroll Issues Some of Its Franchisees Had

“We’ve offered all of the assistance on our part to try and resolve the situation. In addition to that we’ve already partnered with a new payroll company for the franchisees that is rolling out this week,” said Ted Andersen, Novus … Continue reading

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Novus Glass Franchisee Picks Up the Pieces Following “Unexplained Payroll Shutdown”

“It happened so quickly, and now we’re just trying to regroup,” said Matt Anderson, Novus Glass Spokane Valley, Wash. owner, of a cyber incident that robbed his employees of their paychecks. The incident, that happened earlier this month, to one … Continue reading

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NOVUS Glass Named Top Affordable Franchise Opportunity

Entrepreneur Magazine features NOVUS Glass as one of the top franchise opportunities available for less than $100,000. It earned the 23rd spot. Multiple strategies for market entry allow franchisees to start a business at the investment level that makes sense … Continue reading

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Novus® Glass Welcomes New Franchisees

Novus Glass (Novus) announced its new franchisees, Paige and Trey Solms. Opening the first location in the Daytona, Fla., area, the Solms will service Volusia, Flagler and the City of Palm Coast. For a former U.S. active Army serviceman, graduate … Continue reading

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NOVUS Glass Welcomes New Franchisees

NOVUS Glass announced its new franchisees, Anthony and Nick Carratu. The Carratus have opened a NOVUS Glass franchise in Greensboro, N.C. As former auto dealership sales and service supervisor, Anthony said he is excited about the opportunity to start a … Continue reading

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NOVUS Glass Has a New Location

Mark Weeks, regional vice president for Fix Automotive Network Atlantic, welcomed NOVUS Glass Miramichi to the Fix Automotive Network (FAN) family. NOVUS Glass joined FAN as part of an acquisition in 2016 which included Speedy Auto Service and Minute Muffler … Continue reading

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Isaac Moran Becomes New Novus Glass Franchisee

Novus Glass recently announced Isaac Moran as its newest franchisee. Moran is the new owner of the Kirkland, Wash. location. He’s worked in the industry for over 18 years and decided it was time to start a business of his … Continue reading

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NOVUS Glass Gives Back to Ronald McDonald House Charities

NOVUS Glass of Bowie, Md., Hagerstown, Md., and Colt’s Neck N.J., held a windshield repair day fundraiser for the Washington, DC Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) recently. “We are proud to be partnering with The Ronald McDonald House Charities throughout … Continue reading

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NOVUS Glass Franchise Opens in Casper, Wyoming

NOVUS Glass announced the addition of its newest franchisee, CJ Bentley of Casper, Wyo. The Bentley Ranch, where Bentley and his family currently reside, has been a part of the Casper community for more than 130 years. “We did a … Continue reading

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Novus Glass of Wrens Becomes AGSC Registered Member Company

Novus Glass of Wrens, Ga., has joined the list of safety-conscious auto glass companies by becoming an accredited Registered Member Company of the prestigious Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC). “By becoming a member, Novus Glass of Wrens demonstrates its commitment … Continue reading

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Skidmore Group Completes Divestiture of Speedy Glass USA and Novus Glass

The Skidmore Group has completed the sale of Speedy Auto Glass USA Inc. and Novus Inc. and other assets including Novus Franchising Inc., TCGI Australia PTY Ltd., TCGI (Jersey) Ltd., Windshields.com Inc., Transamerica Glass Inc., Splashes Auto Spa Inc., Shat … Continue reading

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Skidmore Management Reveals More Details on Novus Deal

Fix Auto World announced yesterday that it purchased the assets of 11 glass and automotive aftermarket companies, previously owned by the Skidmore Group. This means quite a bit of change. In an exclusive interview today, glassBYTEs.com spoke with Rick Christiaanse, chief … Continue reading

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Novus Glass Opens New Location in Iowa

Novus Glass is proud to welcome new franchisees Trent and Kari Alberts. The Alberts will be bringing Novus’ automotive glass service to the Des Moines, Iowa, area. “We are determined to continue our focus on growing and strengthening the Novus … Continue reading

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Glass Shops Look to Grow, Train in 2017

New Year’s resolutions can be tricky – easy to say, hard to do – but that doesn’t stop automotive glass shop owners and managers from making them.

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Frank Werner, a Novus Founder, Passes Away

Dr. Frank David Werner Sr., who patented a two-part epoxy windshield repair resin, died May 7 at age 94 in Jackson, Wy. In 1972, Werner partnered with Gerald Keinath and founded a business in the basement of Keinath’s home in suburban Minneapolis that became Novus.

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Newscast: Learn the Latest on ADAS

How will Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) impact your business? Gain insight into this technology and join us as we go behind the scenes at the Novus Super Session in our newscast. And learn some of the topics on the agenda for Auto Glass Week™ 2016.

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NWRA Elects New VP and Treasurer

The National Windshield Repair Association (NWRA) recently elected a new vice president and treasurer when it met in Reno, Nev. Troy Mason of TechnaGlass in Sandy, Utah, was named vice president, and Keith Beveridge of Novus in St. Paul, Minn., was named treasurer.

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Novus Glass Franchisee Hosts Event to Support Feed Spokane

Novus franchisee Matt Anderson of Spokane Valley, Wash., helped to raise $1,000 for Feed Spokane by hosting a Golf Glass Break Fundraiser. Feed Spokane is a local non-profit food rescue agency that works to eliminate waste and hunger.

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Novus Flexes Its Muscle

“We are the second largest network in this country,” said Garry Skidmore, president and CEO of TCG International, in welcoming franchisees to the Novus biennial Super Session being held in Tucson, Ariz., this week, “and we have an amazing reputation for quality and value.”

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Auto Glass Week™ Panel Focuses on Quality and Safety Issues

The leaders of several industry groups discussed their efforts to advance quality and safety issues in the panel today during Auto Glass Week, being held this week in Tampa, Fla. There has never been a more challenging time in the … Continue reading

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Novus Adds New Maryland Franchisees

Novus Glass recently welcomed new franchisees Derek and Malika Covington of Bowie, Md. Before joining Novus, Derek Covington worked for Unity Health Care, a local nonprofit in the Washington, D.C., area that offers health care to homeless and low-income families. … Continue reading

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NOVUS Franchisee to Hold Special MADD Fundraiser This Weekend

In memory of his 16-year-old daughter, Beta Kamran, who lost her life to a drunk driver in 2003, Mark Pixley, the NOVUS franchisee in Sheridan, Wyo., will host a special memorial day this weekend to raise awareness and support for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). This year’s event will be held Saturday, September 14 at his two franchisees in Gillette and Sheridan, Wyo.

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