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Auto Glass Week™ Revs into Second Gear—Day Two

Auto Glass Week swung into full gear today, the second day of the annual industry conference taking place this week in person in Orlando, and offering a virtual component as well. A full day of conference educational sessions began with … Continue reading

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Safelite Imposes New Documentation Requirements

Safelite Solutions, a leading third-party administrator to the auto glass industry, has issued new policies and procedures for auto glass services companies to submit documentation for reimbursement for recalibration services. Safelite’s new rules, to become effective as of April 23, … Continue reading

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Attention AGSC/NWRD Members: Attend AGW for your Continuing Education Units

To maintain the highest standards in automotive glass repair and replacement, auto glass technicians who are Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) members must receive a certification as well as recertification. Recertification applies to accredited technicians who have previously taken and … Continue reading

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Safety Insurance Now Under Safelite Solutions

Safelite says it’s all part of its usual routine, but some New England auto glass shop owners say it’s anything but. The “it” is a move to Safelite Solution’s claims processing platform by Safety Insurance. Network auto glass shops are … Continue reading

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Organizations Want Your Support with International Year of Glass

The International Commission on Glass (ICG), the Community of Glass Associations (CGA) and ICOMGlass are promoting a United Nations International Year of Glass for 2022. Its aim is to underline the scientific and economic importance of all glass, which includes … Continue reading

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What COVID Has Taught the Industry

The onset of COVID-19 quickly impacted the auto glass repair and replacement industry and businesses had to adapt to new safety regulations early on. Now some are saying they’ll keep some of last year’s lessons and changes throughout 2021. AGRR … Continue reading

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Industry Members Share Their Predictions for the Year

FY 2021 is in full swing and auto glass senior leadership and business owners have shared why they think this year is filled with optimism. “Forecasting for 2021 was quite difficult, but we were fortunate enough to open up a … Continue reading

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Industry Members Share Their Thoughts on The Vaccine

The coronavirus changed how people live and do business, and now as vaccines are becoming more available, the auto glass industry could find itself adapting yet again. A few auto glass members weigh in on the vaccine, and if they … Continue reading

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Learn How Auto Glass Companies Fared Through COVID-19 and Their Expectations for the Future

Auto Glass Week Preview Day held Tuesday January 12, gave attendees the opportunity to get a sneak peek of what to expect during the live show in June. During the event a COVID session dominated discussions, as a panel of … Continue reading

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Update: Auto Glass Shops Continue Moving Forward During COVID

Auto glass businesses, like many other companies were impacted by the onset of COVID-19. glassBYTES reached out to a few auto glass businesses to see how they’ve faired with safety changes, stay-at-home orders and more. “We actually got shut down … Continue reading

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Holiday Weekend Update: See Which Shops are Open

Independence Day falls on a Saturday this year and this week glassBYTEs asked auto glass business if they would be open or closed tomorrow in observance of the holiday. The chart below shows the results of our poll. Closed Friday … Continue reading

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More Industry Companies Share Thoughts on COVID-19 Relief Programs

glassBYTEs previously released an article detailing government COVID-19 relief program options for auto glass business owners. Since then, additional companies have come forward and have shared what programs they view as most valuable. “The stimulus package won’t do it all, … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Business Temporarily Shuts Down

Tiny and Sons Auto Glass Co. (Tiny and Sons), of Pembroke, Mass., will be closed until April 27, 2020, according to company president Peter Brown. “We have been witnessing unprecedented sacrifices made from first responders, doctors, nurses and those who … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Auto Glass Business Practices Social Distancing Amidst Virus Outbreak

Tiny and Sons’ president, Peter Brown announced his auto glass company has remained open and is practicing social distancing to ensure his customers and staff remain safe. According to Brown, practicing social distancing has been a challenge for the industry, … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Outbreak Prompts Auto Glass Shops to Take Action

As COVID-19 continues to spread some auto glass businesses have implemented additional safety practices to ensure their employees and customers remain protected. glassBYTEs reached out to some industry professionals to learn what if any changes they’ve made. Carlex issued the … Continue reading

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Tiny & Sons Auto Glass Founder Honored By Local Legislature

Legislative members recently visited Tiny & Sons Auto Glass (Tiny & Sons), located in Pembroke Mass., to highlight its founder, James “Tiny” Brown and present the business with a sign that bears James’ name. The intersection of Route 53 and … Continue reading

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AGSC ADAS Recalibration Event – A Big Hit

The Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) hosted an Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) recalibration event this week at Sullivan Tire and Auto Service, located in North Attleborough, Mass., of which attendees said was a hit. Roughly 35 people were attendance … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Safety Council™ to Host ADAS Recalibration Educational Event

Auto Glass Safety Council to Host ADAS Recalibration Educational Event for New England Region Members and Potential Members Welcome Please join the Auto Glass Safety Council™ and presenter Jonathan Dickerman at this informative session about Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) … Continue reading

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Education at the Forefront of Seminars

Thursday morning also gave attendees at Auto Glass Week™ in San Antonio the opportunity to take advantage of more seminars prior to the show floor opening. Seminars ranged from teaching the values of OE and aftermarket auto glass to advanced … Continue reading

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ADAS at Top of Mind: AGSC Committees Meet

Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) was front and center at the committee meetings of the Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) in San Antonio yesterday. AGSC’s meetings began yesterday and continue today in advance of Auto Glass Week, which starts tomorrow. AGSC’s … Continue reading

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Founder of Mass.-Based Tiny and Sons Passes Away

James “Tiny” Brown, 81, founder of Pembroke, Mass.-based based Tiny and Sons Auto Glass passed away on July 27, 2016. Continue reading

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Appellate Court: Yelp’s “Manipulation of User Reviews Not Harmful” to Small Businesses

Several small business owners, including an auto repair shop, filed a lawsuit against Yelp claiming the company “extorted or attempted to extort advertising payments from them by manipulating user reviews and penning negative reviews of their businesses in violation of California state law.” After the lower court dismissed the complaint, the business owners appealed the decision to the Ninth Circuit Court. The appellate panel of judges agreed with the lower court’s decision. Three automotive glass company owners, meanwhile, disagree with the court’s decision. Continue reading

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AGSC Names New Board Member

Peter Brown, owner of Tiny & Sons Auto Glass in North Pembroke, Mass., has been elected as a new member of the board of directors of the Auto Glass Safety Council. Continue reading

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