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By the Numbers: VINs and Parts Do Not Always Match

In early 2020, AGRR magazine explored the disconnect between vehicle identification numbers (VIN) and the NAGS numbers they identify. These issues have persisted into 2021. “I think our software probably doesn’t have all the correct information that the dealers have,” … 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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Trial of Alleged Murderers of PGW Employee Starts Today

Cha’valier Paul, of South Alabama worked as a delivery driver for PGW Auto Glass before he was shot and killed in Albany last year. According to police reports, cousins Demond and Dontavious Wingfield were both charged in the July 2018 … Continue reading

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LKQ Corporation Reports Expected Earnings for First Quarter

LKQ Corporation (LKQ), parent company of PGW Auto Glass, had a first quarter that was right on par with its expectations, according to the company’s latest financial results released today. LKQ reported a 14% or $3.1 billion increase in its … Continue reading

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Crushing Its Third Quarter

LKQ Corp., parent company of PGW Auto Glass, saw significant growth in its third quarter, according to its latest financial results. The company reported another record for revenue growth with an increase of 26.6 percent, reporting 3.12 billion dollars in … Continue reading

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PGW Buys Multiple Dakotaland Locations

PGW Auto Glass recently acquired several Dakotaland Wholesale Auto Glass locations. The purchase was finalized earlier this week; acquired locations are in Denver, St. Paul and Des Moines, according to the Dakotaland Auto Glass. Though there are more Dakatoland wholesale … Continue reading

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PGW Changes Its Policy Regarding Damaged Auto Glass

Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW) has revised its auto glass return policy. It was made effective last week and states that its customers now have a 24 hour window to report any damaged auto glass delivered during the night in order … Continue reading

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VIN Lookups Part 2

Every auto glass shop owner and technician know the importance of getting and having the correct glass parts for a customer’s vehicle. Vehicle identification numbers (VIN) help prevent some confusion, each VIN has 17 digits and gives auto glass technicians … Continue reading

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East Deer Fire at Glass Plant

Flames broke out behind the Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW) Creighton plant in East Deer, Pa., last Thursday night. According to a Trib Live report, pockets of smoke could be seen coming through the ground behind the plant the next morning. … Continue reading

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PGW’s Oldest Auto Glass Plant Will Shut Down in June 2018

Following a month of uncertainty, Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW) officially announced it will close its oldest auto glass manufacturing plant in Creighton, Pa. The phased close-out of production at the facility is anticipated to take place in June 2018. In … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week™ Show Floor Busy and New Products Abound

Auto Glass Week officially opened yesterday, and of course one of the highlights was the new products on the show floor. PGW talked about all its offerings, including the fact that it now offers Bosch Power Tools. Company representative Monica … Continue reading

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PGW Considers Closing Creighton, Pa., Plant

Pittsburgh Glass Works expects to close its automotive glass plant in East Deer next year because the aging facility would require significant upgrades and investment to compete in the rapidly changing automotive market. Continue reading

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Research Frontiers Reports Growth in its Automotive Glass Sector

Research Frontiers, developers of SPD-SmartGlass, an electronically tintable glass, recently released its financial statement for the first six months of 2017, which reveals strong use in the automotive segment. The company’s revenue, which historically was attributed to the glass’s use … Continue reading

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LKQ Corp. Reports Strong Second Quarter Revenue Growth

LKQ Corporation, former owner of Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW), had a strong second quarter, bringing in $2.46 billion in revenue—an increase of 6.7 percent compared to 2016’s $2.30 billion second quarter earnings. This is according to the company’s latest financial … Continue reading

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PGW and Karlo Agree to Settlement

Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW) and former employee Rudolph Karlo have dismissed their claims against one another and have agreed to a settlement, according to a recently filed court document.  Karlo, along with several other former employees, filed a class action … Continue reading

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Self-Driving Cars May Offer Market Niche for Pittsburgh Glass Works

Self-Driving Cars May Offer Market Niche for Pittsburgh Glass Works

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Pittsburgh Glass Works Returns as Gold Sponsor of Auto Glass Week™

Pittsburgh Glass Works  will return  as a Gold sponsor of Auto Glass Week™. The three-day international event will feature automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor. Auto Glass Week 2017 will be held October 4-6 at … Continue reading

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LKQ Corporation Finalizes Sale of PGW to Vitro, S.A.B

LKQ Corporation’s sale of PGW’s OEM glass manufacturing business to Vitro, S.A.B has been completed for the agreed price of $310 million. “This divestiture, and the retention of the PGW aftermarket glass distribution business, reflects LKQ’s ongoing commitment to being a … Continue reading

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Court Overrules Verdict in PGW Discrimination Case

The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit overruled the decision of the District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania which previously ruled in favor of Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW) in the class action filed against them … Continue reading

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Vitro, LKQ Reach Agreement on Pittsburgh Glass Works

Mexico’s Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V. North American glass producer, announced today that it has reached an agreement to acquire Pittsburgh Glass Works LLC (“PGW”) automotive Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) glass business from LKQ Corporation for a total consideration of about $310 million USD. Continue reading

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PGW Reports Strong Second Quarter Revenue

Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW) had a strong second quarter, bringing in $210 million in revenue, Nick Zarcone, LKQ Corp.’s chief financial officer, said during a conference call today. LKQ finalized its acquisition of PGW in April of this year. Continue reading

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PGW Asks Appellate Court to Overturn Verdict

Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW) has filed a motion with the Third Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn the verdict in a case where the jury awarded former employee Rudolph Karlo $922,060 in an employment discrimination case. Continue reading

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PGW Says Age Discrimination Allegations Should Be Dismissed

Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW) has responded to an appeal by former employees who allege age discrimination after they were terminated as a part of a reduction in workforce for the company in 2009. The company says the Third District Court of Appeals should uphold the lower court’s decision and the appeal should be dismissed. Continue reading

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Federal Judge Denies PGW’s Motion to Overturn Verdict

Late last week, a Federal Judge denied Pittsburgh Glass Works’ (PGW) motion to overturn the verdict in a case where the jury awarded former employee Rudolph Karlo $922,060 in an employment discrimination case. PGW had asked the court to alter or amend the judgement and filed a motion for a new trial. Continue reading

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Production Underway at PGW Joint Venture Plant in China

Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW) has opened a new automotive glass manufacturing facility in Zibo, China. The plant was built as a part of a joint venture with Shandong Jinjing Science & Technology Stock Co. The joint venture is called Shandong … Continue reading

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LKQ Revamps 2016 Financial Guidance Based on PGW, Rhiag Acquisitions

Thanks to the acquisitions of Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW) and Rhiag, a Pan-European business-to-business distributor of aftermarket spare vehicle parts, LKQ Corp. has pushed its 2016 guidance to higher figures for three out of four financial metrics. This is according to the company’s first-quarter financial report released today. Continue reading

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LKQ Corp. Finalizes Acquisition of PGW

LKQ Corp. has completed its acquisition of Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW) from private equity firm Kohlberg & Co. LLC and PPG Industries Inc. for an enterprise value of $635 million. Continue reading

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Former PGW Employees Appeal Age Discrimination Allegations to Third District Court

Former Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW) employees have appealed a lower court’s decision to the Third District Court of Appeals. The former employees allege age discrimination after they were terminated as a part of a reduction in workforce for the company in 2009. Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week™ 2016 Welcomes Pittsburgh Glass Works Back as Sponsor

Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW) will return as a Gold Sponsor of Auto Glass Week™ 2016 this fall in San Antonio, Texas. The three-day international event will feature automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor. Continue reading

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LKQ President: ‘We Will Consolidate Some Locations into Our Warehouses’

“Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW) has 119 locations. A lot of those will be consolidated into LKQ warehouses or vice versa. We’ll combine our distribution,” said Rob Wagman, LKQ Corp. president and CEO during an investor day in New York City on Tuesday. Continue reading

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LKQ Corp. to Acquire Pittsburgh Glass Works

LKQ Corp. has signed an agreement to acquire Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW) from private equity firm Kohlberg & Co. LLC and PPG Industries Inc. for an enterprise value of $635 million. Continue reading

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Federal Jury Awards Former PGW Employee $922,000

A U.S. District Court jury has found that Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW) “willfully and unlawfully retaliated against a former employee in violation of the Age Discrimination Employee Act (ADEA).” The jury awarded Rudolph Karlo $922,060. He can also seek attorneys’ fees. Continue reading

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From Concept to Reality: Gorilla Glass Windshield Goes into Production

When the Ford GT goes on sale next year, it will feature a Corning Gorilla Glass hybrid windshield. And Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW) will serve as the automaker’s Tier 1 supplier for this glass. Continue reading

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China Glazing Company Receives a DOT Number

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has recently awarded a new DOT number for an China-based automotive glazing company DOT No. 1048 went to a company listed as Shandong PGW Jinjing Automotive, based in Zibo, Shandong, China. The company partnered … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week™ 2015 Welcomes PGW Back as Gold Sponsor

Auto Glass Week™, the three-day international event featuring automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor, is proud to announce that Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW), a company that manufacturers laminated windshields, has become a Gold Sponsor of the event. Continue reading

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PGW Opens Two New Distribution Centers

Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW) has opened two new distributions centers in California. The new centers are at 317 West Victoria Street, Gardena, Calif. (Los Angeles area); and 2447 Industrial Parkway West, Hayward, Calif., (Bay area). “As the leader in the … Continue reading

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PGW Sues Former Plant Engineer Alleging “Misappropriation of Trade Secrets”

Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW) has filed a complaint against former employee David Adams for misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of contract, conversion, breach of fiduciary duties, and tortious interference with contractual and business relations. On February 4, 2015, Adams resigned from his position as a senior process engineer at PGW’s Evansville, Ind., plant and joined Fuyao Glass Industry Group Co. Ltd. (FYG) in violation of a non-compete contract he had signed with PGW, attorneys for automotive glass company allege. 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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glassBYTEs.com™ Readers: PGW to Increase Prices by 5 Percent

Pittsburgh Glass Works is raising all glass and sundry products’ prices by 5 percent on January 1, 2015, according to reports by glassBYTEs.com™ readers. Continue reading

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PGW Files Lawsuit Against Henniges over Germany-based Contract Dispute

In the U.S. District Court for Southern New York, Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW) has filed a complaint alleging that German-based Henniges Automotive GmbH & Co. KG “embarked on a campaign of wrongful conduct designed to extort money and concessions from PGW not contemplated by the parties’ prior agreements, and ultimately to renege on its obligations to work with PGW for the duration” of an automotive assembly services master service agreement for an OEM’s luxury product line in Germany. Continue reading

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PGW Opens Distribution Center in Las Vegas

Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW) has opened a distribution center in Las Vegas. Continue reading

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PGW Opens New Distribution Center

Pittsburgh Glass Works has opened a new distribution facility in Laredo, Texas. Continue reading

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Solera Completes Acquisition of PGW’s Insurance and Services Division

Solera Holdings Inc. has completed the acquisition of the Insurance and Services Division of Pittsburgh Glass Works (I&S), which includes LYNX Services, GTS Services and GLAXIS. Continue reading

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PGW Sells LYNX Services

Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW) plans to sell its Insurance and Services Division (I&S), which includes LYNX Services, GTS and Glaxis, along with other information technology services to Solera Holdings (NYSE SLH) of Westlake, TX. Solera will purchase 100% of the … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week™ Announces Returning Gold Sponsor: Pittsburgh Glass Works LLC

Auto Glass Week™, the three-day international event featuring automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition/extravaganza, is proud to announce that Pittsburgh Glass Works LLC (PGW), a leading product and service provider in the automotive glass industry marketplace, has become a Sponsor of the event at the Gold level once again. Continue reading

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Novus Franchisees “Blaze New Trails” at Biennial Super Session

The Novus biennial Super Session came to a close Saturday with doses of both enthusiasm and realism. The Saturday morning session began with the enthusiasm—in the form of two presentations by Gary Michaels of Southwestern Consulting, who challenged to group to be more enthusiastic about their work. “Enthusiasm is contagious,” he said, “it makes other people want to help you and makes people better than they are.” Continue reading

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Xinyi Glass and PGW Celebrate 10-Year Anniversary, Strike New Agreement

Xinyi Glass Holdings Limited is celebrating its 10th anniversary of a successful supply relationship with Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW). The two companies have worked in partnership in the North American automobile glass replacement market since 2004.
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PGW Sees 2014 as a Year of Growth

This year will be one of growth for the distribution business, albeit at an incremental pace, according to Brian Bauer, vice president of sales for PGW. The company is looking to “fill gaps” in its distribution service area and just opened a new distribution facility at 115 West La Cadena Drive, Riverside, Calif. Continue reading

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PGW and Jinjing to Build New Automotive Glass Facility in China

Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW) and joint venture partner Jinjing, China, plan to build a new automotive glass manufacturing facility utilizing existing float glass capacity in Zibo, China. The facility will serve automotive OEM customers in the country.
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