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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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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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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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LKQ Corp. to Acquire Equity Interest in Mekonomen Group

LKQ Corp. announced November 28 that it has entered into an agreement to acquire an equity interest in Mekonomen AB from Axel Johnson AB. 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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Vitro Could Tap PPG’s Research Capabilities to Improve Automotive Glass

PPG has been out of the automotive glass business since divesting its automotive business in 2008 and selling its stake in Pittsburgh Glass Works to LKQ Corp. in late April of this year. However, Mexican-based Vitro is purchasing the assets of PPG’s flat glass business for $750 million. Vitro produces both OE and aftermarket automotive glass and plans to tap PPG’s research center to expand these offerings, said PPG vice president of flat glass Dick Beuke. 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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Woman Arrested After Driving into Gate of PGW Float Glass Plant

A 23-year-old Greenville, Pa., woman was arrested Saturday night after crashing her vehicle into the main gate of the Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW) float glass plant in Meadville, Pa., according to state police. 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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LKQ Corp. Joins S&P 500 Index

LKQ Corp., parent company to Pittsburgh Glass Works, announced the company is now listed on the S&P 500 Index. This became effective at the close of trading on May 20, 2016. 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. CEO Discusses PGW Acquisition

Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW) is No. 1 in OEM glass manufacturing with 20 global customers and No. 2 in aftermarket glass, serving more than 7,000 customers, says Rob Wagman, president and CEO of LKQ Corp., when discussing his company’s planned acquisition of PGW today. 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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What Were the Top Stories of 2015?

From driverless vehicles to criminal charges, acquisitions and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) calibration, 2015 was a big year for the AGRR industry. News from the big technology show in Las Vegas—CES—Safelite, C.R. Laurence, Belron, Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW) and … 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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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 Dismisses Lawsuit Against Former Plant Engineer

Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW) has voluntarily dismissed its 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. 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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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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Most AGRR Companies in Buffalo, N.Y., Closed Today

With up to six feet of snow hitting the area and a travel ban in effect for South Buffalo, N.Y., most AGRR companies are closed today. “I told my techs to stay home,” says Gary Louth of Buffalo Auto Glass. 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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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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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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