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Champions League: Interviewing Auto Glass Week Competition Winners

More than $6,000 in cash and rewards were added for Auto Glass Week 2022, making the total purse for all competitions larger than ever. Meet the professionals at the podium.

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Auto Glass Week 2022: A San Antonio Showcase

Day one of Auto Glass Week is in the books, and industry suppliers are spotlighting their latest and greatest product and services.

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Auto Glass Week Starts Strong in San Antonio

Auto Glass Week is in full swing in San Antonio, with participants packing the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center on Wednesday, Sept. 14. Industry professionals started the morning by hitting the meeting halls for a variety of educational seminars. Wednesday’s … Continue reading

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Welcome to 2022’s Auto Glass Week™

Auto Glass Week is here and professionals are traveling far and wide for education, networking and competition.

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Houston Auto Glass Company Beats Former Employee in Court

SIFA, Inc., owner of Atlas Auto Glass in Houston, Texas, recently took a former employee to court for allegedly using company resources to start his own competing business. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the Southern District of Texas awarded SIFA … Continue reading

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Showcasing the Returning Sponsors for Auto Glass Week™ 2022

Auto Glass Week™ (AGW) 2022 welcomes back our returning sponsors. Be sure to visit these sponsors, as well as other companies, as they continue to support the advancement of the auto glass industry. Also, watch out for new and incoming … Continue reading

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Deadline to Enter Auto Glass Week™ CSR Competition is Only Two Weeks Away, Compete Live or From Home

Auto Glass Week™ competition registration for the Auto Glass Customer Service Representative (CSR) and Auto Glass Calibration Competitions end on July 15. Deadlines for the Auto Glass Technician (AGTO) and Windshield Repair (WRO) Competitions end on August 5. Grab the … Continue reading

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A New Approach for Increasing Customer Confidence

Gilberto Linderos, owner of Fix It Auto Glass in Houston, Texas, has pulled from his experience as a first responder in Mexico to bolster the confidence customers have in his business.  By incorporating decals on his vehicles that read “Auto … Continue reading

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The wait for Auto Glass Week™ is almost over!

The wait for Auto Glass Week™ is almost over! Get a sneak peek at what’s hot and happening. WATCH NOW

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Can You Take The Heat? The All-New Hot Sauce Contest for Auto Glass Week™ in 2022!

We’re stepping up the heat at Auto Glass Week™ and where better than Texas to find out who can handle the hottest of hot sauces. This fun event will be certain to burn a few taste buds. Unexpected surprises await … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week™ Hotel Soliciting Alert

In today’s digital world, it can be difficult to know which websites to trust. GlassBYTEs.com and AGRR™ magazine encourages you to only use Auto Glass Week’s official site when booking a hotel room for this year’s event. Event management cannot … Continue reading

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Out with the Old, In with the New! Introducing our New Mobile App for Auto Glass Week™ 2022!

A new and improved mobile app is now available for all Auto Glass Week™ attendees. The new mobile app keeps you connected to attendees, sponsors, demonstrations, competitions, educational sessions, networking events, and more! Check out what kind of features you … Continue reading

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GlasWeld is Official Auto Glass Week™ 2022 Career Day Sponsor

GlasWeld is the official sponsor of Auto Glass Week™ (AGW) Career Day, the first ever installment of this event in Auto Glass Week history! AGW will be held in San Antonio, Texas on September 14-16, 2022 at the Henry B. … Continue reading

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Tesla Expands Insurance Offering to Three New States

Tesla says it is the second largest insurer of Teslas in Texas, one of its first auto insurance markets. Click here to read more.  

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Group Proud of Effort to Provide Bulletproof Windshields for Patrol Units After Trooper’s Death

On March 26, 2021, Walker was driving southwest on FM 2838 near Mexia, Texas, when he spotted a disabled vehicle stopped on the shoulder of the road. As he pulled up behind the vehicle, the car’s driver exited and fired … Continue reading

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Register Today and Reap the Rewards at Auto Glass Week™ 2022

Attendees, competitors, and sponsors— register today for Auto Glass Week™ 2022 (AGW). Auto Glass Week 2022 is designed specifically for your personal and business growth, filled with new prizes, hot networking opportunities, and educational development. Register now and benefit from … Continue reading

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AirPro Diagnostics Brings Extra Value to Auto Glass Week™

AirPro Diagnostics brings extra value to Auto Glass Week™ (AGW) 2022 attendees as the registration bag sponsor! AGW will be held in San Antonio, Texas on September 14-16, 2022 at the Henry B. González Convention Center. Can’t wait to see … Continue reading

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XYG is a Platinum Plus Sponsor

XYG North America returns to Auto Glass Week™ (AGW) as a platinum plus level sponsor. AGW will be held in San Antonio, Texas on September 14-16, 2022 at the Henry B. González Convention Center. Can’t wait to see you there! … Continue reading

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Glass Dawg Prepares to Open New Windshield Repair Shop

San Antonio-based Glass Dawg is ready to launch its new windshield repair shop branch in Boerne this summer. With top-of-the-line automotive glass services, technicians at Glass Dawg offer auto glass repair and replacement services at flexible rates. Glass Dawg technicians can … Continue reading

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Texas Auto Insurers are Planning Big Rate Hikes in 2022

If you’re a Texas driver who’s insured by one of the larger insurance providers, odds are your bills could be going up this year. Insurance companies plan to hike rates in 2022, and some companies are raising rates by more … Continue reading

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Caught on Camera, Man Jumps on Woman’s Car and Breaks Windshield in Alleged Road Rage Incident

Road rage is an issue happening all too often on our Houston highways. Brittnay Wilson said a man recently followed her on I-10 for miles and later broke her front windshield. Now, she wants that man to be held accountable … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week™ Giveaway

Another Auto Glass Week™ giveaway is here! We will be giving away *FREE full registrations. Click on the video to find out more. Here’s how to enter: »Submit a 20-30 second video explaining why you want to go to Auto … Continue reading

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Top Reasons to Attend Auto Glass Week

Auto Glass Week™ is the place to be. Our team can’t wait to welcome you to San Antonio this September 14-16 for an event built to transform the industry! Register Today!

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This Holiday Season Give Yourself the Gift of Learning—Sign Up Today for Auto Glass Week™ 2022

The New Year presents new opportunities to expand your learning, and if you’re in the automotive glass repair and replacement industry, the prime opportunity awaits. Auto Glass Week™ returns to San Antonio Sept. 14-16, 2022. It is the only event … Continue reading

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Breaking Point: SF Suffers Highest Rate of Car Break-ins Compared to Atlanta, DC, Dallas, LA

In the heart of San Francisco, alongside popular tourist attractions, car break-ins have spiked nearly 200% since last year, turning visitors into victims and creating what some business owners are calling an “economic pandemic.” On average, the city suffers about … Continue reading

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Not a Small Job: Tackling Repairs in Large Windshields

When it comes to large windshields, replacement is more expensive, but repair is not impossible. Steven Maples, owner of Fix-A-Crack Windshield Repair & Replacement in McAllen, Texas, says that whether replacing is better than repairing depends on the situation. “Repairs … Continue reading

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Size Does Matter, Windshield Size That Is

When it comes to windshields, size does matter. A windshield that is 71 inches tall and 104 inches wide will require more than one technician to complete the replacement process safely. “I’ve been doing RV glass for the past 35 … Continue reading

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Talk About AGW Tuesday: Discover Auto Glass Week’s Giveaway

We will be giving away FREE FULL Registrations if you participate and your video is selected! An extra bonus drawing will be held of those selected, and one winner will receive free airfare and hotel accommodations. Get creative and post … Continue reading

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Prizes at Auto Glass Week Heat Up for 2022

Repair and replacement technicians start sharpening your skills! Everything is bigger and hotter in Texas, and now the competition prize money for Auto Glass Week™ 2022 (AGW), Sept. 14-16 in San Antonio, is smokin’. More than $6,000 in cash and … Continue reading

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Tesla Will Move its Headquarters to Texas, Elon Musk Says

Tesla HQ is getting a new home. “I’m excited to announce that we’re moving our headquarters to Austin, Texas,” CEO Elon Musk said Thursday during a Tesla shareholders meeting. Click here to read more.

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Tesla Insurance Could Launch in Texas Next Month, New York in 2022

Tesla Insurance is poised to launch in Texas next month and New York in 2022, according to CEO Elon Musk, who gave additional details regarding the electric automaker’s insurance initiative on Twitter last night. Click here to read more.

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Class Action Lawsuit Against Allstate Dropped

A Texas law firm has dropped a proposed class-action lawsuit accusing Allstate of regularly calling unqualified expert witnesses. The Estes Law Firm, based in Richmond, Texas, filed the suit in January 2021 and represented nearly 10,000 Texas lawyers and law … Continue reading

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AGW 2022: The Big Reveal

Discover when and where Auto Glass Week™ 2022 will be held! YouTube Link.

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Might Tesla Sell Electricity in Texas Before It Can Sell Cars There?

It’s still unclear if Tesla will be able to sell cars directly to customers in Texas when a local factory opens, but the company is now looking to become an electricity supplier in the Lone Star State. Click here to … Continue reading

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Bad Roads Mean Higher Car Repair Costs–a Comparison by State

The state of U.S. infrastructure has been in the news lately, but just how much does that infrastructure affect the amount of car repairs (including auto glass repair and replacement)? Plenty, as it turns out. A state-by-state fact sheet produced … Continue reading

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A Snowstorm Didn’t Stop These Businesses

“Mother Nature is going to do what Mother Nature wants to do,” said Jim Ricci, Vitro business development manager, US ARG, of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Texas area, as he recalled last week’s snowstorm. “Until it happens you can’t anticipate … Continue reading

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Gerber Collision & Glass Opens Repair Center in Texas

The Boyd Group Inc. (the Boyd Group) recently announced it acquired a collision repair center in Pflugerville, Texas. This repair center previously operated as Masters Auto Craft, providing service since 2006, according to the company. “We look forward to providing … Continue reading

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New Legislation Might Affect Shops in Two States

Two new bills could impact auto glass industry businesses in Montana and Texas. A Montana State Senator introduced a new bill, SB 251, that would require an auto repair shop to do repairs that follow the guidelines and directions from … Continue reading

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Gerber Collision & Glass Bolsters Position in Texas, Acquires Paceline Collision Centers’ 9 Locations

The Boyd Group announced its acquisition of a multi-store operation consisting of 9 collision repair centers located in Texas which had operated as Paceline Collision Centers since 1998. The centers are located in Abilene, Copperas Cove, Killeen (2), Lampasas, Lubbock … Continue reading

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$4 Million Ruling Against Ford Motor Company

The seven year-long legal battle concerning alleged defective glass between Ford Motor Company and Jose Leos-Ortiz has finally ended. In 2009 Leos-Ortiz was injured when his 1999 Ford Explorer rolled over on a Texas highway. Ford lost the civil product … Continue reading

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Top 5 Hurricane Storm Damage Risk States

Hurricanes are best known for the damage it leaves behind. High winds can move large bodies of water which can create storm surges, flooding and tsunami like conditions across the country. And some states are left with numerous destroyed vehicles … Continue reading

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Texas Legislative Issues/News: Ending State Auto Inspection

Texas Legislative Issues/News: Ending State Auto Inspection

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Tesla’s Latest Texas Proposal Would Let All Carmakers Sell Directly to Customers

Tesla’s Latest Texas Proposal Would Let All Carmakers Sell Directly to Customers

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AGRR Technicians Stay Cool in Intense Heat

As hot weather scorches parts of the country in Southern California, Arizona and Texas, AGRR technicians are scheduling more jobs in-shop and doing their best to stay cool, says Dominique Contreras, a customer service representative (CSR) with Glass Doctor in Murrieta, Calif. Continue reading

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TODAY’S BLOG: Leadership Lessons—A Real Fixer Upper!

“Were you raised in a home like mine where it was drilled in your head that your “word is your bond” and that your actions in life would determine your reputation? When I first heard this as a child I didn’t even know what a ‘bond’ was! Over the years, however, I quickly learned how important a reputation needs to be.” —Mark Liston 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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Abilene, Texas, AGRR Demand Remains High in Wake of Huge June Storm

“I’ve never seen cars destroyed like this,” says Leroy Perkins of the Perkins Insurance Agency in Abilene, Texas. “This is the worst damage I’ve seen in my 41 years in the insurance business.” The insurance losses from the damaged cars and trucks are expected to exceed $100 million from a storm that unleashed softball-sized hail in the area in the middle of June, according to the Insurance Council of Texas. Continue reading

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