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Delta Kits Launches Website for European Market

Delta Kits Inc., supplier of windshield repair and headlight restoration supplies and equipment, has launched a new website for the European market. Working with Ogo Sense, a digital marketing company in Portland, Maine, and windscreen repair distributors Heinrich Hermanus (Germany) … Continue reading

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Geico Files Another AOB Fraud Lawsuit – This Time in Arizona

Government Employees Insurance Co., GEICO Indemnity Co., GEICO General Insurance Company and GEICO Casualty Co. (collectively Geico) filed a complaint in Arizona Federal Court against defendants, Auto Glass Express (AGE) and its owners and managers, Danielle Dean and Saxton Lafasto … Continue reading

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New Legislation is on the Move in Florida

Both the House and the Senate introduced new forms of legislation last week in Florida. The aim is to prevent shops from offering incentives to customers in exchange for making insurance claims for windshield replacements or repairs. House bill, H169 … Continue reading

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T&T Tinting Specialists, Inc. Adds Windshield Repair Service

Auto glass repair is gaining interest in other industries under the automotive umbrella, like window film. T&T Tinting Specialists, Inc. (T&T), located in Hawaii, has had windshield repair as an additional service for several months. T&T’s CEO and president, Tommy … Continue reading

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VITRO Returns to Auto Glass Week™ 2019 as Platinum Sponsor

VITRO is back as a Platinum-level sponsor at Auto Glass Week™(AGW), taking place September 4-6, 2019 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Ind. VITRO is a world-wide leading manufacturer of automotive glass for the OEM and ARG market. It … Continue reading

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Plan to Attend Auto Glass Week™ 2019 – Registration Now Open!

Online registration for Auto Glass Week™ 2019 is now open! The international event will take place September 4-6 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Ind. Auto Glass Week is designed for the original equipment (OE) and aftermarket auto glass … Continue reading

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Florida Insurer Windshield Inspection Bill Clears Another Senate Committee

Florida state Sen. Dorothy Hukill’s proposed amendment to current legislation that would require an insurer’s inspection prior to a windshield repair or replacement cleared another Senate committee hearing. “[Auto glass repair] companies have been lurking in parking lots, waiting by … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week ™ Welcomes Glass Mechanix Solutions as Sponsor

Prepare for three action-packed days of education, competitions and exhibition floor walking on October 4-6 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. Glass Mechanix Solutions, headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, is set to head to Auto Glass Week™ 2017 … Continue reading

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Judge Grants Timeline Extension for Campfield vs. Safelite Case

An Ohio judge has granted an extension in the timeline for the discovery phase of the lawsuit filed against Safelite Group, Inc. by Richard Campfield and Ultra Bond. Judge Michael Watson of the Eastern Division of the Southern District of … Continue reading

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Mason Looks to Future as President of NWRA

The National Windshield Repair Association (NWRA) board of directors recently elected Troy Mason, CEO of Techna Glass Inc. in South Jordan, Utah, as its new president. The position took effect on July 1. Mason has a number of hopes for … Continue reading

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ADAS: Keeping Windshield Repair and Insurance Costs Low

Auto insurance premiums have seen a surge in recent years—up 21.5 percent since 2012, according to consumer price index (CPI) figures from the U.S. Department of Labor. These stats represent one of the largest increases in a five-year span, second … Continue reading

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Unswept Spokane Streets Lead to Increase in Windshield Repair

Unswept Spokane Streets Lead to Increase in Windshield Repair

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Major Ice Storm Expected to Disrupt AG business in Midwest

Winter Storm Jupiter has emerged as a major ice storm, sweeping across the middle of the country with the potential for widespread damage – and disrupting auto glass businesses in the Midwest.

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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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Parties Ask Court to Reschedule Expert Disclosures in Campfield-Safelite Case

The parties in the Campfield-Safelite suit have asked the court to reschedule the initial expert disclosures since the court has not yet ruled on a motion to dismiss. Plaintiff Rich Campfield, founder of Ultra Bond in Grand Junction, Colo., filed a lawsuit in August 2015 alleging misleading advertising by Safelite in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

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Campfield Responds to Safelite’s Motion to Dismiss

Rich Campfield, founder of Ultra Bond in Grand Junction, Colo., has filed a response to Safelite’s recent motion to dismiss the case he filed in mid-August against Safelite Group, Safelite Solutions and Safelite Fulfillment. The case alleges that the company … Continue reading

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Glass Mechanix Returns as a Sponsor of Auto Glass Week™ 2015

The three-day international event featuring automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor, is proud to once again welcome Glass Mechanix, a leading provider of windshield repair technology, headlight restoration and insurance processing software.

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Windshield Repair Tech Chips Porsche 964 Windshield on Purpose

Windshield repair recently took center stage on a YouTube channel TV show. DriveClean host Larry Kosilla invited Josh McCooey, chief operating officer of Glass Mechanix Solutions, on his show to discuss the history, science and techniques behind a quality windshield repair. McCooey returned the favor by chipping the windshield of Kosilla’s Porsche 964 on purpose to show how a repair works.

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HSG Announces 2015 “Save a Windshield, Plant a Tree” Program

HSG is bringing back its “Save a Windshield, Plant a Tree” program. Beginning this summer and throughout the year, HSG will plant one tree for every automotive glass insurance claim resulting in a windshield repair instead of a replacement, according to the company.

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Soat: Fas-Break in 19 States, But Growth has Dropped

Kerry Soat, owner of Fas-Break in Chandler, Ariz., says that after 27 years, his business is strong. What are his biggest challenges? Finding new people and staying abreast of all the changes.

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Boyle Responds to Motion for Default Judgment in GlasWeld Suit

Mike Boyle, doing business as Surface Dynamix, has responded to a recent motion by GlasWeld for a default judgment against him and his son, Christopher Boyle. The response is the latest in the suit, filed by GlasWeld in December 2012, alleging patent infringement.

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GlasWeld General Manager Dennis Garbutt Retires; Schuepbach Promoted

GlasWeld general manager Dennis Garbutt has retired, and the company has promoted director of operations Seth Schuepbach to the general manager position, effective September 2. “Dennis has been an integral part of our growth and success over the past half-decade,” … Continue reading

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Christopher Boyle Submits Markman Brief in Alleged Patent Infringement Case

Christopher Boyle, one of the parties involved in GlasWeld-Mike Boyle lawsuit, filed a Markman brief Thursday. In the brief, Christopher Boyle laid out his interpretations of the terminology involved with the alleged patent infringement case. GlasWeld and Mike Boyle (Chris’ father, doing business as Surface Dynamix) submitted their briefs late last week.

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Gold Medalists of Auto Glass Repair and Technician Competition Named

Danny Kale of Glasspro took home the gold medal for the NordGlass Auto Glass Technician Competition and Braulio Lopez of Repair and Go -Espana S.L. in Lugo-Galicia, Spain grabbed the gold for the GlasWeld Windshield Repair Competition in honor of … Continue reading

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