Latest News in Auto Glass

  • Numerous vehicles that were on display at the 2009 North American International Auto Show tout laminated glass as standard or optional equipment in applications beyond the windshield, reports the Enhanced Protective Glass Automotive Association. Those window positions include driver and passenger side windows, rear windows and roof glass.New adoptions of laminated glass demonstrate the value that...
  • The deadline for submitting abstracts for GPD China 2009, May 11-12, Shanghai, is Jan. 23. See Call for Papers brochure for information about content. Organizers encourage proposals or abstracts for both theoretical and practical presentations to be submitted online.Important dates:Abstract submission deadline: Jan. 23Notification of paper acceptance: January Release of final program:...
  • About 30 auto glass industry members gathered at the 2008 Independent Glass Association Marketing Conference Nov. 8 in Las Vegas to discuss strategies to better market their businesses. Among the topics on the agenda: radio advertising."All dire predictions that radio is dead are not true," said presenter Kyle O'Brien, creative director for Xhang Creative, Portland, Ore. "People...
  • Randy Chadwick, a technician for Glasspro, Mount Pleasant, S.C., took first place in the 2008 Auto Glass Technician Olympics Nov. 7-8 in Las Vegas.

  • Bob Bischoff, national glass manager for State Farm Insurance Cos.; Chris Umble, vice president, strategic initiatives for Lynx Services; and Maura Crittenden, manager, glass claims services, for State Farm, sat down with about 20 attendees at the National Windshield Repair Association annual meeting in Las Vegas Nov. 7 to field questions about repair policies and other industry-related topics. A synopsis of the question-and-answer session follows:

  • The Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standards Council introduced its “Code of Ethics” at the 2008 International Auto Glass Safety Conference in Las Vegas Nov. 5.

  • Starting next year, Messe Düsseldorf and its subsidiary Messe Düsseldorf India will jointly stage the new trade fair Glasspex India, Dec. 2–4, 2009, in New Delhi. The event will be supported by the Indian Glass Industry Association, the All India Glass Manufacturers’ Federation and the German Engineering Federation (VDMA), according to a Messe Dusseldorf North America...
  • The 2008 NGA American Master Installer Auto Glass Championship is underway. The winner of the competition, held Oct. 6-7 at GlassBuild America in Las Vegas, will represent the United States at the 2008 International Master Fitter Competition in Düsseldorf, Germany, Oct. 21-25. There, technicians from around the globe will compete to determine the world’s “master” auto glass...
  • More show coverage at:
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    The largest glass show in North America opened Monday with a record number of exhibitors at the second largest convention center in the United States ...

  • Three of the four industry leaders who will attend Glass Processing Days in June 2007 spoke during a GPD news conference Oct. 26 during Glasstec in Dusseldorf, Germany...
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  • Officials from Saint-Gobain announced it acquired a controlling interest in Sika for $2.8 billion. Saint-Gobain purchased the controlling share—16.1 percent of Sika’s capital and 52.4 percent of its voting rights— in a confidential auction process from the Burkard-Schenker family, which owns the majority stake in Sika, according to a Dec. 8 Reuters report.“Given the proximity of Sika’s activities...
  • Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC has finalized its acquisition of Houston-based Texas Tempered Glass Inc., a producer of high performance glass products for architectural, industrial, commercial and custom applications, as of Nov. 19, 2014. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.With the completion of this transaction, Trulite will expand its presence in the Texas...
  • Things are looking up for the worldwide glass industry, as an optimistic outlook and overall mood permeated the show floor during glasstec 2014, held Oct. 21-24 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Following glasstec 2012, a successful event in the face of economic uncertainty, glasstec 2014 indicated positive market developments after several years of a sluggish North American and worldwide economy....