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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  • The 2015 Glazing Executives Forum will center on the state of the architectural glass and metals industry, addressing the overall economic climate, labor and supply challenges, project management and succession planning for contract glazing companies, and more.“The goal of this year’s event is to provide attendees with strategies to successfully navigate today’s industry, which is rapidly...
  • AGC Glass Company North America, a leading manufacturer of glass and glass-related products, announced Dec. 30 the sale of the assets of its U.S. Commercial Fabrication business unit to Trulite Glass Solutions LLC.AGC holds a leading position in primary products, and will continue to focus on the core strength of the business in manufacturing glass and innovating new coating technologies. In...
  • Officials from Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC today announced the company has acquired the U.S. commercial fabrication assets of AGC Glass Company North America Inc. AGC’s residential assets are not part of the acquisition and will be retained by AGC. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. “This acquisition will allow Trulite to continue to better serve...