Latest News in Auto Glass

  • Abra Auto Body & Glass, a Minneapolis-based damaged vehicle repair company, announced today the opening of their newest franchise in Greeley, Colo. This repair center, formerly known as Weld County Garage, is the twenty-third franchise operating under the ABRA brand, according to an Oct. 31 MarketWatch report.

  • Fuyao Glass Industry Group Co., China's largest automotive glass maker, is no longer interested in investing in U.S. auto glass assets, according to an Oct. 24 Reuters report. The news comes as the manufacturer announced it would most likely not reach its expected net profit goal of $146.3 million this year.
  • Steve Miggo has joined Belron US, Columbus, Ohio, as senior vice president of human resources and leadership development, according to a release. Miggo joins Belron US from Limited Brands, where he served for the last three years as associate vice president of human resources. Prior to that he served as vice president of human resources for Elmer's Products Inc. for seven years, where he was...
  • Officials of PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, announced Oct. 1 that the company has completed the sale of its automotive glass and services business to a new company formed by funds managed by Kohlberg & Company, LLC, Mount Kisco, N.Y. The new company is named Pittsburgh Glass Works LLC.PPG received approximately $270 million in net proceeds from the transaction, which included customary closing...
  • Safelite Solutions, Columbus, Ohio, has promoted three of its employees to strategic account manager positions throughout the country, according to a Sept. 29 company release.Kent Henry of Louisville, Ky.; Howard Mabin of Northfield, Ohio; and Andrea Taylor of Colchester, Conn., were recently promoted to strategic account managers and will be responsible for effectively managing Safelite...
  • The future is clear for the Glass Doctor of Greater Cincinnati franchise, which opened for business despite being without power due to recent storms caused by Hurricane Ike, according to a Sept. 29 FranchiseWire.com report.Located at 4806 Interstate Drive in Cincinnati, Glass Doctor offers mobile residential, automotive and commercial glass services to Butler, Clemont, Hamilton and Warren...
  • Union workers at PPG Industries' Creighton auto glass plant on Saturday rejected a 3-year contract extension from the company, according to a Sept. 28 Valley News Dispatch report. In an e-mailed statement, the company said it was "disappointed" with the vote. PPG is negotiating to sell the plant, located in East Deer, to the private equity firm Kohlberg & Co. LLC., of Mt. Kisco, N.Y...
  • Safelite AutoGlass, Columbus, Ohio, recently selected Kevin Sweatman, a mobile pro specialist in Lakewood, for the company's top annual award: the Wall of Fame.The Wall of Fame award is the most prestigious award that can be earned at Safelite AutoGlass, and it recognizes less than one percent of the company's more than 9,000 employees nationwide, according to a Sept. 28 report from The Post-...
  • Windshields.com officials announced that the Mercer Island, Wash., company has begun to partner with insurance companies to implement a new tool that will show insureds’ deductible versus market pricing, according to a release. Windshields.com is in discussions and test-mode with numerous insurance carriers to bring this value-added function to their current Web sites.“We do not want...
  • John Grimaldi has joined Safelite, Columbus, Ohio, as general manager for the Tucson market, where he will be responsible for leading a team of 50 employees in five locations that serve more than 24,000 customers each year.Grimaldi began his career in the vehicle glass industry 20 years ago as an auto glass technician. He previously held positions at Safelite AutoGlass, most recently as the...
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  • PPG Industries today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell substantially all the assets of its Mt. Zion, Ill., glass manufacturing facility to automotive glass manufacturer Fuyao Glass America Inc. The sale is expected to close in the third quarter 2014, subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms were not disclosed.The Mt. Zion facility currently manufactures...
  • Officials from Cardinal Glass Industries announced July 3 that its subsidiary Cardinal CT Company acquired the assets of Catalina Tempering Inc. and its subsidiaries. The terms of the agreement are undisclosed.Catalina operates seven regional custom tempering facilities serving the residential window and door market. “Over the last ten years, Catalina has built its business based on quality...
  • AGC Glass Company North America announced it will be consolidating its fabrication capabilities in Jacksonville, Fla., into the company’s more than 200,000 square foot facility in Lithia Springs, Ga. The consolidation of the Jacksonville operations into Lithia Springs should be completed no later than the fourth quarter of 2014.The Lithia Springs plant is AGC’s new state-of-the-art facility and...