Latest News in Auto Glass

  • The Zeledyne automotive glass-making plant will shut down its T1 furnace line for an overhaul by the end of the year, according to a Sept. 25 Tulsa World report."Details on how much the furnace rebuild would cost were not available, but this year's rebuild of the T2 line at the former Ford glass plant cost about $30 million, according to reports. Ford Motor Co. paid for that rebuild, but new...
  • Innovation Group's Innovation Auto division, the global leader in accident management services for the property and casualty industry, announced that it has finalized an agreement for collision repair services with Gerber Collision and Glass, according to a Sept. 24 MarketWatch report.  
  • Research and Markets announced the addition of the "China Company Report - Fuyao Grout Glass Industries Co., Ltd. " to its product offering. Fuyao Group is the largest, most advanced manufacturer, and the biggest exporter of automotive glass in China, the research firm reports.China's auto output in 2007 was 8.88 million units, an increase of 22.02 percent year-on-...
  • Automotive glass maker Belletech will build a 100-employee plant in Southeast Indiana to supply the Honda Civic assembly line opening in Greensburg this fall, according to a Sept. 9 IndyStar.com report.Belletech announced the proposed 40,000-square-foot plant yesterday, saying it would open in mid-2009 in an industrial park on U.S. 421 outside Versailles. The company will receive more than $1.5...
  • Lynx Services, the Pittsburgh-based auto glass claims management provider, has adopted the open source version of Ingres Database to process auto glass claims for its clients, according to a Sept. 9 Business Wire release. Ingres Corp., Redwood City, Calif. is a provider of open source database management software and support services. It provides high availability, quick...
  • Equalizer Industries, Round Rock, Texas, is putting the finishing touches on its new 35,000-square-foot corporate headquarters, announced Eric Asbery, president, Aug. 29. The new facility in the north Austin suburb of Round Rock will showcase cutting-edge production and larger-scale research and development capabilities, according to a release. The building will also feature high-tech...
  • Chinese automotive windshield manufacturer Fuyao Glass Industry Group Co. will open its first facility in Michigan in September, in an 80,000-square-foot warehouse space in Orion Township.The company signed a long-term lease with Ashley Capital, which owns the two-building, 800,000-square-foot Orion Commerce Center. The space is to be used as a distribution facility, according to a July 23 report...
  • Abra Auto Body & Glass, a Minneapolis-based damaged vehicle repair company, announced today the opening of their fifth repair center in metro Milwaukee. Located at 14750 West National Avenue in New Berlin, this is Abra's ninety-second repair center in 11 states, according to a July 21 StreetInsider.com report.
  • More than a year after announcing its intent to sell off its automotive OEM glass and replacement glass services business, PPG Industries of Pittsburgh signed a sale agreement July 8 with private equity firm Kohlberg & Co. LLC, Mount Kisco, N.Y. Under the agreement, PPG will sell the auto glass business to a new company formed by Kohlberg in exchange for $330 million and a 40 percent minority...
  • The former Safelite AutoGlass has closed a deal to acquire a former rival, a move that will bring the Columbus company about 1,600 workers and more than 200 service centers, according to a July 1 article from Columbus Business First.
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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...