Latest News in Auto Glass

  • Four independently owned and operated Glass Doctor franchise locations opened in the United States and Canada in April.Glass Doctor of Barrie, Ontario, owned by Dave Hawthorne, is the second Glass Doctor franchise to open in Ontario this year. The shop is located at 551 Bryne Drive. Call 705/721-4527 for service.Glass Doctor of Harriman, Tenn., owned by Amy Castonguay, serves Cumberland, McMinn,...
  • United Auto Workers President Ron Gettelfinger said more short-term cuts may be ahead for Chrysler LLC retirees as the union waits to receive--and then sell--its 55 percent in a new company to be created by merging Chrysler and Fiat SpA"Right away it's going to be tight, and there may be more cuts, but in the long run, we think the retirees will come out OK," Gettelfinger said in...
  • Safelite AutoGlass, Columbus, Ohio, will add 300 jobs with a newly finished contact center in northwest Columbus beginning in May, according to a May 6 release. The state-of-the-art contact center, which will encompass 25,000 square feet on the first floor of the Safelite headquarters building, at 2400 Farmers Drive, is designed to promote a comfortable, energetic work environment...
  • General Motors Corp. is expected this week to accelerate talks with the United Auto Workers union and move toward closing about 2,600 dealerships.The giant auto maker also is likely this month to approach banks holding secured debt, hoping to work out terms to ease the company's debt burden.Reaching agreement on these fronts is critical if GM is to restructure outside of bankruptcy court.The...
  • President Obama forced Chrysler into federal bankruptcy protection on Thursday so it could pursue a lifesaving alliance with the Italian automaker Fiat, in yet another extraordinary intervention into private industry by the federal government.Flanked by his automobile task force of cabinet secretaries and business advisers in the White House’s grand entranceway, Obama announced a plan that...
  • William Seabrook is hoping his new mobile auto glass repair franchise will be a clear help in keeping local drivers safe on the road.Spartanburg [S.C.] resident Seabrook announced Tuesday that he has been licensed by Novus Glass to repair windshields in Spartanburg, Cherokee and Greenville counties."At Novus, we perform every job with our customers' safety in mind," Seabrook said...
  • General Motors Corp. told its dealers Tuesday that it will force 1,000 to 1,200 underperforming locations to close their doors as the automaker tries to thin dealer ranks to make the remaining outlets more profitable.GM told the dealers about the plan in a video conference, according to a dealer who spoke on condition of anonymity because the video conference was private. It is part of the...
  • Once a symbol of capitalist might and U.S. industrial prowess, General Motors would be half owned by the Treasury under a new sweeping plan that would also shut down GM's Pontiac operations, lay off 21,000 workers and impose harsh terms on the company's bondholders.The partial nationalization proposal -- a last-ditch effort developed by GM and the Obama administration's auto task force to keep...
  • The struggling automaker General Motors is expected to eliminate its iconic Pontiac brand, NPR has learned.An official announcement could come as early as Monday, according to NPR's Frank Langfitt."This is the end of a famous car name," Langfitt said on Friday's All Things Considered. "But for anyone who has been following Pontiac, it's not a surprise at all," according to an...
  • Fitch Ratings has today affirmed [India-based] Gold Plus Glass Industry Ltd.'s national long-term rating at 'BB(ind)'. The outlook is stable. At the same time Fitch has affirmed the ratings of GPGI's modified bank facilities amounts.GPGI is part of the Gold Plus Group, an industrial group engaged in the trading and processing of glass sheets for the automotive and construction/architectural...
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  • John Swanson, editor and associate publisher of Window & Door, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2014, in Manhattan. He was 52 years old.John started his publishing career at Ashlee Publishing in New York City in 1984. He was founding editor of fenestration, launched in 1987, the first North American magazine specifically targeting the residential window and door market. There he...
  • BairdThomsenKevin Baird has been named president of the Global Flat Glass Group for Guardian Industries Corp., and will assume full profit and loss responsibility of the business unit, according to a Jan. 10 announcement from the company. Baird replaces Scott Thomsen, who resigned for health reasons.Most recently, Baird has been president and CEO of SRG Global Inc., a Guardian company. SRG...
  • Apogee Enterprises, Inc. has acquired Alumicor Ltd., the Toronto-based fabricator of aluminum frames for window, storefront, entrance and curtain-wall products for the Canadian commercial construction market. The transaction is valued at approximately $52 million.Alumicor will be the seventh stand-alone business in the Apogee portfolio. Apogee is also parent company of Viracon, Harmon,...