Latest News in Auto Glass

  • For the second time in less than a year, a new buyer has been found for the PPG Canada windshield factory in Hawkesbury. However, uncertainty continues to hang over the plant, one of the largest industries in the district, according to a July 18 Tribune-Express report.A decision on the fate of the local operation will likely be taken in the fall.
  • Officials of Window Film Systems, London, Ontario, announced July 21 that the company is joining forces with Quebec’s D.M.Q.Madico. Effective Aug. 1, Window Film Systems will be the sole distributor of Madico window film products in Canada, according to a release. Philippe Vandeuren, formerly of D.M.Q.Madico, will assume the role of director of sales for Quebec and eastern Canada.
  • Marv Degerness, owner of the Glass Doctor of Fargo/Moorhead franchise, received the 2007 Glass Doctor Franchisee of the Year award during the company’s 2008 annual conference at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine, Texas, June 25-28.The Franchisee of the Year Award is presented to the franchisee who has consistently grown his or her business through the Glass Doctor training system and has...
  • American Auto Glass Alliance, a corporation formed and financed by independent glass retailers, has made a national after-hours call center available to all AGR independents, according to a July 15 Reuters.com report. The AAGA vision: to give independents the ability to compete with the national retailers while maximizing their marketing budget overnight, on weekends and holidays.The alliance is...
  • American Auto Glass Alliance, a corporation formed and financed by independent glass retailers, has made a national after-hours call center available to all AGR independents, according to a July 15 Reuters.com report. The AAGA vision: to give independents the ability to compete with the national retailers while maximizing their marketing budget overnight, on weekends and holidays. The alliance...
  • Marv Degerness, owner of the Glass Doctor of Fargo/Moorhead franchise, was honored as the 2007 Glass Doctor Franchisee of the Year during the company’s 2008 annual conference at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine, Texas, June 25-28. The Franchisee of the Year Award is presented to the franchisee who has consistently grown his or her business through the Glass Doctor training system and has...
  • Spy photographers have once again spotted a prototype of a Mercedes-Benz SLK with a glass panoramic roof. Mercedes-Benz currently offers a panoramic roof option on its SL hardtop convertible, and it looks as though the SLK will soon receive the same option, according to a July 15 report at www.leftlanenews.com.
  • Spy photographers have once again spotted a prototype of a Mercedes-Benz SLK with a glass panoramic roof. Mercedes-Benz currently offers a panoramic roof option on its SL hardtop convertible, and it looks as though the SLK will soon receive the same option, according to a July 15 report  at leftlanenews.com .
  • PPG AutoGlass, Pittsburgh, hired Tony Jones as zone program manager within the glass alliance team. He will support the ProStars program, its participants and new initiatives.“Tony is no stranger to the auto glass industry,” said Jim Richardson, director of the ProStars glass alliance program, in a July 10 release. “He brings 18 years of auto glass experience to our team, ranging from field sales...
  • Officials of the National Glass Association, McLean, Va., are extending a special offer for NGA members on online certification testing, lowering the member price to $69 per person from $129 per person. For current or new MyGlassClass.com subscribers, the price is $59. For more information, visit www.NGAcertified.com or write Miguel Rodriguez at certification@glass.org or call 866/DIAL NGA, ext....
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