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  • Glass Doctor owners, Justin and Jennifer Eimers, in Sioux Falls, S.D., earned the Glass Doctor Franchisee of the Year Award at The Dwyer Group International Conference, Sept. 29 to Oct. 3 in San Antonio, according to an Oct. 8 Glass Doctor release.The Franchisee of the Year Award is the highest honor for a franchisee in the Glass Doctor network. The winning franchise must show consistent growth...
  • The global flat glass market is expected to grow at an annual rate of 9.34 percent from 2012 to 2016, driven by increased demand from the construction and automotive sectors, according a forecast report from TechNavio, released Sept. 6. The report covers market trends, market drivers, challenges to growth, market opportunities and threats, and additional information about key vendors in the...
  • The Dwyer Group, parent company of seven service-based franchise brands including Glass Doctor, has announced the appointment of Mary Kennedy Thompson to the position of director of veteran affairs, effective immediately.Thompson, who serves as the president of Mr. Rooter, was appointed to this additional role in a newly-created position that aims to attract more veterans to franchise...
  • The U.S. construction sector, in addition to the overall economy, will continue to accelerate at a mild pace throughout 2013, according to the ITR Trends 10 report from ITR Economics. “2013 will be better than 2012,” says Jeff Dietrich, senior analyst. “2013 will see changes in taxes, but the economy overall is relatively stable and still growing, albeit at a milder pace than many would like. …...
  • Guardian Industries has launched a Spanish version of its global website, www.guardian.com, in addition to enhancing the site's navigational tools and content.  According to Guardian officials, the improved navigation allows visitors to easily search for products and solutions under the company’s Glass, Automotive and Building Products sections. The expanded drop-down menus are intuitively...
  • Guardian Industries has reached an agreement in principle for KGIC LLC, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, to purchase a minority stake in Guardian, according to an Oct. 3 letter from the Guardian board of directors to employees. As both are private companies, the terms of the transaction were not released."This announcement to employees came after a comprehensive and deliberate process by the...
  • The Glass Doctor Leadership Council welcomed five new representatives at its meeting Tuesday. The new representatives were elected from among the more than 180 Glass Doctor independent franchise owners across the United States and Canada, according to a June 15 company release.The Glass Doctor Leadership Council members work with the corporate home office to develop ongoing strategic plans and...
  • Arcadia Corp., Newark, N.J., developed the Arcadia Glass division of its business following the closure of neighboring Rose City Glass, according to a March 2 article from the Wayne Post. "They closed and we took over serving the people of Wayne County," Arcadia Owner Kathryn Roberts said in the article. 
  • A former employee is suing Cabell Glass Company, Inc., for violations of the West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act, according to a Feb. 23 article in The West Virginia Record. Michael P. Wentz was employed by the defendant from 2005 until Feb. 18, 2011, according to a complaint filed Feb. 6 in Cabell Circuit Court, the article states.
  • Surface Dynamix completed its move to a new facility that includes an R&D and training facility. The 1,200-square-foot training center provides up to 12 trainees at a time the opportunity to learn all facets of the repair process, according to a Feb. 16 company release. The center features two vehicles and six work stations, as well as the SilverDome inspection center, a 10-fooot by 12-foot...
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