Latest News in Auto Glass

  • Glass Doctor moved up to 163 on the "Franchise 500" list, as published in the January 2012 issue of Entrepreneur magazine, according to a Dec. 23 company release. This is the fourth consecutive year Glass Doctor has climbed the annual list. The company was ranked 167 last year, 240 in 2010, 277 in 2009 and 312 in 2008.In addition, Entrepreneur also ranked Glass Doctor higher on its list of...
  • ListonDawsonGaiMark Liston has been named president of Glass Doctor, following the recent resignation of Mark Dawson, according to a company release. Dawson, who is leaving to pursue other ventures, has been at Glass Doctor for more than 20 years, and president for the last six and a half of those years.Liston has served as vice president at Glass Doctor for the past two years. He has more than...
  • The NSG Group has announced a new, simplified image for the company that retains the Pilkington brand name, while emphasizing the NSG Group's position as a global leader in the glass industry, according to a Nov. 14 company release. The NSG Group mark will be the single top level identity for the group's operations. Pilkington will continue to be used as a brand mark for products, such as...
  • Ray Asbery, CEO of Equalizer Industries and a well respected figure in the auto glass industry, passed away unexpectedly, Sept. 27. He had been recovering from a difficult back surgery.His funeral will be held Monday, Oct. 3, at 1:00 pm at the First United Methodist Church, 500 East Pecan Street, Pugerville, TX 78660. A celebration of Ray's life will be held immediately following the...
  • The National Glass Association announced Chris Mammen as the association's new chairman of the board. He took the office Sept. 14 at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, in Atlanta. President of M3 Glass Technologies, Mammen has served on the board since 2006.New executive officers are Chairman-Elect Bill Evans of Evans Glass Co. and Treasurer Robert Brown of Brown's...
  • Officials from Texas Armoring Corp. demonstrated the effectiveness of their armored car products by shooting rounds from an AK-47 at the company's CEO while he sat behind bullet-proof windshield, according to a Sept. 6 article from MySanAntonio.com. 
  • While Hurricane Irene was not as severe as many forecasters feared, the storm still packed a devastating punch, killing at least 35 in 10 states as it cut a large swath of damage up the East Coast of the country, according to an Aug. 29 USA Today article. Damage varied in the storm's wake, with areas of Vermont and New Jersey still grappling with flooding, and more than 5 million still without...
  • Officials of Delta Kits Inc.  announced Aug. 15 that the company is expanding to better serve its East Coast and European customers. As part of that effort, Korey Gobin, Delta Kits account executive and the 2010 Windshield Repair Person of the year, will manage East Coast operations."Having spent my windshield repair career in Oregon up to this point, I'm looking forward to being closer to...
  • Guardian Automotive, a business unit of Guardian Industries, opened a new auto-glass distribution center in Tucson, Ariz., according to an Aug. 11 article from the Arizona Daily Star. The 10,000-square-foot Tucson facility employs five people. 
  • Former Sommer & Maca Industries President Paul Donald Maca, 79, died of complications from Parkinson's disease on Friday, July 29. In an Aug. 9 Chicago Tribune article, family and friends paid tribute to Maca, highlighting his contributions to his community as chairman of the Robert Crown Health Education Center and as a member on the boards of the Wellness House, a nonprofit...
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