Latest News in Auto Glass

  • Guardian Automotive opened a new distribution warehouse in Tucson, Ariz., bringing its number of distribution locations to 10 across the United States, according to an Aug. 10 company release. All 10 branches provide day and night local and nationwide delivery service for high quality automotive, truck, bus and RV glass."Our distribution branches also carry a full line of auto glass installation...
  • Officials from Saint-Gobain said the company is confident it will reach its 2011 goals, reporting that net profits rose to EUR768 million ($1.1 billion) for the first half of the year, up 53 percent from the same period last year, according to a July 28 article from the Dow Jones Newswires. Revenue and operating income were also up in the first half. 
  • Asahi India Glass' consolidated net profits experienced a marginal increase of 0.36 percent for the first fiscal quarter, ending June 30, according to a July 27 article from The Hindu Business Line. Total income for the quarter was up 17.81 percent, according to the article. 
  • Matodi USA officials at Intermac.Officials from Biesse subsidiaries Intermac America and Diamut America announced that Matodi USA will serve as sales representative for Intermac machinery and Diamut tooling in the glass industry throughout most areas of North America. Intermac America is a manufacturer of glass and stone fabrication equipment, and Diamut America, a manufacture of tools for CNC...
  • Neil Smith, 66, of Portland, died Friday, June 17, at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. Neil was one of the founders of Western Windshields, a West Coast auto glass distribution business, before selling to PPG Industries in 1992. He then moved on to another opportunity as one of the founders of GlasPro/Elite Auto Glass before it was sold to Belron in 2005. He was currently working,...
  • Officials of C.R. Laurence announced the opening of its new manufacturing headquarters in Los Angeles, Calif. The 330,000-square-foot facility is the largest CRL facility to date, and brings the company's overall manufacturing and distribution capacity in the area to roughly one million square feet, according to a June 21 release."This new facility reflects upon CRL's...
  • Update: On June 8, Glass Magazine editors obtained a separate letter from Guardian Industries announcing the company had instituted a silver surcharge for all mirror products as well, effective Monday, May 30, 2011. According to the letter from Martin Powell, the surcharge will be levied on a per square foot basis and will be adjusted quarterly."Precious metal prices, including silver, have...
  • The Texas Glass Association announced that Deron Patterson, sales development manager for PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, has been named president elect to the 2011-2012 board of directors. Patterson joined TGA in 1999, when he entered the glass business as an employee of the Guardian Industries float glass plant in Corsicana, Texas. The following year, he accepted a position in outside...
  • Japan's Nippon Sheet Glass, parent of Pilkington, announced a pre-tax profit of $44.5 million for the year to March, after losing more than $820 million in 2009 and 2010. according to a May 13 article in the Liverpool Daily Post. Sales, however, were down 2 percent at about $7 billion, and officials warned of negative effects of the Japanese earthquake, according to the article. 
  • The Zeledyne LLC glass plant in Tulsa will likely shut down this summer if a buyer isn't found, according to a May 11 article from TulsaWorld. The 1.4-million-square-foot plant employs about 300 people. While the company is not projecting a final day of production, it is not seeking new contracts, according to the article. 
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