Latest News in Auto Glass

  • The South African wind-screen-replacement firm Glasfit is thought to be one of a handful of parties in talks to acquire Auto Windscreens, the British repair company, from Aviva, the insurer.Glasfit is a leading player in southern Africa, with 120 repair centers in South Africa, Namibia and Botswana. Auto Windscreens is one of two main providers in Britain, the other being Autoglass, according to...
  • Novus Glass appointed Jeff Robinson as director of franchise operations. He will be responsible for franchisee business development, contract enforcement, compliance, and supervision of the training and preferred provider programs and the day-to-day management and direction of Novus Franchise Operations for the United States. He will also continue to manage Novus' Western Region and will report...
  • City Auto Glass relaunched its Web site, according to a GTS release Aug. 22. The company serves Greater Minnesota, Western Wisconsin, and Northern Iowa with mobile auto glass repair and replacement.GTS Internet Marketing Services group, Portland, Ore., redesigned the Web site and made it accessible and visible to Google and other key search engines.   “The average...
  • An auto glass repair and replacement shop in Granby is celebrating its grand opening.Scott and Jana Stanley moved to the area in 2007.“We came for vacation and never left,” Jana said. “We fell in love with it coming up Berthoud Pass ... The people here are so welcoming, so friendly.”Their new business, Affordable Auto Glass, located on the back side of Pine Cone Plaza,...
  • Chelmsford-based Essex Glass and Windscreens has become the first approved independent assessment centre to offer Automotive Technician Accreditation in autoglazing for the independent windscreen industry, following approval from the Institute of the Motor Industry, which regulates the scheme. Owned and run by Leon and Maria Charlton who have worked within the independent windscreen market...
  • A German-owned glass and mirror maker will break ground on a new development in Findlay Township Wednesday.Flabeg Corp. will open its second Pittsburgh-area plant at the Clinton Commerce Park, near Pittsburgh International Airport. Axel Buchholz, CEO of parent company Flabeg Group, will join Gov. Ed Rendell, County Executive Dan Onorato and Allegheny County Airport Authority officials today for a...
  • Belron US, Columbus, Ohio, promoted three: Dino Lanno, Pete Pearson and Mark Placenti, according to a company release Aug. 18.Lanno and Pearson both joined the company in 1989; Placenti in 2005.Lanno, a graduate of the University of Michigan with a master's from Ohio University, is currently a member of several industry leading vehicle glass organizations and is active in developing vehicle glass...
  • NGA’s judging committee has reviewed all the entries and selected seven finalists to compete for the American Championship and represent the U.S. at the International Master Fitter Competition 2008 in Germany.The finalists are: Jeff Olive, Glasspro Inc., Mount Pleasant, S.C.; Jeff Bloomhuff, Advanced Auto Glass Inc., Akron, Ohio; Kent Grines, Glass...
  • Toyota Kirloskar Motors, the Indian subsidiary of Japanese auto giant Toyota, would allow seven component makers including global player Asahi Glass, to house their assembly units at its upcoming compact car plant in India.Allowing component manufacturers to set up in-house plants would enable the car producer to get specially designed components at competitive price while getting OE fitments on...
  • Fuyao Group Glass Industries Co, China's biggest windshield maker based in China's southeast province Fujian, saw its net profit increase 5.7 percent year-on-year to RMB 440.31 million [$64.3 million] in the first half this year, according to a China Knowledge report Aug. 11.
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  • Altus Capital Partners, an investment firm focused on middle market manufacturing companies in the United States, acquired GED Integrated Solutions Inc., according to a June 11 announcement. The acquisition will support GED’s continued growth, according to the release. The financial terms of the investment were not disclosed.“We are very excited to now be partnering with Altus Capital Partners as...
  • Officials from Tennessee’s Heritage Glass temporarily suspended operations on May 27, according to a company release, as reported by News Channel 11 in Johnson City, Tennessee. Executives say they are exploring a “potential reinvestment and reorganization situation” for the company.Heritage Glass was formed last year when the company purchased the former AGC North America Blue Ridge glass...
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