Latest News in Auto Glass

  • Nippon Sheet Glass Co. said Thursday it will expand windshield output in Brazil by 50 percent in 2010 on the back of the rapid growth of the South American country's automobile industry, according to a JCN Network report Aug. 7. 
  • The $1,995 factory-installed panoramic glass-roof option that Ford announced last December is now available on its 2009 V-6 and GT models, the company announced Wednesday, according to a CNET report Aug. 7. Ford claims that the specially tinted glass actually "reduces energy used by the vehicle's air conditioning system by 20 percent."
  • Beat the heat this summer with the new Solar Guard and Armorcoat UV protected Safety Window Films in your car. Introduced in India by Xenos Technologies, these high quality GSA approved Safety Films are manufactured by Bekaert Special Film of US and will now be available at all the 900 retail outlets of Xenos Technologies in India, according to an Aug. 4 moneycontrol.com report.
  • Two scientists are one step closer to explaining the nature of glass and its transition from liquid to solid, says a study. Peter Harrowell and Asaph Widmer-Cooper, theoretical chemists from the School of Chemistry along with colleagues from Columbia University, have been studying the transition of a fluid into a rigid glass in an attempt to understand stress relaxation in a disordered state.
  • Two Mississippi Glass Doctor franchises have merged to better serve customers in the Jackson area.Brad Roberson, owner of Glass Doctor of Brookhaven, has acquired the operations of Glass Doctor of Jackson. The previous owner of Glass Doctor of Jackson, Steve Smith, will continue to serve as lead technician for the Jackson area. The franchise will continue to do business under the Glass Doctor of...
  • Officials at Henderson Glass, a Rochester Hills, Mich.-based automotive glass repair and replacement company, announced an automotive service partnership with Auto-Lab Complete Car Care Centers, headquartered in Plymouth, Mich., according to a Aug. 4 Henderson release. Auto-Lab, a franchised operation,  specializes in diagnostics and complete automotive repair...
  • Service King Collision Repair Centers announced Aug. 4 the launch of its auto glass repair and replacement services in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. The newly added service is offered both mobile and on-site at any of Service King’s 21 DFW collision repair centers. Service King Auto Glass currently has 13 certified technicians and vans available for auto glass repair and replacement...
  •  Diamond Glass Inc., which was acquired by Ohio-based Belron US on June 30, is cutting 165 local jobs and moving its headquarters from its Kingston location to Belron US corporate headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, according to an Aug. 1 CitizensVoice.com report.Spokeswoman Jenny Cain said a total of 110 jobs would be eliminated and absorbed by the 1,600 employees at Belron US headquarters. She...
  • Officials of Glaxis, Pittsburgh, announced July 30 that the technology provider recently certified Quest Software, Saint Johns, Mich., to offer parts availability and ordering technology in the latest version of its point-of-sale software for auto glass repair and replacement retailers. “We are very happy to certify Quest Software to offer ordering through Glaxis technology,”...
  • As part of its recovery programme, Glaston Corporation's subsidiary Tamglass Glass Processing is restructuring its activities. A proposal for the ensuing co-operation negotiations has been issued today, according to a July 30 company release.
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