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  • Windshields.com officials announced that the Mercer Island, Wash., company has begun to partner with insurance companies to implement a new tool that will show insureds’ deductible versus market pricing, according to a release. Windshields.com is in discussions and test-mode with numerous insurance carriers to bring this value-added function to their current Web sites.“We do not want...
  • John Grimaldi has joined Safelite, Columbus, Ohio, as general manager for the Tucson market, where he will be responsible for leading a team of 50 employees in five locations that serve more than 24,000 customers each year.Grimaldi began his career in the vehicle glass industry 20 years ago as an auto glass technician. He previously held positions at Safelite AutoGlass, most recently as the...
  • Trina Solar Ltd., a leading integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic products from the production of ingots, wafers and cells to the assembly of PV modules, founded in 1997, today announced that shipments began this month to provide more than 13,400 solar PV modules to power the Atlantic City Convention Center, according to a Sept. 24 company release.
  • Auckland City Council inspectors were yesterday assessing the safety of a central city building after a pane of glass fell 12 stories to busy Wyndham St while many office workers took their lunch break, according to a Sept. 25 article from The New Zealand Herald.
  • The Associated General Contractors of America, the nation's largest commercial construction association, today called on Congress to take swift and decisive action to pass the financial industry rescue package, according to a Sept. 24 AGC release."While there may not be a perfect solution to this complex crisis, a failure to buttress financial markets will lead to a credit freeze that will...
  • The Zeledyne automotive glass-making plant will shut down its T1 furnace line for an overhaul by the end of the year, according to a Sept. 25 Tulsa World report."Details on how much the furnace rebuild would cost were not available, but this year's rebuild of the T2 line at the former Ford glass plant cost about $30 million, according to reports. Ford Motor Co. paid for that rebuild, but new...
  • For the first time in its history, the Protective Glazing Council International, Topeka, Kan., will give a presentation internationally, according to an association release Sept. 24. Raj Goyal, business development manager, Architectural Testing Inc., Los Angeles, will present “Protective Glazing for Blast Loads and Other Disasters” at glasstec, Oct. 21-25, in Dü...
  • The Sputter division of Bekaert Advanced Coatings will highlight its latest glass coatings technologies at glasstec 2008 at the Düsseldorf Trade Fair Center Oct. 21-25 at booth C21 in Hall 12.The company will introduce its adjustable magnet bar AMB v3.0 for horizontal and vertical applications at the show. The magnet bar enables user-friendly optimization of layer thickness uniformity...
  • With demand declining for automotive and residential window glass, PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, realigned its performance glazings business, according to a Sept. 24 company release. The company will cease production at its Owen Sound, Ontario, glass manufacturing facility in the first quarter 2009. Shipping and distribution of products there will continue until inventory is depleted, according to...
  • Innovation Group's Innovation Auto division, the global leader in accident management services for the property and casualty industry, announced that it has finalized an agreement for collision repair services with Gerber Collision and Glass, according to a Sept. 24 MarketWatch report.  
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