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  • American Auto Glass Alliance, a corporation formed and financed by independent glass retailers, has made a national after-hours call center available to all AGR independents, according to a July 15 Reuters.com report. The AAGA vision: to give independents the ability to compete with the national retailers while maximizing their marketing budget overnight, on weekends and holidays. The alliance...
  • Marv Degerness, owner of the Glass Doctor of Fargo/Moorhead franchise, was honored as the 2007 Glass Doctor Franchisee of the Year during the company’s 2008 annual conference at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine, Texas, June 25-28. The Franchisee of the Year Award is presented to the franchisee who has consistently grown his or her business through the Glass Doctor training system and has...
  • Spy photographers have once again spotted a prototype of a Mercedes-Benz SLK with a glass panoramic roof. Mercedes-Benz currently offers a panoramic roof option on its SL hardtop convertible, and it looks as though the SLK will soon receive the same option, according to a July 15 report at www.leftlanenews.com.
  • If you look at glass in old windows, it can look distorted, apparently because the lower part of the pane is thicker than the upper part.Some people think that's because the glass, which behaves like a liquid at times, has sagged over time due to the effect of gravity, according to a July 15 Live Science report.
  • Harmon Glass leased the 27,000-square-foot industrial building at 2810 S. Raritan St. in Englewood, CO. Occupancy is set for August 1, according to a July 15 CoStar Group brief.
  • Reliant Glass...
  • About 200 state and city officials, industry and civic leaders watched as some Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors cut the ribbon Thursday on the longer of two new "crystal bridges," which expand Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport's capacity to board and receive passengers, according to the Killeen Daily Herald.
  • Spy photographers have once again spotted a prototype of a Mercedes-Benz SLK with a glass panoramic roof. Mercedes-Benz currently offers a panoramic roof option on its SL hardtop convertible, and it looks as though the SLK will soon receive the same option, according to a July 15 report  at leftlanenews.com .
  • PPG AutoGlass, Pittsburgh, hired Tony Jones as zone program manager within the glass alliance team. He will support the ProStars program, its participants and new initiatives.“Tony is no stranger to the auto glass industry,” said Jim Richardson, director of the ProStars glass alliance program, in a July 10 release. “He brings 18 years of auto glass experience to our team, ranging from field sales...
  • Officials of the National Glass Association, McLean, Va., are extending a special offer for NGA members on online certification testing, lowering the member price to $69 per person from $129 per person. For current or new MyGlassClass.com subscribers, the price is $59. For more information, visit www.NGAcertified.com or write Miguel Rodriguez at certification@glass.org or call 866/DIAL NGA, ext....
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