Latest News in Auto Glass

  • Revenues increased 17 percent in the first three quarters of FY2014 for Nippon Sheet Glass, according to the company’s quarterly consolidated financial results, released Jan. 31. The company reported revenues of about $4.5 billion from April 1 to Dec. 31, 2013, up from $3.8 billion for the same period in FY2013.Forecasted revenues for the full FY2014 are expected to increase about 15 percent to $...
  • Guardian Industries is selling the assets of Guardian Auto Glass LLC to Safelite Group, according to a Dec. 3 article from The Columbus Dispatch. Guardian Auto Glass operates 60 retail locations in 12 states, with 253 employees, according to the article.“Guardian’s well-established brand, commitment to high-quality customer service, and wide footprint made it attractive to Safelite in its goal to...
  • Glass Doctor, an affiliate company of The Dwyer Group, was ranked No. 281 on the Franchise Time's Next 300 list, which ranks global franchises by worldwide sales, according to a Nov. 16 company release.With over 170 franchise locations across North America, Glass Doctor provides expertise for business owners looking for new ways to diversify their business for expansion in both the flat glass and...
  • Glass Doctor owners, Justin and Jennifer Eimers, in Sioux Falls, S.D., earned the Glass Doctor Franchisee of the Year Award at The Dwyer Group International Conference, Sept. 29 to Oct. 3 in San Antonio, according to an Oct. 8 Glass Doctor release.The Franchisee of the Year Award is the highest honor for a franchisee in the Glass Doctor network. The winning franchise must show consistent growth...
  • The global flat glass market is expected to grow at an annual rate of 9.34 percent from 2012 to 2016, driven by increased demand from the construction and automotive sectors, according a forecast report from TechNavio, released Sept. 6. The report covers market trends, market drivers, challenges to growth, market opportunities and threats, and additional information about key vendors in the...
  • The Dwyer Group, parent company of seven service-based franchise brands including Glass Doctor, has announced the appointment of Mary Kennedy Thompson to the position of director of veteran affairs, effective immediately.Thompson, who serves as the president of Mr. Rooter, was appointed to this additional role in a newly-created position that aims to attract more veterans to franchise...
  • The U.S. construction sector, in addition to the overall economy, will continue to accelerate at a mild pace throughout 2013, according to the ITR Trends 10 report from ITR Economics. “2013 will be better than 2012,” says Jeff Dietrich, senior analyst. “2013 will see changes in taxes, but the economy overall is relatively stable and still growing, albeit at a milder pace than many would like. …...
  • Guardian Industries has launched a Spanish version of its global website, www.guardian.com, in addition to enhancing the site's navigational tools and content.  According to Guardian officials, the improved navigation allows visitors to easily search for products and solutions under the company’s Glass, Automotive and Building Products sections. The expanded drop-down menus are intuitively...
  • Guardian Industries has reached an agreement in principle for KGIC LLC, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, to purchase a minority stake in Guardian, according to an Oct. 3 letter from the Guardian board of directors to employees. As both are private companies, the terms of the transaction were not released."This announcement to employees came after a comprehensive and deliberate process by the...
  • The Glass Doctor Leadership Council welcomed five new representatives at its meeting Tuesday. The new representatives were elected from among the more than 180 Glass Doctor independent franchise owners across the United States and Canada, according to a June 15 company release.The Glass Doctor Leadership Council members work with the corporate home office to develop ongoing strategic plans and...
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  • The National Glass Association and the Glass Association of North America held the first joint task force meeting in late February to discuss a possible combination of the two industry trade associations. The NGA task force is represented by:Michael Albert, S. Albert GlassAngelo Rivera, Faour Glass Technologies Nicole Harris, NGA President & CEOJerry Jacobs, NGA General Counsel...
  • Task force seeks to work more collaboratively and explore combining the two organizations.The National Glass Association and the Glass Association of North America have together appointed a joint task force to optimize service to members of both organizations, and to coordinate advocacy and technical support, along with education and training initiatives for the glass and glazing industry. This...
  • Apogee Enterprises Inc. acquired the assets of privately held Sotawall Inc., a leading designer and fabricator of high-performance, unitized curtain wall systems for commercial construction projects in North America, for approximately $135 million. It will operate as Sotawall Ltd. within Apogee, which provides distinctive value-added glass solutions for the architectural and picture framing...