Latest News in Auto Glass

  • Arcadia Corp., Newark, N.J., developed the Arcadia Glass division of its business following the closure of neighboring Rose City Glass, according to a March 2 article from the Wayne Post. "They closed and we took over serving the people of Wayne County," Arcadia Owner Kathryn Roberts said in the article. 
  • A former employee is suing Cabell Glass Company, Inc., for violations of the West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act, according to a Feb. 23 article in The West Virginia Record. Michael P. Wentz was employed by the defendant from 2005 until Feb. 18, 2011, according to a complaint filed Feb. 6 in Cabell Circuit Court, the article states.
  • Surface Dynamix completed its move to a new facility that includes an R&D and training facility. The 1,200-square-foot training center provides up to 12 trainees at a time the opportunity to learn all facets of the repair process, according to a Feb. 16 company release. The center features two vehicles and six work stations, as well as the SilverDome inspection center, a 10-fooot by 12-foot...
  • Glass Doctor moved up to 163 on the "Franchise 500" list, as published in the January 2012 issue of Entrepreneur magazine, according to a Dec. 23 company release. This is the fourth consecutive year Glass Doctor has climbed the annual list. The company was ranked 167 last year, 240 in 2010, 277 in 2009 and 312 in 2008.In addition, Entrepreneur also ranked Glass Doctor higher on its list of...
  • ListonDawsonGaiMark Liston has been named president of Glass Doctor, following the recent resignation of Mark Dawson, according to a company release. Dawson, who is leaving to pursue other ventures, has been at Glass Doctor for more than 20 years, and president for the last six and a half of those years.Liston has served as vice president at Glass Doctor for the past two years. He has more than...
  • The NSG Group has announced a new, simplified image for the company that retains the Pilkington brand name, while emphasizing the NSG Group's position as a global leader in the glass industry, according to a Nov. 14 company release. The NSG Group mark will be the single top level identity for the group's operations. Pilkington will continue to be used as a brand mark for products, such as...
  • Ray Asbery, CEO of Equalizer Industries and a well respected figure in the auto glass industry, passed away unexpectedly, Sept. 27. He had been recovering from a difficult back surgery.His funeral will be held Monday, Oct. 3, at 1:00 pm at the First United Methodist Church, 500 East Pecan Street, Pugerville, TX 78660. A celebration of Ray's life will be held immediately following the...
  • The National Glass Association announced Chris Mammen as the association's new chairman of the board. He took the office Sept. 14 at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, in Atlanta. President of M3 Glass Technologies, Mammen has served on the board since 2006.New executive officers are Chairman-Elect Bill Evans of Evans Glass Co. and Treasurer Robert Brown of Brown's...
  • Officials from Texas Armoring Corp. demonstrated the effectiveness of their armored car products by shooting rounds from an AK-47 at the company's CEO while he sat behind bullet-proof windshield, according to a Sept. 6 article from MySanAntonio.com. 
  • While Hurricane Irene was not as severe as many forecasters feared, the storm still packed a devastating punch, killing at least 35 in 10 states as it cut a large swath of damage up the East Coast of the country, according to an Aug. 29 USA Today article. Damage varied in the storm's wake, with areas of Vermont and New Jersey still grappling with flooding, and more than 5 million still without...
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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...