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In Memoriam: Gregory J. Barwick

Gregory J. Barwick, 66, of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, died unexpectedly on June 3, 2024. He was a former co-owner of Lehigh Valley Auto Glass. Read more here.

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In Memoriam: Gary Thoms

Gary Thoms recently passed away in his sleep at his home in Portland, Connecticut. Thoms was employed for over 35 years in the auto glass industry. Read more here.

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Talk About It: Mental Illness Takes A Toll in Auto Glass Industry

There’s famously an important rule for “fight club”: don’t talk about it. While that might be smart for a fictional underground group, that same rule doesn’t apply to mental health. In fact, when it comes to the auto glass industry, … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Donald Joseph Thome

Donald Joseph Thome Jr. (Pinky), a beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away peacefully on Monday, April 1, 2024. Growing up, he was always an automotive aficionado, buying, restoring and selling cars was his passion. He began his lifelong auto … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Business Worth Billions According to Market Research

According to Verified Market Research (VMR) data, the Auto Glass Market was valued at $23.1 billion in 2023. VMR estimates the value will reach $29.25 billion by 2023, meaning a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 5.2% from 2024 to 2030. … Continue reading

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Michigan Auto Glass Shop Sees Value as AGSC Member Company

After more than 40 years in the auto glass industry, taking care of their customers and maintaining a good reputation remains a priority for Lou and Rose Denning of Denning Auto Glass in Coldwater, Mich. Safety is at the top … Continue reading

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Police Investigating Increase of Car Break-Ins in Downtown Kansas City

This week, more than a dozen residents in a private garage in Downtown found their vehicle windows smashed. While it’s awful for certain people, it’s good for those in the auto glass industry. Kevin Dvorak owns Clarity AutoGlass in Gladstone, … Continue reading

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Final Day of Auto Glass Week Focuses on the Positives of Working in the Auto Glass Industry

The final day of Auto Glass Week 2022 in San Antonio kicked off with seminars that covered the best ways to increase business and wrapped up with a Career Day panel that focused on why the auto glass industry is … Continue reading

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Supply Chain and Materials Costs: Challenges Persist for Auto Glass Industry, Part 1

Call it what you will. Growing pains. Challenges. Opportunities for innovation. The auto glass industry is going through a difficult time of changes. “I think number one, that’s pretty obvious: the supply chain challenges,” says Ryan Mandell, director of performance … Continue reading

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Expert Says Auto Glass Industry Ripe for More Cyberattacks

Cyber threats have been a concern for some time now, and the auto glass industry is not immune to them, with Mygrant Glass being the most recent company to suspect a hacking incident in January. Mygrant was in touch with … Continue reading

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Safelite Imposes New Documentation Requirements

Safelite Solutions, a leading third-party administrator to the auto glass industry, has issued new policies and procedures for auto glass services companies to submit documentation for reimbursement for recalibration services. Safelite’s new rules, to become effective as of April 23, … Continue reading

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PPI: January 2021 Shows Rise in Industry Material Pricing

Prices for materials used in the auto glass industry showed mostly increases in January 2021, according to recently released Producer Price Index (PPI) data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The monthly PPI, which includes auto glass*, increased by … Continue reading

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PPI: December 2020 Shows Solid Rise in Auto Glass Material Pricing

Prices for materials used in the auto glass industry showed mostly increases in December 2020, according to recently released Producer Price Index (PPI) data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The monthly PPI, which includes auto glass*, increased by … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week™ 2019 Welcomes Three New Cobalt Sponsors

Auto Glass Week™ (AGW) is ready to bring you three full days of valued education, networking opportunities, exciting competitions and an exhibition floor full of top industry suppliers. The show will take place at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, … Continue reading

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PPI: Auto Glass Materials Prices On The Move In November

Prices for almost all materials used in the auto glass industry saw noticeable increases and decreases in November 2018, according to recently released Producer Price Index (PPI) data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The monthly PPI category that … Continue reading

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All I Want for Christmas …

Christmas is almost here, and everyone has a list – even folks in the automotive glass industry. Continue reading

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Continued Government Shutdown Could Impact the Auto Glass Industry

Though the government shutdown has yet to have a big impact on consumer spending, if the closure continues to drag on, this could change, according to Ford’s chief economist. The shutdown could impact AGRR if consumers lose confidence that an end to the political stalemate is near and curtail their spending on these services. Continue reading

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