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Police Officer Fires through Windshield after Being Hit By Car

The Columbus, Ohio, Police Department on February 12 released shocking body camera footage showing the moment that a sergeant opened fire after being struck by a driver in a stolen car. Video here.

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Cincinnati Auto Glass Shops Hit with Surge in Business Due to Car Break-ins

An auto theft spree that struck residents in a Cincinnati, Ohio, apartment complex created booming business for area auto glass shops. According to WLWT 5 in Cincinnati, more than a dozen cars were broken into recently at area apartment complexes. … Continue reading

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Rock Thrown from Overpass Shatters Windshield

A Barberton, Ohio, woman’s windshield was shattered on January 27 when someone threw a cantaloupe-sized rock from a highway overpass. Video here.

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Safelite Creates ‘Safelite Spot’

Safelite recently introduced the “Safelite Spot,” an interactive play space at the world’s largest Ronald McDonald House in Columbus, Ohio. Children can “drive” the Safelite van and hear the company’s jingle when they honk the horn, zoom cars across the … Continue reading

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Just What This Glassmaker Needs

Help wanted. Manufacturer Fuyao Glass America wants to find skilled workers fluent in Mandarin for its new 600,000-square-foot facility in Dayton, Ohio. The company announced the new plant last December 2022, and now it’s time to fill it. According to … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Techs Battle Oppressive Heat

Summer hit Christopher Grafe like a brick. The owner/operator of Texas Glass in Boerne, Texas, Grafe is smack dab in the middle of a draining heat wave making auto glass repairs and replacements more challenging. Texas Glass, Boerne, Texas “We … Continue reading

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Patriot Armor Purchases All Glass Fabricating Assets from O’Gara-Hess & Eisenhardt

Patriot Armor, headquartered in Lenox Dale, Mass., purchased the glass fabricating assets from O’Gara-Hess & Eisenhardt Armoring Company LLC (“O’Gara”). Patriot Armor has secured a long-term lease for the former O’Gara glass plant in Cincinnati, Ohio, and will commence operations … Continue reading

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Students Get Look at Auto Glass and Business at Fuyao Glass Factory

The factory was the subject of the Oscar-winning documentary film “American Factory,” released in 2019. The documentary covered the opening of the factory following the closure of a General Motors assembly plant in Moraine, Ohio. Click here to read more. … Continue reading

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Family Urges Caution After Flying Ice Shatters Windshield on Interstate in Ohio

A Warren County family is urging drivers to remove hazards from their vehicles before heading out on the roads. Joey and Bella Kleinow were driving on I-71 near South Lebanon on Saturday night when a large slab of ice flew … Continue reading

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City of Bend Uses New ‘Barnacle’ Tool to Enforce Unpaid Parking Tickets

The traditional parking-enforcement “boot” is getting the boot. The city of Bend has implemented a new tool to enforce parking ticket payments. If you have several outstanding parking tickets, you might see a big yellow block stuck on your windshield. … Continue reading

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Creative Extruded Products LLC and BTA Enterprises LLC Close Businesses

Creative Extruded Products LLC and BTA Enterprises LLC closed doors on their businesses based in Tipp City and Trotwood, Ohio, in late December. Employees were notified of closure in late October. On January 10, assets were “voluntarily surrendered and assigned” … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Industry Loses Two More

Lee Essman Sasscer, 87, died Nov. 17, 2021, in White Plains, Maryland. Born in Washington, DC, Sasscer co-owned A-1 Auto Glass Co. in La Plata, Md. with his oldest son. He is survived by children, Robin Sasscer Maude of La … Continue reading

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40-Person Teenage Gang Blamed for Rash of Ohio-Area Car Break-Ins

Authorities claim the ‘Glacier Gang’ has been breaking into and stealing cars all over Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. It should be noted that many owners have left them unlocked or with valuables visible inside. Click here to read more.

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Gerber Collision & Glass Acquires Two Repair Centers in Ohio

The Boyd Group Inc. announced the acquisition of two collision repair centers in Medina and North Ridgeville, Ohio. The repair centers previously operated as South of the Square Collision Center, originating in Medina in 1999 and expanding to the North … Continue reading

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Custom Glass Acquires Oklahoma-based Cameron Glass

In early October, Custom Glass Solutions, LLC of Worthington, Ohio, acquired Cameron Glass Inc. of Broken Arrow, Ok. Cameron Glass, also known as CamGlass, was founded in 1978 by Jim Cameron and his father, Ray Cameron. The company employs 125 … Continue reading

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Custom Glass Solutions Recognizes First Wave of Certificate Recipients in New Job Mastery Program

Custom Glass Solutions (CGS) recently held its first ceremony to deliver Certificates of Job Mastery and Task Mastery to its employees completing their job-based, structured, on-the-job training program. 156 total employees received certificate portfolios at the company’s facilities in Upper … Continue reading

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Gerber Collision & Glass Acquires Repair Center in Pennsylvania

The Boyd Group Inc. announced its acquisition of a collision repair center in Erie, Pa. This repair center operated as Jensen’s Target Collision for the past 72 years. Erie is the fifth largest city in Pennsylvania and the primary city … Continue reading

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Gerber Collision & Glass Acquires Two Repair Centers in Ohio

The Boyd Group Inc. (the Boyd Group) announced the acquisition of two collision repair centers in Ohio. These locations previously operated as Frankie & Dylan’s Complete Collision & Custom Repair, originating in Mentor, Ohio in 1995 and expanding to Streetsboro, … Continue reading

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Governor Supports Fuyao Glass America

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine joined Fuyao Glass America (Fuyao) to announce the creation of 100 new jobs at its Moraine facility. DeWine was joined by Fuyao chairman, Cho Tak Wong, China Consul General Huang Ping, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and … Continue reading

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Schools in Session: NSG/Pilkington Gives Students a Lesson in Manufacturing

A group of middle school students recently had the opportunity to step out of the classroom and learn about manufacturing firsthand. Pilkington’s team at its Rossford, Ohio, plant had been seeking outreach opportunities to teach students about manufacturing even before … Continue reading

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Custom Glass Solutions Buys NASG

Custom Glass Solutions, LLC (CGS), acquired NASG Holdings, Inc. (NASG) from Consolidated Glass Holdings, Inc. on May 3, 2019. CGS is an Ohio based manufacturer that makes laminated windshields and large format glass. NASG is a specialty glass and window … Continue reading

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Custom Glass Solutions Expands in Ohio

Custom Glass Solutions (CGS) announced an expansion with its third facility in Ohio. The 136,000 square-foot facility at 130 W. Jones Rd. in Fostoria will give CGS additional capacity for laminating and insulating glass production, assembly, and a new home … Continue reading

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New Distribution Center for Fuyao

Fuyao Glass Industry Group recently confirmed the company’s plans to purchase land for a new distribution center to be located in Moraine, Ohio. Fuyao is a Chinese auto glass maker and one of the largest glass manufacturers in the Dayton, … Continue reading

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Gerber Collision & Glass Opens Repair Location in Ohio

The Boyd Group Inc. announced the opening of a collision repair center in Brunswick, Ohio. Previously it operated as Schade’s Auto Body which served Brunswick for 25 years. “With the opening of this location, we continue to strengthen our position … Continue reading

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Industry Legislation Progresses in Oklahoma, Ohio and Louisiana

As the legislative season continues in state capitols around the country, several bills related to the auto glass industry have progressed in recent days. Oklahoma Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has signed legislation related to service warranties into law. The bill, … Continue reading

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Forklift Accident Results in Death at Fuyao Glass America

The Moraine, Ohio, Police and Fire Divisions were dispatched to Fuyao Glass America early this morning after receiving a report of a forklift accident. The accident resulted in the death of the forklift operator, according to Sergeant Kenneth Lloyd of the Moraine Police Division. Continue reading

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TechnaGlass Purchases Ohio and Utah Franchises

TechnaGlass has purchased the Cincinnati, Ohio and St. George, Utah franchises of TechnaGlass as part of its strategy to operate and develop company-owned units. In Ohio, Joe Dills, the former TechnaGlass franchisee, will remain with the company and will oversee … Continue reading

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NSG Pilkington to Take Ohio Float Line Offline for Repair

NSG Pilkington will invest an estimated $40 million this summer to repair one of its two float glass lines at its Rossford, Ohio, facility, according a statement released from the company. The Ohio facility produces float glass, some of which supplies Pilkington’s original equipment manufacturing and aftermarket fabrication of automotive glass. Continue reading

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Glass America Acquires Ryan’s Auto Glass

Glass America, a subsidiary of the Boyd Group, has purchased Ryan’s Auto Glass, which includes four locations serving the Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio, area. Ryan’s Auto Glass is a business unit of All Service Glass, which is based in Lima, Ohio. The corporate location in Lima is not a part of the deal. Continue reading

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