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Violent Hailstorm Smashes Auto Glass, Makes Local Business Adapt

On Saturday, April 20, a severe storm passed through Rock Hill, South Carolina. The storm wreaked havoc throughout the community and caused extensive auto glass damage. The storm produced winds up to 90 mph and hail at least 2 inches … Continue reading

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Safelite’s Expansion Continues with Tri State Auto Glass Acquisition

Safelite’s recent purchase of Tri State Auto Glass is the latest in its many acquisitions. On February 23, AGRR/glassBYTEs confirmed that Safelite bought Tri State Auto Glass. That morning, a local source saw Safelite trucks and signage at one Tri … Continue reading

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Safelite Makes Another Purchase in the Carolinas

Safelite has acquired the auto glass repair and replacement company Tri State Auto Glass. AGRR/glassBYTEs has confirmed that they completed the transaction. With very rare exceptions, Safelite usually purchases the assets of its acquisitions. Safelite trucks and signage were seen … Continue reading

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Allstate Withdraws Commercial Coverage in 15 States

Allstate informed insurance regulators in 15 states of its plans to drop commercial coverage, including auto and other products such as inland marine and liability. The insurance company plans to pull out of Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, … Continue reading

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S.C. County Looks to Install Bulletproof Glass in Cop Cars

The Oconee County, S.C., council voted to install bulletproof glass on law enforcement vehicles in the wake of a deputy shooting. The county must buy more than 100 bulletproof windshields to protect all of the county’s law enforcement officers. The … Continue reading

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South Carolina Legislature Delves into Insurance Policies, Auto Glass

Four measures relating to the auto glass repair and replacement (AGRR) industry have been pre-filed and assigned to committees in the South Carolina House of Representatives. From the Rural Area Support Act that requires insurance policies to contain an appraisal … Continue reading

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Increasing Costs Continue to Impact Auto Glass Shops

Winter is over and summer is around the corner, but auto glass shops continue to struggle with the same challenges the new year presented in January. Costs of materials, availability of glass and the price of gasoline impact business. Patricia … Continue reading

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Chinese-owned South Carolina Auto Glass Maker Expands in Upstate, Adds 121 Jobs

Fuyao Glass America Inc. announced in January 2019 that it would build a 182,000 square-foot processing center with light production capabilities, investing $16.1 million and creating 70 jobs. Tuesday’s announcement said the company will add assembly operations to install parts … Continue reading

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South Carolina Man Jumped On Car, Fired Shots Through Sunroof

Shamauri Raja’Un McCall, 24, of Columbia, was arrested Tuesday and charged with attempted murder and domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature. The charges stem from an incident Dec. 11, 2021, according to deputies. Click here to read more. … Continue reading

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Century Glass Celebrates Three Decades of Growth in South Carolina

A focus on customer service, a team of quality employees and dedicated customers are ingredients in the recipe for success in the auto glass industry. “Really, it’s having a great team and having a fantastic customer base,” says Randy Wright … Continue reading

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The $11,000 Reason Not to Break the Glass

Replacing the windshield in a half-a-million-dollar car might sound intimidating but head auto glass technician Gary Blakely says the key is to just, “get out of your head.” “At the end of the day it’s four wheels, some sort of … Continue reading

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Fuyao Creates Jobs in South Carolina

Fuyao North America Inc. is launching a new processing center in Greenville County. According to the company, its $16.1 million investment is expected to create approximately 70 new jobs in the area. The company’s new, 182,000-square-foot processing center with light … Continue reading

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South Carolina Starts the Year with Pre-Filed Bill

Just before South Carolina rung in the New Year, a new bill, also referred to as H3374, could affect its code of laws related to auto collision coverage in reference to auto glass. According to the South Carolina’s State Legislature, … Continue reading

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