Industry News
A unique partnering of companies in the Canadian autoglass industry continues to grow and expand across Canada. Formed in 2003, the focus of this organization is to obtain buying power and market share for independent autoglass retailers.
Clarification: This article makes reference to a Fein cutout tool that does not cut skin. Although accurate for 'round saw blades', most other blades are capable of cutting skin and are shipped with protective covers to prevent cuts when handling. Chris Skalkos, Editor.
Independent autoglass companies in Ontario now have a place to go!
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The Canadian Window and Door Manufacturers Association (CWDMA) will host Win-door North America 2007 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (North Building) from November 13 to 15.
AFG Industries changed its name to AGC Flat Glass North America in September. Asahi Glass Company, AFG’s parent company since 1992, is unifying the group brand globally under the name AGC. The name change coincides with the 100th anniversary of Asahi and will impact all Asahi companies including automotive and flat glass.
The most common complaint I hear from glass professionals is about the cost of damaged glass. From glass fabricators to glass contractors, handling glass products from the plant to the racks or from the truck to the job site requires the right tools.
A purchase and shipping scam circulating in the US was stopped dead in its tracks when it reached Gary Leis of South Country Glass in Medicine Hat, Alberta.
In 2003, Solutia introduced its new technology under the Vanceva brand umbrella that combined digital imaging with the durability of laminated glass that preserves the integrity of the images for as long as the glass is in the building.
The Canadian Glass Association brings news to the industry from coast-to-coast.
Courage Distributing, based in Mississauga, Ontario, has become notorious for its window film and paint protection seminars over the past decade.
An international autoglass competition is gaining momentum in North America after the National Glass Association (NGA) accepted an offer in September to participate in this event.
Canadian company Frame/Lok Limited based in Kelowna, British Columbia, has become one of the first Canadian companies to pass a strategic bomb-blast protection test for a new international safety glazing standard – EXV 33 ISO/DIS draft 16933 Glass in Building Explosion Resistant Security Glazing.
The proper treatment of corrosion will increase the professional image of your autoglass shop.
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