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Fix Auto World Intends to Regain Trademark, Enter U.S. Market

Steve Leal, president of Canada-based Fix Auto World, announced yesterday his plans to regain the rights to the Fix Auto trademark in the United States from Fix Auto USA, with intentions to directly enter the U.S. market by the end … Full Story

Lee & Cates Glass CEO Tommy Lee Has Guided His Family Business Back from the Depths of the Great Recession

Tommy Lee wrestled with those dead-of-night worries. It was, he recalls, “when everything went south.” The third-generation president and CEO of Jacksonville-based Lee & Cates Glass Inc. was guiding the company through the Great Recession and a 2009 state investigation into fraud charges of overbilling insurance claims. Full Story

Safelite Celebrates 70th Anniversary

Safelite AutoGlass is celebrating its 70th anniversary. The company started as one shop in a junkyard, and now has more than 9,200 MobileGlassShops, according to the company. “Sure, we celebrate our anniversary and acknowledge this 70-year milestone, but we are … Full Story

Consumer Watchdog Urges Congress to Let States Set Safety Standards for Autonomous Vehicles

As a House subcommittee considered more than a dozen bills proposing various federal standards for self-driving vehicles, the group Consumer Watchdog expressed concern that a federal proposal to pre-empt state safety regulations “would leave a regulatory void without meaningful safety protections.” Full Story

Hail Breaks Vehicle’s Windows in Cowley County; Causes Crash

COWLEY COUNTY, Kan. — A woman ended up in a ditch while driving through storms in Cowley County, the windows of her vehicle - busted out. Full Story

Safelite and Former Employee Reach Settlement

Mauro Castillo Vidal and Safelite Fulfillment Inc. have reached a settlement in the case accusing the auto glass installation company of discrimination, which was brought forth after Vidal’s termination in 2010.  Vidal worked as a warehouse driver for the company … Full Story

Saint-Gobain to Increase its Flat Glass Production Capabilities in Mexico

Saint-Gobain has announced it is building a new flat glass (float) production line in Saltillo in Mexico. This plant, scheduled to come on stream at the beginning of 2020, will manufacture glass for the automotive and construction sectors. It will … Full Story

The “Holy Grail” of PC Glazing Appears on the Electric Tommykaira ZZ

Teijin has developed the world’s first “pillar-less” PC windshield for a commercial car. Full Story