December 6, 2012
Guardian Industries has launched a Spanish version of its global website, www.guardian.com, in addition to enhancing the site's navigational tools and content. According to Guardian officials, the improved navigation allows visitors to easily search for products and solutions under the company’s Glass, Automotive and Building Products sections. The expanded drop-down menus are intuitively...
February 23, 2012
A former employee is suing Cabell Glass Company, Inc., for violations of the West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act, according to a Feb. 23 article in The West Virginia Record. Michael P. Wentz was employed by the defendant from 2005 until Feb. 18, 2011, according to a complaint filed Feb. 6 in Cabell Circuit Court, the article states.
February 17, 2012
Surface Dynamix completed its move to a new facility that includes an R&D and training facility. The 1,200-square-foot training center provides up to 12 trainees at a time the opportunity to learn all facets of the repair process, according to a Feb. 16 company release. The center features two vehicles and six work stations, as well as the SilverDome inspection center, a 10-fooot by 12-foot...
August 14, 2011
Officials of Delta Kits Inc. announced Aug. 15 that the company is expanding to better serve its East Coast and European customers. As part of that effort, Korey Gobin, Delta Kits account executive and the 2010 Windshield Repair Person of the year, will manage East Coast operations."Having spent my windshield repair career in Oregon up to this point, I'm looking forward to being closer to...
August 7, 2011
Guardian Automotive opened a new distribution warehouse in Tucson, Ariz., bringing its number of distribution locations to 10 across the United States, according to an Aug. 10 company release. All 10 branches provide day and night local and nationwide delivery service for high quality automotive, truck, bus and RV glass."Our distribution branches also carry a full line of auto glass installation...
July 28, 2011
Officials from Saint-Gobain said the company is confident it will reach its 2011 goals, reporting that net profits rose to EUR768 million ($1.1 billion) for the first half of the year, up 53 percent from the same period last year, according to a July 28 article from the Dow Jones Newswires. Revenue and operating income were also up in the first half.
June 21, 2011
Officials of C.R. Laurence announced the opening of its new manufacturing headquarters in Los Angeles, Calif. The 330,000-square-foot facility is the largest CRL facility to date, and brings the company's overall manufacturing and distribution capacity in the area to roughly one million square feet, according to a June 21 release."This new facility reflects upon CRL's...
May 10, 2011
PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, recently announced the following executive assignments, effective May 1:Gary Danowski, vice president, flat glass, has been named vice president, automotive refinish, EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), based at the Rolle, Switzerland, headquarters of PPG Europe and reporting to John Outcalt, vice president, automotive refinish.Richard A. Beuke, vice president...
August 25, 2010
Safelite AutoGlass, headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, has opened a new retail location in Kansas City, Mo. The store, located at 8147 North Oak Trafficway, is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Mobile repair service is available on Sunday. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 816/436-2201."This new location is much needed," said Joel Dannen, area general manager, in an Aug. 25...
April 1, 2010
On March 31, 2010, Judge Sara Lioi of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio doubled the damages Chinese windshield manufacturer Xinyi Automobile Glass Co. must pay Saint-Gobain Autover for its willful infringement of Saint-Gobain’s patents. Judge Lioi also ordered payment of attorney fees and costs for a total award of more than $24 million, according to an...