As the editorial editor of his school newspaper and an active volunteer in causes ranging from Muscular Dystrophy Association to Junior Achievement, Mark Liston had hoped to become a grade school teacher when he graduated from West High School in 1972. He liked the franchising industry and stayed with it, working with several more companies before joining the Glass Doctor in 2010 as vice president of operations. The auto glass repair and replacement franchising group has more than 300 locations in Canada and the U.S.; in December, he was named president.
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Young Americans: For Mark Liston, Work Ethic and Attitude Trump Degree
The Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued a clarification to the safety regulations relating to a truck’s window visibility that now allows the use of compliant window films on big rigs’ sidelites, according to information from the International Window Film Association (IWFA).
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FMCSA Begins Allowing Window Film Use on Big Rig Sidelites
Officials at the Washington Glass Association (WGA) in Tacoma, Wash., have announced newly elected officers and board of directors, effective March 1, 2012.
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Washington Glass Association Names New Officers, Board of Directors
American Trucking Associations and the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association together called on the federal government to begin researching how standards for crashworthiness for heavy trucks could benefit America’s professional truck drivers.
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Trucking Groups Call on NHTSA to Examine Truck Crashworthiness Standards
Safelite AutoGlass® has signed up to become a diamond-level member of the National Auto Body Council (NABC), according to a release from the association.
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Safelite Joins National Auto Body Council
The Independent Glass Association (IGA) of Iowa recently hosted an Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standards (AGRSS) seminar, during which AGRSS business development director Dan Mock spoke.
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IGA of Iowa Hosts AGRSS Informational Session
Lebanon businesses continue to feel the punch of a tornado that roared through Wilson County last month, but the companies that sustained the most damage do not anticipate any job losses as a result.
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Tornado’s Impact Resonates in Wilson Business Community
The Independent Glass Association’s (IGA) board of directors and several industry associates met last week in Scottsdale, Ariz., to discuss the development of a technological standard for the auto glass industry.
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IGA Calls for Technological Standard for Auto Glass Industry
The Independent Glass Association (IGA) recently launched an online data collection service designed to collect information about possible steering incidents from shop owners and technicians throughout the industry. IGA president Dave Zoldowski, who also serves as president of Auto One in Brighton, Mich., took the time today to talk to glassBYTEs.com/AGRR magazine about the program and its goal.
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Questions Abound About New Steering Data Collection Service
CSR will move ahead with plans to close its North Geelong Viridian automotive glass plant later this year after exhausting all rescue options.
Viridian Hopes Shatter, 70 Jobs to Go