The Auto Glass Safety Council (formerly the AGRSS Council Inc.) is inviting members of the auto glass community to donate items of value to be auctioned off at the Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) Silent Auction at Auto Glass Week. The auction will be taking place Friday, September 21, 2012 at the Welcoming Cocktail Party.
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Auto Glass Safety Council Seeks Items for Auto Glass Week Silent Auction
A Connecticut amendment to an auto glass-related bill has passed the House of Representatives and is currently in the Senate awaiting the floor. The amendment adds language to bill 5231 that must be read by insurance companies and third-party administrators (TPA) to customers advising them of their right to choose their auto glass shop. The amendment also makes it illegal for the insurance company or TPA to provide the customer with the name of or direct the customer to a glass shop that is owned by the claims administrator or the same parent company that owns the insurance company or TPA.
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Connecticut Right to Choose Amendment Passed by House; Moves Forward to Senate
Village Glassmith, located in Wellesley Hills, Mass., filed a suit in Massachusetts against Arbella Mutual Insurance Company for failure to pay the auto glass shop’s invoices in October 2010. Donald Cotton, owner of the business, claims that a contract existed between his shop and the insurance company due to the assignment of rights.
Auto Glass Shop Sues Arbella Mutual Insurance Company for Failure to Pay
As the Auto Glass Week event in Louisville, Ky., approaches many companies are preparing technicians for the auto glass repair and replacement competitions. Glass Doctor is holding four preliminary feeder competitions across the company to ultimately choose two technicians to represent the company in the Pilkington Clear Advantage Auto Glass Technician Olympics taking place September 21-22, 2012 in Louisville, Ky.
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Glass Doctor Preparing Technicians for Competition at Auto Glass Week
The Japan-based NSG Group has appointed Keiji Yoshikawa as its representative executive officer, executive vice president of the company, and chief project management officer. In addition, the company has divided its automotive business unit into two strategic business units (SBUs): the auto glass replacement (AGR) and original-equipment (OE).
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NSG Group Appoints New Executive VP; Divides Automotive Business Units into AGR, OE
Mike Paley, president and owner of Freedom Glass in Midlothian, Va., recently was elected to the board of directors of the Auto Glass Safety Council Inc. (formerly the AGRSS Council Inc.).
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Freedom Glass Owner Mike Paley Elected to Auto Glass Safety Council Board
Allstate Insurance has introduced a new program called the “Claim Satisfaction Guarantee,” through which company officials say policyholders who are unhappy with the company’s auto claims service will receive a credit on their auto policies.
Allstate "Guarantees" Claims Service with New Program
The April glassBYTEs.com™ newscast, sponsored by AGRR magazine, includes an update on the Repair of Laminated Auto Glass Standard (ROLAGS) and interviews with industry representatives about insurance and the role it plays in the auto glass industry.
Watch the April glassBYTEs.com™ Newscast: A Look at the ROLAGS Standard, Insurance Industry and More
The purchase of the Auto Windscreens brand and some of its assets by Trifords Limited, part of the Markerstudy Group, will create 250 new jobs at the newly revived company, according to a statement from the United Kingdom (UK)-based Markerstudy Group.
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Davies to Lead Revived Auto Windscreens; New Brand Owner to Create 250 New Jobs