AGRReports May/June 2018

Top Stories from glassBYTEs.com™

These were the most-clicked stories since the last issue of AGRR™ magazine. If you’d like to stay up to date on all the AGRR industry news, sign up for AGRR™ magazine’s free business-day e-newsletter at glassBYTES.com™.

1. J.N. Phillips and Techna Glass Inc. Form One Company

Two of the nation’s top auto glass companies, the Bowrail Group, (parent of J.N. Phillips and StrategicClaim) and Techna Glass Inc., are combining under a new holding company called TruRoad Holdings Inc. The move significantly changes the landscape of the auto glass installation market and forms the nation’s second largest auto glass and claims management company.

For more on this story, visit glassBYTEs.com and enter “J.N. Phillips.”

2. Forklift Accident Results in Death at Fuyao Glass America

The Moraine, Ohio, Police and Fire Divisions were dispatched to Fuyao Glass America early March 20 after receiving a report of a forklift accident. The accident resulted in the death of the forklift operator, according to the Moraine Police Division.

For more on this story, enter “Forklift Accident.”

3. State Farm Responds to Claims of Influencing Non-OEM Auto Repair

A jury recently found Texas-based John Eagle Collision Center liable for injuries sustained by Matthew and Marcia Seebachan following a 2013 crash because a repair was not done according to OEM specifications, according to the verdict. Now, State Farm is in the spotlight for its alleged role in influencing that repair. The couple is suing for negligence and breach of warranty.

For more on this story, visit glassBYTEs.com and enter “State Farm.”

4. Insurance Claims Management Announces New Majority Owners

Dan Wilson, former CEO of Safelite Group, and Paul Gross, former CEO of Insurance Claims Management (ICM), the privately held parent company of HSG and the ProGlass Alliance Network, are now the majority owners of ICM as an investor group.

For more on this story, visit glassBYTEs.com and enter “Majority Owners.”

5. Auto Glass Company Investigated for Door-to-Door Marketing Tactics

An auto glass company based in Tampa, Fla., is under scrutiny. DNS Auto Glass was the subject of WFTV9’s recent report on consumer complaints of high-pressure sales pitches by so-called “glass harvesters,” salespeople who promise a “free windshield” while trying to pursuade car owners to file a claim for windshield replacement despite minimal damage.

For more on this story, visit glassBYTEs.com and enter “DNS Auto Glass” into the News Archive Search box

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