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1 Arizona Senate Passes Auto Glass Bill with $2,500 Penalty Per Violation
The Arizona Senate unanimously passed SB 1410 as introduced by State Commerce Committee Chair J.D. Mesnard. SB 1410 specifies requirements for an auto glass repair or replacement facility that conducts glass repair, replacement or recalibration on a vehicle equipped with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). The bill has since
been signed into law (see page 48 for more details).
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2 PGW Auto Glass Sold to One Firm Equity Partners
PGW Glass was sold by its owner, LKQ Corporation, to One Firm Equity
Partners (OEP). PGW Auto Glass distributes aftermarket glass in 113 facilities in the
U.S. and Canada, and is headquartered in Cranberry Township, Pa.
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3 A New Resin is Coming to Town
The question of whether or not windshield breaks can be repaired in the camera sweep area of vehicles with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) may soon be answered with a “yes.”
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4 Belron and AGC Comment on Russian Invasion of Ukraine
The war between Russia and Ukraine has put lives— and businesses—on hold. Belron, which owns and operates Safelite AutoGlass and Safelite Solutions in the U.S., operates glass services under Carglass® in one location in Ukraine. In November 2010, Belron acquired 12 auto glass repair and replacement locations in four Russian cities formerly owned by Mobiscar LLC.
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5 Settlement Reached in Subaru Class Action Windshield Lawsuit
A settlement has been reached in the class action lawsuit against car manufacturer Subaru that alleged that the windshields of certain vehicles were prone to cracking. Under the terms of the settlement agreement, Subaru will extend the warranty of the covered vehicles
to eight years with unlimited miles and will cover expenses for the replacement of one free windshield including for car owners who have already replaced the original windshield due to cracking if the repair was done by an authorized retailer or third party.
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