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May/June  2004

WGRReports
  repair news

 

WEBSITES
Delta Revamps Website
Delta Kits Inc. of Eugene, Ore., has revamped its website to include an open forum for visitors to discuss issues of importance to windshield repair technicians. According to company president Brent Deines, the forum has been a success thus far and provides a service to the industry as a whole.

“It’s completely open—as long as people don’t get nasty, everyone is allowed to post and all topics are welcome,” Deines said.
Info www.deltakits.com

 

 

MEETING
NWRA to Take Stand in Connecticut
At press time, NWRA vice president Mike Boyle and other senior representatives from NWRA were planning to be in Connecticut on March 31 to represent the windshield repair industry in its battle against limited licensing of windshield repair technicians in the state. Glen Moses of Safelite Auto Glass, a member of NWRA, was planning to present a proposal to the examining board working to protect Connecticut citizens’ right to choose windshield repair as a resolution to windshield damage.

PRODUCTS
Glass Magic Introduces Windshield Repair System
Glass Magic of Lubbock, Texas, has introduced a new windshield repair system. According to the company, the system is easy to use, completely mechanical and requires no electricity. In addition, the company is manufacturing its own resin to go with the system, which makes 5- to 7-minute repairs possible, according to Glass Magic. The company says the system does not require a pit filler, which reduces both costs and time. 
It comes with a bottle of resin, a drill and drill bits, ultraviolet tape, a battery-powered ultraviolet light, razor blades, a bottle of alcohol, cotton swabs to clean the system, a screwdriver and extra o-rings.
Info call 800/851-7856.

MEDIA
Cindy Rowe Glass Educates Consumers
Cindy Rowe Auto Glass of Harrisburg, Pa., has issued a press release titled, “Windshield Safety, Upkeep Important During Winter Chill; Local Auto Glass Repair Company Offers Tips,” to several newspapers throughout Pennsyl-vania. Among the newspapers on the list are The Central Pennsylvania Business Journal, Pennsylvania Busi-ness Central, Patriot-News and The Evening Sun. Many companies have found success with issuing news releases, such as this one to the media, designed to educate the public about their services and to also provide handy hints.

“People simply don’t look at their windshields during the winter,” warns Cindy Rowe, president of the company, in the release, “and that’s when they should be keeping an extra eye on them. A small, hidden stone chip can quickly turn into a long crack if a driver cranks up the defrost on a freezing windshield.

... and talks about “Apprentice.”
Rowe also received an interesting request from the Pittsburgh-based Patriot newspaper recently. She was to watch “The Apprentice,” an NBC reality television show on which competitors vie for a position as president of one of Donald Trump’s companies.

Rowe was to provide feedback on what she thought of the show-and its star, Trump.

“The firing says a lot to me about Donald Trump,” Rowe told the Patriot. “He is about power. He has to be in control, the top guy. I could never work for anybody like that. I just didn’t like his scruples.”


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