Top Stories from glassBYTEs.com™
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1 UniglassPlus Carbonear Opens in Newfoundland & Labrador
Uniban announced the opening of UniglassPlus Carbonear in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Owner Jordan Garland started in the automotive industry with detailing and window tinting. He decided to open this facility after seeing the need for glass repair in his community.
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2 Is Safelite No Longer Servicing Tesla Vehicles?
GlassBYTEs relays the story of a Tesla Model Y owner in Marietta, Ga., who posted about a spider crack in the glass roof that Tesla would not repair, but offered to replace for approximately $1,500. The Tesla representative told the owner to call Safelite for a repair. However, on the day of the appointment, the Safelite technician told the customer that the company doesn’t service roofs on Teslas, explaining management told him not to do so.
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3 VINs in NAGS: Mitchell Shares Its Side of the Glass
GlassBYTEs.com spoke to several auto glass technicians about the prevalence of vehicle identification numbers and parts numbers not matching up in National Auto Glass Specifications (NAGS), a database created and maintained by Mitchell. Mitchell later shared its perspective.
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4 Legal Battles, Safelite Top Stories for Auto Glass Industry
Another day, another month, another year, another story. Well, that’s not how we measure the year here at glassBYTEs.com. Our job is to share news about the auto glass industry and its people. Review the top five stories from 2021 (drum roll, please).
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5 Belron: New Shareholders, CD&R Changes Name in Partnership
Belron, which operates Safelite® AutoGlass and Autoglass®, welcomed new shareholders on December 17. As previously reported, Hellman & Friedman, BlackRock Private Equity Partners and GIC joined the company’s list of shareholders with the completion of the acquisition of a combined stake of 16.8% in Belron.
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