A Price on Perfection: Driven Brands acquires Indiana-based Perfection Auto Glass

Indianapolis, Indiana — Driven Brands is continuing its conquest of the U.S. glass repair market as the automotive aftermarket giant announced the acquisition of Indiana-based Perfection Auto Glass on Thursday. This deal marks Driven’s fourth auto glass repair acquisition in the U.S., following the company’s purchase of All-Star Glass and its 30 locations in late […]

Welcomes of the Week: NOVUS Glass Kelowna

Kelowna, British Columbia — Kelowna, one of the fastest growing cities in western Canada, is the latest city to offer NOVUS Glass’ world-acclaimed glass repair and replacement services. NOVUS Glass Kelowna joins Fix Network’s impressive global portfolio of locally owned and operated aftermarket franchise centres across the world. The centre’s operations manager, Scott Maciag, has […]

Chip Surplus: Toyota owners Facebook group raises questions about Highlander glass quality

Toronto, Ontario — Reports have been circulating out of a Toyota owners Facebook group where many Highlander owners have been voicing their frustrations about what they consider to be especially chip-prone windshields. One group member, Joshua Redding, asked a question that many owners of the popular Toyota model seem to be asking: “How many windshields […]

Watching your Glass: Ford launches U.S. certified glass network

Detroit, Michigan — Ford officially broke ground on Monday with a new certified repair network intended to directly service the automotive glass repair industry in the U.S. The industry-leading OEM said the Ford Certified Glass Network (FCGN) will offer participating glass repair shops process coaching aimed at ensuring the safe and proper installation of original […]

All Star Acquisition: Driven Brands acquires U.S.-based All Star Glass

Charlotte, North Carolina — Driven Brands Holdings Inc. has announced the acquisition of U.S.-based auto glass repair chain, All Star Glass, on Friday. It was 40 years ago Sam Scharaga founded All Star Glass, a company that would go on to become the largest family-owned auto glass company in the United States, a fact that […]

Wiper Woes: Ford recalls more than 650,000 vehicles for faulty windshield wipers

Toronto, Ontario — Faulty windshield wipers have been identified as the cause of the latest recall issued by Ford, currently affecting more than 650,000 pickups and SUVs on U.S. roads. Transport Canada has yet to provide details on whether any vehicles in Canada are affected, though the U.S.-based National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has […]

Uniban-d Together: Uniban added 24 shops to network since 2021

Hamilton, Ontario — Uniban Canada is taking a moment for some self-care, announcing that the company has been deep in store orientation training sessions with new and existing shop owners over the past year. The company welcomed 24 new shops into the network since 2021 and has been hard at work getting new franchisees, as […]

Welcomes of the Week: NOVUS Glass North Shore

Vancouver, British Columbia — NOVUS Glass has entered the city of North Shore, BC, with the recent opening of NOVUS Glass North Shore. Owner Armin Ojani says the new location will serve customers in the regions of North and West Vancouver and North Shore. NOVUS Glass North Shore offers on-site repair as well as a […]

Glass Acts: UniglassPlus/Ziebart Carleton Place owners named Franchisee of the Year by IFA

Carleton Place, Ontario — An Ottawa-area glass repair shop is getting high praise after being named International Franchise Association’s (IFA) Franchisees of the Year at the organization’s 62nd Annual Convention in San Diego, Calif. Owners of UniglassPlus/Ziebart Carleton Place, Claire Lamarche and Jean-Francois Joyal were recognized for the outstanding operation of their facility in Carleton […]