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November/December 2002

    repair news

New Long-Crack Repair System Available
Chris Grubb, owner of Stop-A-Crack Windshield Repair in Oklahoma City, has developed and obtained a patent for the “Stop-A-Crack” machine. The machine is a 6-inch hand-held device that is equipped with a small vacuum tube (the F-5 injector) that draws air out of windshield cracks and injects a binding chemical to seal them. Currently, Grub is hoping to lease his device to other shops throughout the country, along with franchises of his shop, Stop-A-Crack Windshield Repair.

The device can be used to seal cracks up to 24 inches along, according to Grubb. The company’s own special resin also is available—both separately and in the kit.

“We’re trying to figure out what to do with it,” Grubb told the Daily Oklahoman.

AGS Repair Tech Flies High
Madison, Wis.-based Auto Glass Specialists' (AGS) Milwaukee North branch recently conquered a new kind of repair on a high roof. The glass wasn't just that of a large vehicle, though; it was the glass in the Milwaukee Art Museum, which needed a repair after a worker dropped a tool onto a $20,000 piece of laminated glass imported from Spain. The glass, approximately 40 feet in the air, was part of a section being added on to the museum. AGS technician Dave Griesmer was lifted into the air with a crane, where he stood with one foot on the crane and one foot on a panel separating glass units, while he completed the repair in 45 minutes.

Suspect in Empire Glass Death Pleads Not Guilty
Brandi Lynn Hungerford, the stripper accused of murdering former Phoenix-based Empire Glass owner and spokesperson Rick Chance, has pleaded not guilty of his murder in Maricopa County, Ariz., according to an article in the September 5 Arizona Republic. Chance was allegedly murdered on Thursday, August 8, in a hotel room in Tempe, Ariz. Chance, 44, was found dead by a hotel maid coming to clean the room. 

Hungerford has been held in Estrella Jail since August 27, according to the article. She admitted to police in Tacoma, Wash., where she fled after the alleged murder, that she had robbed Chance, but denies involvement in the murder, according to the Arizona Republic. 



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