Ok, here is my take on this. Some may dissagree but here it goes. Any glass company has the right to do anytype of work. Wheither it be Auto Glass (both repair & replacement), Commercial, or Residential. They are all related fields. Granted their are a lot of shady operations out there in the glass business. That doesn't mean others should be penelized for it. I have absolutly no problem with a glass company being a member of any repair orginazation. I personaly think where all the hard feelings come from is that fact that there are so many bait and switch companies out there. Yes the government made laws for that kinda stuff in the Auto Sales industry, they just havn't gotten around to the repair part yet.
When a company goes into business it has the right to sell anything it wants to. It's unfortunate that so many companies has decided to treat the business unfairly or for that matter be so dishonest with the general public. Or for that matter try to have a set up test that is totaly bogus so they can release very flawed results to a state assembly. I won't name any names here....:::Caughs Loudly::: "IGA". I have the unique advantage of being from all sides of the business. I used to replace windshields, and repair both. The reason I got out of replacing is because of all the garbage involved in it. Thats not to say if things ever got better I wouldn't consider getting back into, probably not, but hey I won't ever say ever. I have agree'd with DesertStar on very nearly everything we have discussed on the forum, however I think the post about replacement shops having no business in the repair industry was more spoken out of frustration then anything else. Other then that, I agree with him most of the time.