St. Paul, MN – NOVUS Glass is pleased to announce that Mackenzie “Mac” Curbow has been named the best Auto Glass Replacement technician in the United States. Curbow, a manager and technician at NOVUS in Kennewick, Washington, competed in both the Windshield Repair and Auto Glass Replacement competitions at Auto Glass WeekTM 2019 in Indianapolis. Curbow was the only technician to reach the finals as a top-4 technician in both the Pilkington Clear Advantage Auto Glass Technician Competition and the GlasWeld Windshield Repair Competition. By the end of the competition, Curbow emerged with the gold medal for Auto Glass Replacement and the bronze medal for Windshield Repair.

“The level of competition this year, is just mind-blowing,” Curbow said. “The best part about this is that there are so many things I’ve learned from this experience and can take back to my shop.” Exhibiting the quality in both replacement and repair that is a hallmark of the NOVUS Franchise Network, Curbow relied on his experience, training, and attention to detail and safety to win the competition. Curbow added, “I’ve wanted to compete since I found out about the competition back in 2013. I’ve wanted to be a part of Auto Glass Week since then. My boss said, ‘If you want to go let’s do it!’”

“Mac is a great example of NOVUS commitment to providing safe, high quality, and fast auto glass repair and replacement,” remarked Ted Andersen, NOVUS’ VP of Operations for North America. “Starting an auto glass franchise with NOVUS signals to consumers, insurers, and fleets that you are committed to that quality and have the training and support necessary to deliver the best auto glass service in the world.”

NOVUS franchisees from around the country have reached out to Curbow to congratulate him and thank him for representing NOVUS. Curbow will have stronger competition next year as more NOVUS franchisees and technicians plan to compete at Auto Glass Week 2020 in Orlando, Florida.

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For over 47 years, NOVUS has remained the industry’s research & development leader in auto glass service. NOVUS has been awarded more U.S. Patents for windshield repair than any other company in the windshield repair industry. For more information on starting a NOVUS business please call 1-800-944-6811 or go to