Local windshield technician competes at a high level

Landon Miller travelled to Winnipeg to face off against the best in the chain from Western Canada

Speedy Glass shop foreman Landon Miller (right) gets ready to swing a new windshield into place using the latest replacement technology during a mock event at the shop in Kindersley on Oct. 16. The event was intended to prepare for a regional competition held on Oct. 24 in Winnipeg. Gary Salkus (left), a regional director for Belron Canada, helps by performing the duties of a judge at various levels.

Kenneth Brown
of The Clarion

Landon Miller repairs and replaces car windshields for a living. And now the technician has repaired and replaced windshields as part of a unique industry competition.

Miller is the shop foreman at Speedy Glass in Kindersley. He travelled to Winnipeg in October to compete in a regional qualifier against three other technicians as part of the Best of Belron. Miller finished third at the event.

The Best of Belron is an international competition held every two years. Regional and national competitions take place in the two years leading up to Best of Belron to determine the technicians who will represent their countries at the event. The next Best of Belron takes place in Frankfurt, Germany, in June 2018.

Miller said the competition is open to any technicians within the Belron group of companies. Belron is the world’s leading vehicle glass repair and replacement group. It operaties in more than 30 countries over five continents, according to its website.

The local technician said Belron owns subsidiaries such as Speedy Glass and Apple Auto Glass, among several others.

The regional event in Winnipeg took place on Oct. 24 and it was Miller’s first time competing.

For more on this story, please see the Nov. 1 print edition of The Clarion. windshield technician, windshield replacement, Speedy Glass

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