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Stay in-the-know about past Ziebart news, media, and press releases. Achieve a better understanding of where we’ve been as a company and where we’re headed in the future.   


2020


October

10/16/2020

  • Ziebart’s own Rob Harper, Director of U.S. Retail Operations, sits down with meteorologist Dean DeVore on AccuWeather's "Everything Under the Sun” podcast to talk everything your car needs to stay protected from winter’s onslaught of snow, ice, and salt (Rob's interview begins at the 17 minute mark).

https://www.accuweather.com/podcast/everythingunderthesun


June

6/26/2020

  • Business Insider asks Ziebart’s own Edmund Russel, Director of Product Development and Technical Support, how to safely prepare your vehicle for travel this summer.

https://www.businessinsider.com/safe-socially-distanced-road-trip


April

4/20/2020

  • Ziebart's own Larisa Walega, Vice President of Marketing, joins Fox 2 Detroit to discuss the do's and dont's of sanitizing your vehicle.

https://www.ziebart.com/about/media-room/in-the-news/dos-donts-car-sanitation

4/20/2020

  • President and CEO of Ziebart, Thomas E. Wolfe, explains how Ziebart found a way to give back during a time of crisis.

https://www.inc.com/marcel-schwantes/5-prime-examples-of-how-companies-can-give-back-to-their-communities.html?icid=hmside1

4/16/2020

  • Inc. asks Ziebart President & CEO, Thomas E. Wolfe how you can become the kind of leader your team needs today.

https://www.inc.com/marcel-schwantes/4-ways-to-become-kind-of-leader-your-team-needs-today.html?icid=hmhero

4/14/2020

  • Ziebart is featured on Entrepreneur's Best Franchise Brands of 2020.

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/348551

4/13/2020

  • Autoweek steps back in time to look at how Ziebart founder Kurt Ziebart invented the first rust proofing process.

https://www.autoweek.com/car-life/a32109315/remember-when-ziebart-invented-rustproofing/?utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=socialflowFBAW&utm_medium=social-media&fbclid=IwAR2GWuD9S8W5f7l7vSl5EiHHQx7Khjx1jMzRHLW0MUI8lQObjK_tZGYqAAs

4/08/2020

  • Automotive historian and researcher, Robert Tate, explores the life of Ziebart founder Kurt Ziebart, and how he pioneered and invented the rust proofing process.

https://www.motorcities.org/story-of-the-week/2020/remembering-kurt-ziebart-the-rustproofing-pioneer

4/3/2020

  • Ohio's stay at home order and closing of non-essential businesses has kept a lot of people at home. But, our state's first responders are still heading to the front line to help battle the spread of the coronavirus. An automotive company is now working to keep them safe while on the job.

https://www.news5cleveland.com/open/ziebart-offers-free-antibacterial-cleaning-for-first-responder-vehicles

4/2/2020

  • Ziebart, a locally owned business for many years, is doing something extra special for some very special people. Owner Rick Saenz and his staff are doing their part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

https://www.kristv.com/open/ziebarts-providing-deal-for-first-responders-medical-workers?fbclid=IwAR0E5Cd01dWJtyndkyzv67MNahTvJX7sOS53rT5U2r8N6pxotcEFEQn8TUY


March

3/27/2020

  • Ziebart of Knoxville, TN offers free car cleanings to COVID first responders.

https://www.wvlt.tv/video?vid=569155592

3/26/2020:

  • We all know that our first responders are on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis every day. One company is helping to keep them safe. Ziebart of Cleveland is offering to wipe down all highly touched areas of any first responder’s vehicle.

https://www.wkyc.com/article/features/producers-picks/company-offering-to-wipe-down-first-responder-vehicles-for-free/95-742c7be9-9380-418a-8245-178010af5752

3/25/2020:

  • In another instance of the community pitching in to aid in the fight against COVID-19, Ziebart is offering free wipedowns of highly touched areas in first responder vehicles.

https://www.fox2detroit.com/news/ziebart-offering-free-first-responder-vehicle-wipe-downs

  • Ziebart employees are offering to wipe down any police cruisers or other emergency vehicles using an antibacterial cleaner free of charge.

https://www.kiiitv.com/article/news/local/car-detailing-company-offers-to-disinfect-first-responders-vehicles-for-free/503-c9ddff27-4d7a-4956-8c53-dc6b34a4b3cf

  • As officers work to keep people safe, protecting themselves against the virus is also priority. The owner of Ziebart in West Allis, Nathan Krueger, is stepping up to help by offering free disinfecting services to all first responders.

https://www.wisn.com/article/car-detailing-business-offers-to-sanitize-first-responder-vehicles-for-free/31918497?fbclid=IwAR1I1WcMx2YIzn4WBORBKyyMT_f91RVF0BEdNfHub9icwjZvE3z4dAvhBKA

3/24/2020:

  • Ziebart on Holland-Sylvania is offering free antibacterial cleaning of vehicles belonging to first responders and medical personnel.

https://www.13abc.com/content/news/Ziebart-offering-free-antibacterial-cleaning-for-cars-of-first-responders-medical-personnel-569059861.html?fbclid=IwAR0QwYyShb-RFBNxWVRXgwfXgy2BoCJHIMAKFNKMccgCgJUa9dZNAYe6Y28


February

February 2020:

  • Ziebart is Named One of Franchise Direct's Top 100 Global Franchises for 2020.

https://www.franchisedirect.com/top100globalfranchises/rankings?page=5

February 2020:

  • Daniel Baker, CD, Wins Outstanding Service Award from the 2020 IDA Awards.

https://the-ida.com/page/award_winners

February 2020:

  • Ziebart Comes in at #49 on Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 Top Global Franchises Ranking for 2019

https://www.entrepreneur.com/franchises/topglobal

February 2020:

  • Ziebart Ranks #36 out of 150 on Entreprenuer's Franchise 500 2019 Top Global Franchises for Veterans.

https://www.entrepreneur.com/franchises/topfranchiseveterans

February 2020:

  • Ziebart Ranks #149 on Entreprenuer's 41st Annual Franchise 500 Rankings for 2020.

https://www.entrepreneur.com/franchise500/2020/3


2019

  12/30/2019: Shout Out: Jim Crubaugh, worked his way up from summer job to general manager 
  12/23/2019: What You Need to Know to Reinvent Your Brand by: Larisa Walega  
  12/12/2019: Ziebart raises money for SAY Detroit, makes donation during Mitch Albom’s annual Radiothon 
  12/06/2019: Ziebart Surprises Longtime Customer with Pay-It-Forward Gesture  
   11/07/2019: Modrn Business Podcast – Ziebart with Senior Franchise Development Manager Amanda House & Director of Marketing Larisa Walega
   08/21/2019: Ziebart of Morgantown, West Virginia Celebrates with a Successful Weekend-Long Grand Opening  
   08/19/2019: Ziebart CEO Tom Wolfe named one of the most influential business leaders in metro Detroit | Detroit 500
   07/24/2019: Ziebart Honors Top Franchisees During Owner’s Meeting in Detroit
   06/27/2019: Ziebart Announces Dealer Of The Year And New Dealer Of The Year Awards At Franchise Owner Meeting In Detroit, MI
   06/09/2019: Ziebart marks 60 years in vehicle care
   05/14/2019: Executive Auto Rebrands as Ziebart 
   04/25/2019: Ziebart Brings Lucille Ball’s Mercedes-Benz Back to Life at the Lucy-Desi Museum
   03/15/2019: Several businesses partnering with ‘Higher Ground Initiative’
   03/05/2019: Ziebart Ranked #189 in Entrepreneur Magazine's 40th Annual Franchise 500®
   March 2019: IDA Founder’s Club Member Spotlight – Dan Baker 
   01/15/2019: How These 6 Franchises Have Thrived For Decades


2018

   8/27/2018: The Top 200 Franchise Brands People Love the Most
   5/03/2018: Simply the Best: the Top Franchises in 110 Categories 
   2018: The Most Powerful Business Leaders in Metro Detroit


2016 

   4/8/2016: Ziebart Int. Continues to Drive Sales with New Products and Services
   1/10/2016: Ziebart Becomes Synonymous with Aftermarket Products and Services


2015

   11/22/2015: Ziebart eyes Middle East and North Africa expansion 
   4/07/2015: Progress Announces Winners of the Telerik Sitefinity 2014 Website of the Year Awards - Ziebart ranks #1 for Automotive Website of the Year
   2/25/2015: Kaleidoco - The State of Web Design in Michigan: 16 of the Most Innovative Websites – Ziebart ranks #14
   2/18/2015: WindowFilmMag.com – Window Film Franchises Make Franchise 500 List – Ziebart ranked #171
   2/13/2015: 19 Action News - Help your car help you through the cold SLAP! – Ziebart of Middleburg Heights selling more remote starters than ever before
   2/06/2015: glassBYTEs - Automotive Glass Companies Ranked in Annual List


2014

    December 2014: DAC News - Ziebart celebrates 55 years since Motor City founding
    12/15/2014: AMEinfo - Galadari Automobiles wins three prestigious accolades
    November/December 2014: AGRR - 3 New P's: Product Pathways to Profit
    07/03/2014: Oakland Press - Troy-based Ziebart International Corporation drives 55 years of  automotive detailing and paint protection
    05/20/2014: DBusiness - Ziebart Introduces New Paint Protection Film
    05/18/2014: Crain's Detroit Business - Ziebart repairs sales with new products, franchises