If you or anyone you know has a car, you know how frustrating it can be when you need to replace a broken windshield. After the third windshield replacement due to small cracks, Frank Werner had enough of replacing windshields. As a result, he and chemical engineer Bill Wiele wanted to find a way to repair windshields rather than replacing them. In 1972, Keinath Inc., named after Werner's business, Gerald Keinath, was born to provide its patented windshield repair system to the public. The company was renamed Novus, which is Latin for "new," shortly afterward. The company is known for having great technology that allows its technicians to repair windshield damages that a lot of the industry wouldn’t even attempt. By doing this, the brand saves its customers money and maintains the safety of the factory windshield seal. Additionally, the brand also maintains an innovative position in auto glass replacement. As many cars come with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), a challenge is that many of these systems use a forward-facing camera mounted behind the windshield that must be calibrated following a windshield replacement. This causes customers to have to go back to the dealership. As a result, NOVUS teamed with Pilkington North America to provide its franchisees with the ability to calibrate these systems for their customers without sending them to a third party. They are an innovative brand that provides franchises with some of the best training in the industry. If you are interested in using your interest in chemistry to fix windshields and want to combine the two, then the NOVUS Glass franchise is for you.