The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) and the National Windshield Repair Association (NWRA) will consolidate into one organization, effective January 1, 2019. Though technically not a merger, NWRA will dissolve and its membership, standards and work products will be welcomed into the newly formed Windshield Repair Division of the AGSC.
“A good third of our memberships overlapped already,” says AGSC vice president Jean Pero. “We are delighted to have the entire auto glass industry under one umbrella. It will enhance the services we can provide.”
“We are thrilled to be able to bring the memberships of both organizations together,” said Troy Mason, NWRA president and a member of the boards of directors of both organizations. “We found that there was a significant overlap in services and a redundancy to some of the things both organizations were doing. Speaking as one stronger voice also helps all of us.”
Mason added that the Repair of Laminated Auto Glass (ROLAGS™) and Break Identification (BIS) Standards will become part of the new organization as well.