January/February 2021 Newsletter

Leading News

AGSC Supports Maryland Proposed Legislation
The Auto Glass Safety Council is in support of HB 519 and SB 445, legislation that would establish mandatory state safety standards for windshield replacement in Maryland vehicles.

AGSC Committees to Meet in Orlando in June 2021
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) will hold a number of committee meetings during the second week of June 2021 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. in conjunction with Auto Glass Week™ 2021.

ROLAGS 2 is in Development
In 2019, the NWRA and AGSC came together and agreed to synchronize their standards development process under the procedures of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), a rigorous and transparent consensus-building process resulting in an industry voluntary standard once it obtains ANSI approval.

AGSC ADAS Calibration Checklist
The Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) released a checklist for use with vehicles that require an Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) calibration after having an auto glass replacement.

The NWRD Insurance Guide Is Available to AGSC Members
The National Windshield Repair Division (NWRD) has revised its "A Technician's Guide to Contacting and Communicating with Insurance Companies" and it is available to all AGSC members.

Call for Volunteers
AGSC has several initiatives and committees that would benefit from more volunteers.

Member News

Please Welcome New AGSC Associate Members
Two companies have recently joined the Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) as associate members. Associate members are suppliers and non-installation companies that wish to show their support for the AGSC.

Burco Announces New President and Team Members
Burco recently announced changes to its staff. Bill Castleberry is now the president of the Michigan-based automotive mirrors and windshield racking systems manufacturer.

Carlex Glass America Honored at 22nd Annual World Excellence Awards
Carlex was announced as a Ford World Excellence Awards FCSD Gold winner during Ford Motor Company's virtual event on Oct. 30, 2020.

Send AGSC Your News
One of the challenges we face in the auto glass industry is marketing our industry, our companies and our staff outside of our industry bubble. AGSC members are great companies with amazing people in this multi-faceted industry of ours, and we need to get the word out.

Certification News

Congratulations to These Master Auto Glass Technicians
Several technicians earned or renewed their Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) Master Auto Glass Technician certifications during the months of November and December. They have become certified at the highest level AGSC offers.

Legislative News

Making the AGRSS Standard State Law
For two decades, the Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standard (AGRSS) has stood as a set of "best practices" adopted by the auto glass replacement industry as a voluntary standard to ensure consumers that their aftermarket windshields are replaced in a safe manner by trained technicians.

Safety News

Adhesion and Visibility Issues Cause Recalls for Two Manufacturers
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently issued two recalls from Tesla Inc. (Tesla) and Toyota.

Honda CR-V Is Recalled Due to Potential Power Window Failure
Honda is recalling about 268,000 CR-V SUVs in the U.S. from the 2002 to 2006 model years due to concerns that moisture can cause a power window switch to fail. The problem can be triggered by rain through an open window or spilled liquids on the driver's side door.

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Upcoming Events

June 6-10, 2021
AGSC Committee Meetings
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, FL

June 7-9, 2021
Auto Glass Week™

Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, Fla.

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