Auto Glass Safety Council™ Newsletter

Leading News

AGSC to Hold Insurers' CEU Forum in West Palm Beach, Fla.
The Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) will hold an Insurers' CEU Forum for the insurance community on Tuesday afternoon, October 3, in West Palm Beach, Fla. The seminar will provide education about auto glass safety and 3 CEU credits to participants. The course has been approved by the states of Florida, Ohio and South Carolina.

AGSC Now Has Locations in All 50 States
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) has announced that it now has Registered Member Company locations in all 50 states.

On the Blogs

The Audit: The AGSC Distinction
"When the Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) (formerly the AGRSS™ Council) was founded, it was with the goal of making auto glass installations safe for the consumer. In 2009, AGSC added the audit component as a requirement for all of its Registered Member Companies in an effort to increase consumer safety further by ensuring that each company was replacing auto glass according to the ANSI/AGSC/AGRSS™ Standard. One of the components of my job is to notify companies when they are randomly selected for the audit." -Kathy Bimber

Event News

Register Now for Member Meeting
Registration is open for the Auto Glass Safety Council™’s 2017 annual member meeting this fall. The meeting will be held on the morning of Tuesday, October 3, in West Palm Beach, Fla., from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Hilton West Palm Beach. A lunch will follow from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. before the AGSC Insurers’ CEU Forum gets underway.

AGSC to Hold Training Session at Auto Glass Week™
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) will hold a technician training accreditation program in West Palm Beach, Fla., in October. The course will be held on Friday, October 6, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. The exam will follow at 2 p.m. that day.

Member News

AGSC Offers Heat Advisory for Registered Members’ Use
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) has a consumer heat advisory available on the “Members Only” portion of its website. The advisory addresses ways consumers can take care of their windshields during the summer months.

Safety News

Chrysler Recalls Certain Dodge Caravans Due to Air Bag Defect
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a recall on certain Chrysler vehicles, specifically certain 2011-2012 Dodge Grand Caravan vehicles due to an air bag defect. According to the notice, approximately 209,135 vans are affected.

GM Hit with Another Lawsuit over Faulty Headlights
General Motors (GM) is still in hot water when it comes to the company’s headlights. Chester Steele, a resident of California, has filed a class action lawsuit against the company alleging certain 2010-2015 Cadillac SRX models are equipped with defective headlights.

WY Bill: Owners Can Choose OEM Parts at No Extra Cost
A proposed amendment to Chapter 19 by the Wyoming Department of Insurance (DOI) that would allow vehicle owners the right to choose OEM parts at no extra cost, is currently awaiting approval by Gov. Matt Mead. Some auto glass repair and replacement companies and auto insurers have already opposed the measure, stating consumers will be confused as to which replacement parts will be covered by the new regulation, specifically glass.

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The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) wants to ensure that its newsletter reaches as many readers as possible. We encourage AGSC Registered Member Companies to submit the email addresses of their store managers, technicians and others who should be receiving the monthly AGSC newsletter for important updates and information about the AGSC. Please send any additional email addresses to to be added to our distribution list.

Auto Glass Safety Council
20 PGA Drive, Suite 201
Stafford, VA 22554
540/720-7484 (P)
540/720-5687 (F)

Certification Information
Vinny LaMarco
540/720-7484, ext. 136

Membership Information
Kathy Bimber
540/720-7484 ,ext. 137


October 3, 2017
AGSC Member Meeting
Hilton West Palm Beach
West Palm Beach, Fla.

October 3, 2017
AGSC Insurers' CEU Forum
Hilton West Palm Beach
West Palm Beach, Fla.

October 6, 2017
AGSC Technician Training
Palm Beach County
Convention Center
West Palm Beach, Fla.

October 4-6, 2017
Auto Glass Week™
Palm Beach County Convention Center/Hilton West Palm Beach
West Palm Beach, Fla.

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